Huawei P20 Pro specs leak; three Leica cameras on back include a 40MP sensor

Huawei P20 Pro specs leak; three Leica cameras on back include a 40MP sensor
On March 27th, Huawei will officially introduce the P20, P20 Lite and the P20 Pro. The latter is Huawei's new muscle phone with top-of-the-line specs including three rear-facing cameras that feature Leica optics. This reportedly is made up of a 40MP sensor, a 20MP (monochrome) sensor and an 8MP (telephoto) sensor. 5X magnification is available when using the zoom capabilities of the 40MP and 8MP sensors. Huawei calls this feature "Hybrid Zoom." The aperture on the cameras range from f/1.6 to f/2.4. Adorning the front is a selfie snapper weighing in at 24MP.

The Huawei P20 Pro is equipped with a 6.1-inch AMOLED display carrying a 1080 x 2240 resolution. That works out to a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display does have the "notch" and there is a fingerprint scanner on the bottom bezel. The home-grown Kirin 970 chipset is under the hood, and includes Neural Processing Units for AI capabilities. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB of native storage, and some markets will offer a variant with 256GB of storage. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh battery (which replenishes fast using Huawei's SuperCharge), and the handset comes with an IP67 certification rating.

The P20 Pro is 7.65mm thin and weighs 174g. It has Bluetooth 4.2, supports NFC and works on 28 LTE bands. The expected price in Europe is €899 ($1,110 USD). At the top of this story you can see the backs of both the blue and black Huawei P20 Pro flanking the front of the model (obviously the image is not done to scale). Click on the slideshow below for more images of the phone.

source: WinFuture (translated)

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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)



1. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I wonder how they fit a 40mp sensor into a form factor so thin. This is very intriguing though and if it turns out to be true that notch don't look so bad after Huawei might be pushing the industry forward with this one. We'll know soon enough.

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It depends on size, not resolution.

28. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I know that's why I said it's intriguing since the Nokia 808 and Lumia 1020 were thick phones with huge sensor sizes. This is gonna be crazy if they pulled it off.

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Why not new cpu?

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

This is their new cpu. It’s only like 3 months How can they come up with a new cpu that fast?

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

5 months since Mate 11... They should bring new cpu with P, then repeat on Mate. Not otherwise... LG and Htc got bashed by using 821 last year. No difference. P20 will be similar to SD835 phones, while other move to SD845.

15. fyah_king unregistered

I'm two months off, wow!! And it's mate 10 n not 11 since it's not even out,

18. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Nope. It's the other way around. The 960 was basically 835 features six months earlier than everyone else. Likewise for the 970 with its NPU.

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

P10 is weaker than phones with 820/821. Mate 10 is almost on pair with 835.

21. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

P series is more about design, form factor and camera. Mate series is about big size, battery and chipset. Id say that the Mate series along with new chipset should be released more earlier at same launch time as Pixel and Samsung Note series, although it does mean it would not be launched with latest android.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well done, Huawei. You managed to copy 90% of The iPhone X, a design praised by everyone. Job well done! Chin and notch, what a great combination... They look fantastic! And yes, we need 40MP cameras on our smartphones, the lens quality, sensor size, variable aperture, quad LED and all that photography nonsense can just go to... Well, wherever they like to go! Same goes go hardware performance. Who needs performance comparable to The Samsung Exynos, eh? People want to stare at that lovely, futuristic and downright classy notch and that's what they get with Huawei P20! Job well done, chaps!

4. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Huawei a spying and copying Chinese junk company.

7. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Phones are developed a couple years before release. I don’t think back then they knew what the Apple X would be.

9. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Really? Years? They all happened to come up with a notch in 2018? Lol

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

All them have many prototypes. They can change things within couple months if necessary...

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2427; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think that’s an older reference for smartphone development. It is true that phones used to take 2 years for total development time but I believe now they have it down to just over a year or even less. Normally they start with just the technology they want to put into the phone and then they create the design around the technology. If you remember, Apple really wanted to have in-screen fingerprint scanning but because it wasn’t possible they had to design the notch after the fact.

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

that ugly button...

6. raerae unregistered

That is the ugliest notch and bottom bezel combination design. They should have hire a new design team.

10. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Pretty sure the iPhone X notch is bigger and uglier.

8. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Who the f**k decides to implement a notch and then keep the fingerprint scanner on the front !?!? Ohhhhh Huawei... ok !!

22. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Because the rear fp is crap location and under screen fp not reliable yet.

17. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

That blue color is pretty dope tho

20. tiz_meh

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Good luck WoWay with last year CPU, ugly notch, and >$1000. You're on my off list.

23. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Would've been better if the Fingerprint sensor was at the back.

26. surethom

Posts: 1712; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Majority still prefer fingerprint sensor on the front.

24. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Apple sued Samsung before for copying their device. They said the Samsung Galaxy S (or S2) looked like their iPhone 3G (or 3GS) or something like that (I can't really recall exactly). But they look completely nothing alike. Is Apple going sue Huawei for this? This I think is blatant copying.

29. Loveneesh

Posts: 441; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

They can't because iphone X is not designed by Apple actually. Now, some companies prepare various designs for mobile phones and show there design to mobile phones companies and then they choose designs for there phones. If Apple have patent of there iPhone X's design then they sue every company who has notch or vertical dual camera. But at galaxy s time they actually designed it on own and have patents of that design also.

25. surethom

Posts: 1712; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice finally proper zoom but please stop using monochrome sensor, fir low light use a bigger colour sensor

27. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

P20 pro is a beauty! Small notch, great internals, just hoping it has wireless charging :-)

30. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

ok. take my money.....

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