Huawei has always amazed us with its hardware capabilities. First was the Spring 2018’s P20 Pro, where Huawei was the first to offer the triple-lens system, as well as the “night mode” which were later adopted by Google, Samsung, and Apple.
Then came the Mate 20 Pro, known for its phenomenal battery capabilities thanks to its 4,200 cell, as well as its ability to use the wide-angle lens, which Oppo and OnePlus have adopted this year.
Six months after the release of the Mate 20, Huawei’s P30 Pro arrived, which beat Oppo to the punch as it introduced the “periscope” zoom lens that could zoom up to 50 times, as well as an image sensor that “took in drastically more light” compared to other phones in pitch dark conditions.
And now we have the Mate 30 Pro, and once again, there is a clear jawdropping hardware trick: the ability to shoot slow motion videos at 7,680 frames-per-second (fps).
In slow motion videos, the higher the fps, the better, as more frames means footage can be slowed down without animations appearing choppy. For many years, slow motion videos shot on smartphones maxed out at 240fps. Samsung grabbed headlines last year when it offered 960fps slow motion video, and that number has been the standard set for smartphones through 2019–until now, with Huawei’s 7,680.
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