Huawei has done the notch right on its new dual camera P20 and triple camera P20 Pro. It will also have a new Porsche Design Mate RS.

I hate to mention another brand, but the Apple iPhone X notch has been outclassed. Huawei lets you turn the notch on or off. Huawei (1) Apple (0).

Then there is its camera – the P20 Pro has three lenses to Apple’s two. Huawei (1) Apple (0)

Its camera has a 20MP monochrome, a 40MP colour and an 8MP telephoto with 5X Hybrid zoom. AI-based image stabilisation has a hand-held mode to remove blur. Not to mention the 24MP selfie as well.

For a moment Samsung’s S9+ held DxOMark’s crown with 104 for photo and 91 for video. The P20 Pro has achieved 114/98. Its smaller dual lens P20 has achieved an astonishing 107/94.

Makes the Pixel 2 at 99/96 and the iPhone X at 101/89 look positively outclassed.

Then there is the dead sexy P20 and P20 Pro two-tone gradient Twilight and Pink Gold colours.

“We look for inspiration from artists to continuously evolve our approach to design and innovation,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“The HUAWEI P20 Series builds on the legacy of our collaboration with Leica. With a breakthrough triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, an advanced dual camera on the HUAWEI P20, and powerful artificial intelligence on both, today’s most vibrant consumers can capture and share the brilliance of the world around them.”

Achieving DxOMark’s highest overall scores, the HUAWEI P20 Series includes advanced, intelligent camera systems that bring consumers features that ultimately enhance every part of the smartphone photography experience.

Huawei P20 overview

  • Screen: 5.8”, 2244 x 1080, LCD
  • Chipset: Kirin 970. 4 x A73/2.36GHz and 4 x A53/1.8GHz
  • Comms: Wi-FI AC, Bluetooth, NFC, OTG, 4G LTE
  • RAM/Storage: 4/128GB
  • Android: 8.1 with an upgrade to 9.x later and EMUI 8.1
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, deep focus, phase focus, contrast focus)
  • Front camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture, supports fixed focal length
  • Battery: 3,400mAh, USB-C charge
  • IP Rating: Not stated
  • Colours (not all in Australia): Black, Champagne Gold, Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue
  • Size: 149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65mm x 165g

HuaweiHuawei P20 Pro overview

  • Screen: 6.1”, 2240 x 1080, OLED
  • Chipset: Kirin 970. 4 x A73/2.36GHz and 4 x A53/1.8GHz
  • Comms: Wi-FI AC, Bluetooth, NFC, OTG, 4G LTE
  • RAM/Storage: 6/128GB
  • Android: 8.1 with an upgrade to 9.x later and EMUI 8.1
  • Rear Camera: 40 MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, deep focus, phase focus, contrast focus)
  • Front camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture, supports fixed focal length
  • Battery: 4,000mAh, USB-C charge
  • IP Rating: Not stated
  • Colours (not all in Australia): Black, Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue
  • Size: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm x 180g

Porsche Design Mate RS – vroom, vroom

  • Screen: 6.0”, 2880 x 1440, OLED
  • Chipset: Kirin 970. 4 x A73/2.36GHz and 4 x A53/1.8GHz
  • Comms: Wi-FI AC, Bluetooth aptX / aptX HD, LDAC HD and HWA Audio, NFC, OTG, 4G LTE
  • RAM/Storage: 6/256GB
  • Android: 8.1 with an upgrade to 9.x later and EMUI 8.1
  • Rear Camera: 40 MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, deep focus, phase focus, contrast focus)
  • Front camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture, supports fixed focal length
  • Battery: 4,000mAh, USB-C charge support Display Port 1.2
  • IP Rating: IP67
  • Security: In screen fingerprint sensor
  • Colours (not all in Australia): Black
  • Size: 152.9 x 72.5 x 8.5mm x 183g

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These phones do not have Qi charge or microSD slots.

GadgetGuy will have these phones soon, but you can be sure it will try to beat Samsung and Apple at their games.

Huawei sees itself very soon passing Apple globally.

“We are going to take Apple step by step, innovation by innovation,” Huawei’s consumer head, Richard Yu, told a reporter at a Munich product launch in November 2016. He later told Fortune that Huawei would pass Apple in handset volume sometime in 2018.

Pricing and Availability

Australia will be among the first markets to retail the HUAWEI P20 Series and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS

Pricing and availability are TBC.