Chinese tech giant, Huawei is still growing stronger, even in the midst of multiple blows from United States and other countries. The company has promised to stay in the smartphone business and are still in business. Let’s face the fact, Huawei is well known for making one of the best phones out there, even after the ban. Today, the company has launched the flagship Huawei P60 Series which come with a lot to discuss.
Huawei is one of the most innovative smartphone makers in the industry. The company always comes with something new in each flagship it launches. The Huawei P60 series come with some great specifications and features. However, one or two areas of the phone may be quite disappointing.
The phones came in three different variants, P60, P60 Pro and P60 Art. The fact that all three devices featured the old Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G will disappoint a lot of users. Especially in this era where almost every manufacturer is going in for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It is understood that Huawei would like to reserve that for the Mate 60 series since the company usually launches the mate series with the latest chip.
In as much as many would be disappointed by this, there are other key features that are quite exciting. A notable example is the Kunlun Glass that Huawei has placed on all three models. The Kunlun Glass has cemented its name as one of the strongest glasses you can find on any smartphone today. Far stronger than the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 used in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
Specs of The Huawei P60 Series
All three models come with a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with a resolution of 1220 x 2700px. The display also has support of HDR10+ and 120Hz refresh rate. All three phones come with under display fingerprint scanners as well.
Also, all three models come with triple rear cameras with 48MP main sensors in them. One great thing about the main sensor is the availability of variable aperture. It comes with f/1.4-f/4.0 ten-speed variable aperture which can switch automatically based on the scene. This helps the phone capture the right amount of light depending on the environmental conditions. The main camera also supports 4K video recording.
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The camera differences begin to show up when you shift focus to the other two sensors. The vanilla P60 and the pro model come with 13MP ultrawide sensor while the P60 Art comes with a 40MP ultrawide sensor. Nonetheless, all three ultrawide lenses come with aperture of f/2.2.
With the Telephoto lenses, the P60 features a 12MP sensor with f/3.4 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization and 125mm lens. On the other hand, the Pro model with its Art counterpart feature a more advanced 48MP Telephoto lenses with OIS and 90mm lens. These also have the ability to perform up to 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.
The 48MP Telephoto lens features an aperture of f/2.1, this should technically allow the devices to take better night shots than other competitors on the market. Huawei has even made a bold statement about this. It says that the 48MP Telephoto lens on the P60 Pro and the P60 Art can capture the largest amount of light in the smartphone industry. This sensor also features a 3-axis stabilization which will allow for improved image stabilization.
Another great thing about the camera of the Huawei P60 series is the XD Fusion Pro texture engine from Huawei. This feature tries to reproduce textures of images to look very closer to what the human eye sees.
Oh, and all three models come with the 2-way satellite feature. This means you can send and receive Beidou satellite messages on all three devices. Sadly, this feature is only limited to the Chinese market, at least for now.
Other Specs of the Huawei P60 Series
The Huawei P60 and the pro model come with 4,815mAh battery packs. The Vanilla model features a 66W fast charging while the P60 Pro features 88W fast wired charging. Both devices come with support for 50W wireless charging as well.
The P60 Art on the other hand features a larger battery pack of 5,100mAh which is a silicon-carbon battery instead of Lithium-ion batteries in the other two. You also get Huawei’s latest Harmony OS.3.1 out of the box and IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
In terms of color options, the Huawei P60 series come in Feather Purple, Feather Black, Emerald Green. You also get a Rococo White color which is a limited edition. The P60 Art edition also comes with its own dual color options. We have Blue Sea and Quicksand Gold colors.
Pricing and Availability of the Huawei P60 Series
The standard P60 comes with a starting price of CNY 4,488 ($657) for the base 128GB version and moves up to CNY 5,988 ($877) for the 512GB model.
The P60 Pro comes with a starting price of CNY 6,988 ($1,023) for the 256GB model and CNY 7,988 ($1,170) for the 512GB version.
The P60 Art comes in two storage options with prices of CNY 8,988 ($1,316) for the 512GB version and CNY10,980 ($1,610) for the 1TB version.
The Huawei P60 and the P60 Pro will officially go on sale in China on the 30th of March 2023. The Art edition will also be ready for sale from 7th of April. Huawei will communicate international pricing and availability later.
when this price will 1:1 maybe its OK, but in Europe expecting +200 or +300€… it will be too much for that equiped device. Huawei makes very quality mobile device, but to due some cons (missing 5G, still small base of HMS compatibile aps/ missing GMS, noKirin) its a little bit more what could they ask for. I think this series is the last which could make some waves. Another generation will lose his positions, because rest of Chinas brands reach the Huawei and in many aspects they have already overtaken him in this year. I think its sad, but now the us bans are starting to fully manifest themselves. Only better pricing it can slow it down, but it won’t stop it. fine-tuned, beautifully processed with a great camera, that’s fine, but it’s no longer enough and paying extra just for that is losing its meaning