Huawei has unveiled two new smartphones, the P20 and P20 Pro, with a major focus on the updated camera. The new smartphones, which run Android 8.1 Oreo, were launched at an event in Paris. The P20 Pro has a 6.1-inch, 2,240-by-1,080 OLED screen and a 4,000mAh battery, but the real departure is the camera system. The P20 Pro's main camera is a Leica triple-lens unit that, according to Huawei, has the highest total pixel count on any currently-available smartphone. It comprises a 40-megapixel (MP) RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens.
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. We already sort of knew what Huawei's upcoming flagship, the P20, would be like, but the latest from leaker Evan Blass leaves very little to the imagination. An image shared by the prominent leaker shows the Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro from both sides, in fairly high resolution. All three devices come with slim side bezels, a thinner-than-usual but still noticeable bottom bezel, and an iPhone X-style notch, housing the selfie camera and sensors, on top.
The Huawei P20 is expected to be Huawei's new flagship Android phone for 2018 and it looks like it now has a launch date. Huawei has already sent out invitations for a press event scheduled for March 27 in Paris, France and it's being speculated that the P10 successor will be announced during the event.
I recently spent a week in Europe toting around the Huawei P20 Pro on a Huawei media tour. The company flew a handful of journalists overseas for a chance to learn more about the P20 Pro's camera system and the company's partnership with the high-end camera company Leica. When Huawei and Leica first announced the partnership to use Leica technology in Huawei smartphones to improve the camera experience, there was a lot of doubt regarding whether this was a true partnership -- where both companies are actively working together -- or just a licensing deal. After several conversations and a visit to Leica's campus in Wetzlar, Germany, I've realized this isn't a mere licensing deal. Looking back on the trip, I learned quite a bit about the partnership.