Huawei has been very invested in delivering advanced, high-tech camera experiences on its flagship phones, and the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro
is likely to continue this trend by featuring two
40MP main cameras and a "Pro" video mode.
According to a new leak
, Huawei Mate 30 Pro's main camera will feature the same 40MP 1/1.55-inch sensor with an RYYB pixel
arrangement that we saw on the P30 Pro
, accompanied by a 40MP 1/1.7-inch sensor that may be behind an ultra-wide angle lens with a 120-degree field of view. But that's not all, the Mate 30 Pro is also said to sport an 8MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, which will likely double in hybrid mode.
claims that with the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei is also going to start focusing more on video, rather than just stills. Huawei's recent phones have been amazing for still photography, thanks to innovations like the P30
Pro's periscope camera and amazing Night Mode, but the company seemingly wasn't as invested in pushing the envelope in terms of video. This may change with the Mate 30 Pro and its rumored "Cine Lens" features.
We don't know what this entails yet, but we assume that the company is working on a new, improved, and expanded video mode for the Mate 30 Pro, possibly accompanied by a dedicated video editing app. If this turns out to be the case, we expect to see something like LG's "Manual Video" mode that grants you much finer control over focus, exposure, shutter speed, and other settings.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro was recently spotted
undergoing tests in public, though its launch window is still a few months away. The Mate 30 Pro is expected to go official at an event in mid-October—accompanied by a "base" Mate 30 model, and possibly a larger X version—and hit store shelves that same month or in early November.