Huawei teases P20, P20 Pro India launch, could be announced later this month

first_imgA few days after its global unveiling of the P20 and P20 Pro last month, Huawei teased the India launch of the phones on its official website. Now, Huawei India has begun teasing the launch of the P20 via its twitter account which suggests the launch could happen soon. The teaser has a short motion video of colourful lines shaped as a DSLR initially and then converting into a phone. Huawei has tweeted with the hashtag #HuaweiP20 and #SeeMooore suggesting both the P20 and P20 Pro are set to launch soon.The P20 Pro, in particular, highlights a vertically placed triple camera setup, a first for any phone. Huawei launching the P20 will come as a delight for fans in India seeing as how the last flagship from the company was the P9 that launched in India two years ago. As of now, there is no official date set for the P20 launch in India, but sources close to GSMArena say that the company may announce the phones some time during the last week of April. There is also no word on the Indian pricing as well.Is it a phone Is it a DSLR It is the best of both worlds! #SeeMooore #HuaweiP20 India (@HuaweiIndia) April 13, 2018Based on their international pricing, both the P20 phones will come with a premium price tag. The P20 has gone on sale at EUR 649 (approx Rs 52,300) while the P20 Pro comes with a super premium price tag of EUR 899 (approx Rs 72,300). We expect the prices in India to be a little more competitive, but still on the higher end of the spectrum. To recall, the P9 was launched in India at Rs 39,999, and we expect the P20 to be priced a few notches higher. We will have to wait and see if Huawei can once again attract consumers after the brief hiatus.advertisementHuawei P20 and P20 Pro specificationsThe P20 Pro is Huawei’s star flagship as it brings a triple rear camera setup which includes a whopping 40-megapixel sensor. Both the P20 and P20 Pro also bring a brand new design language for the company. Notably, like many other Android OEMs lately, both the P20 phones sport a notch on the display. Huawei at its event explained that its notch is smaller in size compared to the iPhone X, allowing for a bigger screen-to-body ratio at around 90 per cent. The Pro model sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ (2244×1080) AMOLED display, while the P20 comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ IPS display.In terms of hardware, the P20 and P20 Pro come with top-notch specs that include a Kirin 970 chipset with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit. Both the devices offer a 24-megapixel front camera and will ship with EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Pro model packs a large 4,000mAh battery while the P20 houses a 3,400mAh battery. The Pro model is offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the regular P20 comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.Coming back to the triple camera setup on the P20 Pro. Apart from 40MP primary RGB camera with f/1.8 aperture, the flagship also gets a 20MP monochrome camera with f/1.6 aperture, and an 8MP camera with telephoto lens, 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom. The P20 gets a dual camera setup with 12MP primary RGB camera, f/1.6 aperture, OIS, and 4-way autofocus and 20MP monochrome camera with f/1.6 aperture.Huawei touts several AI-backed features supporting the triple lens setup that includes 4D predictive focus feature that tracks motion of objects and keeps them in focus. The two main cameras come with something called artificial intelligence stabilisation or AIS which works on object and scene recognition. AIS also comes into play during night shots with a Handheld Night Mode. Huawei says that you will be able to capture exposures lasting up to six seconds to get enough light and you won’t even need to use a tripod.last_img read more