The Twilight Huawei P20 Pro CLT-L09 is equipped with a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with 1080×2240 resolution, which means an even weirder than usual 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Apparently, that’s needed to accommodate the notch. The pixel density works out to 408ppi.
Running the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, this phone is powered by a Octa-Core processor and 6GB of RAM. You can store your apps, pictures and movie clips on 128GB of built-in storage. But, there’s no microSD slot for storage expansion on the P20 Pro.
High-speed Internet access is enabled by the smartphone’s integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connectivity. Bluetooth 4.2 is also built-in for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Built-in GPS allows you to utilize Google location and maps services. It also supports NFC technology.
The P20 Pro has a triple camera on its back – the future is now. Two used to be the norm, a norm Huawei worked hard to establish with its unusual color+monochrome designs despite not being the pioneer in dual-cam setups. Well, it’s beaten everyone to three. The P20 Pro’s number one shooter packs 40MP on a large 1/1.7″ sensor – compare that to the 1/2.3″ sensors of Sony flagships, and the 1/2.6″ ones in the latest Samsungs, HTCs and the Pixel 2.
There’s a bit more to be said about the inner workings of the 40MP camera, but it’s a little too technical. The short version is that the 40MP camera doesn’t really have 40MP of color resolution, but is instead meant to capture two different exposures simultaneously and produce better looking 10MP images.
The 40MP sensor has a 27mm-equivalent lens in front, stabilized too. Its aperture is f/1.8 which may not sound huge in a world of f/1.5 Galaxies and f/1.6 LGs, but let’s not forget how much bigger the imager on the P20 Pro is.
The P20 Pro has a similar stereo setup we’ve been seeing on Huawei phones since at least the Mate 9 – the earpiece is also a second speaker complementing the main bottom-firing one. In landscape, the earpiece takes care of the mids and highs for either the left of right channel depending on orientation, while the main speaker plays the other channel’s mids and highs, plus the lows for both.
The P20 Pro is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery, Huawei likes that number. It’s quite the generous treatment in a world where the Galaxy S9+ has a 3,500mAh power pack, and even the Mi Mix 2s’ battery is rated at 3,400mAh.