The Huawei P20 Pro can now record super-slow-motion video at 960 frames per second thanks to a new software update released by the Chinese original equipment manufacturer earlier this month. The supplement comes in the form of an over-the-air package, which also optimizes some other aspects of the device and is expected to be fully deployed in the coming days. The CLT-L29C432B131 firmware release also ships with the June 2018 Android Security Update and performance enhancements designed to make the P20 Pro more economical in a variety of scenarios and improve battery life.
A number of bugfixes and stability tweaks are also mentioned by the official changelog attached to the OTA package, as well as background image enhancements, which the company still needs to continue with. The same update also fixes a well-documented "OK Google" bug that consistently delayed the other party's voice on every call accepted by Google's hands-free control mechanism. The new slow-motion mode is largely identical to the 960fps features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus. It is highly automated, and only begins recording clips at such a high frame rate when it detects motion in a particular area of the viewfinder. While this limits its versatility, the Huawei P20 Pro's standard camera app supports at least several slow-motion sections in a single uninterrupted clip, much like the Galaxy S9 layout.
The app's zoom button has now also been repositioned closer to the bottom of the interface, where it should be easier to reach, especially as its hitbox is now larger as its icon changes from a circle to a traditional square Has. The Huawei P20 Pro's triple-camera setup is currently rated the best mobile photo tool ever developed by the French image benchmark company Dxomark, one of the leading authorities in the field. Other OEMs are expected to opt for three-lens smartphone cameras, of which both the LG V40 and Samsung Galaxy S10 series are currently known as such.