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Huawei's new flagship phones have been officially announced, bringing a stunning glass-backed design, and two unique new camera setups. The P20 Pro is the star of the show, with its triple-camera array around the back, as well as a battery bank to match the current champion of smartphone longevity, the Mate 10 Pro.

But the regular P20 is nothing to sniff at, with the same powerful Kirin 970 platform, 128GB of storage and many of the same camera features.

Check out the spec sheets below.

Huawei P20 + P20 Pro hardware specifications

CategoryHuawei P20Huawei P20 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1, EMUI 8.1Android 8.1, EMUI 8.1
ProcessorHuawei Kirin 970Huawei Kirin 970
RAM4GB6GB
Storage128GB128GB
microSDNoNo
Battery3,400mAh non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
4,000mAh non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
Display5.8-inch 2240x1080 RGBW LCD
16:9 aspect ratio
6.1-inch 2240x1080 OLED
18:9 aspect ratio
Front camera24-megapixel
f/2.0
24-megapixel
f/2.0
Rear cameras20MP (mono) f/1.6 + 12MP (RGB) f/1.8
1.55-micron pixels
40MP RGB (1/1.7-inch sensor) + 20MP mono
8MP f/2.4 OIS 3X telephoto
Headphone jackNoNo
Wireless chargingNoNo
Fingerprint scannerFrontFront
Face recognitionYesYes
Water resistanceIP53 (splash resistant)IP67 (water + dust-resistant)
ColorsTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink GoldTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold
Weight165g180g
Dimensions149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm

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26 Comments
  • Maaaaaan..I would love this phone if it weren't for the stupid notch!
  • Shoot I'll give the notch a pass for all that this phone offers. I need to plot out how I can get one of these.
  • You can deactivate the notch.
  • Huawei really needs to get a translator for this guy. He just gets on stage and struggles with English at every event. Just speak comfortably in your native language and let someone else translate for you. Otherwise these phones look like true beasts. I want to see the real world photos from the cameras but man oh man, a 40mp sensor with a large sensor and a 4,000mAh battery in a compact body? What's everybody else's excuse? I'll give up wireless charging and a headphone jack for that.
  • Yep same here
  • A #stupidnotch and no headphone jack. Double fail.
  • These phones are packing high end specs and sporting the best design, hands down. I am willing to overlook the absence of wireless charging and rear FPS. What I find questionable is the difference in water resistance between the models. Both should be IP67. It's too bad things aren't working out with the carriers and U.S. government in terms of supporting Huawei in the states. Am I wrong in believing they would have closed the gap on Samsung in 2018?
  • Not wrong at all I believe. Larger battery than any of it's competitors. Largest sensor in a modern mobile phone. Highest DxOMark scores for those who care. Beautiful design even with the tiny notch. Host of features. What's not to love besides a few compromises like a lack of headphone jack and wireless charging? Oh and carrier support.🤷
  • Will anyone ask them, at the event, about their support policy etc..?
  • *Forty* megapixels? *Three* cameras? Overkill maybe?
  • Never. You can never have too many
  • Overkill is best kill.
  • No wireless charging ? Hmmm pass
  • yup, unfortunately that is the last piece of the puzzle for me as well
  • Hey you get fast wireless charging, an in-screen fingerprint sensor and 500gb storage on the Porche version. It'll only cost you a tad over $2000. As much as I'd love those features I wouldn't pay that much for ANY phone
  • Really, really don't want a glass backed phone and with a battery that big I would only change overnight.
    Wireless charging is not needed.
  • No headphone jack and a notch. Glad I got the Honor View 10
  • Free Boss 35's go some way to negate the headphone jack.
    And notch can be hidden leaving a small bezel.
    Not perfect but a good attempt to address those issues.
  • Me to got mine yesterday I’m liking it a lot the screen is great even in sunlight
  • Which one is their flagship. Mate series or this?
  • Just depends what you want they both have the same cpu
  • So, they release 4 flagships in an Year?
  • Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro are the flagships this year. A lot like how Samsung have the S and Note series. Both are flagships aimed at different people
  • Stupid fps ruins it for me
  • I can't find the IP67 rating on the Huawei website, can someone confirm that?
  • IP67 on the P20 Pro and IP52 (Splash proof) on the regular P20