Huawei's new luxury phone will cost over R30 000

Thursday, 29 Mar, 2018

As for the front camera, the device comes with a 24MP f/2.0 aperture sensor along with Face Unlock feature.

Huawei has previously stated its long-term ambition to become the number one smartphone brand in the world by the early 2020s.

This all-new device was unveiled in Paris yesterday and includes plenty of features that could make it one of the best smartphones of 2018.

Huawei is not afraid to refer to itself as an upstart in the smartphone world, and Richard Yu, the head of the company's consumer business, is often heard bashing the competition.

Huawei P20 costs Euro 649 (roughly Rs 52,300) and P20 Pro costs Euro 899 (roughly Rs 74,200).

The Huawei FreeBuds comes with an in-ear design which Huawei says offer better noise isolation than Apple's AirPods.

The good news on this, however, might be that the Huawei's Porsche Design collaboration may not hit those earth shattering prices quite as heavily as we expect, and talking with Huawei's team, we did hear inklings that the price may be lower than a direct translation locally, and there may even be an option to connect the phone with the buyers of the cars.

NOTE: BrandNews articles are promotional features from our sponsors and not news articles from our editorial staff. The Chinese telecommunications giant also launched the Porsche Design Mate RS at the event, continuing its partnership with the luxury design house. The HUAWEI FullView Display seamlessly blends with rounded edges, making the device comfortable to hold.

The camera configuration, co-engineered with Leica, comprises a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a 3X telephoto lens. It also features an exclusive Leica colour temperature sensor for better colour reproduction. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X each boast a dual-lens camera, Huawei believes three is far from a crowd.

The "HUAWEI P20 Series" devices support six-axis stabilisation and 960fps super slow motion. With Ultra Snapshot mode, the devices can capture an image in as little as 0.3 seconds by just double-clicking the down volume button, even from an off screen. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz) complete with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit). Huawei AIS steadies handheld night shots for incredible long exposure images without a tripod. Brand new to Huawei's advanced camera system is 4D predictive focus.

How did the P20 Pro achieve this? "Such a strong R&D capability can give Huawei a competitive advantage in innovation and product experience", he added.

Looking at the benchmark results, the Huawei P20 Pro sits quietly in the lower bottom of the list, which for this goal, includes only devices with the latest chips from Exynos, Qualcomm and HiSilicon. Meanwhile, the HUAWEI P20 series come with fashionable colors, such as Twilight and Pink Gold, delivering the aesthetic value fostered by the company.

Moving on, the Porsche Design Mate RS is seriously one heck of a premium smartphone made for the elitists.

The display is a 6-inch OLED 2K curved-at-the-sides screen, a feature first seen on rival Samsung smartphones. It is packed with 4000mAh battery with fast chraging and also Qi wireless charging. Pricing for the Porsche Design Mate RS starts at Euro 1695 (or approx Rs 1,36,525) and goes up to Euro 2095 (or approx Rs 1,68,743).