To be fair, the P20 series has hardly been a well-kept secret.
The Huawei P20 has a 5.8 inch 1080 x 2244 LCD screen while the P20 Pro has a 6.1 inch 1080 by 2240 pixel dense OLED screen with visible notches at the top. Unlike the Apple iPhone X, the P20's display notch does not contain dedicated facial scanning hardware. These include the ability to shoot long exposure times (up to four seconds) while hand-holding the device and still get sharp images, as well as automatic scene recognition and a 4D predictive focus feature that dynamically moves the camera's focus as your subject moves.
The P20 Pro comes in a variety of colors.
And the Leica-branded cameras on the rear, although less flexible, still look impressive on paper. It consists of a 40-megapixel colour camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome camera and a 8-megapixel telephoto camera. It includes 4-way autofocus (laser, PDAF, contrast and depth detection), and an infrared RGB sensor. "It features a 12MP 1/2/3" RGB sensor coupled with a 20MP 1/2/78" Monochrome sensor.
The camera can record 4K video. It supports six-axis stabilization and 960fps super slow motion, which is 4x higher than the standard 240fps and captures details that can not be seen with the naked eye as claimed by Huawei.
Huawei claims that the P20 Pro has a highly-sensitive image sensor, which lets it take photos in extremely dark conditions. The Huawei P20 Lite packs a 3000mAh battery, and it has 18W fast charging.
They are relatively thin (7.65mm for the regular P20, 7.8mm for the Pro) which is surprising considering the amount of tech crammed inside.
Globally, the Huawei P20 Series are available in Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, and Pink Gold. It costs €679 in Europe.
Huawei has introduced two "gradient" colourways, which shift colour depending on the light.
The P20 Pro is slightly larger with a 6.1-inch display. That's not a typo, it's how Huawei teased the new Huawei P20 series, a phone that will feature a three-lens camera on the back. The phone has a 40MP primary camera with a huge 1/1.7? sensor and a f/1.8 aperture.
These tricks are highlighted by a "hybrid zoom" that combines the telephoto sensor's 3X optical zoom with information from the other two cameras to produce a single 5X zoom photo without noticeable loss in quality.
We are used to every new smartphone camera generation being slightly better than the previous one, but looking at the images and test results from the P20 Pro, it seems Huawei has skipped one or two generations. Everyone would be really excited about the P20 if it wasn't being outshined by the P20 Pro, but it's just more iterative over the P10. Inside the box is a pair of USB-C earphones, a United Kingdom charger, an European Union charger, two USB-C cables, a USB-C to 3.5mm audio adapter, a leather case, and a VIP card.