Triple-camera model has already achieved highest DxOMark Mobile score
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has ended months of rumours by confirming its new P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite smartphones.
The P20 Pro is the most significant option for the photographer, largely thanks to its rear three-camera setup. This combines a 40MP RGB sensor with an f1.8-aperture lens and 20MP monochrome sensor with an f1.6-aperture lens, together with a further 8MP sensor that’s fronted by an f2.4 80mm-equivalent lens.
The front camera is also respectable in its specs, with a 24.8MP sensor and an f2 lens. Huawei has complemented this with what it describes as AI-driven 3D facial modelling technology, which in turn allows for a similar collection of portrait lighting options seen in other recent releases.
Perhaps the most ambitious claim for the new model is that its new AI stabilisation (AIS) option is effective enough to stabilise handheld exposures up to six seconds long. Other photographic features include a 5x hybrid zoom, predictive focus, automatic scene recognition and a new white balance sensor incorporated just beneath the flash on the rear. The model, which has been finished with a 6.1in OLED display, is also capable of both 4K UHD and
Full HD video recording, with an additional 960fps Super Slow Motion capture option that can output slow-motion footage up to 32x slower than it’s captured. Other features include IP67 dust protection and waterproofing, a 4,000mAh battery and 128GB of storage space. Huawei also took the launch as an opportunity to reveal that the P20 Pro boasts the highest overall DxOMark Mobile scores of any current smartphone, with an overall score of 109 placing it ahead of the likes of the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung S9+.
Above LARGE AND CLEAR The front is largely occupied by a 6.1in OLED display with a 2,240 x 1,080 resolution Right FEATURES The model features RAW shooting, 4D predictive focus and a 3x optical zoom Inset CAMERA TRIO The P20 Pro boasts three...