NEW DELHI: Premium phone-sellers like Apple and Samsung are fearing the release of the triple camera phone, Huawei P20 Pro.
An early innovator in smartphone camera technology, Huawei has brought a Leica-designed, tri-camera system to the device, which is its USP.
Priced at Rs 64,999 P20 Pro is ready to take on phones like iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9+.
Since the whole focus is on the camera, let's start there.
The Huawei P20 Pro claims to have the world's most advanced camera system with revolutionary Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that makes every single shot unparalleled.
The rear camera has a primary 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens. All the three lenses use the same optical image stabilisation (OIS) technology, thus ensuring clearer shots.
The beauty of the camera lies in the 5x "Hybrid Zoom" feature, designed for long-range photography, offering wannabes a chance to learn before they move into the professional circuit.
Another unique character is the light-sensitive technology that helps capture low-light photos with up to ISO 102400 (rating for sharp, grainless images with less noise, especially achieved with DSLR cameras). Even in low light, the device produced excellent shots.
The smartphone supports six-axis stabilisation and 960 frames per second (fps) super-slow motion, which is 4x higher than the 240fps for capturing details that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
The rear camera has features like stabilisation and AI-assisted composition supported by a "Master AI" system.
And on the front, the 24MP selfie camera equipped with "Ultra Snapshot" mode can capture stunning images in a jiffy.
The 6.1 inch OLED screen has ultra-thin bezels and an impressive screen to body ratio. The 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM device houses the latest Kirin 970 processor and EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 for a smooth experience.
The Huawei P20 Pro beats their rivals with the battery capacity. It boasts of a 4,000mAh high-density and large-capacity battery. The device lasted for more than a day-and-a-half after one full charge and refused to go into either the power-saving mode or ultra power-saving mode.
Like most premium devices, Huawei P20 Pro has also ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The user-friendly finger-print sensor and the low-light face detection unlock feature sets the phone apart.
So what doesn't work?
Unlike its competitors like One Plus 6, which has dash charging, Huwaei P20 Pro takes at least two hours to get fully charged. It also does not have the option of wireless charging.
Conclusion: There is no denying the fact that Huawei has done some amazing R&D on both the software and hardware front for the P20 Pro. If you are looking for an entirely different experience in the premium segment, P20 Pro fits the bill for you.