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Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and Porsche Design Mate RS specs: Triple cameras and notched displays

The Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite are ready to take on the competition with an all-new design and an innovative camera suite. Here are the specs!
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March 27, 2018

Huawei’s P-series is back and looking to dethrone the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro as the Chinese OEM’s flagship range of choice. Toppling Android Authority‘s Best of Android 2017 winner won’t be easy for the P20 and P20 Pro, but Huawei’s new duo are packing some impressive specs and a handful of innovative new features that one-up its sister family and devices from rival manufacturers.

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The most obvious improvement is exclusive to the P20 Pro – the Leica triple camera. The 8MP telephoto + 40MP RGB + 20MP monochrome combo will be a huge talking point as the world’s first tri-sensor combo very soon, but the standard P20’s 20MP monochrome and 12MP RGB dual camera also benefits from a number of improvements over the P10 and the Mate 10 series’.

As well as an all-new glass design, the P20/P20 Pro also sport FullView displays with those love-them-or-hate-them iPhone X-style notches. For the larger device, Huawei has opted for a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a 2240 x 1080p resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The regular P20’s LCD display retains the same resolution and aspect ratio but drops down to 5.8-inches.

On the power front, both devices are outfitted with Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC with an NPU backed by 128GB non-expandable storage as standard and either 4GB RAM for the P20 or 6GB for the Pro. The larger chassis also lets the P20 Pro up the battery rating to 4,000mAh compared to the vanilla phone’s still-impressive 3,400mAh cell. Both devices also run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI skin on top.

For those that are a fan of the Porsche Design series, the new Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is pretty exciting as well. Spec-wise it holds much in common with the PRO, but there are a few differences. First, and more important, is the inclusion on an in-screen fingerprint sensor, similar to what we’ve seen from Vivo. Second, the display is 6-inches and has a resolution of 2880 x 1440. Finally, there’s a bump to 256GB of internal storage.

Below you’ll find the complete list of the Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, and Huawei Mate RS specs.

Huawei P20Huawei P20 ProPORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Display
Huawei P20
5.8-inch Huawei FullView IPS LCD
2244 x 1080
18.7:9 aspect ratio
Huawei P20 Pro
6.1-inch Huawei FullView OLED
2240 x 1080
18.7:9 aspect ratio
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
6.0" HUAWEI FullView Display 18:9 OLED 2880 x 1440 pixels, 538ppi 16.7M colors
Processor
Huawei P20
Huawei Kirin 970
Octa-core CPU (4 Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 Cortex A53 1.8 GHz) + NPU
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei Kirin 970
Octa-core CPU (4 Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 Cortex A53 1.8 GHz) + NPU
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Huawei Kirin 970
Octa-core CPU (4 Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 Cortex A53 1.8 GHz) + NPU
GPU
Huawei P20
Mali-G72 MP12
Huawei P20 Pro
Mali-G72 MP12
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Mali-G72 MP12
RAM
Huawei P20
4 GB
LPDDR4
Huawei P20 Pro
6 GB
LPDDR4
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
6 GB
LPDDR4
Fingerprint Scanner
Huawei P20
Front mounted
Huawei P20 Pro
Front mounted
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
In-screen scanner
Storage
Huawei P20
128 GB
Huawei P20 Pro
128 GB
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
256 GB
Cameras
Huawei P20
Rear cameras:
12 MP RGB f/1.8 + 20 MP monochrome f/1.6
dual-LED flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus
4K video recording at 30fps

Front camera: 24 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus
Huawei P20 Pro
Rear cameras:
40 MP RGB f/1.8 + 20 MP monochrome f/1.6 + 8 MP telephoto f/2.4 with OIS
dual-LED flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus, 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, 4K video recording at 30fps

Front camera: 24 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Rear cameras:
40 MP RGB f/1.8 + 20 MP monochrome f/1.6 + 8 MP telephoto f/2.4 with OIS
dual-LED flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus, 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, 4K video recording at 30fps

Front camera: 24 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus
Battery
Huawei P20
3,400 mAh
Non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
Huawei P20 Pro
4,000 mAh
Non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
4,000 mAh
Non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
IP rating
Huawei P20
IP53
Huawei P20 Pro
IP67
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
IP67
SIM
Huawei P20
Dual SIM
Primary SIM: 4G
Secondary SIM: 2G/3G/4G
Huawei P20 Pro
Dual SIM
Primary SIM: 4G
Secondary SIM: 2G/3G/4G
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Dual SIM
Primary SIM: 4G
Secondary SIM: 2G/3G/4G
3.5mm headphone jack
Huawei P20
No
Huawei P20 Pro
No
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
No
Connectivity
Huawei P20
Wi-Fi 2.4 G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
4x4MIMO Cat 18
Bluetooth 4.2, support BLE
support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio
USB Type-C
NFC
Huawei P20 Pro
Wi-Fi 2.4 G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
4x4MIMO Cat 18
Bluetooth 4.2, support BLE
support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio
USB Type-C
NFC
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Wi-Fi 2.4 G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
4x4MIMO Cat 18
Bluetooth 4.2, support BLE
support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio
USB Type-C
NFC
DisplayPort 1.2
Software
Huawei P20
Android 8.1 Oreo
EMUI 8.1
Huawei P20 Pro
Android 8.1 Oreo
EMUI 8.1
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Android 8.1 Oreo
EMUI 8.1
Colors
Huawei P20
Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Champagne Gold, Pink Gold
Huawei P20 Pro
Midnight Blue, Black, Pink Gold, Twilight
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Midnight Blue, Black, Pink Gold, Twilight
Dimensions and weight
Huawei P20
149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm, 165g
Huawei P20 Pro
155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm, 180g
PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm, 180g

What are your early impressions of Huawei’s new flagships? Is there something crucial missing or has the Chinese giant thought of everything? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out our hands-on first impressions.