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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Sample Photos

We've started shooting with the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro - the premium smartphone with a Leica Triple Camera which includes a new ultra-wide-angle lens.

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We've started shooting with the Huawei Mate20 Pro - Huawei's new premium smartphone with a Leica Triple Camera system, and new ultra-wide-angle lens. We'll be adding more sample photos from the smartphone as we take them. In the meantime, have a look at hands-on photos below, as well as the sample photos taken with the camera. You can find more information on the whole Huawei Mate20 range here.

Camera features at a glance:

  • 20mp ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens - 16mm equivalent
  • 40mp wide-angle f/1.8 lens - 27mm equivalent
  • 8mp telephoto f/2.4 lens - 81mm equivalent
  • 5x "Hybrid" zoom - 135mm equivalent
  • 2.5cm super macro mode, using the ultra-wide-angle lens


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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Features

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Huawei release new smartphone ranges twice a year, with the Huawei P series and the Huawei Mate series. The P20 Pro was the top of the range smartphone, and remains the top of the range in the P series, however, with the introduction of the latest Mate series, the Mate20 Pro now sits at the top, with an updated camera system. A further development of the Leica Triple Camera system found in the P20 Pro, the Mate20 Pro now features a new ultra-wide-angle camera, instead of a dedicated monochrome camera. The Mate 20 X and Porsche Design Mate 20 RS also feature the same Leica Triple Camera system as the Mate 20 Pro. 

Leica Triple Cameras: 

  • 16mm f/2.2 equivalent ultra-wide-angle lens (20mp)
  • 27mm f/1.8 standard lens, with larger 40mp 1/1.7inch Quad Bayer sensor
  • 81mm f/2.4 telephoto lens, with 8mp sensor (outputs 10mp images), with OIS

If you take a look at the cameras, going from 16mm equivalent ultra-wide-angle, all the way to 81mm equivalent telephoto, you have a 5x optical zoom range available. 

However, Huawei has labelled the cameras as:

  • 0.6x Ultra-Wide-Angle (16mm equivalent)
  • 1x Standard (27mm equivalent)
  • 3x Telephoto (81mm equivalent)

Beyond this you also have 5x "Hybrid" zoom, which is meant to be "lossless" digital zoom, giving 135mm equivalent, but we have our doubts as to the quality possible. The ultra-wide-angle camera also offers 2.5cm macro focus, for impressive close-ups. 

The camera records 4K (UHD) video at a rather odd 27.88fps. FullHD video is recorded at 120/60 or 30fps. High-speed video can be recorded at 240 or 960fps at a resolution of 1280x720 (720p). Electronic image stabilisation is available, however, this is on by default, and there is not an option to switch this on or off. 

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The front facing camera(s) have an array of features, including the main 24mp f/2.0 "Selfie" camera, there's also a dot projector, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and an IR camera. All of this technology is used as part of the face unlock feature, as well as 3D scanning. 

Key Camera Features

  • Leica Triple Cameras (Rear)
  • 20mp f/2.2 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens - 16mm equivalent, 20mp output
  • 40mp f/1.8 Standard Lens - 27mm equivalent, 10/40mp output
  • 8mp f/2.4 Telephoto Lens - 81mm equivalent, 10mp output, with OIS
  • AI Image Stabilisation (Electronic / Optical Image Stabilisation depending on camera used)
  • 24mp f/2.0 selfie camera - fixed focus
  • Dual-tone LED flash
  • ISO50 to ISO102400
  • 4K UHD video recording
  • FullHD video at 60fps
  • High-speed FullHD video at 120fps
  • High-speed 720p video at 240/960fps
  • 2.5cm macro focus (with ultra-wide-angle lens)
  • Super HDR - up to 10 frames fusion in raw format
  • Personalised bokeh effect (heart effect, or swirl effect)

Smartphone Features:

  • 6.39inch curved OLED screen, 3120x1440 resolution, 19.5:9 DCI-P3 HDR
  • IP68 rating, waterproof to 2m for 30 minutes
  • In-screen fingerprint reader
  • 6GB RAM / 128GB Storage
  • 4200mAh battery
  • Android 9
  • Available in Midnight blue, Emerald green, Black, or Twilight


Huawei Mate20 Pro Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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