Huawei has released three new cameras in Paris overnight included a new triple camera array 40-megapixel lens but as one US journalist said “who cares” after the biggest CE retailer and all three carriers in the USA stopped ranging the Chinese Companies products over security concerns.
In Australia the Company is also under a security cloud and is struggling to hold onto distribution contracts.
This year’s models include the Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. It’s not known whether these models will be released in Australia with press releases syndicated locally failing to reveal pricing or retailers where the devices can be purchased.
The Huawei P20 Pro and Porsche Design Mate RS are the first phones with a triple camera array. They also come with a 40-megapixel main lens, with A.I. Image Stabilization (AIS). The secondary camera comes in at 8-megapixels with Optical Image Stabilization, while the tertiary lens is a 20-megapixel mono lens. Each lens caries a different aperture from f/1.6 to f/2.0, meaning you should be able to get good shots in just about any lighting condition.
The front-facing camera on the Huawei P20 Pro and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS comes in at 24 megapixels and, like the other lenses is Lecia branded. Tests in the past have revealed that Leica camera technology in a phone does not add to the overall improvement of quality.
The new P20, has a dual rear camera array with a 12-megapixel primary lens accompanied by a 20-megapixel monochromatic secondary lens. The primary lens features an aperture of f/1.8 while the mono lens comes in at f/1.6. Like other Huawei phones, the monochrome lens should help users get better shots in low light. You’ll also find the same 24-megapixel Lecia-branded camera on the P20 that appears on the P20 Pro.
Heavy on spruiking AI at CES, the new Huawei offering relies on A.I. to make image adjustments based on object recognition; while the P10 could discern between 13 different scene-recognition modes, the P20, P20 Pro, and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS up the ante by identifying 19 different common scenes. A.I. also helps with composition by adding a horizontal line to the viewfinder to ensure the shot is level.
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HUAWEI P20 PRO SPECS
CPU: Kirin 970
Micro SD storage: No
Display size: 6.1-inch OLED
Resolution: 2,240 x 1,080
Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
Size: 155 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.65 mm
Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
All three models feature the company’s Kirin 970 processor. RAM varies depending on the exact model, with the P20 Pro and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS packing 6GB of memory, while the P20 comes in at 4GB. The Kirin processor features Huawei’s Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which does most of the heavy lifting in terms of A.I. tasks.
Both P20 models come with 128 GB of storage while the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS comes with a 256GB and 512GB storage option. None of the phones feature a Micro SD slot though, so there’s no option for external storage. As for battery capacity, the P20 and Porsche Edition Mate RS features a hefty 4,000mAh battery, while the P20 comes in at 3,400mAh.
The P-Series the Huawei P20 have a bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The P20 Pro and Porsche Edition Mate RS feature a triple camera array on the back, while the P20 has a dual-camera setup. All three phones feature a fingerprint sensor that sits at the bottom of the phone.
The P20 and P20 Pro ship in four colours: black, midnight blue, pink gold and twilight. While all the colorus are attractive, the twilight model is a showstopper, with a gradient pattern that shifts from purple to teal. The Porsche Edition Huawei Mate RS colour options are more limited: black will be available in all markets while a limited edition red case will be sold in China.
In terms of display, the Huawei P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2,240 x 1,080. The Huawei P20 has a 5.8-inch LCD screen with the same resolution. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS features a 6-inch OLED screen. And yes, Huawei did decide to go with a top notch on all three phones. It appears to be solely a design choice, as there is a setting that can make the notch disappear by dimming the display around it.
Several phones in 2017 featured face unlock, including the iPhone X and the OnePlus 5T, and Huawei added a similar feature to the new phones. The face unlock feature on the phones use 2-D mapping to authenticate users and take only a half second. Like the iPhone X, the feature will also work in the dark. Unlike the iPhone X, the feature is not secure enough to authorize payments.
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The Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and Porsche Edition Huawei Mate RS ship with Android 8.1 Oreo. You’ll find the latest version of EMUI, Huawei’s customer interface, on the phone as well. The EMUI update offers some minor improvements over its predecessor.