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Huawei's latest flagship P20 series of smartphones was unveiled to the world late last month at an event in Paris. While this was a global launch, teasers and media invites have revealed that variants in the Huawei P20 range are arriving in India on April 24. Now, in a recent development, a new landing page has surfaced on Amazon.in says the Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei P20 Lite will be "coming soon" and will be exclusive to the e-commerce platform. Interestingly, the P20 is nowhere to be seen. Pricing and availability details for the Indian market are currently unknown.
The dual-SIM P20 Pro runs EMUI 8.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, while the P20 Lite runs EMUI 8.0 with Android Oreo in the background. As for display specifications, the P20 Pro has a 6.1-inch panel while the P20 Lite gets a slightly smaller 5.84-inch display, both full-HD+ FullView displays with resolutions of 1080x2240 and 1080x2280 pixels respectively.
In terms of internals, the Huawei P20 Pro is powered by an in-house HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. On the other hand, the P20 Lite is fuelled by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
As for optics, the Huawei P20 Pro features a triple camera setup- an 8-megapixel sensor on the top that comes with 3x optical zoom, a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, and a third 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. Between the lenses, lies a Leica colour temperature sensor. The P20 Lite, on the other hand, gets a vertical dual camera setup on the back with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. In the international markets, the Lite model comes with a 16-megapixel selfie camera, but the India variant will sport a 24-megapixel sensor in front.
We discussed whether Huawei P20 Pro is the Android world's iPhone X, on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.