Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite Hits Philippines’ Store Shelves with Top-Notch, Brand New Features

Pia Wurtzbach during the Huawei P20 Manila Launch

Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 now in the Philippines

Smartphones are truly indispensable for traveling nowadays. This ultimate travel gadget can be used in navigation, currency conversion, language translation and of course in taking memorable selfies and unforgettable photos of your journey. In this post, we are very excited to announce that Huawei P20 Series – one of the most talked about smartphones today is finally available in the Philippines.

Huawei P20 Launch in SM Mall of Asia photo courtesy of Huawei PH
Huawei P20 Launch in SM Mall of Asia photo courtesy of Huawei PH

Huawei makes another mark in the Philippine market as it launches the Huawei P20, the P20 Pro, and the P20 Lite, now available through your favoured Huawei dealers and distributors. You can probably recall how the Huawei P10 made its mark as the go-to smartphone for people who like their pictures clear and crisp topped with features to rival other smartphone brands. With the P20, the P20 Pro, and the P20 Lite, Huawei sets the bar for quality camera phones in the country and the rest of the world.

Pia Wurtzbach during the Huawei P20 Manila Launch
Pia Wurtzbach during the Huawei P20 Manila Launch

Here’s what you should know about these new Huawei P20 series:

Huawei P20 Pro Specifications

ProcessorOcta-core 2.4GHz Hisilicon Kirin 970
Screen size6.1in
Screen resolution2,244 x 1,080
Screen typeAMOLED
Front camera24-megapixel
Rear camera40-megapixel, 20-megapixel, 8-megapixel
Storage (free)128GB
Memory card slot (supplied)N/A
Wireless data4G
Dimensions155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm
Operating systemAndroid 8.1
Battery size4,000 mAh
Huawei P20 Accessories
Huawei P20 Accessories

Leading AI Computing Powered by Kirin 970

The system chip is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 for the P20 Lite and HiSilicon Kirin 970 for the P20 and P20 Pro. All three boast of octa-core chips which means great fluidity and multi-tasking capacities. The P20 Pro and the P20 come with the Kirin 970 which is a bit more durable than the Kirin 659 – but does this really matter? If you’re the average mobile phone user, it shouldn’t. If you’re the type who likes to keep 50 or more windows open all at the same time, however, the Kirin 970 powered phones are for you.

One Step to Professional Photography

Leica cameras turn this smartphone into professional photography tools. The P20 Lite comes with a 16-megapixel camera while the P20 Pro is equipped with a jaw-dropping 48 megapixels — perfect for your travel adventures.

Huawei P20 Pro Hands-on
Huawei P20 Pro Hands-on

Handheld Long Exposure Shot

The long exposure shot makes it perfect for selfie lovers. Get the perfect pose and profile with each shot even in low light condition.

3D Portrait Lighting

The HUAWEI P20 uses its AI-driven 3D facial modeling technology to follow the contours of your features, adjusting for the most flattering selfies. 3D Portrait Lighting also offers a host of studio-quality lighting effects to turn quick selfies into striking portraits.

Huawei P20 Series
Huawei P20 Series

Magically Slow Down the Time

This one’s brand new and perfect for video enthusiasts. All P20 series has the feature of magically slowing down videos although there’s no specific rate mentioned as of yet. What you can anticipate, though, are slowed down videos that let you study each frame at a time.

Huawei P20 Pro with Leica Triple Camera
Huawei P20 Pro with Triple Leica Camera

Revolutionary Leica Triple Camera

While the P20 and the Lite version comes with just two cameras, the Huawei P20 Pro raises the bar with its triple camera feature – all provided by the Leica brand. This makes each shot amazingly professional – whether you’re just taking a selfie or grabbing a wide angle shot of the beach.

5X Hybrid Zoom

The 5X Hybrid Zoom makes it possible for users to take close shots from several feet away without losing the colors and detail of their subject. This makes it perfect for those mountain vacation pictures that can be quite awkward to get without having to risk your life on a ledge. Zoom in and out with efficiency as the screen functions on an ultra-sensitive touch capacity.

Huawei P20 Pro via SMART
Huawei P20 Pro via SMART

Notch Toggle Feature

The notch toggle isn’t exactly new, but it’s a wonderful function-feature for a high-performance model. The great thing here is that with 5.84 inches, the notch is barely noticeable as you still get to enjoy watching your favorite videos.

Huawei P20 Manila Launch
Huawei P20 Manila Launch

Made for Heavy Users

The P20 Lite and P20 Pro have 3000 mAh and 4000 mAh cameras respectively, making it one of the most powerful phones today. It’s estimated that the P20 Lite can function up to 19 days without recharging while the P20 Pro can take up to 22 days standby time, perfect for those who travel often.

Huawei Full View

All in all, the Huawei P20 series which includes the P20 basic, the P20 Lite, and the P20 Pro are all set to take the Philippine market by storm. If you’re looking for an upgrade or just want a mobile phone that functions a lot like a point-and-shoot high-end camera, then this is the one for you.

Huawei Full View Display
Huawei Full View Display

Availability and Price in the Philippines

The Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite are all available through your local Huawei flagship stores and distributors. The P20 Lite sells for Php 15,990 while the Huawei P20 costs Php 34,990. The Huawei P20 Pro is by far the most expensive of the three with a price tag of Php 44,990.

Our Initial Verdict

What We Like

  • Great camera
  • The beautiful twilight color is lovely
  • Exceptional Battery Life
  • Fast performance
  • Helpful AI features
  • Dual Sim Slots

What We Don’t Like

  • No wireless charging
  • Lack of 3.5mm audio jack
  • No microSD card slot

For more Huawei Smartphone Updates, visit the official Huawei Philippines Facebook Page.

Also Read: Travel Gadgets: Smart set to offer Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei P20

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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