With the launch of Huawei’s uber cool new triple lense smartphone, it’s no surprise that I wanted to sample its daring new offering.
I mean, that jump from P10 to P20 explains everything.
It’s better. Faster. And has a camera like no other.
Huawei allowed me the opportunity to use their P20 Pro range for 2 weeks to see what all the fuss was about.
The P20 Series promises to usher in a new era of smartphone cameras that combine the very latest in smartphone technology with Leica Camera’s legendary expertise, driven by artificial intelligence.
At the Huawei P20 launch at Durban Country Club last month, Akhram Mohamed, Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa, described the phone as “the world’s first Leica triple camera with the highest total pixel count on a smartphone available in the market.”
This precise camera system comprises a 1 x 40MP RGB sensor, 1 x 20MP monochrome sensor, and 1 x 8MP sensor with telephoto lens. This results in images with more light, greater zoom, and intricate detail, with the 40MP sensor on the Huawei P20 Pro providing up to 300 percent more detail compared to 12MP sensors.
He said the device’s artificial intelligence also provides users with tools to turn even the most amateur photographer into professional ones.
Some of its other features include Ultra Snapshot mode, where the devices can capture an image in as little as 0.3 seconds, even from an off screen, 4D predictive focus and 3D facial feature adjustments.
The Huawei P20 Pro has an IP67 rating – six for dust resistance and seven for water resistance – which means it can withstand being submerged in one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. The Huawei P20 is rated IP53 for splash resistance.
Here are some of the shots I took using the Huawei P20 Pro:
Please note that no image was altered. These are the original shots from the Huawei P20 Pro.