The US-China economic war is gaining momentum. But it seems that there are no obstacles to the development of China-based first-tier companies. The first company that comes to mind is Huawei. As you know, it has been on the list of banned companies for a number of years. As a result, Huawei has almost withdrawn from the smartphone market. But after thirty months of chip supply problems, a few days ago, this company made a furor and brought out several outstanding smartphones in the face of the Huawei P60 series and the third generation folding screen smartphone, the Fold X3.
Unfortunately, Huawei’s annual flagship still doesn’t support 5G because of the US ban. But there are serious improvements in terms of imaging, communication, and design.
We should also point out that not everything goes smoothly for Huawei. On the one hand, the smartphone market continues to show declining sales. On the other hand, Huawei still can’t make its own chips. These two problems make the company think of new ways to overcome them.
The P60 series includes three models – the Huawei P60, Huawei P60 Pro, and Huawei P60 Art.
Last year, the Huawei Mate 50 series introduced the ultra-concentrated XMAGE imaging system, setting a new standard for mobile imaging quality. The Huawei P60 series is the first to feature the super-concentrating XMAGE imaging system. The latter upgrades the entire link of the mobile imaging optical system architecture.
In simple terms, this mobile imaging optical system subverts the way light converges, realizes the full-link upgrade of optical-mechanical-computer computing, and achieves a breakthrough increase in the light input of the primary camera and telephoto camera. The telephoto lens achieves the largest light input in the industry, bringing an unprecedented night vision telephoto experience.
Importantly, the amount of light entering the traditional periscope telephoto lens is generally not high, leaving almost all mobile phones with the Achilles’ heel of “darkness in the distance and distance in the dark.”
Starting with the Huawei P20 generation, the company ushered in a new era in mobile imaging. It was the first smartphone to offer mobile night photography. The next generation, the P30 series, made periscope lenses mainstream. And the P40 series allowed people to see the benefits of optical zoom in different dimensions.
As for the Huawei P60, the biggest highlight is a new term, “incoming light.”
Shot with upcoming Huawei P60 Pro (Telephoto, night and quality) Awesome (don't forget the new moon) pic.twitter.com/UZ7ooqrdQG
— Deng Li (@MrDengLi) March 9, 2023
As part of the new ‘XMAGE Imaging Platform,’ the Huawei P60 has a combination of ten-stage variable aperture + large-aperture high-transmission lens group + RYYB super-sensitive sensor. As a result, the amount of light entering the P40 has increased by 191% compared to the iPhone Pro Max. At the same time, the higher-end P60 Pro features a 48-megapixel optical zoom periscope telephoto lens, and the amount of light entering the camera is 488% higher than that of the iPhone Pro Max.
This series comes with the industry’s first super-concentrating main camera (48MP), which supports F1.4-F4.0 ten-level physical aperture intelligently variable. The P60’s other two cameras are a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (RYYB F2.2) and a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto camera (RYYB, which supports 5x optical zoom and OIS).
The main camera and ultra-wide-angle camera on the Huawei P60 Pro are the same as on the P60. The telephoto camera has been replaced by a 48-megapixel periscope camera with 3.5x optical zoom.
In terms of video, the Huawei P60 series supports telephoto night scene video, super macro time-lapse photography, HDR Vivid high dynamic range video, and 4K time-lapse photography.
Design and Screen
The Huawei P60 and Huawei P60 Pro are available in four colors: Rococo White, Emerald Green, Feather Purple, and Feather Black. Of these, the Rococo White features a condensed mother-of-pearl finish.
The first thing that catches our eye is the new quad-curved screen. It measures 6.67 inches and uses OLED material. This screen also supports a highly dynamic display of photos and videos, a 1-120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate, and achieves a 29% reduction in power consumption.
In addition, the P60 uses Huawei’s X-True immersive display technology, which is the first phone to receive dual certification from TUV Rheinland for professional color accuracy. The screen-to-body ratio of the P60 series reaches 93.1% and supports IP68 dust and water resistance.
Communication and Hardware
The Huawei P60 series is the world’s first mass-market smartphone to support two-way Beidou satellite messaging. When there is no terrestrial network signal, it can send and receive messages from the other party.
The Pro version also has a built-in 4810mAh battery. The latter supports 88W wired fast charging (reaches 50% in 10 minutes), 50W wireless charging, and 7.5W wireless reverse charging. It is worth mentioning that the A- and C-port 2-in-1 are included with an 88W charger.
The Huawei P60 series features the 4G version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. It is also the first phone to run on the HarmonyOS 3.1 system.
The new generation flagship HUAWEI P60 series mobile phones support digital yuan power-free payment. After the phone is turned off, consumers can still pay by “touching” the phone.
Non-electric payment uses key technologies such as secure storage, encryption computing capabilities and NFC near-field communication capabilities of mobile phone security modules, power state sensing, and intelligent interaction. At present, some supermarkets, bookstores, self-service vending machines, and other scenarios have installed POS machines with NFC functions that can accept digital renminbi and support non-electric payment.
Huawei P60 Art
In addition to the Huawei P60 and P60 Pro, the company has also launched the Huawei P60 Art. The phone differs from the previous two phones in terms of appearance and some configurations.
The Huawei P60 Art has an irregular camera cover design. The design is inspired by the island. It was created by the Huawei Paris Institute of Aesthetics. It offers two colors of quicksand gold and azure sea, both of which use a new light and shadow ripple film overlaid with a gradient optical film.
In terms of configuration, compared to the P60 Pro, the Huawei P60 Art is upgraded with a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. There is also a new silicon carbon negative battery with a large capacity of 5100 mAh. Other specifications remain the same.
- 8GB+128GB 4488 yuan ($653)
- 8GB+256GB 4988 yuan ($726)
- 8GB+512GB 5988 yuan ($872)
Huawei P60 Pro:
- 8GB+256GB 6988 yuan ($1017)
- 12GB+512GB 7988 yuan ($1163)
Huawei P60 Art:
- 12GB+512GB 8988 yuan ($1309)
- 12GB+1TB 10988 yuan ($1600)
The Huawei P60 and P60 Pro will go on sale on 30 March, while the Huawei P60 Art will be available from 7 April. The company has also officially announced that the Huawei P60 Pro and Mate X3 foldable phones would land on the European market on 9 May, and a special event will be held in Munich, Germany.