Huawei is gearing up to launch its flagship smartphones — Huawei P20 and P20 Pro on 27th March, i.e. tomorrow at a launch event in Paris, France.
The company will be providing a live steam of the launch event for everyone to watch. The event is scheduled to start at 9 PM EDT or 6 PM PDT and will be live streamed on YouTube (link). Users can also set a reminder for an alert when the live stream starts.
While the smartphones are launching tomorrow, their specifications were leaked weeks ago. The Huawei P20 is said to come with a 5.8-inch LCD display with a 2240 x 1080 resolution. It will also have a notch in the upper part of the display just like the Apple‘s iPhone X. On the other hand, the P20 Pro will come with a 6.1inch OLED display with a 2240 x 1080 resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the smartphone will be powered by the company’s own Kirin 970 processor. This is the same processor that will power the Pro variant as well. While the P20 will have 4GB RAM, the P20 Pro will come with 6GB RAM. The P20 will pack 128GB onboard storage but unlike the Pro model, it won’t have an option for storage expansion.
The rear cameras are the main distinguishing factors between the P20 and P20 Pro. Not only does the P20 come with just two sensors but they are different too. The main camera is expected to be 12MP RGB sensor paired with a 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor. Huawei partnered with Leica on this too and there’s LEICA and SUMMILUX branding on the back.
The P20 Pro will have triple-camera configuration at the back. The Leica co-developed sensors are arranged vertically, consisting of 40MP + 8MP dual sensors in the same housing and a third “standalone” 20MP camera.
Both the smartphone models will come with a 24MP selfie camera with “Light Fusion” technology that brightens images using artificial intelligence. There is a 3,400mAh battery supplying power to P20 while the P20 Pro will drive power from a 4,000mAh battery. Both will come with support for Huawei’s SuperCharge fast charge technology (5V/4.5A).
Based on the previous reports, the Huawei P20 will sell for €649, and the P20 Pro and P20 Lite are priced at €899 and €369 respectively. There will also be a Huawei P20 Porsche Edition which will have 256GB of storage and cost more.
While Huawei’s flagship smartphones will be launched tomorrow, the company will struggle to make an impact in the US market. In a major blow to the company’s aspirations to sell its smartphones in the United States, Best Buy said that it will no longer sell Huawei’s phones and other devices.
This development comes after US-based network carrier providers, including AT&T, backed out of a deal to sell Huawei’s smartphones in the country, reportedly due to the US government concerns over Huawei’s links to the Chinese government.