Huawei unveils triple camera P20 Pro, P20 to take on Apple, Samsung

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After the launch of the Mi MIX 2S earlier in the day, Huawei unveiled their latest pair of much-anticipated flagship smartphones, the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Pro. The event begins at 3 PM CEST, which is around 6:30 PM in India.The world's third-largest smartphone maker will be live streaming the event through its official YouTube channel.

Huawei has previously stated its long-term ambition to become the number one smartphone brand in the world by the early 2020s - the firm now has the third -largest market share behind Apple and Samsung.

That's the triple rear camera array, Huawei's big selling point.

Huawei has been really impressing us with its P-range of smartphones for a while now and the P20 Pro is the latest entry into the series.

With this setup, Huawei attempts to achieve excellent performance in all lighting conditions, including extremely dark situations, on the P20 Pro.

Both devices are marketed more as cameras, not phones, powered by artificial intelligence. If that wasn't enough, Huawei's choice of colours for the P20 Pro -- pink gold, midnight blue, graphite black, and something on the lines of the Twilight series - is crazier still. In layman's terms for the extra money you will get, AMOLED display; a triple rear camera setup; IP67 water resistance; and a bigger 4000mAh battery. There is also support for face unlock. It sports a 5.8-inch LCD notched display with a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. There's still a chin at the bottom of the display, though, even including a fingerprint sensor. The system entails an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, as well as a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and a 40-megapixel RGB one. It uses the dedicated neural processing unit in Huawei's Kirin 970 chip to better understand the scene being taken, and adjusts the camera settings to produce the best image. While the Huawei P20 is said to come with a price tag of Euro 649 (roughly Rs. 52,200) for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, and the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model of the Huawei P20 Pro is said to be available at Euro 899 (roughly Rs. 72,400).

The main attraction of the Huawei P20 Pro is its primary camera. The secondary shooter directly beneath is a 20MP monochrome shooter like on the P20.

Huawei claims that the P20 Pro has a highly-sensitive image sensor, which lets it take photos in extremely dark conditions.

Just like the P20 Pro, you get a 4,000mAh battery and SuperCharge technology.

"Huawei is delivering meaningful camera features rather than the gimmicks that we have seen from some competitors", he said.

Whether all of this will make for a noticeably better camera remains to be seen, but the P20's camera certainly sounds more feature-packed, despite offering superficially similar specs. It also has Super Slow-motion video recording as it can capture 960FPS in 720p resolution.

The Huawei P20 Pro is the beefed-up version of the Huawei P20. The smartphone also runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box that's layered with Huawei's EMUI 8.1 skin atop.

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