Launched Huawei P60 series with variable aperture lens and two-way satellite messaging
Huawei has just announced its P60 series of phones with three entries. There’s the vanilla Huawei P60, the Huawei P60 Pro, and the Huawei P60 Art, which brings a more cutting-edge design to the series.
Huawei P60, P60 Pro and P60 Art
All three phones share the same core hardware – a 6.67-inch LTPO OLED display with FHD+ (1220×2700px) resolution and 1-120Hz refresh rate. The panel is protected by Kunlun glass and sports an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The cameras are the highlight of the P60 series, so let’s change our focus a bit. All three phones share the same 48MP primary camera with an RYYB and OIS sensor. The sensor brings a ten-stop f/1.4-f/4.0 variable aperture with scene-based automatic switching.
This approach should capture the optimal amount of light, depending on the shooting environment. Huawei’s marketing materials praise the light-capturing capabilities of the new RYYB sensor as industry-leading. The main camera also supports video recording up to 4K.
Moving on to the ultra-wide sensor – P60 and P60 Pro share the same 13MP unit with an f/2.2 aperture while P60 Art gets a 40MP sensor with the same aperture. Next is the telephoto lens – P60 brings a 12MP telephoto module with an f/3.4 aperture, OIS and a 125mm equivalent lens. The P60 Pro and P60 Art get more sophisticated 48MP telephoto modules with OIS and a 90mm equivalent lens capable of 3.5x optical and 100x digital zoom.
The telephoto lens on the P60 Pro and P60 Art has an f/2.1 aperture, which should work much better in night shots than competing modules from other manufacturers. Huawei claims its new 48MP telephoto lens can capture the most light in the industry, which is a pretty bold claim. The sensor also has three-axis stabilization
The P60 series is equipped with Huawei’s XD Fusion Pro texture engine, which strives to reproduce the textures of objects as closely as possible to how they are perceived by the human eye.
All three P60 phones feature the Snapdragon 8+ 4G chipset – an LTE-only version of last year’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
Another outstanding feature of the P60 series is their ability to send and receive Beidou satellite messages. You can send and receive text messages when there is no signal on the ground. This feature will be limited to China.
Huawei P60 and P60 Pro bring 4,815mAh batteries with 66W wired charging on the vanilla model and 88W on the Pro. Both versions also support 50W wireless charging. The P60 Art packs a slightly larger battery capacity of 5100mAh and the cell is silicon-carbon, providing higher energy density compared to its lithium-ion counterparts. All three phones boot Harmony OS 3.1 and are IP68 rated.
The Huawei P60 and P60 Pro are available in Feather Purple, Feather Black, Emerald Emerald as well as a limited Rococo White option. P60 Art is available in Blue Sea and Quicksand Gold colors.
Huawei P60 and P60 Pro color options
Pricing for the P60 starts at CNY4,488 ($657) for the base 128GB version and goes up to CNY5,988 ($877) for the 512GB model.
The P60 Pro starts at CNY6,988 ($1,023) for the 256GB model and CNY7,988 ($1,170) for the 512GB version.
P60 Art is available in two versions – 512 GB for CNY 8,988 ($1,316) and a 1 TB model for CNY ($1,610).
Huawei P60 Art Color Options
Open sales for the P60 and P60 Pro in China start on March 30. Huawei P60 Art will be available from April 7. International pricing and availability will be detailed at a later date.
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