I have been testing the P30 Pro for a few weeks now and in that time I have been very impressed with the phone. In particular, what the camera can do. There was, however, one piece of the phone that wasn’t yet available despite being shown off at the launch.
Well, the good news is that this missing piece has just been added via the means of a software update.
I am talking about a new camera feature that allows you to take video creation to the next level. It is something we have seen before, albeit in a slightly different guise. We first saw this technology on a Nokia device about a year ago. That device allowed you to utilise both the front and rear cameras to take photos of both views simultaneously. What Huawei have done is slightly different and, dare I say it, infinitely more useful.
The new software will allow you to record video from not just the main camera but it also allows you to use the zoom lens to hone in on your subject. This will give the video a whole new perspective and allow you to capture moments in a brand new way.
It is clearly shown in the below example…
I am really excited by the possibilities that this will open up for users of the P30 series for new content creation and I am impressed by the implementation that Huawei has chosen to showcase this impressive tech.
I have not received the update onto my P30 Pro yet but am excited at the possibility of using it very soon.
The new update is referred to by its version number, which is B153. It will be referred to as dual camera mode. It will allow you not only record from two different zoom levels but you can vary the levels of zoom from close up to full panoramic views.
You can expect this update to arrive on unlocked phones first, with a phased rollout to carrier-locked devices coming shortly afterwards.
London, 09 May 2019: With the recent introduction of EMUI 9.1 and its B153 version being rolled out gradually in overseas markets from today, Huawei has given HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro users access to one of the most exciting and innovative features offered in the smartphone camera space: dual-view camera mode.
With this capability, users can create split-screen videos by simultaneously using the phone’s primary camera and zoom lens, showing two perspectives at once on the screen. Pioneering this advanced camera technology, Huawei’s continued innovation and focus opens the doors for users to further experience the creative possibilities within videography.
Dual-view camera mode, available on both HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro devices, is highly capable of producing exceptional videography on its own, or in tandem with other video features like AI editor. Because of the dual perspectives, the HUAWEI P30 series delivers the industry’s first and a totally new function available on smartphones today, allowing users to capture large scale events or the full view of a scene in a unique and refreshing fashion.
Huawei is bringing professional-grade photography and videography functions to its users through the award-winning HUAWEI P30 Series camera. Top features of the dual-view mode in the P30 and P30 Pro include:
- Capturing a wide view with more of the background and surrounding objects
- Simultaneously zooming in on desired subjects via the split screen
- Shooting two different angles, panoramic and close up, at the same time
- Ability to adjust the magnification level
- Taking artsy and creative shots for a vivid recollection of special moments
Huawei is a leader in bringing technologically-advanced camera capabilities to market, and continues to grow its user base overseas with the launch of the HUAWEI P30 Series, which has embedded next-level technology. Along with dual-view mode enabled through the EMUI 9.1 update, the HUAWEI P30 Pro features SuperZoom Lens supporting 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom, and SuperSpectrum Sensor delivering 40 percent more light input for stellar low light photography with a high ISO of 409,600.