Huawei Mate 20 Pro gets new camera features, better gesture navigation, and more via software update

“The new Mate 20 Pro update brings features and enhancements in the camera, Face unlock, system navigation, call and security departments”

Chinese phonemaker Huawei has started rolling out a new update to its premium flagship smartphone the Mate 20 Pro (review) in India. The over-the-air software update allegedly brings a variety of new features and enhancements in the camera, security, navigation, and calling departments. 

Post the update, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro users will get the option to manually toggle the ‘Super Macro’ mode and Zoom modes – 1X, 3X and wide-angle – directly from the camera app’s viewfinder. “The new feature is capable of focusing on an object as close as 2.5cm—exceeding even the capability of the human eye, which was earlier made possible with a built-in AI,” the company said in a press statement. Other than that, the software update is also expected to improve Mate 20 Pro’s face unlock performance, gesture-based navigation support, and calling experience. 


This is the first major software release for Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which was announced in India in November last year. The handset comes with several high-end features including world’s first 7nm chipset – HiSilicon Kirin 980, 15W quick wireless charging, triple rear cameras, and reverse wireless charging. The phone flaunts a curved 6.39-inch AMOLED display that bears a QHD+ resolution and a notch up top. The screen holds an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and an optical scanner for biometrics.

For photography, the Mate 20 Pro rocks 40-megapixel + 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel triple cameras at the back panel. Its front camera gets a 24-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. Software-wise, the device boots Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box. The entire setup is run by a beefy 4,000mAh battery with 40W wired fast-charging battery.

Key Specs

Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980 | 6 GBProcessor
6.39 inches Display
40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MPRear camera
24 MPSelfie camera
4200 mAh Battery
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