At an exclusive launch event held at the Grand Palais, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro.
The HUAWEI P20 Pro features the world’s first Leica triple camera and both devices include unprecedented AI advances, bringing to life a new, breathtakingly intelligent camera experience.
“The P Series inspires creativity and ignites a passion for photography all over the world,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group . By combining the world’s first triple-lens Leica camera and exciting innovation, driven by Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Huawei delivers the most exceptional photography experience possible. At the launch, held at Paris’ iconic Grand Palais, Huawei also announced a partnership with one of the worlds most celebrated supermodels and photographers, Helena Christensen, to shoot an intimate gallery of portraits. The series of portraits captures three fascinating subjects that showcase the vivid colours and stunning detail of photography delivered through the HUAWEI P20 Pro – in a greater level of detail than ever before.
The beautiful collection entitled “See More”, focuses on the stories of three talented professionals, and demonstrates how HUAWEI P20 Pro allows photographers and viewers alike to see more of subjects, thanks to the perfect balance of light and detail in each portrait. The series demonstrates Helena’s skill and dexterity as a photographer, effortlessly complemented by the incredible HUAWEI P20 Pro – bringing technology and creativity together in one perfect art form. The expertly-crafted Huawei Leica triple-lens combines with powerful proprietary innovation including object recognition and super slow-motion to deliver a professional photography experience.
Key features of the HUAWEI P20 Series include:
- An advanced camera system to capture more light, more details and more beauty, featuring a revolutionary Leica triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro with the smartphone industry’s highest pixel count, and an all new Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20;
- Innovative photography features, including Master AI which is AI-driven professional photography skills and HUAWEI AIS, a powerful AI stabilization technology;
- A barely-there bezel, light-inspired design with stunning colors and finishes that reflect and refract light including an all-new dynamic gradient finish on the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro;
- Ultimate performance, featuring Kirin 970 with a dedicated NPU and EMUI 8.1 based on Android™ 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience from the inside out.
In addition to the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro, Huawei also unveiled the third-generation PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS. Continuing its collaboration with one of the most iconic global brands, the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS features Porsche Design’s signature design language and Huawei’s cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship, setting a new standard in premium smartphones.
Introducing master photography powered by AI
The HUAWEI P20 Series introduces an advanced new camera system that brings consumers features that ultimately enhance every part of the smartphone photography experience. The HUAWEI P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera with the highest pixel count on modern smartphones – the camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor, an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens. It also features an exclusive new Leica color with a dedicated ISP and color temperature sensor for better color reproduction.
With f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details with perfect clarity, the HUAWEI P20 Pro also includes a brand new Leica VARIO-SUMMILUX lens with 3x optical zoom to capture long-range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom as well as a highly sensitive image sensor of 1/1.7 inches model (about 7.76mm x 5.82mm) to capture low light images photos with up to ISO 102400.
The HUAWEI P20 builds on the foundation of its predecessor, with an all new Leica dual camera featuring a 12MP sensor with a pixel size as high as 1.55 μm, and a 20MP monochrome sensor, enhancing the HUAWEI P20’s ability to capture photos in low-light settings. In addition, the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro feature a 24 MP selfie camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting – the result is beautiful selfies with healthy-looking skin tone adjustments, delicately outlined face details, and realistic 3D feature enhancements.
The HUAWEI P20 Series’ Kirin 970 processor and dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU) enable truly effortless photography. AI-powered scene and object recognition has the ability to identify 19 different scenarios and objects and choose the right skills for the right moment – brand new to Huawei’s advanced camera system is 4D predictive focus. In this mode, the camera predicts moving objects and focuses on them with extreme efficiency in order to capture minute details of objects in motion. New to the HUAWEI P20 Series is AI-Assisted Composition, which provides intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.
In addition, HUAWEI AIS (AI Image Stabilization) steadies handheld night shots and results in incredible pictures, even without a tripod. This also benefits videos, as the HUAWEI P20 Series devices support six-axis stabilization and 960fps slow motion for clear and detailed footage.
From the outside in, the HUAWEI P20 Series is inspired by light. Most notably, the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro come in an all new exclusive color, Twilight, achieved by applying several layers of NVMC optical coatings underneath the glass back, so light hitting the surface refracts and creates a gradual change in hue, from a striking blue to a twilight effect. The devices also feature HUAWEI FullView Display (5.8-inch for the HUAWEI P20 and 6.1-inch for the HUAWEI P20 Pro), with ultra-thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body-ratios, and a display that seamlessly blends with rounded edges for a comfortable hold. The HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro are available in Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue and Pink Gold.