Huawei on Wednesday released its official product recap summarizing the capabilities of the P20 and P20 Pro Android flagships announced last month, with the new video that can be seen below attempting to sell you on the company's latest offerings in exactly two minutes. As expected, the Chinese phone maker is focusing on two major aspects of the P20 lineup – photography and artificial intelligence, with the former also benefitting from the latter thanks to features such as Master AI that can detect different types of photography you're trying to accomplish and adjust your camera settings accordingly or go as far as to allow for long exposures without a tripod thanks to the firm's intelligent software stabilization technology.
Both devices are powered by the Kirin 970, the most capable chip ever produced by Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon and one that already debuted inside the Mate 10 lineup late last year. The module comes with a dedicated neural processing unit which is essentially another chip embedded onto the main one that's solely designed to power on-device AI computing. The Shenzhen-based OEM is also quick to point out that the P20 Pro can deliver 40-megapixel photographs suitable for printing, with the firm still insisting the device allows for "professional photography." While most industry watchers agree the implication that the new handsets can rival contemporary DSLRs (when used correctly) is questionable at best, French imaging firm DxOMark claims the P20 lineup offers unprecedented quality in the mobile segment, having already asserted the two devices feature the best mobile cameras ever created.
The P20 and P20 Pro are both scheduled to be released over the course of this month, with Huawei targeting global availability but deciding to circumvent the United States following its failure to launch the Mate 10 Pro through AT&T due to political pressure from Washington which still claims the company represents a national security risk due to its supposedly close ties to Beijing. The smaller P20 starts at the equivalent of roughly $800, depending on the market.