Huawei launches two flagships to take on Apple and Samsung

Dubai: Huawei has launched two premium bezel-less smartphones in the UAE — P20 Pro and Porsche Design Mate RS — in a bid to take on Samsung S9 Plus and iPhone X.

The P20 Pro is a 6.1-inch OLED display powered by the home-grown AI-powered Kirin 970 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM.

The top camera is 8MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.4 and three times zoom function, 40MP colour camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a focal length of 28mm, and 20MP monochrome lens with f/1.6 aperture.

Usually, a chip set has a CPU (central processing unit) and a GPU (graphics processing unit) but Huawei is adding an NPU (neural processing unit) to the chip set for AI. An NPU is a chip with a redesigned instructure that mimics a human brain.

The 8MP camera sensor supports OIS while the 40MP and 20MP lenses support Artificial Intelligence Stabilisation (AIS) to reduce camera shake when zooming. All the rear cameras on both the devices are engineered by Leicester.

The Mate RS is a six-inch device with same features as the P20 Pro but with 256GB ROM and on-screen fingerprint sensor.

The front cameras on both the devices house 24MP with f/2.0 aperture. Both the devices don’t have microSD card slot and 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Pro is priced at Dh2,999 and Mate RS at Dh5,999 and be available from May 3rd in the UAE. Pre-order starts from April 26