Huawei: what the Mate 40 Pro teaches us about the future of camera phones Huawei Mate 40 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may have blasted through the saloon doors with its dual telephoto cameras blazing last week, but it wasn’t the first phone to combine 3x and 10x optical zoom in one flagship – that was the Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus.

Sadly, that phone still has limited availability, but with our Huawei Mate 40 Pro review branding that phone “one of the best camera phones out there”, we were keen to tease out some secrets from this pioneer in mobile photography. What trends drove the creation of the Mate 40 Pro’s camera tech, how does Huawei decide on the ‘look’ of its photos, and what’s the future of camera phones?