Huawei P20 Pro, P20 Lite launched in India, priced at Rs 64,999 and Rs 19,999 respectively

Here’s everything you need to know about the new Huawei P20 Pro and P20 Lite smartphones.

tech Updated: Apr 25, 2018 10:30 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times
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Huawei P20 Pro features a triple-camera setup at the rear.(Huawei)

Huawei on Tuesday launched its latest P20 Pro and P20 Lite smartphones in India. Huawei’s latest smartphones feature the trending iPhone x-like notch display design. Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones also come with ‘Face Unlock’.

Huawei P20 Pro, P20 Lite price, availability

Huawei P20 Pro is priced at Rs 64,999 while the P20 Lite will retail at Rs 19,999. Both the smartphones will be available exclusively via Amazon India starting May 3. Interested customers can register for the “notify me” option to get the latest updates. Launch offers on the smartphone will be announced on the sale day itself.

Huawei’s P20 Pro had created a lot of buzz for its unique triple-camera setup on the back, contrary to the trend of dual-camera setups. The triple camera setup comprises of a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. Some of the camera features include 5X Hybrid Zoom, super slow motion at 960fps, and six-axis stabilisation. Up front, the smartphone houses a 24-megapixel camera for selfies.

Huawei P20 Pro specifications

Huawei P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch full HD+ OLED ‘FullView’ display. Under the hood of the smartphone runs in-house AI-powered Kirin 970 octa-core processor. In terms of memory, the smartphone offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. On the software front. Huawei P20 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 running on top. The smartphone is fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery.

Huawei P20 Lite features 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual cameras. (Huawei)

Huawei P20 Lite: Specifications

Huawei P20 Lite comes with a slightly smaller 5.8-inch full HD display. The smartphone is powered by a Kirin 659 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In the photography department, Huawei P20 Lite sports a dual-camera setup which is a combination of 16-megapixel sensor and 2-megapixel sensors. For selfies it uses a 16-megapixel sensor. The smartphone also offers AR effects and stickers for photos. Other key features of the phone include 3,000mAh battery, USB Type-C and fingerprint scanner.

Here are the highlights from Huawei’s P20 Pro and P20 Lite launch.

1:01PM: That’s all from Huawei’s. Stay tuned for a round-up of everything announced today.

12:52PM: Huawei P20 Pro and P20 Lite will be available through Amazon.in from May 3. Huawei P20 Lite is priced at Rs 19,999. Huawei P20 Pro to launch at Rs 64,999.

12:50PM: It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with custom EMUI on top.

12:48PM: Huawei P20 Pro comes with a dual-camera setup featuring 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors.

12:46PM: The smartphone comes with 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display with full HD+ resolution. It has a 24-megapixel front camera. The smartphone has a new beautify algorithm, an improved version of beautification mode.

12:45PM: Huawei unveils P20 Lite. The smartphone comes with a 2.5D glass back. It comes with Type-C support for connectivity.

12:43PM: Huawei P20 Pro comes with Dolby AC-4 technology for surround sound. It has Hi-Fi audio with HWA technology.

12:41PM: Huawei P20 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with customised version of Google Assistant. It comes with a Face Unlock (360-degree) which lets you unlock the phone by just looking at the display. The company says its Face Unlock works even in low-light conditions.

12:40PM: Huawei says it is opening its ecosystem for AI technologies. The company says it has entered into partnerships with Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

12:37PM: Huawei P20 Pro comes with 24-megapixel selfie camera. The company highlights P20 Pro ranks on top in DXO marking for cameras. The phone scored a total of 109 rating, which is the highest for any mobile phone. Huawei P20 beat Samsung Galaxy S9+, Google Pixel 2 and Apple iPhone X.

12:33PM: The OIS allows users Huawei P20 Pro take excellent photos, even without a tripod, claims Huawei.

12:30PM: AI also understands when you’re taking selfies and adjust settings accordingly.

12:27PM: Whats’s great about AI? Huawei takes us through Kirin 970 processor, the company’s first AI-enabled processor. The chipset allows the camera to recognise the subject and adjust settings accordingly.

12:25PM: Huawei P20 Pro supports 10X zoom.

12:23PM: Huawei P20 Pro is also capable of taking portrait mode in low-light conditions.

12:22PM: The phone has optical zoom up to 3X. The phone comes with an on-device Prisma processing, which helps deliver real-time filter recommendations based on scene and object recognition.

12:20PM: Is Huawei P20’s triple-camera setup better than DSLRs and digital cameras? P Sanjeev highlights AI capabilities of the smartphone camera. Huawei P20 has a three camera setup with Leica certification.

12:19PM: Huawei P20 Pro is IP67 certified for water and dust-resistance.

12:18PM: P Sanjeev unveils Huawei P20 Pro. The phone comes with OLED display, a first for the company. The smartphone comes with a glass and metal design.

12:16PM: He points out the company’s Kirin 970 processor is among few chipsets to support AI. He also highlighted the partnership with Porche to launch a premium version of Huawei P20.

12:14PM: P Sanjeev talks about the company’s “exponential growth” over the years. He says the company’s among top companies to invest in R&D along with the likes of Google.

12:10PM: Huawei’s P Sanjeev takes the stage.

12.08PM: Huawei’s event is expected to start soon. The highlight of the event is going to be Huawei P20 Pro, the phone with a triple camera system. The smartphone also comes with a notch-display , similar to what we have seen on iPhone X. The cut-out on the display is slightly narrower than Apple’s smartphone.

First Published: Apr 24, 2018 12:03 IST