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Over the course of time since Huawei released their P20 and P20 Pro back in early April of this year, we’ve seen one new additional to the list of colors of the P20 Pro – and that’s the Twilight color scheme. Just recently, Huawei announced the two new colors – Morpho Aurora and Pearl White. Even though Huawei Malaysia made the announcement for both colors, only the Pearl White color will be coming to Malaysia.

We actually reviewed the Huawei P20 which you can take a look here. But we’re here to take a look at the Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White and its beauty instead – not reviewing it.

Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White

Of course, we here at Nasi Lemak Tech pride ourselves for the beautiful pictures we take of devices. Usually, we only do this for reviews – but since Huawei Malaysia approached us directly to take some pictures for their P20 Pro Pearl White, we made an exception.

Special thanks to Huawei Malaysia for sending us a unit to our photography studio too. 😉
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the brand new Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White.

Secret behind the Pearl White color

Upon getting the Pearl White, we got to know a lot more “secrets” of how Huawei actually made the Pearl White color for the P20 Pro.

Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White

As a short introduction, we need to talk about nacre, also known as the mother of pearl. It is actually composed of aragonite, a form of calcium carbonate. They’re stacked in a parallel lamination manner – in layman’s terms, it’s something like a brick wall. When light hits the nacre and bounces off the nanostructure, causing constructive and destructive interference, the resulting light that we see with our eyes is what made it iridescent.

Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White

Huawei implemented the “pearl white” a bit differently as you can see from the image above. It has a fixed and distinct color gradient that changes from a tint of purplish red, then to yellow, to green, and then to blue from top to bottom. Throughout my quick research, I found out that pearls can have different iridescent colors ranging from vivid purple, blue, and green.

Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White

It seems like Huawei lumped up the highly-sought colors and laid it in a gradient on the back of the P20 Pro Pearl White. Hence the color gradient. And no, the color does not “follow” the direction of light as we rotated the phone in countless ways and still got the same reflection. It’s always purplish red at the top and blueish at the bottom.

Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White

All in all, it means that Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White’s “pearl” is not actually as random and chaotic as real nacre – but it’s inspired by the nature’s beauty and made a color gradient that real nacre has.

Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White

While in our photography studio, we can see the color gradient from purplish red to blue. However, once the bright lights were turned off, it is quite difficult to see the color gradient – making it mostly white.

Retailing at RM2,949, the Huawei P20 Pro Pearl White is now available for purchase at

Picture gallery

Here’s a gallery of pictures just for those want to admire the P20 Pro Pearl White’s beautiful white color.

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