Huawei Launches See-in-the-Dark Camera

Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro

The HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro feature a 24MP selfie camera** with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting - the result is handsome selfies with healthy-looking skin tone adjustments, delicately outlined facial details and realistic 3D feature enhancements. The company told interviewers at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February that it is aiming for the top of the smartphone market in spite of that hurdle. The device packs a Leica triple lens camera that comprises of a 40MP RGP camera, a 20MP monochrome lens, and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens.

The Chinese technology firm is looking to offer a device that competes with the likes of the iPhone X and Samsung's recently-released S9 and S9+, but at a lower price. While exposures of this length are common with SLR cameras mounted to tripods to keep them still, exposures over one second often produce blurry images when shot by hand, because it is impossible to keep perfectly still while the shutter is open.

And a built-in AI chip means the processing can take place without the need to transmit data to a remote server.

The AI capabilities in the device automatically adjust the camera to make it take a good picture depending on the subject. In addition, the HUAWEI P20 Series features AI-Assisted Composition, providing intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes. It also features a portrait lighting effect similar to that of the iPhone X. The feature applies to both photos and videos.

You can also set up a Face-ID mode that unlocks the phone as soon as you look at it, however we find it disappointingly hit-and-miss if you're wearing glasses. The notch is switched off by default for certain functions, like displaying photos.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS sports a 6-inch OLED display with a curved screen.

"With f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details, the HUAWEI P20 Pro also includes a brand new Leica 3x telephoto (VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.6-2.4/27-80ASPH) lens for long-range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom". There is also a fingerprint sensor below the screens of both handsets.

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The P20 goes on sale today for 649 euros.

This is helped by the phone's 4D Predictive Focus feature, in which the camera predicts where the object is likely to be. The last Porsche Design phone-a limited-edition version of the Mate 10-apparently sold out very quickly.

'Huawei is delivering meaningful camera features rather than the gimmicks that we have seen from some competitors, ' he said.

Can Apple rival Huawei conquer the USA market?

AT&T and Verizon reportedly pulled out of talks to sell Huawei phones due to political pressure, and Best Buy has also cut its ties with the company. Recently, the chiefs of six major United States intelligence agencies - including CIA, FBI, and NSA - warned Americans against using products and services offered by Huawei. Huawei phones can be purchased in the USA via retailers such as Amazon and from Huawei's own website.

Huawei has deals with major carriers and retailers in more than 170 countries.

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