It’s time for the Galaxy S9 to watch its back. Huawei’s new P20 and P20 Pro are coming up fast, with enough camera tricks and hardware specs to put Samsung’spremier phone smack in the middle of the Huawei P20’s target.
With a total of three camera lenses on the back, the Huawei P20 Pro deserves your attention. A triple-camera array is an industry first, but Huawei also crams the P20 Pro with the same super slow motion video you see on the Galaxy S9, extreme zoom and a feature that promises to take exceptionally even night shots.
The regular Huawei P20 gets many of the P20 Pro’s tools, but not all. Stick around to see all the camera features in both P20 phones.
Meanwhile, here are the most important things you need to know about Huawei’s new phones:
- The Huawei P20 has two camera lenses on the back and the P20 Pro has three
- Yes, there is a notch, which you can turn off in the settings
- The P20 and P20 Pro are very different: the P20 is not just the same phone, minus a camera lens
- Huawei made a “unicorn” phone. I’ll explain everything below
- Neither the Huawei P20 or P20 Pro will sell in the US (scroll down for the backstory) — but you should still care because the P20 Pro especially has features you could see on other future phones
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro prices
The P20 costs 649 euros for 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage. That converts to about $800, £570 or AU$1,050. The P20 Pro is 899 euros for 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. That converts to about $1,115, £790 or AU$1,450.
Huawei P20 and P20 Plus: What’s the difference?
The Huawei P20 is a bit smaller and cheaper than the Huawei P20 Pro. It’s got a different screen (LCD instead of OLED), a smaller battery, and — importantly — it “only” has two rear cameras on the back, instead of three. The cameras it does have also have a different megapixel mix (fewer megapixels, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing).
However, other key P20 characteristics, such as the processor and the storage size, match up to the P20 Pro. Scroll to the end for a full specs comparison in a handy chart.