After numerous rumors and speculations, Huawei’s newest flagships, the P20 and P20 Pro were finally unveiled on its grand event in Paris, and confirms most of what we already know.

Huawei P203 - Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Now OfficialBoth devices are powered by the octa-core Kirin 970 Neural Processing Unit,  which uses advanced algorithms to intelligently keep the phone in top shape for a longer period of time. In terms of display, The P20 has a 5.8-inch LCD display, while the Pro has a 6.1-inch OLED display. Both with FHD+ resolution. The P20 also boasts 4GB of RAM, while the Pro has 6GB. Both come with 128GB of storage.

For imaging, the P20 sports the same dual camera system on the Mate 10, composed of a 12MP RGB sensor, complemented by a 20MP monochrome sensor. It gets even more interesting on the Pro, which has a 40MP sensor for stills, combined with an 8MP secondary sensor for 3x Optical Zoom and when combined, 5x Hybrid Zoom. And for the first time, there’s now a tertiary 20MP monochrome sensor. Both devices are capable of 960fps slow-motion video and 4K recording.

Both devices will run on the latest version of EMUI on top of Android Oreo, with the P20 packing a 3,400mAh battery, and the Pro with a bigger 4,000mAh battery. Both are compatible with Huawei’s SuperCharge Technology.

The Huawei P20 comes in Black, Blue, and Pink colors, while the Pro will also be available in an additional color named Twilight.

Huawei P20 Specs

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  • Octa-Core Hi-Silicon Kirin 970 NPU
  • 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage
  • 5.8-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ LCD display
  • 12MP + 20MP (RGB + Monochrome) Leica Summilux-H, 2x Lossless Zoom, 960fps Super Slow Mo, 4K Recording
  • 24MP front camera, AI Light Fusion
  • EMUI on top of Android Oreo
  • IP53 Certification for Water and Dust Resistance
  • 3,400mAh battery with Huawei SuperCharge Technology

Huawei P20 Pro Specs

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  • Octa-Core Hi-Silicon Kirin 970 NPU
  • 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage
  • 6.1-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ OLED display
  • 40MP + 8MP + 20MP (RGB + Telephoto + Monochrome) Leica Summilux-H, 3x Optical Zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, 960fps Super Slow Mo, 4K Recording
  • 24MP front camera, AI Light Fusion
  • IP67 Certification for Water and Dust Resistance
  • EMUI on top of Android Oreo
  • 4,000mAh battery with Huawei SuperCharge Technology
 Huawei P20Huawei P20 PlusHuawei Mate RS
Size149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm (H x W x D)155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm (H x W x D)152.9 mm x 72.5 mm x 8.5 mm (H x W x D)
WeightApprox. 165g (including the battery)Approx. 180g (including the battery)Approx. 183g (including the battery)
ColorsTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink GoldTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink GoldBlack, Red (China only)
Display 5.8" HUAWEI FullView Display
16:9 FHD
3D glass
1080 x 2244 pixels, 428ppi
16.7M colors
6.1" HUAWEI FullView Display
18:9 OLED
3D glass
1080 x 2240 pixels, 408ppi
16.7M colors
6.0" HUAWEI FullView Display
18:9 OLED
2880 x 1440 pixels, 538ppi
16.7M colors
CPU HUAWEI Kirin 970
Octa-core CPU (4 x Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8GHz) + i7 co-processor
HUAWEI Kirin 970
Octa-core CPU (4 x Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8GHz) + i7 co-processor
HUAWEI Kirin 970
Octa-core CPU (4*Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz) + i7 co-processor
GPUMali-G72 MP12 767MHzMali-G72 MP12 767MHzMali-G72 MP12
NPUNeural Network Processing UnitNeural Network Processing UnitNeural Network Processing Unit
Operating System Android™ 8.1Android™ 8.1Android™ 8.1
Emotion UI EMUI 8.1EMUI 8.1EMUI 8.1
Memory4GB RAM + 128GB ROM6GB RAM + 128GB ROM6GB RAM +256GB ROM
Dual SIMSingle/Dual-SIMSingle/Dual-SIMDual-SIM
NFCCard reading mode / Point to point mode / Card simulation mode (make payment by SIM card*, or HCE) are supported

*The SIM card used for SIM card payment can only be inserted into the SIM1 card slot
Card reading mode / Point to point mode / Card simulation mode (make payment by SIM card*, or HCE) are supported

*The SIM card used for SIM card payment can only be inserted into the SIM1 card slot
NFC supported
ConnectivityWi-Fi 2.4G and 5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
BT4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA are supported

USB Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1 Infrared Remote Control
Wi-Fi 2.4G and 5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
BT4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA are supported

USB Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1
Infrared Remote Control
Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
BT4.2, support BLE
support aptX/aptX HD, LDAC HD and HWA Audio
USB Type-C
DisplayPort 1.2
CameraFront: 24MP, f/2.0

Rear camera: 12MP RGB (f/1.8) + 20MP monochrome (f/1.6)
HUAWEI AIS
4D predictive focus
5x Hybrid Zoom
4K and 960 fps video recording
Front: 24MP, f/2.0

Rear camera: 40MP RGB (f/1.8) + 20MP monochrome (f/1.6) + 8MP telephoto (f/2.4)
HUAWEI AIS
4D predictive focus
5x Hybrid Zoom
4K and 960 fps video recording
Front: 24MP, f/2.0

Rear camera: 40MP RGB (f/1.8) + 20MP monochrome (f/1.6) + 8MP Telephoto (f/2.4)
HUAWEI AIS
PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus
5x Hybrid Zoom
4K and 960 fps video recording
Battery 3400mAh (Typical Value)4000mAh (Typical Value)4000mAh (Typical Value)
Price649 Euros899 Euros1695 Euros, 2095 Euros

Sources: Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

sk8lqukaqalhq2mrzkqd 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forIf you’ve played any of the Tenchu games in previous game consoles, you know that the use of the grappling hook to set-up a one-slash-stealth kills from above is a hallmark of the series. Zipping to rooftops and treetops will be the go-to move in this game to get rid of sentries. And yes, those ever-so glorious decapitations and dismemberments with the stealth kill are present.

2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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