Huawei's investment in high-end mobile photography is paying dividends

Shawn Knight

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Huawei’s investment in high-end mobile photography appears to be paying dividends. According to Kevin Ho, president of Huawei’s handset product line, the Chinese technology giant has shipped six million P20 and P20 Pro smartphones since unveiling the flagship at a launch event in Paris in late March.

That’s good for an 81 percent increase in shipments year-over-year in the first 10 weeks compared to last year’s flagship, the P10. In Mainland China, shipments are up 63 percent while shipments to overseas markets have surged 150 percent, Ho revealed during a recent keynote speech at CES Asia.

Huawei’s stunning P20 Pro features a triple-camera array consisting of a 40-megapixel RGB sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with f/1.6 aperture lens and an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The handset earned an impressive 114 points in DxOMark’s photo sub-category and an overall score of 109 as well as praise from several independent reviewers around the web.

Huawei’s latest isn’t a one-trick pony, however, as it also features an impressive OLED display driven by a Kirin 970 octa-core processor alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of local storage.

The company a month ago launched a budget version of the P20 Pro under sub-brand Honor that starts around $540. It’s not quite as impressive as the P20 Pro but at this price point, the Honor 10 is damn impressive.

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Uncle Al

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It's pretty interesting but considering the Chinese track record on privacy I think I'll pass .......
 

Edito

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It's pretty interesting but considering the Chinese track record on privacy I think I'll pass .......
And the American track record? If anyone want privacy I suggest going offline, I will pass simple because I don't identify myself with the brand... I'm a HTC guy but they are doing crap phones.
 

Knot Schure

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It's pretty interesting but considering the Chinese track record on privacy I think I'll pass .......
And the American track record? If anyone want privacy I suggest going offline, I will pass simple because I don't identify myself with the brand... I'm a HTC guy but they are doing crap phones.
@ Uncle Al - Edito has got you there. We learned MUCH from Mr. Snowden.

And all their talk of 'going dark' as people were not using normal PSTN telephones anymore. Aha ha ah ahah ah ha.
 
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