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Huawei P20 Pro update disables AI on camera by default

The update also comes with Google security patch.

  • Published: September 27, 2018 1:11 PM IST
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The Huawei P20 Pro with its triple rear camera setup is considered to be one of the best smartphones for taking pictures. That statement is simply backed by the fact that smartphone has the highest score on DxOMark. Not just that, Huawei also tries to maintain that lead by constantly improving on the camera with new software updates. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case with with the latest update, which as per the changelog disables the AI on the camera by default.

The new update is dubbed as CLT-L29 8.1.0.156(C432) and weighs 525MB in size. The changelog for it mentions that the Master AI on the camera will be disabled by default. Those who still want to use the feature, will have to manually activate it from the settings menu in the app.

It’s not a big change, as the option to turn the feature on and off was available before the update as well. What’s more interesting is that Huawei has now disabled the feature by default, which is a little odd considering the fact the camera on Huawei smartphones are generally known to be very dependent on it. That said, the new update is great for those who do not like AI features on the camera. It is often said to over enhance the images and make them look unnatural.

Besides the new camera feature, the update also comes with the Google security patch for August. That in fact is the main reason behind the update being more than half a gigabyte in size. Following the security patch, Huawei also rolled out a second patch of the update today, which as per the changelog will fix display issues while playing PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) on the smartphone.

Watch: Huawei P20 Pro Review

Both are said to be OTA updates, so users should be getting a notification on their P20 Pro smartphones when they arrive. If you have missed the notification, then you can check for it manually by going into the Settings app.

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  • Published Date: September 27, 2018 1:11 PM IST