Chinese mobile maker Huawei has been carving a niche for itself with a growing range of high-end handsets that are not just powerful, but also pack some pretty impressive photography capabilities.
By adding more and more lenses to the primary camera array, the firm has arguably managed to outdo rivals such as Samsung and Apple when it comes to visual fidelity and shooting flexibility. Now its latest flagship, the P30 Pro, has benefited from an update that pushes its image capabilities to new heights, which is great news for current owners and prospective purchasers alike.
Cutting edge video capture
One of the most interesting new features to come as part of this update is simply known as ‘dual video’ mode. It may sound uninspiring, but this is a brand new function which enables the P30 Pro to record a pair of images simultaneously; one in close up and one in a wider panorama shot.
The potential that this opens up for aspiring videographers is significant. It will make it quicker and easier to shoot impressive footage without having to go back and repeat the action since you will effectively be getting a wide angle and zoomed in clip in one fell swoop.
The growing complexity and utility of the device makes getting gadget insurance for this particular Huawei handset all the more important, since if it is damaged during use, it will be something that owners want to get replaced as quickly as possible.
Quadruple lens benefits
The P30 Pro has already been widely touted as sporting the best camera of any smartphone on the market at the moment, which is no surprise given that it has no fewer than four lenses on its rear surface.
The new update takes full advantage of the telephoto lens that sits in this array, providing added detail whether it is being used to capture still shots or to record full motion video clips in high definition resolutions.
Of course, whether or not these features appeal to users will be based entirely upon their proclivity for capturing the world around them on camera. For many, the four lenses will be complete overkill and opting for a simpler setup, such as the single camera found on the Pixel range from Google, for example, might be the preferred option.
Having dual-video enabled will have the added issue of taking up a lot more space on the available storage. Users will need to familiarise themselves with the process required to upload this footage to a PC or the Cloud in order to avoid rapidly filling the device memory with large video files.
If Huawei continues to refine and improve its smartphones by adding new features as free software updates, it will almost certainly incentivise users to hold onto them for longer. Once again, this will make mobile phone insurance more valuable in protecting an asset with greater longevity and utility once the manufacturer’s warranty has expired or the contract has ended.