Huawei Launches New Video Phone

Posted May 18, 2018
Share To

Huawei, the Chinese phone and tech company just launched its newest smart phone, the P20.

Huawei may not be too well known in the US, but it certainly is well known in the rest of the world.  In September 2017, it passed Apple, to become the world's #2 phone manufacturer, after Samsung.  (I had no idea either).

What makes this phone of interest to us is the video and the cameras. There are three of them.

  • 70 mp mono lens
  • 40 mp main RGB lens
  • 8 mp telephoto lens

As you may recall, we reviewed the highly experimental L-16 here some time ago. That camera has 16 lenses,  all of different focal lengths.  The Huawei would seem to be on track to pick up on what the L-16 has demonstrated: more lenses are better. 

The Huawei lenses are also made by Leica.  We like Leicas around here.

The Huawei P20 retais for $666.69, which is a kind of funny number, but it must be derivative of something.

You can read more about the Huawei P2 here.  


Recent Posts

For most of human history, people lived in a world without news. The concept simply did not exist. The idea of news is really a 19th-century phenomenon, driven first by newspapers, and then by electronic media which brought us radio, then TV and now the web. Now, it seems, we are headed back to a world without news. Not because the technology is not there, but rather because, increasingly, people are no longer interested in news, at least in the way it is packaged now.

What TV News Could Be
February 26, 2024

When television was invented in the 1930s, no one knew what TV news was supposed to look like. The medium had never existed before, and so, like Gutenberg half a millennium, prior, the first creators of TV news had to fall back on a medium with which they were familiar, and that was radio.

Maybe scary stories drive ratings… or maybe they don’t.

Share Page on: