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Huawei Mate 20 Pro likely to boast the best camera on a smartphone yet

Huawei is clearly leading the market in camera innovation, but Google doesn't seem to be that far behind.

  • Published: September 27, 2018 10:41 AM IST
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With the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launched earlier in the month, we can say that the majority of anticipated flagship smartphones for the year have already been announced. The upcoming list now mostly consists of the Google Pixel 3 smartphones, OnePlus 6T, and the Mate 20 smartphones. Rumors around the devices have already given us an idea of what to expect from them Individually. However, now a leaked photo from DxOMark showcases the camera scores of the three upcoming smartphones, along with some of the other ones that have launched earlier in the year.

DxOMark is trusted to give insights on a smartphone’s camera, and now the new score sheet spotted on Weibo showcases the Mate 20 Pro to be on top of its list. According to the score sheet Mate 20 Pro has managed to get a high score of 116, which is seven points higher compared to the former leader, Huawei P20 Pro. It looks like Huawei has made some substantial upgrades to the triple camera setup that is expected to be featured on the Mate 20 Pro.

Right below the Huawei phones is the upcoming Google Pixel 3, which has got a score of 107. Going by the fact that the smartphone is only touted to carry a single rear camera, that’s pretty impressive. While the Google Pixel 2 has been pushed way lower on the score sheet, it is still considered to have one of the best cameras on a smartphone, and we’re expecting the Pixel 3 to come with some substantial upgrades that would certainly build on it.

The new Apple iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS take the sixth and the seventh the place on sheet respectively with the same score of 104. After the Google Pixel 3, the smartphones are triumphed by Huawei Mate 20 and Sony XZ2 Premium. The iPhone XR with its single camera has managed to get a score of 100, which puts it way below in the sheet. The upcoming OnePlus 6T has scored only a point less compared to iPhone XR, but is placed below Vivo NEX, which has also got a score of 100.

Based on the score sheet, it looks like Huawei is certainly leading the market in camera innovation. However, we would like to point out that the DxOMark scores do not necessarily tell the whole story and aren’t meant to be taken extremely seriously. Interestingly, there is also a good chance that the image could have been doctored just to create hype around the devices. So when it comes to upcoming smartphones, we’d wait to see a full review from DxOMark before passing a judgement on them.

Watch: Huawei P20 Pro Review

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones are expected to launch on October 16, while the Google Pixel 3 is said to be unveiled on October 9. OnePlus 6T has also been rumored to launch on October 17.

  • Published Date: September 27, 2018 10:41 AM IST