When launching its flagship telephones, Huawei often focuses on the traditional P model of its handsets with the Plus or Professional model of the telephone being extra of a aspect attraction; however that’s not the case for its flagships in 2018.
In truth, the Huawei P20 Professional is a way more spectacular telephone than the Huawei P20. Whereas each telephones come sporting new designs, the P20 Professional is by far the higher handset, with a bigger display and an enormous digicam improve in comparison with what we noticed on the Huawei P10 Plus.
Under you’ll discover every thing it’s good to know in regards to the Huawei P20 Professional, or you possibly can learn our fingers on opinions of the P20 Professional and P20.
Watch our video fingers on evaluate of the Huawei P20 Professional under…
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? Huawei’s new top-end flagship telephone
- When is it out? We’re undecided but, however we expect it will be on sale quickly
- What does it value? We count on a really excessive worth
Huawei P20 Professional worth and launch date
The P20 Professional was simply introduced at a launch occasion in Paris the place the corporate introduced the handset alongside its far much less spectacular sibling the P20. We don’t presently have official pricing particulars for the handset, however UK community EE has shared a few of its offers for the telephone.
It’s going to value £39 a month on a two-year contract with 1GB of knowledge each month and limitless minutes, however you will must pay £50 upfront.
Huawei has confirmed the telephone will likely be coming to the UK within the subsequent few weeks or months, and we are able to anticipate the telephone gained’t be coming to the US. That’s possible all the way down to the corporate having points from US authorities safety consultants who’ve beneficial US residents don’t purchase Huawei merchandise.
Thus far there’s no affirmation on whether or not the telephone will likely be coming to these in Australia.
Huawei P20 Professional design and show
Not like the Huawei P10 Plus, the P20 Professional comes with a glass-backed design – there’s no full steel physique unibody design on this telephone.
The fingerprint sensor has moved from the again of the telephone to under the show, and you may swipe left and proper on the scanner to navigate the telephone in case you’ve set it up within the settings.
Actual dimensions of the telephone are presently unclear, however we all know it’s set to be 7.8mm thick and on the rear it’ll have Huawei branding down the aspect under the digicam setup.
Not like the Huawei P20, this telephone is waterproof as much as IP67, so that you’ll be capable to drop this in a puddle with out worrying about flooding the internals. That is additionally Huawei’s justification for not together with a three.5mm headphone jack on the P20 Professional, which is a little bit of a disgrace in case you needed to make use of wired headphones on this telephone.
Shade decisions are Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue and Black – we’ve put collectively a simple to see information of the Huawei P20 Professional colours right here.
The pattern for main producers in 2018 is to go for an 18:9 side ratio show, and Huawei has finished that for the P20 Professional. It’s a 6.1-inch OLED display with a decision of 2240 x 1080.
That’s Full HD+, so we don’t count on the image high quality to be as excessive as on QHD merchandise just like the Samsung Galaxy S9.
There’s a notch on the prime of the display, so chances are you’ll initially assume it appears like quite a lot of different telephones. Inside that notch sits the front-facing digicam and some others options, however if you wish to conceal you could head into the settings and discover a approach to block out a complete line on the prime of the telephone for notifications and different particulars.
Huawei P20 Professional specs and efficiency
Though we haven’t seen it work contained in the P20 Professional correctly, the chipset was impressively fast and highly effective inside these telephones from final yr so we’d count on it to supply the same degree of energy right here.
That’s mixed with 6GB of RAM too, so this must be able to taking part in top-end video games and dealing with numerous productiveness duties on the identical time.
The chipset can be full of synthetic intelligence options that permit the telephone to be taught your habits and higher optimize for them forward of time.
The best way the corporate often exhibits this off is by displaying how briskly it may manage images, however to your day-to-day use it ought to work out while you use your telephone to raised optimize the battery and supply a couple of digicam options that we’ll clarify within the part under.
There’s just one storage model of the P20 Professional and that comes with 128GB of house. It’s good the corporate has removed the 32GB model of its flagships and means there must be sufficient house for many customers. MicroSD help is confirmed but it surely’s not presently clear what measurement playing cards you’ll be capable to use with it.
Huawei P20 Professional battery and OS
Contained in the P20 Professional you’ll discover a Four,000mAh battery powering the factor. That sounds large, however then it additionally has a big display to energy. We’ll make sure to take a look at the battery in our full evaluate once we can.
There’s fast-charging expertise right here as properly, however there’s no wi-fi charging on the P20 Professional.
Huawei’s newest handset additionally comes with Android 8.1 Oreo software program onboard, but it surely gained’t appear to be it does on the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL because it comes with Huawei’s personal overlay excessive.
It’s referred to as Emotion UI eight.1 and provides further options from Huawei together with its Share app that lets you add images, video and extra to your laptop computer, and the Huawei Clone app that lets you copy your telephone knowledge throughout to a different machine simply.
Different options inside Emotion UI eight.1 are somewhat bit unclear in the intervening time however we’ll make sure to push it to its limits for the Huawei P20 Professional evaluate and discover out every thing else it gives.
Huawei P20 Professional digicam
The place the Huawei P20 Professional stands out from the P20 is with its rear digicam. As all the teasing and advertising and marketing has been about, this is without doubt one of the first telephones to function three cameras on the rear.
Huawei claims it has the very best pixel depend on a smartphone ever, with a 40MP RGB sensor working alongside a 20MP monochrome one. The telephone will then mix the identical picture from each to create extremely detailed images. Aperture-wise the monochrome is an f/1.6 and the RGB is f/1.eight.
There’s additionally an 8MP telephoto sensor on the rear of the telephone which may supply as much as 5 instances zoom.
That rear setup additionally comes with new options corresponding to an improved white steadiness, bigger pixel sizes than a lot of the competitors and a Four-in-1 hybrid focus system too.
Huawei’s AI options permit the digicam to know what it’s pointing at. When you level the rear cameras at a plate of meals it ought to be capable to determine it and use its AI smarts to optimize the settings completely for taking images of meals.
There are a bunch of latest modes with six completely different scene detections, together with fireworks and waterfall.
As for video, the principle new function is a Tremendous Sluggish Movement mode that may document at 960 frames per second in 720p. That’s the identical because the Samsung Galaxy S9, however not so good as the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact.
On the entrance you get a 24MP digicam, which is much extra megapixels than most front-facing cameras. We’ll let you understand how a lot distinction all these pixels make once we’ve put the P20 Professional by means of a full evaluate.