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Monday, April 23, 2018

Huawei, Manila Bulletin Partnership Reinvents Nature Photography

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the adage goes, but no one can argue with the objective beauty our planet has to offer. That fact is what inspires most photographers (professional and casual alike) to point their lens of choice at nature and capture just how breath-taking it all is. Still, it takes a considerable amount of skill to replicate the captivating details of a flower, a landscape, or a rushing waterfall in a photograph.

Huawei seeks to bring this pro-level skill to smartphone owners, with the result being the new P20 series equipped with Leica camera systems. The P20 and P20 Pro is distinct from previous P generations with the heavier emphasis on Intelligent Photography – that is, leveraging the power of A.I. features that make the cameras more dynamic in any given situation.

Earth + Lens: An Exhibit to Behold

At the official launch of the P20 Series in the Philippines, Huawei recapped one of their previous events that underscore the new device’s camera prowess: the Earth + Lens Exhibit held last April 22, 2018 at the S’Maison at Conrad Manila.
Photo courtesy of Mae Ilagan

The Earth + Lens Exhibit is the collaborative product of Huawei and the Manila Bulletin, showcasing images of Mother Nature shot on the P20 Pro. Coinciding with Earth Month, the exhibit served to celebrate the deep appreciation we all have for nature’s beauty enabled by the triple camera systems on the P20 Pro. The P20 Pro also provided the cover of the April 28, 2018  issue of Manila Bulletin, further proving its merit as a serious photography tool.

Professional Skill in the Palm of the Hand

What made the event more interesting is the different takes each photographer had on the theme, composed of media personalities and pro photographers handpicked by Huawei. These remarkable people share some insights on how mobile devices have made people interested in photography and the subjects explored by the field:
Art Samaniego of Manila Bulletin has similar sentiments, sharing his takeaway from a conversation he had with a renowned National Geographic photographer who prefers setting everything to auto: “Great photography is not the technique that you use – modern technology could do better than you do.”

Edgard Hilario of Manila Bulletin also notes the perception shift brought about by smartphone cameras and the empowerment they provide to people: “Having a good camera phone makes you always ready to take pictures,” Edgard says as he whips out a Huawei P20 Pro and expressing satisfaction with its portrait, black and white, and selfie features.

Mae Ilagan of When in Manila raves about the Huawei P20 Pro’s auto mode, especially its AI-powered scene recognition feature: “Sobrang ganda kasi talaga ng photos na napo-produce niya (The photos it produces are just so beautiful)… it's more convenient to use. It captures moments and immortalizes memories just the way how my mind sees it.

PJ Icogo of Gizguide loves taking scenery pictures, and he’s grateful for the Pro mode the P20 Pro offers which lets him compose the shot he wants. PJ is also delighted with the P20 Pro’s low-light capabilities, saying “Just click it, point mo sa subject mo and after that, may magic na nagyayari, ang ganda na agad (Just click it, point at your subject and after that it’s like magic, it’s instantly beautiful).”

A Testament to Flagship Camera Perfection

The feedback from the Earth + Lens participants illuminates just how powerful the P20 Series cameras are. When experienced photographers talk about how “leaving the DSLR at home” becomes more sensible than outlandish, it’s a testament to the hardware and software perfection Huawei has achieved with their flagship devices.

Indeed, smartphone photography in recent years has become a viable alternative to dedicated camera equipment, but Huawei takes it to a new level: by giving P20 users an incredibly capable, pro-level photography tool, beholding nature in all its intricate and captivating glory just became much more accessible.

Pricing and Availability

The Huawei P20 Pro is available for Php 44,990 in three eye-catching color options: Twilight, Midnight Blue, and Black. The Huawei P20 comes in Black and Midnight Blue for Php 34,990, and the Huawei P20 Lite is available in Klein Blue and Midnight Black for Php 15,990.

Own the best smartphone camera around through the country’s top mobile networks and other financing options. For Globe postpaid subscribers, you can get the Huawei P20 Lite for free with ThePLAN 1499, the Huawei P20 with P2149 (ThePLAN 1999 + 3,600 cashout), and the Huawei P20 Pro at P2599 (ThePLAN 1999 + 14,400 cashout). All plans are customizable, but include unlimited texts + calls, Free Facebook data, and 3 months of Spotify for free as standard.

For SMART subscribers, you can get the Huawei P20 lite and P20 at plans 1299 and 1699 per month respectively while the Huawei P20 Pro at Php 2399 per month. All plans include 4.5/5 GB for all Apps & Sites, 10GB for videos (Youtube, iFlix, Fox+, iWantTV), unlimited all-net text, 50/60 all net-minutes, discounted calls to Smart & TNT, free 1-month gadget shield, and data rollover.

CITI Bank, BDO, BPI, HSBC, Metro Bank, and Eastwest Bank credit card holders may avail the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro in installment for 12 to 24 months at 0% interest. Promo runs from April 28 to June 30, 2018 at select Huawei Experience stores, Experience Kiosks, and partner retailers nationwide.

You can also get the P20 Lite through Home Credit, available for 0% interest installment over 6 to 9 months.

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