Today marks a monumental day for Huawei, as they’ve finally launched their much-anticipated P20 series handsets for the PH market. Thanks to a collaboration with Leica, these phones are at the forefront of mobile photography, with perhaps the most advanced optics we’ve seen on a smartphone to date.

Huawei P20 and P20 Prop20 seriesp20 seriesThe Huawei P20 Pro leads the pack, with the world’s first Leica triple camera system which uses a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor, and a third 8MP telephoto sensor to capture images with stunning clarity and detail. It also features 3x Optical Zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, AI Stabilization, and more. All your content is viewed on its gorgeous 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display.

p20 series


p20 seriesThe Huawei P20 on the other hand, uses a Leica dual camera system which uses a 12MP RGB sensor augmented by a second 20MP monochrome sensor. It also has a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display, and a 24MP front camera.

Both devices are powered by the Kirin 970 Neural Processing Unit, which incorporates AI into every aspect of the device and keeping it in top shape to deliver optimal performance while still being power efficient. The P20 has 4GB of RAM while the P20 Pro takes it up to 6GB. Both come with 128GB of storage, and run on Huawei’s EMUI 8.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The P20 packs a 3,400mAh battery, and the P20  Pro has a larger 4,000mAh power pack.

Huawei P20 Lite

Huawei P20 Lite vs ASUS Zenfone 5

For those who are looking for a more affordable smartphone without compromising on premium features, the Huawei P20 Lite may just be the right phone for you. Like the P20 and P20 Pro, it features a shiny glass back panel that makes it look sleek and elegant.

p20 lite

The device sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Kirin 659 octa-core chip, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage expandable with a microSD card. It also has dual rear cameras composed of a 16MP RGB sensor backed by a second 2MP sensor for adding a depth of field effect to your photos.

The P20 Lite runs on EMUI 8.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo, and has a 3,000mAh battery. You may check out our full review of this device here.

Full Specs, Pricing and Availability

 Huawei P20Huawei P20 ProHuawei P20 Lite
ProcessorKirin 970 Octa-CoreKirin 970 Octa-CoreKirin 659 Octa-Core
Storage128GB (Expandable)128GB (Expandable)64GB (Expandable)
Display5.8-inch (19:9)6.1-inch (18:9) OLED5.84-inch (19:9)
Rear Camera12MP + 20MP40MP + 20MP + 8MP16MP + 2MP
Front Camera24MP24MP16MP
OSEMUI 8.1, Android 8.1EMUI 8.1, Android 8.1EMUI 8.0, Adroid 8.0

The Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite are now officially available in stores. See chart below for full specs and pricing. You may also avail of these devices via Smart’s GigaX Plans.







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.