The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has taken photography to the next level. The phone features several camera modes that allow you to take almost DSLR-like photos with a simple point and shoot camera. The phone has a standard photo mode that uses a 50-megapixel primary camera. The sensor is RYYB instead of regular RGB which can take more light and create vibrant photos. Mate 40 Pro offers aperture mode that allows you to get manual control over how much light you want to take in. This mode is good for advanced users who like manual control over all the elements.
Recently, we have seen the latest trend of smartphones competing for overnight modes. The device takes great images even in low-light situations in night mode, although when you take a dark photo in the standard photo, integrated AI optimization plays its role to make pictures look brighter and sharper. If you are taking pictures where light is good enough, it is better not to switch to night mode as the standard model is also capable of taking low-light photos.
The portrait mode introduced in Huawei Mate 40 Pro is slightly more advanced than regular smartphones. As it doesn't just blur the background but also softens the background and applies a desaturation effect to clearly differentiate you from the background. If you like the traditional black-and-white style photography, perhaps, the monochrome effect is for you. The device can add a black and white filter to a color image. You can apply the monochrome overlay for regular images or portrait shots.
Last but not the least, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro features Moon mode which was introduced back in Huawei P30, but the company didn't highlight it much. The results have incredible improvement and you can take pictures of the moon by simply zooming in and keeping the moon in the frame.
CES is always a great event to welcome the New Year and year 2020 wasn't different. There wasn't many smartphones at the event, but a handful products surely made a splash due to being innovative and technologically advanced. Here are some of the top devices that deserve a mention.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 fold is a foldable version of the laptop. It is really cool to experience a laptop that looks like a tablet or monitor when laid out flat and becomes a regular laptop when half-open. The folded version is only 13-inch device that is small enough to carry inside a jacket. It has an ultra-think Bluetooth keyboard that slots in between the screen when folded eliminating the gap inside.
Insta360 One R
This is not just a regular wide-angle 4k action camera, but has modular structure that lets you switch out the lenses. It allows users to switch out not only the lenses, but the sensors as well. This is a huge breakthrough in cam industry. Rather than just popping a different lens on a stock body, each lens module comes with its own sensor, meaning you always have the right sensor for the lens you're using.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
The Chromebook surely steels the show at CES 2020. It is a powerful chromebook with a beautiful design and body. It includes a stylus, that uses a convertible design and the metal chassis is sleek and well-made. If you have been looking for a chrome book this year, you should pay attention to this one.
OnePlus Concept one
OnePlus appeared at CES event for the first time, and it truly made an entrance with the concept one. The device has a design nothing like before. The device is ostensibly a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren edition with a new exterior. The Concept One uses electro chromic glass over the cameras on the rear side which allows them to disappear when not needed. No one has used the elctrochromic glass on mobile devices before and certainly would be a game changer.
There were many TVs at CES but the Skyworth Q91 is one of the biggest and cheapest TV. A 75-inch 8K IPS LED TV from a storied television maker for under six thousand U.S. dollars is worth paying attention to. The Tv has integrated 8K AI image processing Engine, Dolby Atmos 2.1.2, a soundbar with Wonder Audio Sky Echo, a camera for web-conferencing, and SwAIoT for connecting all your smart home products to your TV, no matter if they're Skyworth products or powered by Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.