Huawei P20 Pro first look

As already mentioned in the material about Huawei P20, the new P20 Pro was also presented in France. Both devices have a common design style, some similar technical characteristics, but still differ greatly in terms of positioning.

The P20 is designed for an audience that buys relatively compact flagship devices from Huawei, while the P20 Pro smartphone will be taken by enthusiasts or geeks who are confused by the photo part of mobile devices. I consider myself one of the latter, so it was very interesting for me to get acquainted with the Huawei P20 Pro due to the fact that the device is equipped with three main cameras at once.

The developers of the P20 Pro cameras decided to do this: a 40 MP module + a 20 MP module and another 8 MP module. The first produces the highest image resolution for mobile devices today, the second creates black and white frames and is used to expand the dynamic range, and the third has a threefold optical zoom.

The fact that Huawei created a three-camera device became known a few months before the announcement. And I expected that the optics would be the following: a regular lens, wide angle and telephoto.

But the designers of the Chinese company acted differently, but no less original.

In addition, it is now possible to record short clips in HD resolution at 960 frames per second. To date, only Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 + and some Sony devices can do this. Slow motion videos look very impressive!

In this article, I will mainly talk about my impression of the camera and its capabilities, since the design and many parameters are copied from the younger model.

Since the material was written long before the presentation, the cost of the P20 Pro smartphone was not announced. I assume that it may be in the region of 55,000 - 65,000 rubles, I hope not more.

Appearance

Unlike the previous flagship device, made of metal, it was decided to make the novelty of glass and metal. It is probably now fashionable to use glass in top devices: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. In several materials, I already wrote about Apple's branded "island" X. I repeat that at the moment, it seems to me, such a cut is necessary not so much from a practical point of view, but from a marketing one. Since, by removing the fingerprint scanner from the bottom, it would be quite possible to align the top and bottom faces approximately the same as the Galaxy S9 / S9 +. But this was not done, since the trends in design are still set by Apple, which means that there will be a “forelock”! This is my personal opinion.

My primary phone is an Apple iPhone X, and I'm not annoyed by the protrusion at the top. I think that in Huawei P20 Pro it will not bother anyone, considering that the “island” is even smaller.

The dimensions for a 6-inch smartphone are not bad - 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, and the weight is 180 grams. Of course, such a device cannot be called compact, although it is not much larger than the regular P20 version.

Three colors will be available in Russia: black, blue and special - "twilight". In the “first look” at the Huawei P20, he detailed the third one. Purple (Ultra violet) was chosen as the color of the year by Pantone Color - trends, fashion and all that.

Huawei P20 Pro

In words, this is a gradient from light blue to purple. Looks good, but without wow effect. The P20 will also have gold and rose gold, though not for Russia.

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The layout of the elements is the same as the Huawei P20. The exception is the presence of a third camera. Purely visually, the “firmware” on the back looks good, I don’t think that the additional lens spoils and distinguishes the gadget from other devices. By the way, a (most likely fake) render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with three cameras has already appeared on the Web.

Huawei P20 Pro

I would like to note that the Pro model has IP67 protection! In addition, a stereo mode is provided when playing music through the speakers.

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Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20, Apple iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

Display

In the older model, the screen diagonal was increased by 0.3 inches, that is, from 5.8 to 6.1. Actually, the same situation was with the P10 and P10 Plus, but there was an increase of 0.4 inches, and the difference became a little more noticeable.

Huawei P20 Pro

The screen resolution of Huawei P20 Pro is 2240x1080 pixels, and the matrix is ​​​​made using OLED technology. At the moment, there are no details about it (the test sample had IPS). In theory, the quality should be chic. Most likely, the software should provide for something like Always On Display.

Battery

It uses a built-in 4000 mAh battery. If you take into account the energy-efficient Kirin 970 processor and the OLED matrix, you should get excellent battery life. I expect about 1.5 days (about 5-6 hours of screen light), about 20 hours of video and 6-7 hours of toys. Supports proprietary fast charging.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Iron

Huawei P10 Pro flagship smartphone uses HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset inside. we are already familiar with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. A powerful 8-core processor is "sharpened" for working with AI. The manufacturer calls it a neuromorphic processor (Neural Processing Unit, NPU). The Kirin 970 also includes a new generation Mali G72 12-core GPU.

Huawei P20 Pro has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory (probably UFS 2.1). Only one version of the device with 128 GB will be on sale, as memory cards are not supported.

Cameras

Well, here we finally come to the most important and interesting, in my opinion. The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone was equipped with three main cameras at once. As far as I know, this particular model is the first serial one with three sensors on the back. Most likely, there are some models (prototypes or fierce "Chinese"), but I'm not familiar with them.

Huawei P20 Pro

One of the modules has a 40 MP sensor. The lens aperture of this camera is f/1.8. As I understand it, the sensor is used to take photos in very high resolution (the test sample took frames of 7296x5472 pixels).

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The second module is black and white and has a resolution of 20 MP, f/1.6 aperture. Serves to expand the dynamic range, accurate color reproduction in halftones.

Huawei P20 Pro

The third one is just 8 MP, f/2.4 aperture. It is equipped with a lens with a triple optical zoom, which only works in good lighting conditions, otherwise the smartphone automatically switches to another sensor, and the photo is obtained with a hybrid zoom (digital). At the moment, most devices with zoom lenses have a magnification of 1.6x - 2x. So Huawei P20 is a unique gadget even in this regard.

Huawei P20 Pro

Unfortunately, the pixel size is unknown to me, but it should be more than 2 microns. That is, the P20 Pro uses a sensor with the largest pixels among other smartphones.

The smartphone is able to select an ISO value in the range from 100 to (attention!) 51200. As a rule, in mobile devices this range ends with the number 3200, at best - 6400. How will the values ​​​​12800 - 51200 behave , will only show the commercial sample.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Some cameras have optical stabilization (not exactly known). Moreover, the manufacturer talks about 6-axis stabilization. I wonder what the 6th axis is?

It is still difficult to talk about image quality, but it is unlikely that the third 8 MP module will produce high-quality photos, given that it is most likely without a “stub”, equipped with a small aperture and a small sensor. That is, a camera for the "tick".

Photos in 40 MP are impressive: “drop” - I don’t want to! However, I repeat once again that the acquaintance took place with non-commercial samples, which were far from perfect.

It is worth saying that Huawei P20 Pro now "understands" even more scenes in the frame. For example, if a forest and a sky enter the frame, the gadget sets the camera to the Clear Sky preset, and the software produces a clear and bright photo with well-developed shadows in the lower part (forest).

There is also predictive autofocus (marketing name 4D PF). The camera follows the object and predicts its position at a particular moment in time.

Huawei P20 Pro

The front camera has become smarter as the software has been taught to create a 3D model of the face using artificial intelligence for further processing. So, for example, it became possible to choose lighting (very similar to the chip in the Apple camera). On test samples, this worked crookedly.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro can now record video at 960 frames per second, but only at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The Huawei P20 shoots 240 fps at FullHD and 120 at 4K (if I'm not mistaken).

Huawei P20 Pro

The last thing to highlight are 3D stickers: something like Samsung's AR emoji or Apple's "animoji".

Multimedia

The smartphone is equipped with two stereo speakers. They sound clear and loud, the stereo base is extended. The P20 Pro comes with Dolby Atmos technology. Noise suppression is used based on the analysis of sound from microphones (on the device or headset) and the work of artificial intelligence.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Impression

Of course, the main focus of the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone is on cameras. No wonder publications professionally engaged in photography were invited to the presentation and press tour.

I hope that Huawei will give the device for long-term testing to gain experience with such an original device, because I like to experiment with photos, with manual settings, compare pictures from various devices in detail.

I think it goes without saying that the P20 Pro turned out to be at least interesting: cool design, powerful processor, OLED matrix, large battery, three main cameras and the ability to shoot video at 960 frames per second.

Huawei P20 Pro

Further everything will depend on the cost of the device. If the price is around 65,000 rubles, then the Huawei P20 Pro will be extremely difficult to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S9 + (read, impossible). It seems to me that 60,000 rubles would be the most reasonable, less is welcome!

Huawei P20 Pro first look

As already mentioned in the material about Huawei P20, the new P20 Pro was also presented in France. Both devices have a common design style, some similar technical characteristics, but still differ greatly in terms of positioning.

The P20 is designed for an audience that buys relatively compact flagship devices from Huawei, while the P20 Pro smartphone will be taken by enthusiasts or geeks who are confused by the photo part of mobile devices. I consider myself one of the latter, so it was very interesting for me to get acquainted with the Huawei P20 Pro due to the fact that the device is equipped with three main cameras at once.

The developers of the P20 Pro cameras decided to do this: a 40 MP module + a 20 MP module and another 8 MP module. The first produces the highest image resolution for mobile devices today, the second creates black and white frames and is used to expand the dynamic range, and the third has a threefold optical zoom.

The fact that Huawei created a three-camera device became known a few months before the announcement. And I expected that the optics would be the following: a regular lens, wide angle and telephoto.

But the designers of the Chinese company acted differently, but no less original.

In addition, it is now possible to record short clips in HD resolution at 960 frames per second. To date, only Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 + and some Sony devices can do this. Slow motion videos look very impressive!

In this article, I will mainly talk about my impression of the camera and its capabilities, since the design and many parameters are copied from the younger model.

Since the material was written long before the presentation, the cost of the P20 Pro smartphone was not announced. I assume that it may be in the region of 55,000 - 65,000 rubles, I hope not more.

Appearance

Unlike the previous flagship device, made of metal, it was decided to make the novelty of glass and metal. It is probably now fashionable to use glass in top devices: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. In several materials, I already wrote about Apple's branded "island" X. I repeat that at the moment, it seems to me, such a cut is necessary not so much from a practical point of view, but from a marketing one. Since, by removing the fingerprint scanner from the bottom, it would be quite possible to align the top and bottom faces approximately the same as the Galaxy S9 / S9 +. But this was not done, since the trends in design are still set by Apple, which means that there will be a “forelock”! This is my personal opinion.

My primary phone is an Apple iPhone X, and the protrusion at the top doesn't annoy me. I think that in Huawei P20 Pro it will not bother anyone, considering that the “island” is even smaller.

The dimensions for a 6-inch smartphone are not bad - 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, and the weight is 180 grams. Of course, such a device cannot be called compact, although it is not much larger than the regular P20 version.

Three colors will be available in Russia: black, blue and special - "twilight". In the “first look” at the Huawei P20, he detailed the third one. Purple (Ultra violet) was chosen as the color of the year by Pantone Color - trends, fashion and all that.

Huawei P20 Pro

In words, this is a gradient from light blue to purple. Looks good, but without wow effect. The P20 will also have gold and rose gold, though not for Russia.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

The layout of the elements is the same as the Huawei P20. The exception is the presence of a third camera. Purely visually, the “firmware” on the back looks good, I don’t think that the additional lens spoils and distinguishes the gadget from other devices. By the way, a (most likely fake) render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with three cameras has already appeared on the Web.

Huawei P20 Pro

I would like to note that the Pro model has IP67 protection! In addition, a stereo mode is provided when playing music through the speakers.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20, Apple iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

Display

In the older model, the screen diagonal was increased by 0.3 inches, that is, from 5.8 to 6.1. Actually, the same situation was with the P10 and P10 Plus, but there was an increase of 0.4 inches, and the difference became a little more noticeable.

Huawei P20 Pro

The screen resolution of Huawei P20 Pro is 2240x1080 pixels, and the matrix is ​​​​made using OLED technology. At the moment, there are no details about it (the test sample had IPS). In theory, the quality should be chic. Most likely, the software should provide for something like Always On Display.

Battery

It uses a built-in 4000 mAh battery. If you take into account the energy-efficient Kirin 970 processor and the OLED matrix, you should get excellent battery life. I expect about 1.5 days (about 5-6 hours of screen light), about 20 hours of video and 6-7 hours of toys. Supports proprietary fast charging.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Iron

The Huawei P10 Pro flagship smartphone uses the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset. we are already familiar with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. A powerful 8-core processor is "sharpened" for working with AI. The manufacturer calls it a neuromorphic processor (Neural Processing Unit, NPU). The Kirin 970 also includes a new generation 12-core Mali G72 GPU.

Huawei P20 Pro has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory (probably UFS 2.1). Only one version of the device with 128 GB will be on sale, as memory cards are not supported.

Cameras

Well, here we finally come to the most important and interesting, in my opinion. The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone was equipped with three main cameras at once. As far as I know, this particular model is the first serial one with three sensors on the back side. Most likely, there are some models (prototypes or fierce "Chinese"), but I'm not familiar with them.

Huawei P20 Pro

One of the modules has a 40 MP sensor. The lens aperture of this camera is f/1.8. As I understand it, the sensor is used to take photos in very high resolution (the test sample took frames of 7296x5472 pixels).

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

The second module is black and white and has a resolution of 20 MP, f/1.6 aperture. Serves to expand the dynamic range, accurate color reproduction in halftones.

Huawei P20 Pro

The third one is just 8 MP, f/2.4 aperture. It is equipped with a lens with a triple optical zoom, which only works in good lighting conditions, otherwise the smartphone automatically switches to another sensor, and the photo is obtained with a hybrid zoom (digital). At the moment, most devices with zoom lenses have a magnification of 1.6x - 2x. So Huawei P20 is a unique gadget even in this regard.

Huawei P20 Pro

Unfortunately, the pixel size is unknown to me, but it should be more than 2 microns. That is, the P20 Pro uses a sensor with the largest pixels among other smartphones.

The smartphone is able to select an ISO value in the range from 100 to (attention!) 51200. As a rule, in mobile devices this range ends with the number 3200, at best - 6400. How will the values ​​​​12800 - 51200 behave , will only show the commercial sample.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Some cameras have optical stabilization (not exactly known). Moreover, the manufacturer talks about 6-axis stabilization. I wonder what the 6th axis is?

It is still difficult to talk about image quality, but it is unlikely that the third 8 MP module will produce high-quality photos, given that it is most likely without a “stub”, equipped with a small aperture and a small sensor. That is, a camera for the "tick".

Photos in 40 MP are impressive: “drop” - I don’t want to! However, I repeat once again that the acquaintance took place with non-commercial samples, which were far from perfect.

It is worth saying that Huawei P20 Pro now "understands" even more scenes in the frame. For example, if a forest and a sky enter the frame, the gadget sets the camera to the Clear Sky preset, and the software produces a clear and bright photo with well-developed shadows in the lower part (forest).

There is also predictive autofocus (marketing name 4D PF). The camera follows the object and predicts its position at a particular moment in time.

Huawei P20 Pro

The front camera has become smarter as the software has been taught to create a 3D model of the face using artificial intelligence for further processing. So, for example, it became possible to choose lighting (very similar to the chip in the Apple camera). On test samples, this worked crookedly.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro can now record video at 960 frames per second, but only at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The Huawei P20 shoots 240 fps at FullHD and 120 at 4K (if I'm not mistaken).

Huawei P20 Pro

The last thing to highlight are 3D stickers: something like Samsung's AR emoji or Apple's "animoji".

Multimedia

The smartphone is equipped with two stereo speakers. They sound clear and loud, the stereo base is extended. The P20 Pro comes with Dolby Atmos technology. Noise suppression is used based on the analysis of sound from microphones (on the device or headset) and the work of artificial intelligence.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Impression

Of course, the main focus of the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone is on cameras. No wonder publications professionally engaged in photography were invited to the presentation and press tour.

I hope that Huawei will give the device for long-term testing to gain experience with such an original device, because I like to experiment with photos, with manual settings, compare pictures from various devices in detail.

I think it goes without saying that the P20 Pro turned out to be at least interesting: cool design, powerful processor, OLED matrix, large battery, three main cameras and the ability to shoot video at 960 frames per second.

Huawei P20 Pro

Further everything will depend on the cost of the device. If the price is around 65,000 rubles, then the Huawei P20 Pro will be extremely difficult to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S9 + (read, impossible). It seems to me that 60,000 rubles would be the most reasonable, less is welcome!

Huawei P20 Pro first look

As already mentioned in the material about Huawei P20, the new P20 Pro was also presented in France. Both devices have a common design style, some similar technical characteristics, but still differ greatly in terms of positioning.

The P20 is designed for an audience that buys relatively compact flagship devices from Huawei, while the P20 Pro smartphone will be taken by enthusiasts or geeks who are confused by the photo part of mobile devices. I consider myself one of the latter, so it was very interesting for me to get acquainted with the Huawei P20 Pro due to the fact that the device is equipped with three main cameras at once.

The developers of the P20 Pro cameras decided to do this: a 40 MP module + a 20 MP module and another 8 MP module. The first produces the highest image resolution for mobile devices today, the second creates black and white frames and is used to expand the dynamic range, and the third has a threefold optical zoom.

The fact that Huawei created a three-camera device became known a few months before the announcement. And I expected that the optics would be the following: a regular lens, wide angle and telephoto.

But the designers of the Chinese company acted differently, but no less original.

In addition, it is now possible to record short clips in HD resolution at 960 frames per second. To date, only Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 + and some Sony devices can do this. Slow motion videos look very impressive!

In this article, I will mainly talk about my impression of the camera and its capabilities, since the design and many parameters are copied from the younger model.

Since the material was written long before the presentation, the cost of the P20 Pro smartphone was not announced. I assume that it may be in the region of 55,000 - 65,000 rubles, I hope not more.

Appearance

Unlike the previous flagship device, made of metal, it was decided to make the novelty of glass and metal. It is probably now fashionable to use glass in top devices: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. In several materials, I already wrote about Apple's branded "island" X. I repeat that at the moment, it seems to me, such a cut is necessary not so much from a practical point of view, but from a marketing one. Since, by removing the fingerprint scanner from the bottom, it would be quite possible to align the top and bottom faces approximately the same as the Galaxy S9 / S9 +. But this was not done, since the trends in design are still set by Apple, which means that there will be a “forelock”! This is my personal opinion.

My primary phone is an Apple iPhone X, and the protrusion at the top doesn't annoy me. I think that in Huawei P20 Pro it will not bother anyone, considering that the “island” is even smaller.

The dimensions for a 6-inch smartphone are not bad - 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, and the weight is 180 grams. Of course, such a device cannot be called compact, although it is not much larger than the regular P20 version.

Three colors will be available in Russia: black, blue and special - "twilight". In the “first look” at the Huawei P20, he detailed the third one. Purple (Ultra violet) was chosen as the color of the year by Pantone Color - trends, fashion and all that.

Huawei P20 Pro

In words, this is a gradient from light blue to purple. Looks good, but without wow effect. The P20 will also have gold and rose gold, though not for Russia.

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The layout of the elements is the same as the Huawei P20. The exception is the presence of a third camera. Purely visually, the “firmware” on the back looks good, I don’t think that the additional lens spoils and distinguishes the gadget from other devices. By the way, a (most likely fake) render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with three cameras has already appeared on the Web.

Huawei P20 Pro

I would like to note that the Pro model has IP67 protection! In addition, a stereo mode is provided when playing music through the speakers.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20, Apple iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

Display

In the older model, the screen diagonal was increased by 0.3 inches, that is, from 5.8 to 6.1. Actually, the same situation was with the P10 and P10 Plus, but there was an increase of 0.4 inches, and the difference became a little more noticeable.

Huawei P20 Pro

The screen resolution of Huawei P20 Pro is 2240x1080 pixels, and the matrix is ​​​​made using OLED technology. At the moment, there are no details about it (the test sample had IPS). In theory, the quality should be chic. Most likely, the software should provide for something like Always On Display.

Battery

It uses a built-in 4000 mAh battery. If you take into account the energy-efficient Kirin 970 processor and the OLED matrix, you should get excellent battery life. I expect about 1.5 days (about 5-6 hours of screen light), about 20 hours of video and 6-7 hours of toys. Supports proprietary fast charging.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Iron

The Huawei P10 Pro flagship smartphone uses the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset. we are already familiar with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. A powerful 8-core processor is "sharpened" for working with AI. The manufacturer calls it a neuromorphic processor (Neural Processing Unit, NPU). The Kirin 970 also includes a new generation 12-core Mali G72 GPU.

Huawei P20 Pro has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory (probably UFS 2.1). Only one version of the device with 128 GB will be on sale, as memory cards are not supported.

Cameras

Well, here we finally come to the most important and interesting, in my opinion. The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone was equipped with three main cameras at once. As far as I know, this particular model is the first serial one with three sensors on the back side. Most likely, there are some models (prototypes or fierce "Chinese"), but I'm not familiar with them.

Huawei P20 Pro

One of the modules has a 40 MP sensor. The lens aperture of this camera is f/1.8. As I understand it, the sensor is used to take photos in very high resolution (the test sample took frames of 7296x5472 pixels).

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

The second module is black and white and has a resolution of 20 MP, f/1.6 aperture. Serves to expand the dynamic range, accurate color reproduction in halftones.

Huawei P20 Pro

The third is just 8 MP, f/2.4. It is equipped with a lens with a triple optical zoom, which only works in good lighting conditions, otherwise the smartphone automatically switches to another sensor, and the photo is obtained with a hybrid zoom (digital). At the moment, most devices with zoom lenses have a magnification of 1.6x - 2x. So Huawei P20 is a unique gadget even in this regard.

Huawei P20 Pro

Unfortunately, the pixel size is unknown to me, but it should be more than 2 microns. That is, the P20 Pro uses a sensor with the largest pixels among other smartphones.

The smartphone is able to select an ISO value in the range from 100 to (attention!) 51200. As a rule, in mobile devices this range ends with the number 3200, at best - 6400. How will the values ​​​​12800 - 51200 behave , will only show the commercial sample.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Some cameras have optical stabilization (not exactly known). Moreover, the manufacturer talks about 6-axis stabilization. I wonder what the 6th axis is?

It is still difficult to talk about image quality, but it is unlikely that the third 8 MP module will produce high-quality photos, given that it is most likely without a “stub”, equipped with a small aperture and a small sensor. That is, a camera for the "tick".

Photos in 40 MP are impressive: “drop” - I don’t want to! However, I repeat once again that the acquaintance took place with non-commercial samples, which were far from perfect.

It is worth saying that Huawei P20 Pro now "understands" even more scenes in the frame. For example, if a forest and a sky enter the frame, the gadget sets the camera to the Clear Sky preset, and the software produces a clear and bright photo with well-developed shadows in the lower part (forest).

There is also predictive autofocus (marketing name 4D PF). The camera follows the object and predicts its position at a particular moment in time.

Huawei P20 Pro

The front camera has become smarter as the software has been taught to create a 3D model of the face using artificial intelligence for further processing. So, for example, it became possible to choose lighting (very similar to the chip in the Apple camera). On test samples, this worked crookedly.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro can now record video at 960 frames per second, but only at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The Huawei P20 shoots 240 fps at FullHD and 120 at 4K (if I'm not mistaken).

Huawei P20 Pro

The last thing to highlight are 3D stickers: something like Samsung's AR emoji or Apple's "animoji".

Multimedia

The smartphone is equipped with two stereo speakers. They sound clear and loud, the stereo base is extended. The P20 Pro comes with Dolby Atmos technology. Noise suppression is used based on the analysis of sound from microphones (on the device or headset) and the work of artificial intelligence.

Huawei P20 Pro Huawei P20 Pro

Impression

Of course, the main focus of the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone is on cameras. No wonder publications professionally engaged in photography were invited to the presentation and press tour.

I hope that Huawei will give the device for long-term testing to gain experience with such an original device, because I like to experiment with photos, with manual settings, compare pictures from various devices in detail.

I think it goes without saying that the P20 Pro turned out to be at least interesting: cool design, powerful processor, OLED matrix, large battery, three main cameras and the ability to shoot video at 960 frames per second.

Huawei P20 Pro

Further everything will depend on the cost of the device. If the price is around 65,000 rubles, then the Huawei P20 Pro will be extremely difficult to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S9 + (read, impossible). It seems to me that 60,000 rubles would be the most reasonable, less is welcome!

Huawei P20 Pro first look

As already mentioned in the material about Huawei P20, the new P20 Pro was also presented in France. Both devices have a common design style, some similar technical characteristics, but still differ greatly in terms of positioning.

The P20 is designed for an audience that buys relatively compact flagship devices from Huawei, while the P20 Pro smartphone will be taken by enthusiasts or geeks who are confused by the photo part of mobile devices. I consider myself one of the latter, so it was very interesting for me to get acquainted with the Huawei P20 Pro due to the fact that the device is equipped with three main cameras at once.

The developers of the P20 Pro cameras decided to do this: a 40 MP module + a 20 MP module and another 8 MP module. The first produces the highest image resolution for mobile devices today, the second creates black and white frames and is used to expand the dynamic range, and the third has a threefold optical zoom.

The fact that Huawei created a three-camera device became known a few months before the announcement. And I expected that the optics would be the following: a regular lens, wide angle and telephoto.

But the designers of the Chinese company acted differently, but no less original.

In addition, it is now possible to record short clips in HD resolution at 960 frames per second. To date, only Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 + and some Sony devices can do this. Slow motion videos look very impressive!

In this article, I will mainly talk about my impression of the camera and its capabilities, since the design and many parameters are copied from the younger model.

Since the material was written long before the presentation, the cost of the P20 Pro smartphone was not announced. I assume that it may be in the region of 55,000 - 65,000 rubles, I hope not more.

Appearance

Unlike the previous flagship device, made of metal, it was decided to make the novelty of glass and metal. It is probably now fashionable to use glass in top devices: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. In several materials, I already wrote about Apple's branded "island" X. I repeat that at the moment, it seems to me, such a cut is necessary not so much from a practical point of view, but from a marketing one. Since, by removing the fingerprint scanner from the bottom, it would be quite possible to align the top and bottom faces approximately the same as the Galaxy S9 / S9 +. But this was not done, since the trends in design are still set by Apple, which means that there will be a “forelock”! This is my personal opinion.

My primary phone is an Apple iPhone X, and the protrusion at the top doesn't annoy me. I think that in Huawei P20 Pro it will not bother anyone, considering that the “island” is even smaller.

The dimensions for a 6-inch smartphone are not bad - 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, and the weight is 180 grams. Of course, such a device cannot be called compact, although it is not much larger than the regular P20 version.

Three colors will be available in Russia: black, blue and special - "twilight". In the “first look” at the Huawei P20, he detailed the third one. Purple (Ultra violet) was chosen as the color of the year by Pantone Color - trends, fashion and all that.

In words, this is a gradient from light blue to purple. Looks good, but without wow effect. The P20 will also have gold and rose gold, though not for Russia.

The layout of the elements is the same as the Huawei P20. The exception is the presence of a third camera. Purely visually, the “firmware” on the back looks good, I don’t think that the additional lens spoils and distinguishes the gadget from other devices. By the way, a (most likely fake) render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with three cameras has already appeared on the Web.

I would like to note that the Pro model has IP67 protection! In addition, a stereo mode is provided when playing music through the speakers.

Huawei P20, Apple iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro

Display

In the older model, the screen diagonal was increased by 0.3 inches, that is, from 5.8 to 6.1. Actually, the same situation was with the P10 and P10 Plus, but there was an increase of 0.4 inches, and the difference became a little more noticeable.

The screen resolution of Huawei P20 Pro is 2240x1080 pixels, and the matrix is ​​​​made using OLED technology. At the moment, there are no details about it (the test sample had IPS). In theory, the quality should be chic. Most likely, the software should provide for something like Always On Display.

Battery

It uses a built-in 4000 mAh battery. If you take into account the energy-efficient Kirin 970 processor and the OLED matrix, you should get excellent battery life. I expect about 1.5 days (about 5-6 hours of screen light), about 20 hours of video and 6-7 hours of toys. Supports proprietary fast charging.

Iron

Inside the flagship smartphone Huawei P10 Pro, the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset is used. https://cars45.com.gh/dUM5Xms5epHytmmRQ8YPpI64 We are already familiar with it from the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. A powerful 8-core processor is "sharpened" for working with AI. The manufacturer calls it a neuromorphic processor (Neural Processing Unit, NPU). The Kirin 970 also includes a new generation 12-core Mali G72 GPU.

Inside the flagship smartphone Huawei P10 Pro, the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset is used. https://cars45.com.gh/dUM5Xms5epHytmmRQ8YPpI64 https://cars45.com.gh/dUM5Xms5epHytmmRQ8YPpI64 We are already familiar with it from the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. A powerful 8-core processor is "sharpened" for working with AI. The manufacturer calls it a neuromorphic processor (Neural Processing Unit, NPU). The Kirin 970 also includes a new generation Mali G72 12-core GPU.

Huawei P20 Pro has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory (probably UFS 2.1). Only one version of the device with 128 GB will be on sale, as memory cards are not supported.

Cameras

Well, here we finally come to the most important and interesting, in my opinion. The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone was equipped with three main cameras at once. As far as I know, this particular model is the first serial one with three sensors on the back. Most likely, there are some models (prototypes or fierce "Chinese"), but I'm not familiar with them.

One of the modules has a 40 MP sensor. The lens aperture of this camera is f/1.8. As I understand it, the sensor is used to take photos in very high resolution (the test sample took frames of 7296x5472 pixels).

The second module is black and white and has a resolution of 20 MP, f/1.6 aperture. Serves to expand the dynamic range, accurate color reproduction in halftones.

The third one is just 8 MP, f/2.4 aperture. It is equipped with a lens with a triple optical zoom, which only works in good lighting conditions, otherwise the smartphone automatically switches to another sensor, and the photo is obtained with a hybrid zoom (digital). At the moment, most devices with zoom lenses have a magnification of 1.6x - 2x. So Huawei P20 is a unique gadget even in this regard.

Unfortunately, the pixel size is unknown to me, but it should be more than 2 microns. That is, the P20 Pro uses a sensor with the largest pixels among other smartphones.

The smartphone is able to select an ISO value in the range from 100 to (attention!) 51200. As a rule, in mobile devices this range ends with the number 3200, at best - 6400. How will the values ​​​​12800 - 51200 behave , will only show the commercial sample.

Some cameras have optical stabilization (not exactly known). Moreover, the manufacturer talks about 6-axis stabilization. I wonder what the 6th axis is?

It is still difficult to talk about image quality, but it is unlikely that the third 8 MP module will produce high-quality photos, given that it is most likely without a “stub”, equipped with a small aperture and a small sensor. That is, a camera for the "tick".

Photos in 40 MP are impressive: “drop” - I don’t want to! However, I repeat once again that the acquaintance took place with non-commercial samples, which were far from perfect.

It is worth saying that Huawei P20 Pro now "understands" even more scenes in the frame. For example, if a forest and a sky enter the frame, the gadget sets the camera to the Clear Sky preset, and the software produces a clear and bright photo with well-developed shadows in the lower part (forest).

There is also predictive autofocus (marketing name 4D PF). The camera follows the object and predicts its position at a particular moment in time.

The front camera has become smarter as the software has been taught to create a 3D model of the face using artificial intelligence for further processing. So, for example, it became possible to choose lighting (very similar to the chip in the Apple camera). On test samples, this worked crookedly.

Huawei P20 Pro can now record video at 960 frames per second, but only at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The Huawei P20 shoots 240 fps at FullHD and 120 at 4K (if I'm not mistaken).

The last thing to highlight are 3D stickers: something like Samsung's AR emoji or Apple's "animoji".

Multimedia

The smartphone is equipped with two stereo speakers. They sound clear and loud, the stereo base is extended. The P20 Pro comes with Dolby Atmos technology. Noise suppression is used based on the analysis of sound from microphones (on the device or headset) and the work of artificial intelligence.

Impression

Of course, the main focus of the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone is on cameras. No wonder publications professionally engaged in photography were invited to the presentation and press tour.

I hope that Huawei will give the device for long-term testing to gain experience with such an original device, because I like to experiment with photos, with manual settings, compare pictures from various devices in detail.