Huawei Mate 20 Pro: this is what the new Ultra-Wide camera can do

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: this is what the new Ultra-Wide camera can do
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has not one, not two, but three cameras on its back and if you wonder whether this makes any sense, let us answer you right away: it does, it makes a lot of sense.

The reason for this is that in addition to the regular camera and the telephoto one used for portraits, the Mate 20 Pro now also has a third, utlra-wide angle lens that gives you the possibility to take some epic landscape shots that are not possible otherwise.

The camera in question is a 20-megapixel one with a focal length of 16mm and an f/2.2 lens on top. It's so wide that you have to be careful to keep your finger out of the way, or it may just end up in the frame! In the camera app, you switch to this camera by pressing on the 1X button a few times until you get to the 0.6X mark.

So when do you need the ultra-wide angle camera? Imagine you are in a busy city and cannot back up to capture those huge sky-rises, or you are in a tiny space like a house or an apartment and you want to capture your whole room, or you want to shoot an epic landscape shot. All of this is possible on the Mate 20 Pro with this new camera and here is what shots from it look like:

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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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21 Comments

1. BoatsBoatsBoats

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2018

LG has had this for years. Why are they acting like this is something brand new to phones?

2. Raoufdj

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2018

Maybe because Huawei did it better

3. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No one is acting like it's new, they're just showcasing the results from this sensor. I guess tech website should stop talking about cameras, screens, batteries, speakers, etc..., because you know, phones from 10 years have already had these stuff, so why are we still acting like they're something new?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO well said. I get so tired of trolls bringing up the (had this for years) crap. Who the hell cares who had what for years? Hell...cars have had tires for years, but modern tires are much better than those from 80 years ago.

5. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yup, I guess they're supposed to not talk about it since LG have had it for years, even though it took them 7 tries to get it almoooost right while Huawei looks like they have hit the nail on the head in their first try.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Trolls bro lol. At least that one was easy to silence.

8. BoatsBoatsBoats

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2018

I asked a question about why they were making such a big deal about it. I don't understand how that makes me a troll? I said nothing bad about Huawei or Apple or Samsung or any other phone manufacturer so who exactly am I trolling? Would appear that the person just attacking someone else for no reason would be the actual troll.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You can’t have the name BoatsBoatsBoats. Boats had it first.

12. BoatsBoatsBoats

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 2018

And that just proves you're a douche bag. You can't be a dark jedi cuz the light jedi were jedi first. Speaking of trolls..it's probably the guy with 29,000 posts in 7 and 1/2 years. Find a new hobby you sad little nerd.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can’t be a nerd, nerds had it first. I didn’t mean to piss you off, but it was funny. All boils down to this...who gives a fk who had what first? STFU, and enjoy your tech. Sad little troll.

16. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

they are just showing the new features from a brand new released phone. and it's a big deal?

19. ECPirate37

Posts: 319; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

This all escalated pretty quickly. And I'm just posting to see how many posts I've had and when I joined so I can see if I'm a nerd or not... *Crosses fingers* please let me be a nerd! BTW, I'm flying to china later this week and will get this phone. I'll post a review once I get it.

7. TechGirl90 unregistered

Wowzers! those are some incredible shots taken!! The clarity is also marvelous, especially the night shots! Well done Huawei! I see you! :)

14. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Huawei: We see you too

21. ECPirate37

Posts: 319; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

This made me literally lol

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

With Huawei, LG, and Samsung bringing wide angle shots I can't help but wonder how long until Apple or Google follows.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you look at the positions of Apple and Google, they don’t have to follow anybody. They can pretty much do what they want, they’re far too big to be forced to follow another OEM.

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Too big to be forced, but likely to follow if they see it as successful. Apple was one of the first to make dual camera standard in their line up, no reason to believe they won't follow the triple camera set up as the world's 2 largest phone manufacturers have chosen to do.

13. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And Google still trying to sell us on one camera on the rear while at the same time they see the need for a wide angle camera on the front.lol The irony.

17. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

it shows that you only need one camera to conquer all, bokeh, zoom. even the new iPhone XS only use one camera to do it's bokeh shots.

20. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

No it shows the AI and machine learning can't make up for some things. Like I said and Google has shown with the front facing cameras, diversity matters.

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