Huawei engineer explains the advantages of the free form lens on the Mate 40 Pro

04 November 2020
Less image distortion is just one of the perks of having a free form lens.

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  • Anonymous

I thought manufacturers deliberately make protruding cameras due to almost all consumers are putting their phones on some kind of protection

Ianchiang200605, 10 Nov 2020Yep, on Standard, Pro and even Porsche Design version u onl... moreMaybe it's a typo? Porsche camera setup looks identical to the plus. Or it is only misleading.

Nick.B, 05 Nov 2020Hmmm only on mate40pro+ is the free form lenses ? hmmmYep, on Standard, Pro and even Porsche Design version u only get a 18mmf/1.8 wide angle lens, Huawei only uses software to offset the distortion. Only the Pro+ u get the 14mmf/2.4 bonus. And that really makes it difficult for me to decide whether to pursue the Porsche version.

vrvly, 06 Nov 2020center is still the same I think, most visible on grass whi... moreThe review are using Pro, nof Pro+.

Shui8, 06 Nov 2020Which sample do u saw? This freeform lens only available on... morecenter is still the same I think, most visible on grass which further, most on second and then first pic in review.

vrvly, 05 Nov 2020Still, the end result of processing is still too "arti... moreWhich sample do u saw? This freeform lens only available on Pro+ variant.

Still, the end result of processing is still too "artistic" compared to detail from P40pro superwide, 20mp may be too much of resolution for enjoyment at 100% pixel lvl, should stay at 10mp or improve it to look less "wormy".
Its kind of inconsistent compared to other lens, it's a wonder.

Ianchiang200605, 05 Nov 2020I think u're mistaken...The only Mate 40 model with a ... moreHmmm only on mate40pro+ is the free form lenses ? hmmm

Woo, 04 Nov 2020Simple, Huawei are too good and is not American company. Mu... moreSo true man. I just bought a brand new P40 Pro today at a very good price and the build quality is simply stunning. I am never going back to Samsung. Hope They will continue to make phones. I have all the apps I need, banking, everything, so no GMS for me doesn't bother me at all.

I think u're mistaken...The only Mate 40 model with a free form lens (also 14mm wider view) is the Mate 40 Pro+! Have a check!

  • judas

CKMKB, 04 Nov 2020Philips invented fluid focus lens in 2000s, these are used ... morethe idea was there..but not on phone because phone had many lens plant on phone which is more harder to implementation than dslr...because most phone is thin

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2020And that why even the Chinese telecoms uses Cisco... LOL, e... moreUm, that Huawei was used everywhere in the world before it became a target for purely political reasons?

  • Anonymous

cheapsk8, 04 Nov 2020US pressures its European allies: https://www.reuters.com/... moreAnd that why even the Chinese telecoms uses Cisco... LOL, exactly what point are you trying to make?

TheLastOracle, 04 Nov 2020The free form lens hasn't been created by huawei. They stole it from Apple (Apple was going to invent in the future).

I wonder why they downgraded the lens from 40MP to 20MP?

  • CKMKB

Philips invented fluid focus lens in 2000s, these are used in some medical equipment's, This has the ability to give phones true DSLR capabilities but no one thinks of it. huwawei sucks, these techs were discovered in 1920s used military cameras. Chinese can't invent NEW

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 04 Nov 2020Huawei is better than Apple in terms of technology.Absolutely right

  • Someone

Woo, 04 Nov 2020Simple, Huawei are too good and is not American company. Mu... moreTotally agree.... Is sad that nobody reacts in this unfair approach

  • supp

It would be so much easier if somebody came forward and just said "we discovered this and this" rather than playing hush-hush.

when nobody said that means that is nothing there, just US trying to control everything, facebook sell all ur info buts okay, android ( google ) track u even with gps off but thats okay

  • Woo

Anonymous, 04 Nov 2020No one has found anything wrong with Huawei equipment. The... moreSimple, Huawei are too good and is not American company. Must me ban to protect middle range company like Apple ;-)