The Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro could take low-light photography to the next level

The Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro could take low-light photography to the next level
Alleged Huawei Mate 20 Pro render

The Huawei P20 Pro undeniably produces some of the best images when it comes to smartphone photography, especially in low-light scenarios. With the upcoming Mate 20 series, however, the brand will be taking things a step further by introducing an updated version of its technology.

As many of you will already know, the Huawei P20 Pro includes a main 40-megapixel camera. This was combined earlier this year with a new technology called Fusion Light. Essentially, it gave owners the option of saving photos a full resolution or creating an improved version at just 10-megapixels which essentially combined 4 pixels into just one. This software trickery is what gives Huawei’s devices a big advantage in low-light scenarios. But with the Mate 20 series, the company will be introducing a slightly modified version called “FusionMind.”

The overall concept of the tech is the same – it will still combine multiple pixels into just one – but this time around it will be paired with Huawei’s AI. On the P20 Pro, users had to choose between saving images at full resolution or at 10-megapixels. With the help of artificial intelligence, though, this process will be automatic, with the software now deciding which file to save depending on each scenario.

All in all, it’s fair to say that the Mate 20 Pro is shaping up to be one of the best devices when it comes to mobile photography and, depending on who you ask, it may even be considered the best overall. However, the device will certainly face some tough competition once it hits the market from the likes of LG’s V40 ThinQ and the Google Pixel 3 series, so it’ll remain to be seen how they all compare.

source: Android Headlines

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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

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10 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Sounds cool. but how big is a full resolution photo compared to the 10 mb photo? if it 40 mb then the device will have to come with a huge amount of internal ram or external sd memory since the user has no choice and the devices software makes the decision automatically

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 405; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

A full resolution image is 40-megapixels but the smartphone will ship with 128GB of storage which will be expandable via a new nanoSD card format. I assume there will be an option to disable the AI tech, though.

10. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

If you sync a 40mp photo to google then you'll start eating up your free storage pretty quick

3. midan

Posts: 2555; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

According to dxOmark leak (no-one knows if it's real leak) this phone going to get 114 points, very Interested to see what this cam can do

4. Papa_Ji

Posts: 776; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looks totally fake. It got more than 10 new smartphones compared to current list, and we know well that DxO always take their time when testing camera, they usually review 1-3 smartphones each month, no way they have (more than) 10 final scores but didn't publish any of it. They don't always get early review unit and post review on announcement date, but when they did, it always got 1st place (i.e P20 pro, XZ premium, and few others)

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looks totally fake. It got more than 10 new smartphones compared to current list, and we know well that DxO always take their time when testing camera, they usually review 1-3 smartphones each month, no way they have (more than) 10 final scores but didn't publish any of it. They don't always get early review unit and post review on announcement date, but when they did, it always got 1st place (i.e P20 pro, XZ premium, and few others)

8. rsiders

Posts: 1860; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Funny how they ranked all of those phones allegedly but the V40 is not on the list...

7. morgeus09

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Yes, i agree. Its fake

9. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 577; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

UltraPixel 2.0 ?

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