Possible Mate 20 camera features include Underwater Mode & Video Bokeh

Possible Mate 20 camera features include Underwater Mode & Video Bokeh
Alleged Huawei Mate 20 render

Earlier today, Huawei published a camera-centric Mate 20 teaser which was followed shortly after by actual images of the Mate 20 Pro. Up until now, only details about the individual camera sensors on this device have leaked. But thanks to a new APK teardown, a variety of possible photography features have been revealed.

Overall, it seems as though the features are centered around recording video. Kicking things off appears to be a new Underwater Mode which, according to strings of code, this will allow users to “take clear shots in underwater environments.” By pressing the volume down button owners of the device will be able to take a picture, and volume up will open up access to video recording. Another interesting detail is the fact that Huawei references its own upcoming waterproof cases. This means that the Underwater Mode will not be limited to water-resistant flagships.

Another interesting feature comes in the form of AI Zoom. This will automatically adjust the zoom level according to the distance and positioning of the subject in the video. Unfortunately, this will not work with one of the other features Huawei is preparing: AI Cinema. Much like the other ones, AI Cinema works when recording video and allows users to apply a number of different filters: AI Color, Background Blur, Fresh, Vintage, and Suspense. Completing Huawei’s range of new features is one that may prove to be extremely popular: Video Bokeh. As the name suggests, this will blur the background and will also add artificial shapes to the background in order to create the illusion of light.

As these features are still not live, there’s no guarantee that they will be made available to users. But if they are, consumers should expect them to arrive on the Mate 20 series which itself will be announced on October 16 alongside the FreeBuds 2 Pro earphones.

Related phones

Mate 20
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh



1. KingSam

Posts: 1427; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The Beast in coming. At this point the only thing that would suck is a $1000 price tag

2. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Huawei mate 20 pro has got no chill, lol. It's like the culmination of every flagship into one crazy phone. What's more, a Reddit user said the phone will have variable aperture and will also have ultrawide angle lens camera to replace the monochrome one. All this in addition to rumors of them adding back a headphone jack. Lol, October 16 can't come soon enough.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

The more we learn about the Mate 20 series, the more amazing they seem to be. These are fantastic features for its cameras to have. Can't wait for these beasts to be released.

4. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

waiting anxiously for HUAWEI mate 20. Definitely my next phone....

5. Papa_Ji

Posts: 839; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Now, I understand why was poor US was afraid of Huawei. They know, Poor US companies can't compete with innovative companies like Huawei.

6. midan

Posts: 2756; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Video bokeh is awesome if it's done right, it has to be very good because you would see all the flaws so easily, but definately direction is right, let's see how it works.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Underwater shutter mode ... that is actually a good idea.

8. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Now THAT is innovation well done HUAWEI, but then until apple does it it wont be taken seriously.

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nice Huawei taking the bull by its horns!

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

A few more camera modes = "taking the bull by its horns" :'-D

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Well it has the complete package in terms of features and performance. It will be the first Android device with a 7nm SoC and 15W wireless charging plus the ultrasonic in display fps for the pro version. That's definitely taking the bull by the horns ^_^

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Oh, so that was meaning of that error message. Double post. PA please check code for your mobile site, there is something wrong with posting comments.

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