Huawei P20 Pro update could match the Galaxy S9’s best camera feature

The highly-rated tri-camera on the Huawei P20 Pro is about to get even better, according to reports.

The XDA-Developers community have discovered evidence a 960 frames per second slow motion video mode is coming to the groundbreaking device. An eagle-eyed XDA forumite spotted the feature within a forthcoming software build.

That would match the feature added to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as part of this year’s big camera update. Sony also added the feature with its Xperia XZ 2 Premium smartphone released earlier this year.

In its interpretation, Samsung used a neat automatic motion detection tool. While the slo-mo mode can be activated manually through the settings, the automatic application is smarter.

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After pressing record, a square will appear within the viewfinder. When the camera detects motion within that square, it will capture that movement in super slow motion.

The idea is to line-up that square with the motion event you want to capture. So, if you want to see a skateboard trick at 960fps or a flower fluttering in the breeze, you can simply ensure it sits within the square when recording.

The quality tops out at 720p, but that’s a lot better than some of the super slow modes we’re used to. It’s currently unclear the tech Huawei will use to deploy the feature, but we’ll let you know as soon as the feature arrives.

Elsewhere in the update, the camera will also offer a new zoom interface, enabling users to swipe in and out to zero in on a target. There’s no news yet on when the update will roll out to P20 Pro owners, but we’ll keep you posted.

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