The Huawei Mate 10, Pro, and Porsche Design edition all come with the new dual-camera by Huawei and Leica. It's the third generation, but the sensors are identical to the previous one. This means you get 12MP color and 20MP monochrome imagers. Much like on the Mate 9 and P10 Plus, the RGB camera has OIS.
The most important change are the new higher-grade Leica SUMMILUX-H lenses with bright f/1.6 apertures. Thanks to the Kirin 970 and the new dual ISPs that boost processing and noise reduction low-light photography should be much better. Photos should have higher contrast and highlights clipping should be reduced. The camera will also detect movement and adjust shooting parameters accordingly.
But the novelties don't end here. The new AI engine powered by the NPU core can identify up to 14 different scenes and automatically adjust camera parameters to produce better pictures.
Deep learning algorithms allow for better quality of the hybrid digital zoom. Portrait mode and the variable aperture also benefit from the new on-device machine learning capabilities for better accuracy, and more realistic bokeh effects.
The camera relies on the same 4-way focusing technologies as before - you get laser AF, depth detection, contrast-detect AF and phase detect AF. So there is no switch to Dual Pixel technology.
The selfie cameras on the three new Mate 10s have 8MP resolution and F/2.0 lens. They come with portrait shooting mode, too, which is able to create a digital bokeh for your selfies. The AI engine tries to recognize all faces in the shot, so if you are doing a groupie, it will keep all faces in focus and blur the background only. Huawei is calling this AI Selfie. Let's hope it works better than the one on the P10 selfie snapper.
We snapped some photos with the pre-production units of the Mate 10 Pro. We are yet to see the retail unit, so we'll keep the comments for later. For now, just enjoy the images.
Here are some more shots we took around Munich.
We also snapped some low-light samples with the color camera of the Mate 10 Pro.
And here are some monochrome shots.
You can check these 2x hybrid zoom samples, too.
The variable aperture is quite powerful mode and produce nice samples.
Finally, we captured a quick 4K at 30fps video sample.