Huawei’s next flagship smartphones, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be unveiled in London on October 16. While we already know that the phones will be powered by the company’s new Kirin 980 SoC, new leaks have given us glimpses into what you can expect from the smartphone.
The first one comes courtesy of the guys over at XDA Developers who have torn down the camera app APK in the leaked build of EMUI 9. Some of the features they uncovered were that videos would now support artificial bokeh. Further, users will get the option to place shapes in the bokeh effects. Another feature is AI Zoom, which as per the report, automatically adjusts a videos zoom level to keep the subject centered. However, in order for this particular feature to work, XDA Developers notes that the video needs to be recorded in 1080p and the AI Cinema feature needs to be switched off. AI Cinema is also a new feature which would use the Kirin 980’s real-time object recognition into apply cinematic filters to videos in real time.
Further, XDA Developers found references for something called Underwater Mode as well as a graphic for the feature. The graphic shows a smartphone in a plastic bag. While the name of the mode suggests a way for users to use or take photos underwater, it unlikely that Huawei is going to suggest users to place their phone in a waterproof bag in order to do so. Since a capacitive screen is unusable underwater, the teardown reveals that users will have to use the volume down button for a photo, and volume up for video.
Coming to the second leak. This one comes from WinFuture.de which has posted a couple of photos of the company’s Freebuds 2 Pro, which is the company’s take on true wireless earphones like the Apple Airpods. In fact, they do seem to look a lot like the Airpods, even down to the case that they come in. However, WinFuture.de reports that the phone will be able to wirelessly charge the Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro earphones, which something that no other major smartphone manufacturer offers right now.
The report notes that the new earphones will feature a built-in bone sensor that captures the user’s voice via bone condition. It will also be able to distinguish voices via AI technology. As far as dimensions go, the of the earbuds is said to weigh 4.1gm and is 43mm long and 18.6mm wide. It is tipped to offer 15 hours of battery like in standby mode and offer noise cancellation. The Freebuds 2 Pro are said to be priced around EUR 150 and EUR 160, which is roughly Rs 12,600 and Rs 13,500.