Huawei Mate 20 Pro Update Adds New Filters, Effects for Camera Suite, AI Zoom for Video Recording

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro flagship has started receiving a new update that adds slew of nifty features to the camera suite. Check out the details.


Huawei turned many heads with the launch of its flagship Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The phone packs some of the most advanced features and has been on sale in China for quite some time. Although, Huawei is yet to launch the phone in regions like the US and India, smartphone enthusiasts all around the world have been interested in knowing more about this flagship. Huawei has recently started rolling out a new software update for the phone, which is aimed at making the camera performance even better. Let’s dig out more about it.

EMUI Update Adds New Filters, Effects for Camera Suite

The EMUI 9 update with build number, weighs 491MB and is aimed at bringing new camera features to the Mate 20 Pro. The update also includes Google’s security patch for October. As mentioned in the image below, the Mate 20 Pro’s camera suite gets new filters and effects alongside other features such as AI color, background blur, and vintage filter options in the video mode. The update also brings AI zoom to the camera suite, which helps users in adjusting the focus in video mode.

Mate 20 Pro Update

Well, the Mate 20 Pro already had great camera features, thanks to its triple-lens array on the rear. The latest update makes the experience even better, especially, in the video mode. Currently, the users in the U.K. and South Africa have started receiving the update. The Mate 20 Pro users can also check for the update manually by heading to Settings > System > System update.

Not All is Going Smooth With the Mate 20 Pro Though

A user from XDA developers forum has reported about the issue on his unit and other units too. There seems to be a processing error on select Mate 20 Pro units, which hampers the display of the phone and clouds it with what appears as stains. This issue in the display is undoubtedly, acting as a significant roadblock for the Mate 20 Pro users with affected units. Although, the number of plagued units are low, and if Huawei is paying attention it could save itself from a PR nightmare by exchanging those units and fixing the issue at the core. Huawei is yet to share an official statement on the issue.

What is Gluegate?

Many of you must be wondering what is Gluegate and how does it affect the Mate 20 Pro. It turns out that the units affected by the Gluegate issue develop yellowish-green spots on the edge of the screen. The color error is quite noticeable and is even spread to the middle parts of the screen, hampering the overall smartphone operation.

One of the Mate 20 Pro users with affected unit has reported that the yellow stains are not limited to the edge, but are spread across the entire display. These stains reportedly become more visible in the poor lighting conditions. For now, the issue seems to have popped up on select units; only time will tell if more Mate 20 Pro units become affected by it.

You can also check out the issue live in the video shared by one the Mate 20 Pro users. It clearly shows the stains on the screen as it is shot in dark conditions.

What’s your take on the issue, do you think Gluegate issue will affect the overall buzz created for the Mate 20 Pro? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.