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Huawei P20 Pro: In the hands of a millennial

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By TechNews Staff

Photos by: Joncristian Gerrald Cheng Tan

The Huawei P20 Pro fired some serious shorts in the smartphone business, causing some brands to bleed as the first flagship to sail with three cameras. The three-cam salvo proved to be a fitting followup to Huawei’s celebrated partnership with Leica for a twosome shooter, and that is the P20 Pro.

The cameras are truly of high-caliber, with the primary RGP camera an astonishing 40MP sensor. The black and white sensor is to 20MP and the third lens a fixed 3X optical zoom levls and has an 8MP sensor.

The first top sensor is the 8MP telephoto with an f/2.4 aperture while below is the 40MP RGP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The last sensor is 20MP monochrome with f/1.6 aperture.

All these through a FullView Display, thanks to the notched design for that plenty of screen space. And, of course, you have the option to hide the notch.

Oh, and some AI Smarts with the Kirin 970 chipset for better recognition of objects and scenes. MBTechNews brought back to Manila from the Paris launch one of the first Huawei P20 Pro units — and into the hands of multi-media arts De La Salle College of St. Benilde graduating student Joncristian Gerrald Cheng Tan. A camera whiz, but of the DSLR department, Gerrald prepares for a possible stint in the TechNews section by taking the Huawei P20 Pro for a spin. His sample shots are shown here.

“The 3X optical zoom works like magic, and true to the hype, the low light night mode could make anybody, even a teen like me, seem like a pro.”

Gerrald literally went all over town to test the unique triple camera setup of the Huawei P20 Pro, as well as Huawei’s standard set of monochrome and color sensor.

For the normal person, the Huawei P20 Pro is already abhove par in shooting 10MP photos but aim a bit higher, like 40MP or even 76.2MB DNG RAW files when using Pro mode.

Shooting 10MP shots and using the 3x zoom results to more detail than the RAW or 40MP JPEG files.

A 5x zoom, or the Hybrid Zoom which uses more intense processing than the 3x zoom makes far-away text clearer. A couple of building shots famous city landmarks showed photos that look better than normal or clearer than simple digital zoom.

The Huawei P20 Pro is currently the most used devices in the MB TechLab, and we’re guessing for a long while.

Check the photos below taken with the Huawei P20 Pro.

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