Red menace P20 Pro won't be released in the US, 40MP camera or not

Red menace P20 Pro won't be released in the US, 40MP camera or not
Huawei's new P20 and P20 Pro flagships are the buzz of the week not only because they are high-end Android handsets with a notch, but on account of the impressive camera hardware they carry, especially the Pro model.

A huge 1/1.7" sensor with 40MP resolution? Check. Sidekicks with 20 MP monochrome and 8 MP telephoto lens? Check. A 4-in-1 hybrid focusing system with color temp sensor, laser and phase-detection autofocus? Check. The highest light sensitivity levels on a smartphone camera of up to 102,400 ISO? The first phone with 3x optical zoom thanks to the telephoto lens? Super Slow Motion with with 960 FPS super slow-motion at 720p like on the S9? Check, check and check! On first blush, the P20 Pro takes much better exposed pictures at night than both the S9 and iPhone X, but in daylight the results are a bit of a mixed bags, based on the limited amount of samples that has emerged from Huawei's event yesterday.

The thing is, however, that all this camera jazz will never see the light of the day on this side of the pond, at least not in any official capacity. Huawei has apparently made it clear that it doesn't intend to go through all the carrier and Best Buy humiliation it suffered with the Mate 10 series because of geopolitical considerations, so your best bet to get a hand on a P20 Pro or Porsche Design Mate RS with 512 GB storage and dual finger scanner, would be to import them.

source: TechCrunch

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P20 Pro
  • Display 6.1" 1080 x 2240 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I am sure that initially, Huawei would not be so foolish as to introduce spyware/malware deliberately into its US handsets, as they realise those handsets would be taken apart by US authorities and studied: one tiny hint of a deliberate flaw and it would be blood. But what the real risk is that if they introduced handsets that did well in the market in the US, in a few years, when department heads of defense contractors, Professors at MIT Nuclear Engineering and commodity traders of oil all saw their Huawei phones as comparatively low cost but feature rich and were loyal customers...that's when Huawei would hit, after spending those years researching various new 0 day vulnerabilities that would even be quite stealthy. Not worth the risk for the US.

2. TerryD

Posts: 559; Member since: May 09, 2017

Just like the US are going to do with Apple phones in China?

3. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

You just expressed the the notorious plans of USA . First they created companies like Facebook , Google,Apple . When the companies become vastly popular globally, they started to steal personal data from the users . As we have seen USA invading countries killing millions of people in last few decades . I have totally changed my mind from using USA based products and services . China is a billion times better than USA and its dirty plans

4. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2475; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I read an article the other day entitled “When the FBI, CIA, and NSA agree on something you should listen”. I think differently. To me, that suggests that Huawei phones don’t have backdoors that are used by those agencies to gather data. Huawei servers are out of reach for those agencies to be able to touch with or without a court warrant.

13. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Each country has its own backdoor

6. fyah_king unregistered

I want that P20 pro. The best camera for 2018 and 2019 imo.

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And you know that before any reviews showef

7. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Pretty sure the internet was created for the intent of spying on the world and making money off of it. Anyway, stop fighting folks. People denying there's any spying on any smart gadget is either delusional or stand to profit from it.

9. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This is the closest and most modern thing to the Lumia 1020. I need to find a way to get this phone in my hands. Much more exciting than the Galaxy SO and they are very nice phones to me. The P20 is just something different and they're not afraid to put huge batteries in their flagships. Samsung has no more excuses not too at this point.

10. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

the tale of a jealous country

11. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Good riddance. We don't need any data thieving chinese company in this country. If you want the best smarthphone performance for bargain price, just buy Samsung. It's far more reliable than the chink brands and at least a year ahead of any other smartphone brands in terms of tech.

12. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

But they don't have a problem with Huawei laptops and OnePlus who was actually caught stealing people's information but no outrage over them. Makes you wonder what's really going on. Their laptops are acceptable but not their phones...

14. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The best way for Huawei to make inroads in the US is to keep offering all your devices unlocked, make sure they work on all carriers and offer financing so customers will be more likely to take the plunge and buy your products. I hope they will at least offer the p20 pro and mate RS Porsche design in the US.

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