Breakthroughs in Technology and Art to Redefine Intelligent Photography
SYDNEY – May 8, 2018 – At an exclusive technology briefing held this evening by Sydney’s harbour, Clement Wong, Head of Global Product Marketing, and Larking Huang, Managing Director of HUAWEI Australia’s Consumer Business Group, formally introduced the HUAWEI P20 Pro to Australia.
This follows an exclusive launch event held on 27 March in Paris, where HUAWEI Consumer Business Group unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro. The HUAWEI P20 Pro features the world’s first Leica triple camera that incorporates unprecedented AI advances, combining technology and art to bring to life a groundbreaking smartphone experience.
HUAWEI were pioneers in smartphone photography with the launch of the HUAWEI P9, the first Leica dual camera. With the debut of the HUAWEI P20 Pro, HUAWEI makes capturing professional quality images a truly effortless experience for everyone.
“We look for inspiration from artists to continuously evolve our approach to design and innovation,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group. “The HUAWEI P20 Series builds on the legacy of our collabouration with Leica. With a breakthrough triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro and powerful artificial intelligence, today’s most vibrant consumers can now capture and share the brilliance of the world around them.”
Achieving DxOMark’s highest overall scores , the HUAWEI P20 Pro is the most advanced, intelligent camera systems currently featured on a smartphone, elevating photography to a new height.
Key features of the HUAWEI P20 Series include:
An Exquisite Combination of Art and Technology for the Fashion Forward
The HUAWEI P20 Pro features a striking, fashion-forward aesthetic. Most notably, the HUAWEI P20 Pro comes in an all-new, exclusive, fashionable colour, Twilight, achieved by applying several layers of NCVM* optical coatings underneath the glass back, so light hitting the surface refracts and creates a vivid, yet gradual change of hue. The HUAWEI P20 Pro is also available in Graphite Black.
The and 6.1-inch OLED screen HUAWEI P20 Pro feature ultra-thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body ratios for better viewing experiences with more on-screen information, whether reading or gaming. The HUAWEI FullView Display seamlessly blends with rounded edges, making the device comfortable to hold.
Inspired by Light and Technology, a Stunning Device Designed for Every Photography Fan
The HUAWEI P20 Pro reflects the art of light, with camera features that enhance the smartphone photography experience. The HUAWEI P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera with the highest total pixel count on a smartphone available in the market – the camera configuration is comprised of a 40 MP RGB sensor, a 20 MP monochrome sensor and an 8 MP sensor with telephoto lens. It also features a colour temperature sensor for better colour reproduction. With f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details, the HUAWEI P20 Pro also includes a brand new Leica 3x telephoto (VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.6-2.4/27-80ASPH) lens for long-range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom. The HUAWEI P20 Pro’s highly sensitive image sensor captures low light photos with up to ISO 102400.
The HUAWEI P20 builds on its predecessor’s foundation with a Leica dual camera featuring a 12 MP lens with a pixel size as high as 1.55 μm, and a 20 MP monochrome lens, enhancing the HUAWEI P20’s ability to capture photos in low-light settings.
The HUAWEI P20 Pro supports six-axis stabilisation and 960 fps super slow motion, which is 4x higher than the standard 240 fps and captures details that cannot be seen with the naked eye. 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.
Master AI Photography Experience for Everyone, Everywhere
With the Kirin 970 processor, the HUAWEI P20 Pro automatically identifies more than 500 scenarios in 19 categories and selects photography modes and camera settings to deliver incredible, professional-looking images – even for novice photographers. In addition, 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. In this mode, the camera predicts moving objects and focuses on them with extreme efficiency to capture minute details of objects in motion. In addition, the HUAWEI P20 Pro features AI-Assisted Composition, providing intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.
The HUAWEI P20 Pro feature a 24 MP selfie camera** with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting – the result is beautiful selfies with healthy-looking skin tone adjustments, delicately outlined facial details and realistic 3D feature enhancements.
Additionally, the HUAWEI HiAI Ecosystem enhances a variety of app experiences. For instance, the HUAWEI P20 Pro includes on-device Prisma processing, which supports real-time filter recommendations based on scene and object recognition – the calculation speed is three to four times that of the cloud version.
In partnership with Google, the HUAWEI P20 Series supports Google ARCore delivering advanced AR capabilities.
Introduced on the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, the HUAWEI P20 Series feature TÜV Safety Certified HUAWEI SuperCharge. Both the HUAWEI P20 Pro have a 4,000 mAh battery – the HUAWEI P20 features a 3,400 mAh battery – with AI-powered Battery Management.
Pricing and Availability
The HUAWEI P20 Pro will be available from 18 May 2018 from JB Hi-Fi (Black & Twilight), Mobileciti (Black & Twilight) and Harvey Norman.
|Model||Version||AUD (includes tax)|
|HUAWEI P20 Pro||6 GB + 128 GB||$1,099|
* Non-conductive Vacuum Metalizing
** 24.8 MP sensor
Larking Huang, Managing Director of HUAWEI Australia’s Consumer Business Group:
“What was darkness is now light, with the HUAWEI P20 Pro once again demonstrating our strong partnership with Leica. HUAWEI has collabourated with Leica again, to deliver outstanding camera intelligence, through a revolutionary AI-powered Triple Leica Camera, which features a 40 MP Light Fusion sensor that delivers stunningly clear images in extremely dark and low light conditions, rivalling the photography produced by many DSLR cameras.”
“The HUAWEI P20 Pro is about bringing out your inner photographer and inspiring creativity at the same time, at HUAWEI, we know memories are made at any time of the day. The HUAWEI P20 Pro’s ‘nightshot’ mode allows users to capture exceptional clarity and detail without having to change numerous settings. Image stablisation, powered by AI and our HUAWEI Kirin 970 chipset, along with 5x Hybrid Zoom, ensure users produce amazing photography at distance and with clarity, which are two common impediments to capturing a great image.”
“Already, the HUAWEI P20 Pro has received global recognition for its exceptional intelligence, winning the prestigious Technical Image Press Association’s ‘Best Smartphone Camera Award’ for 2018 and being awarded a DxOMark rating of 109 – the highest score achieved by a smartphone.”
“The HUAWEI P20 Pro’s ultra-high capacity 4,000 mAh battery ensures your experience and usage time is greater than ever before, which has been integrated with HUAWEI’s ultra-fast SuperCharge technology. This means users can leave behind the inconvenience of external battery packs, carrying around chargers and power plugs or using power saver modes just to make it through a single day. The HUAWEI P20 Pro can handle 22 hours of internet use, 22 hours of continuous video playback, 89 hours of continuous music playback or 25 hours of talk-time, off a single charge.”
“The HUAWEI P20 Pro’s 6.1 inch HUAWEI FullView OLED display offers immersive viewing whether you’re streaming video or movies on the move, scrolling through your photos and videos, or beating you last high score in a mobile game.”
“HUAWEI knows users want to be inspired by their environment, not impacted by its unpredictability, we’ve ensured the HUAWEI P20 Pro can handle the challenges of different conditions with an IP67 rating (dust-proof and water-resistant up to 1 m). As is custom across many HUAWEI devices, the HUAWEI P20 Pro also includes various user friendly and versatile features, which include: PhoneClone (to ensure a hassle free switch from any other smartphone), Dual SIM card slots (across some variants) to provide seamless management of personal and professional usage, HUAWEI’s Kirin 970 processor for smarter and faster daily use, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage capacity, an Infra-red remote controller to manage common consumer appliances and we’ve even packed a flexible clear case into the box for to get the HUAWEI P20 Pro in your hand faster.”
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