The new devices feature nearly bezel-less displays with a notch at the top for their high-resolution front-facing cameras, and boast high-end specifications.
Elsewhere, the Mate RS is also IP67-certified, and uses aerospace cooling technology with microcapsule phase change materials inside, something that Huawei also uses inside the Matebook X. The phone runs Android Oreo-based EMUI and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with support for both fast and Qi wireless charging standards.
It is also known that Huawei P20 will get display with a diagonal of 5.8 inches and a visor at the top. According to Ricard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Product Division, the P20 Pro comes with three main cameras. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9. There is also a fingerprint scanner just below the display and the sensor is claimed to be always on and doubles as a multi-purpose control button. It also features an exclusive Leica colour temperature sensor for better colour reproduction. With all these, we get a 3,400 mAh battery and support for Huawei Super Charge technology as well.
The stand-out features of the top-of-the range device include storage space of up to 512GB and a fingerprint sensor built into the screen.
The Mate RS ships with the same triple rear camera setup as the P20 Pro, which is anyhow, the craziest that it can get at this point of time.
The camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens.
Huawei will allow P20 Pro owners to produce massive 40-megapixel images if they want, but by default the phone will combine data from four adjacent pixels to create higher-quality 10MP photos.
Another new addition is the massive 24MP front camera with the support of an F2 aperture lens.
Huawei on Tuesday launched the P20 and P20 Pro flagships at an event in Paris, France. The Huawei P20 Pro is priced at Rs. €899 at Rs. 72,000 approximately. There is no option for external storage in this phones. The company is also touting the most powerful zoom on a smartphone, as apart from 3x optical zoom, the Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS offers 5x lossless hybrid zoom, and 10x digital zoom.
Like previous Huawei devices the Pro includes plenty of clever image software with Huawei using AI to predict what you are shooting. Huawei says this makes it easier to take photos of moving objects - we take some snaps from a moving taxi on a cobbled street, and our first impression is of clear and relatively sharp results. Looking at the DxOMark score of the P20 Pro, it's at 109 which is fantastic smashing all the other smartphones out there till now.
The price? If you need to ask, you probably can't afford this, but for what it's worth, it will cost a cool €1,695 ($2,100, £1,482) for the 256GB version and €, 2095 ($2,600, £1,830) for the 512GB edition.