The best smartphone cameras are now in Malaysia

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro go on sale 6 April 2018
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Just a week after they were unravelled in Paris, the stunning Huawei P20 and P20 Pro have landed on Malaysian shores. Malaysians can own the latest P Series starting 6 April, with special freebies worth more than MYR999 for early birds.

As part of its big entry to Malaysia, Huawei will host simultaneous roadshows at LG Floor, Blue Concourse, Sunway Pyramid, and Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang from 6-8 April 2018.

Huawei P20 launch

Buyers stand to receive freebies worth more than MYR999, including a Canon Pixma E3170 inkjet printer, Huawei Sport Bluetooth headphone (AM61) and exclusive rewards including a Huawei VIP card.

There’s also an opportunity to win the Huawei P20 Pro.

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro
I was never a fan of Twilight, but now I am.

What makes the Huawei P20 special?

Firstly, they’re the most beautiful smartphones to come out of Huawei’s hands. Made of a stunning blend of glass and metal, the new finish, especially Twilight, is nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Hues shift from purple, blue and green depending on surrounding light and angle. Simply gorgeous.

The P20 Pro has the added durability of IP67 dust- and water-resistance, while the P20 has basic IP53 splash-resistance.

In terms of hardware, it’s all pretty top notch. The P20 rocks a 5.8-inch FullHD+ (2244×1080) FullView RGBW LCD display. On the other hand, the P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch FullHD+ (2240×1080) OLED display. Both are wider 18.7:9 screen aspect ratio.

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Both phones share the powerful and intelligent 10nm octa-core Kirin 970 chipset with a dedicated NPU which gives it the AI and machine learning capabilities Huawei boasts about.

The P20 packs 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the P20 Pro gets 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

There’s no microSD expansion, nor 3.5mm headphone jack, but not huge deal-breakers.

Despite the slim profile, the P20 packs a 3,400mAh battery while the P20 Pro comes with an impressive 4,000mAh battery.

Huawei P20 Pro

What’s amazing about the new P Series is the camera. They’re so good in fact, that DxOMark Mobile has put the P20 Pro and P20 on top of the smartphone camera rankings, scoring 109 and 102 respectively.

The P20 Pro’s secret sauce is its unique triple camera Leica system consisting of a massive 40MP f/1.8 RGB main shooter coupled with a 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor and f/2.4 telephoto unit.

Coupled with an incredibly large 1/1.78-inch sensor, the P20 Pro can shoot outstanding low-light shots, up to 102,400 ISO.

There’s plenty more goodness, including 960fps super slow-mo and 3X optical zoom, 5X hybrid zoom and 10X digital zoom. You can read more about why it’s the best here.

Pricing and availability

The Huawei P20 retails for MYR2,599, while the Huawei P20 Pro comes in at a cool MYR3,299. Both are available for purchase starting 6 April 2018.

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Colour options include Pink Gold, Midnight Blue and Graphite Black. Twilight is not available at launch.

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