Huawei P40 lineup receives a camera-tuning update

04 May 2020
The new firmware brings new camera features too.

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  • Anonymous

Nick Tagataka, 05 May 2020To be honest, I wouldn't say they "fixed" the night mode - ... moreYou're right. Only Lumia gives so overprocessed jpg like Huawei. Compare to Nokia808 it is total disaster.

  • 123

Bring P40Pro+ sooner please Huawei! Can't wait first big camera performance reviews of it! :)

Shui8, 05 May 2020Yup, but considering GSMarena didnt cover about the .121 up... moreTo be honest, I wouldn't say they "fixed" the night mode - there are still plenty of sharpening, unnecessary contrast enhancement and color artifacts that are absent on those taken in regular photo mode, therefore the overall image quality is still a bit worse. I don't expect Huawei to make it a better version of auto mode through the software update either, but probably with the upcoming Kirin 1020 they will solve the issue on Mate 40 Pro.

As for the new 50MP mode, I wholeheartedly agree with your opinion. I wish my P30 had such a mode (View 20 had it, so why not), but maybe I'm asking too much from the first generation product that packs a RYYB sensor lol.

Nick Tagataka, 05 May 2020This new firmware is .126, so actually newer than .121 that... moreYup, but considering GSMarena didnt cover about the .121 update, thought just wanna mention about Night Mod has been fixed.

And wow, that AI 50mp results really outstanding! But as always, its best only for static scene. I found it useful mostly on landscape.

Shui8, 05 May 2020Night Mode & low light details has been fixed in this u... moreThis new firmware is .126, so actually newer than .121 that everyone on XDA is receiving. Apparently this update brings zoom in preview screen during long range zoom, enhanced AI Instant Passerby Removal and better clarity and more realistic colors to the image.

50MP AI Clarity mode on .121 update looks very impressive, though. It appears to be using the similar image processing as when using digital zoom (AI RAW + super resolution stacking) but does it on the entire frame of the image instead of the cropped portion, so the resolution of the photo is effectively quadrupled.
This post shows how much improvement it can make, check it out:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/huawei-p40-pro/how-to/huawei-p40-pro-updates-t4088073/post82481883

  • Bobi7x7

jest, 04 May 2020need google maps and youtube back.. until then.. no Huawei ... moreOh bro come on -.- go on YouTube and search for P40 Pro Google and they tell you how to do.
... Even People with an IQ from 50 should be able to do this.........

Night Mode & low light details has been fixed in this update. Way better quality now. Bunch of users approve it on XDA.

Looks like its the firmware update that DxO been use for its testing.

  • Anonymous

Can this Huawei P40 with this camera help me after all this Chinese pandemic? I really need a cell phone equipped with Google apps to get me around and help me through all of this chaos...

This phone's camera is a beast, all it needed is a small software update because that big sensor allows too much light in day light photos.

  • jest

need google maps and youtube back.. until then.. no Huawei for me.. too bad..

  • Anonymous

Now my photos are sharper.
Thank you Huawei