Huawei's P20 lineup reaching Canada

So a little while ago, I had the opportunity for a sneak peek at the new Huawei P20 lineup (the P20, P20 Pro and P20 lite) but a storm in Toronto caused me to miss the flight.

Which sucks as that phone looked amazing.  First ever 'triple lens' camera.  And it's Leica.  Huawei is invested in photography.

And the lineup is officially coming to Canada now as they announce the carrier coverage.  The pricing will be flagship level pricing, but I think at their specs (and 128GB!) it's definitely in the 'doable' range.

The P20 will be ~$750CDN off contract and $0 on contract, the Pro will be $1000CDN (well worth the extra price) and $250CDN on contract. 

The Lite will be a Fido exclusive, but they don't have the pricing on there yet.  Your carrier may vary slightly with pricing.

Check out the press release below for the full listing of carriers.

“Introducing the World’s Best Smartphone Camera”
HUAWEI Launches P20, P20 Pro and P20 lite in Canada

The New HUAWEI P20 Series brings the mobile photography revolution to Canada

TORONTO – May 10, 2018 – HUAWEI Canada today announced that the critically acclaimed, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P20 Pro and HUAWEI P20 lite will be available with Canadian operators on May 17th.

The HUAWEI P20 Pro features the world’s first triple-lens Leica camera. Both the P20 and P20 Pro devices include unprecedented AI advances, combining technology and art to bring to life a ground-breaking smartphone experience for consumers.

The HUAWEI P20 made its’ debut at a global launch in Paris in March. In the past few weeks, the HUAWEI P20 has earned rave reviews for it’s performance and incredible photography capabilities. For the second straight year, the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has named HUAWEI as the world’s best photography handset with the HUAWEI P20 Pro named as the “Best Photo Smartphone of 2018”. The HUAWEI P20 Pro and HUAWEI P20 also achieved the two highest total scores ever received for smartphones camera by DxOMark, the industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings. The P20 Pro beat the competition in virtually every category, taking the number one spot in both Photo and Video rankings.

The HUAWEI P20 Series will be available for purchase in Canada as follows starting May 17th.

HUAWEI P20 Pro: Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron, Fido, Koodo and Virgin Mobile.
HUAWEI P20: Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Fido, Koodo and Virgin Mobile.
HUAWEI P20 lite: Exclusive to Rogers and Fido.

Key features of the HUAWEI P20 Series include:

  • • An advanced camera system to capture more light, more details and more beauty, featuring a revolutionary Leica triple camera and 5x Hybrid Zoom on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, and the all-new Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20;
  • • Innovative photography features, including Master AI with AI-driven professional photography and HUAWEI AIS (AI Image Stabilization), a powerful AI stabilization technology;
  • • A timeless design with barely-there bezels;
  • • Ultimate performance, featuring the NPU on Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.1 based on AndroidTM 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience.
  • • 3400mAh and 4000mAh battery with HUAWEI SuperCharge. A quick 30-minute charge gives over a day of use.