It’s been a pretty big day for Huawei. The company began Friday by hosting a keynote address at IFA 2018, during which it announced the new Kirin 980 SoC. It also gave us an update on how the P20 and the P20 Pro are doing at retail, and they seem to be doing pretty well. With this success in mind, Huawei has decided to keep up the momentum by introducing two new colors for the handsets.
Huawei announced today that it has sold 10 million units total between the P20 Pro and the standard P20. That’s not bad at all when you consider that it racked up this number of sales in five months. The company says the phones have been performing particularly well in China and in Western Europe.
While it isn’t very surprising to hear that Huawei’s phones have been doing well in China, the P20 Pro and the P20 have been outselling their predecessors in Western Europe, and that’s something for the company to be excited about. Today’s announcement suggested that much of the success is thanks to the high scores both phones managed to earn over at DxOMark.
Indeed, many companies have been quick to boast about their DxOMark camera ratings, so it makes sense that Huawei would want to do the same. The P20 Pro managed to earn a score of 109 back when it was released, and it’s still sitting at the top of the leaderboards today. While there are probably a number of different factors driving sales, it wouldn’t be shocking to learn that the cameras on the P20 and P20 Pro have been a significant draw for consumers.
In any case, the two new colors Huawei revealed today are Morpho Aurora and Pearl White, which you can see in the image above. Like the other phones in the P20 line, these new colors feature a gradient design. Huawei didn’t say when we can expect the Morpho Aurora and Pearl White models to launch, but we’ll keep an ear to the ground for additional details and update you when we hear more.