You most likely will not ever see it in a US retailer, however final evening Huawei introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the P20 Professional. Whether or not you wish to name it interesting or not is one factor, but it surely’s positively not your regular smartphone. First, we’ll define the traditional config… after which transfer on to the completely insane “Porsche Design” model.

With the usual P20 Professional, it has an iPhone X-style entrance digital camera notch and a thick backside “chin” bezel. It is also one-upping the remainder of the smartphone digital camera world with a whopping three cameras on the again. Huawei is likely one of the uncommon smartphone producers with its personal SoC manufacturing enterprise, so as an alternative of the same old Snapdragon SoC, the guts of the P20 Professional is a HiSilicon Kirin 970.

The Kirin 970 is a 10nm, eight-core chip, with 4 2.36GHz Cortex A73 cores and 4 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores offering CPU energy. That’s paired with a 767MHz Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, 6GB of RAM, a beneficiant 128GB of storage, and a 4000mAh battery within the P20 Professional. There’s additionally a USB-C port, IP67 water and mud resistance, NFC, and an IR blaster.

The show is a 6.1-inch, 2240×1080 OLED panel, which works out to an 18:9 side ratio and 408 pixels per inch. The entrance of the cellphone is a bizarre mixture of design choices. The highest notch homes a entrance dealing with digital camera and matching spherical earpiece speaker. Normally notched smartphone designs search to maximise display area, however the P20 Professional additionally has a large backside bezel. The bezel homes a entrance fingerprint reader and nothing else. For navigation, the cellphone makes use of on-screen buttons, which erroneously aren’t proven within the press renders.

The true spotlight right here is the digital camera setup, which appears to be going for optimum overkill. The P20 Professional has a first-ever triple digital camera setup on the again. The primary RGB digital camera is an outrageously massive 40MP, 1/1.78-inch sensor with an f/1.eight aperture. That is paired with a 20MP monochrome digital camera with an f/1.6 aperture and an 8MP, f/2.four telephoto digital camera. The overkill mentality applies to the entrance digital camera, too, which has a whopping 24MP sensor. This may little question render each facial imperfection and pores and skin pore in beautiful element.

For colours, the cellphone is available in black, midnight blue, rose gold, and a loopy “twilight” colour, which appears to paint shift from purple to inexperienced. The software program is Android eight.1—the newest model!—with Huawei’s heavy EMUI pores and skin slathered on prime.

The P20 Professional launches April 6 for €899 ($1,116).

However wait, there’s extra! Huawei can also be launching an upgraded model of the P20 Professional referred to as the (deep breath) “Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS (Race Sport).” For these with extra money than sense, you may spend nearly double the value of the P20 Professional—€1,695 ($2,100)—for an improve that boasts a six-inch 2880 x 1440 panel, 256GB of storage, an in-screen fingerprint reader, laser autofocus, and a completely huge “Porsche Design” brand on the entrance of the cellphone. Huawei apparently has a lot religion within the entrance fingerprint reader that it has additionally included a second, extra conventional fingerprint reader on the again.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS (Race Sport) launches April 12. If the 256GB, $2,100 model is not ok for you, there may be additionally a 512GB model for €2,095 ($2,600).


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