Huawei's P20 Pro Android flagship has been honored with a Best Photo Smartphone award given to it by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly, the Chinese tech giant said Friday in Madrid, Spain. The smartphone maker claims the accolade is yet another piece of evidence suggesting its new high-end handset features the best camera setup on the market, with the development itself coming shortly after well-known French imaging firm DxOMark claimed the same, asserting that the regular P20 offers one of the world's best mobile cameras that's second only to the unconventional triple-lens system found on the P20 Pro.
A Huawei official recently said that the decision to include three sensors on the back of the P20 Pro is meant to be the latest step in the company's efforts to be bolder with its product designs, with the firm starting to pursue that goal more aggressively after Apple launched the iPhone X last fall, introducing a flagship with a display notch that Huawei already considered years back but decided to scrap because it was afraid of backlash from consumers. The original equipment manufacturer is now adamant not to repeat the same mistake again and is prepared to take many more risks in an attempt to innovate in the mobile segment moving forward, as per the same source. The unique Twilight color option of the P20 and P20 Pro is another such take on innovative smartphone features, the firm said.
The triple-camera setup of the P20 Pro is effectively a combo of a 40-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome module supported by an 8-megapixel sensor mounted behind a telephoto lens that isn't used in every shot but allows for a more natural bokeh effect and improved zooming capabilities in scenarios when it's needed by the user or called upon by the smartphones' artificial intelligence engine tasked with ensuring your photography in the Auto mode is as good as it can be. The P20 and P20 Pro are already available for purchase in select markets and will be rolling out to more countries over the coming weeks but will never be officially released in the U.S. due to Huawei's recent issues with Washington which is still claiming the company poses a national security risk, citing its close ties to Beijing.