Huawei P20 launch updates: Huawei launches P20, P20 Pro and Porsche Design Mate RS with prices starting from 649 Euro

The Huawei P20 Lite is expected to be the most affordable of the lot and comes with lesser specifications, while the P20 Pro sits at the top end of the range and is priced at a premium.

After all the leaks and rumours, the day has finally arrived. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is all geared up to take the wraps off its new P Series of smartphones. The new smartphones according to past leaks and rumours will be called the P20 Lite, the P20 and the P20 Pro.

Huawei P20. Image: WinFuture

Huawei P20. Image: WinFuture

It's unclear as to why Huawei decided on segmenting its P series of devices, this is because the P20 Lite is expected to be the most affordable of the lot and comes with lesser specifications, while the P20 Pro sits at the top end of the range and priced at a premium.

The highlight of all the smartphones are the full view displays along with the Leica-branded camera optics with the Huawei P20 Pro expected to feature a triple primary camera setup on the back of the smartphone. Also a expected is 5X hybrid zoom on one of the three cameras that should make the Huawei P20 Pro's premium pricing worth it.

The Huawei P20 is price at 649 euro 4 GB RAM + 128 GB model while the P20 Pro will be available in 899 euro 6 GB + 128 GB variant.

The P20 will be available in available on 27 march 2018 in international markets, while the P20 Pro will be available on 6 April, 2018 in the same markets. India pricing of P20 and P20 Pro is unavailable at the moment but you can expect the device to be available by the last week of April.

Huawei also announced its all-new Porsche Design Mate RS inspired by the 911 GT3 RS that will be available in 6 GB RAM + 256 GB at 1,695 euro and a 6 GB RAM + 512 GB storage at 2,095 euro.

 

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  • 20:20 (IST)

    And that's a wrap for our live blog of the Huawei launch event in Paris. Thank you for joining us.

  • 20:05 (IST)

    HUawei P20 649 euro 4GB+ 128 GB available 27 march 2018

    P20 Pro 899 euro 6 GB + 128 GB available 6 April

    Porsche Design Mate RS

    6GB + 256 GB 1695 Euro

    6GB + 512 GB 2095 Euro

  • 20:04 (IST)

    The Huawei also brings 10 W fast wireless charging

  • 20:01 (IST)

    Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS features

    an 8 edge 3D curved design

    6-inch 2K curved OLED display

    512 GB of internal storage and IP 67 rating

    Aerospace Cooling technology allows for lowered power consumption

    In-screen fingerprint reader and rear fingerprint reader

    Camera features similar to the P20 Pro

    Dual SLS speaker with Super linear sound with Dolby Atmos

    10 Watt Wireless Charger sold separately

    4.5 Watt in-box wired charger

  • 19:56 (IST)

    Huawei announces a new Porsche Design Mate RS inspired by the 911 GT3 RS setting a new standard in mobile luxury

    Perfectly symmetrical design

    Glossy finish

    Will come with exclusive accessories

  • 19:48 (IST)

    Huawei FreeBuds and Band 2 Pro announced

    Huawei FreeBuds offer active noise cancellation

    Huawei Moonlight Selfie Stick announced

    Huawei Band 2 Pro with built-in GPS and real-time heart rate monitoring

  • 19:45 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 also offers an Immersive Sound Experience

    Dual SIM card (Dual 4G + Dual VoLTE) similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9

  • 19:44 (IST)

    Huawei also has a Samsung-Dex like Huawei PC mode

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Huawei Share 2.0 lets you share files between Phones PC and Mac

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Huawei's Porsche Mission E demo looks really cool using ARCore

    ​Lets you not just look at the cars design by the interiors as well

    Lets you select the paint job as well

  • 19:37 (IST)

    Google AR

    Google will support ARCore in China and will be distributed via the Huawei App Store in China

  • 19:34 (IST)

    Huawei announces special features on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro with Google

    The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro brings Google Messages to a smartphone for the first time
    Google also enable specialised voice commands for the camera on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

  • 19:32 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 Pro also boasts of a whopping ISO sensitivity of 102400

  • 19:28 (IST)

    Other features

    Shopping using your camera

    Touch and buy

    AI noise removal (clear conversations in noisy and windy environments)

  • 19:26 (IST)

    Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro are powered by Huawei's own HiSilicon-made Kirin 970 SoC with AI optimisations

    ​P20 3,400 mAh battery

    P20 Pro 4,000 mAh battery

    Also includes SuperCharge for faster and safer charging

  • 19:19 (IST)

    Both Huawei P20 and P20 Pro have larger image sensors in comparison to other flagships

  • 19:17 (IST)

    A look at the triple camera setup on the Huawei P20 Pro

  • 19:16 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 scores a whopping 102 on DXOMark. That's the highest we've seen so far on any smartphone

  • 19:14 (IST)

    DxO mark ranking for the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

    109 points in DxO mark for camera

    114 points in DxO mark for videos

  • 19:11 (IST)

    EIS + OIS = Huawei AIS

    Uses Machine Learning for multi-frame stabilization

    Allows for night shots without a tripod

    Using a tripod allows for more astonishing photos

  • 19:09 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 gets a dual-rear camera system while the P20 Pro gets a triple rear-camera system

  • 19:07 (IST)

    Master AI for 500+ scenarios in 19 categories for the cameras

    Makes taking photos in almost every lighting scenario easier.

    Reminds us of Sony's intelligent auto modes

  • 19:05 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 Pro also gets IP67 Water and Dust resistance

  • 19:05 (IST)

    960 fps Super Slow Motion

  • 19:05 (IST)

    P20 Pro comes with 3X optical zoom, 5X hybrid zoom and 10X digital zoom

    4-in-1 hybrid focus system

    4D predictive focus (with motion prediction)

    Zero shutter lag with intelligent motion detection

    Ultra Snapshot from 0.3 sec sleep to camera wake

    Comes with Leica colour system

  • 19:00 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro also fancies a smaller notch as compared to the iPhone X

  • 18:59 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 Pro gets a large 6.1-inch display

  • 18:59 (IST)

    The P20 also features  the largest sensor every (on recent flagship smartphones)

    ISO 1,02,400 enables ultra low light photography

    Portrait mode photos are also available in low light conditions.

  • 18:57 (IST)

    The 40 MP sensor on the P20 and P20 Pro features a laser transmitter and receiver

    20 MP Mono lens

    8 MP 3X telephoto lens

  • 18:55 (IST)

    DxO Mark rates the Huawei P20 as the "best smartphone camera ever"

  • 18:54 (IST)

    Professional cameras are too bulky to take photos and videos, says Yu

    Huawei smartphone can take professional quality photos powered by artificial intelligence (AI)

    P20 P20 Pro with a 24 MP selfie camera

    All new Leica dual camera

    large pixel 1.55uM

    3D Portrait Lighting similar to the mode on the iPhone X

  • 18:49 (IST)

    A smaller notch than the iPhone X means more room for notifications, says Yu

    Both the P20 and P20 Pro feature a natural tone display

    25 percent bigger battery than most flagship phones at 4,000 mAh in a slim body

    P20 Pro is IP 67

    P20 is IP 53

  • 18:49 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 gets a 5.8-inch RGBW display

  • 18:47 (IST)

    Edgeless Fingerprint reader can be used for navigation

  • 18:47 (IST)

    A look at all the colour variants of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

  • 18:47 (IST)

    The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with their respective notches (everyone's proud of them these days) and professional photography features

    There are new colours: Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue and Graphite Black

    There are multiple themes and plenty of customisations

    ​P20: 5.8-inch RGBW FullView display with low power consumption delivering longer battery life

    P20 Pro: 6.2-inch High colour gamut display

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Richard Yu presents the new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro before delving deep into its features

  • 18:43 (IST)

    A look at the earlier P series flaghips by Huawei

  • 18:43 (IST)

    Huawei announces the P20 and P20 Pro smartphones on stage with professional camera technologies in a camera smartphone

    The P20 is designed with harmony with seamless surfaces and an overall slim profile

    The new design is also symmetrical.

  • 18:40 (IST)

    Yu explains how Huawei smartphone have always featured a slim profile, the best cameras and is always winning design awards

  • 18:37 (IST)

    Richard Yu announces a new Huawei logo that is simple and more customer centric

    Huawei has grown from a business and technology brand to a more consumer friendly brand over the past three years thanks to its recently launched products.

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Huawei was an unknown brand until the past three years and has grown exponentially in the past few years.

    Huawei has one several awards for eco-friendly designs

    The company has seen a 200 percent increase in Huwaei Experience Shops

  • 18:34 (IST)

    Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group begins proceedings in Paris

  • 18:32 (IST)

    And the event has begun!!!

    Richard Yu CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group takes to the stage.

  • 18:27 (IST)

    And the pricing for the Huawei P20 Lite, P20 and the P20 Pro has leaked out as well.

    Huawei P20 Lite : 369 Euros 

    Huawei P20 : 679 Euros

    Huawei P20 Pro : 899 Euros

  • 18:22 (IST)

    As with the ongoing trend among smartphone manufacturers this year, there's going to be a notch on the display of every smartphone.

    Leaked image of the Huawei P20 series featuring a notch and iPhone X-like camera leave little to the imagination

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Were 5 minutes away from the event to begin at Paris. Stay tuned.

  • 18:20 (IST)

    Here's what the Huawei P20 Lite, P20 and the P20 Pro look like according to a recent leak

  • 18:18 (IST)

    Huawei's P20 Pro smartphone is expected to come with Leica-branded optics, a 40 MP primary sensor and 5X optical zoom

    Huawei P20 Pro tri-camera system to reportedly have a 40 MP primary sensor and 5X optical zoom

  • 18:16 (IST)

    While the event is about to begin, lets take a look at what the leaks and the rumour mill has revealed about  the three P series smartphones so far.

    The P20 Lite which will be the most affordable smartphone in the lot.

    The P20 will be the standard model with all the bells and whistles

    The P20 Pro will be Huawei's premium flagship smartphone for the year 2018 with an expected three camera setup and 5 X optical zoom





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