HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro Is Officially Out!

The most anticipated phone for 2018 has just been officially launched at Grand Palais in Paris. Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro. Although I was not there at Paris during the unveiling, I felt as excited as the people who were there. It would have been nice if I was there though. In Manila, I was with the Philippines top tech writers / bloggers during the livestream viewing party.



Huawei set new expectations for smartphone photography with the launch of the HUAWEI P9, the first Leica dual camera. With the debut of the HUAWEI P20 Series, Huawei makes capturing professional quality images a truly effortless experience for everyone. Right after the livestream presentation we were given first dibs on the the high anticipated phones:

Key features of the HUAWEI P20 Series include:                                        

  • An advanced camera system to capture more light, more details and more beauty, featuring a revolutionary Leica triple camera and 5x Hybrid Zoom on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, and a Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20;
  • Innovative photography features, including Master AI with AI-driven professional photography and HUAWEI AIS (AI Image Stabilization), a powerful AI stabilization technology;
  • A timeless design with barely-there bezels and all-new gradient colors;
  • Ultimate performance, featuring the NPU on Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.1 based on Android™ 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience.

Honestly, I lost track of all the amazing features and innovation that was mentioned during the livestream, I was stunned by its beauty I was was not able to take notes. I was very much interested in the camera though.


  • FRONT: 24MP, f/2.0
  • REAR: 12MP RGB (f/1.8) + 20MP monochrome (f/1.6) HUAWEI AIS
  • 4D predictive focus
  • 5x Hybrid Zoom
  • 4K and 960 fps video recording


  • FRONT: 24MP, f/2.0
  • REAR: 40MP RGB (f/1.8) + 20MP monochrome (f/1.6) + 8MP telephoto (f/2.4)HUAWEI AIS
  • 4D predictive focus
  • 5x Hybrid Zoom
  • 4K and 960 fps video recording

Achieving DxOMark’s highest overall scores, the HUAWEI P20 Series includes advanced, intelligent camera systems that bring consumers features that ultimately enhance every part of the smartphone photography experience.

Huawei also unveiled the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS (Race Sport). Continuing its collaboration with the exclusive luxury brand, the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS features Porsche Design’s signature functional design language and Huawei’s cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship.

Most notably, the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro come in all-new, exclusive, fashionable colors, Twilight and Pink Gold, achieved by applying several layers of NCVM* optical coatings underneath the glass back, so light hitting the surface refracts and creates a vivid, yet gradual change of hue. The HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro are also available in Black and Midnight Blue.

The 5.8-inch screen HUAWEI P20 and 6.1-inch screen HUAWEI P20 Pro feature ultra-thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body ratios for better viewing experiences with more on-screen information, whether reading or gaming. The HUAWEI FullView Display seamlessly blends with rounded edges, making the device comfortable to hold.


The HUAWEI P20 Series and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS are immediately available globally. The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will probably be around Php 40K and Php 55k respectively and the Porsche Design will be over Php 100k. Hopefully prices are lower than expected.


The new HUAWEI P20 Series devices are compatible with two new audio accessories: HUAWEI FreeBuds and HUAWEI Active Noise Canceling Earphones.