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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

Huawei P201 - Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Now Official

  • 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

Huawei P20 Pro 1 - Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Now Official

  • 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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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.