Huawei Mate20 Pro Celebration in London

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On Tuesday 16 October, 2018 Huawei announced their latest smartphone the Mate20 Pro, we covered it here. Following the press event the star studded party was something else! Huawei held a celebration for the launch of the highly anticipated Mate 20 Pro smartphone. The star-studded bash was attended by a raft of celebrity talent eager to be part of the smartphone moment of the year.

Radio and television presenter Nick Grimshaw brought the house down with his electric DJ set with model-come-DJ, Amber Le Bon warming up the crowd as they interacted with Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro at London’s prestigious One Marylebone.

The event, which marked the launch of Huawei’s latest product in its successful Mate smartphone series, was attended by a host of celebrities including British singer songwriter, Charli XCX as well as Henry Holland, Ashley James, Thom Evans, Jamel Edwards, Kimberley Wyatt and Tallia Storm who came down to be amongst the first to get their hands on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

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Brand New Smartphone Series from Huawei – Mate 20 Series

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Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 was the worldwide launch of the new Huawei Mate 20 Series in London and of course, TheAppWhisperer was there! Held at the ExCel Centre it was the perfect location for such an incredible device. Building on the foundation of HUAWEI P20 Series’ camera system, Huawei have augmented the HUAWEI Mate 20 with a powerful addition namely the16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens. This wider perspective creates a sense of spaciousness and a three dimensional effect to the images. The new camera system also supports macro distance, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm from the lens. The added ultra-wide angle lens and macro support completes the feature set of the camera system, elevating it to a truly all-round camera that is ready to capture any and all action. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Together, the trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths (equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens), enabling it to mimic the results from professional cameras. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features an AI Portrait Colour video mode. Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person. AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

There were so many innovative features announced for the Mate 20 Pro including, ‘in-screen fingerprint’, this allows for maximum view with 10 level dynamic pressure sensing. Essentially, all you need to do is place your finger in the centre of your screen to unlock it and it now unlocks 30% faster than the previous model.

Also, this handset is the world’s first reverse charging smartphone. This means, you can charge up, for example, an iPhone X from your Mate 20 Pro. To do that, you just literally hold your iPhone X against the back of your Mate 20 Pro and it will recharge your iPhone X.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features an AI Portrait Colour video mode. Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person. AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

The bezel of the new Mate20 Pro is ultra narrow at only 2.1 mm compared with 4.0 to the iPhone Xs Max for example or 5.1 mm of the iPhone Xr, giving you more visual real estate!

The curved OLED screen of the Huawei Mate20 Pro measures 6.39″ (3120×1440). There’s a 19.5:9 DCI-P3 HDR display, with stunning colour saturation and contrast ratio, seriously stunning.

The Matrix Camera System includes Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens that lets users not only see wider, but also closer with its new macro distance capability. The Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back plays with light and shadows, producing an iridescent optical effect that is immediately captivating. The Matrix Camera System adopts the iconic Four-Point Design that exudes personality, giving the device a unique visual identity that is recognisable even at a distance. We will be ‘real world’ testing this camera system soon and we include all imagery of our tests.

I am so impressed with the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, seriously so. I loved the P20 Pro but this is another level again, as hard as that is to reach. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be putting this phone through it’s photographic paces and will publish reviews to keep you informed. Stand by for those…

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Huawei Juice Van Rolls Into London #HigherIntelligence

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The Huawei juice van appeared in London today, stocked with ‘apple free’ brain-boosting drinks to “recharge minds”, and plug sockets to recharge battery-depleted phones. A spokesman explained “we wanted to give people a taste of what’s to come on 16th October in London”. Naturally, as the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website, we’ve been invited to that press event and can’t wait! All will be revealed soon… Check out the hilarious video below

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Mobile Photography Competition – Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition – Free to Enter – $20,000 Grand Prize

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We are delighted to announce the #Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition. Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI have opened entries for their second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP).

Visual creatives from across the world are invited to submit their entries and compete to become NEXT-IMAGE finalists with their work being judged by a panel of experts.

The annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards were created by HUAWEI to redefine visual expression and culture through more professional and intuitive smartphone cameras. Having started in 2017, the awards provide HUAWEI smartphone users from around the world with a gallery where they can showcase their best work to a global audience. Last year there were over 157,000 submissions to the awards from over 90 different countries, with 500 finalists chosen.

To enter this FREE to enter competition, please go here

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The World’s First Photography Competition Judged by AI and a Leica Photographer with Huawei Announced

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Huawei has launched a competition to spark a renaissance in photography and discover the next stars of Western Europe’s photography scene, as rated by the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s AI and Alex Lambrechts, a top Leica photographer.  The campaign is the latest activity for the HUAWEI P20 Series launch campaign and brings to life Huawei’s leadership in AI photography.

“We have trained the AI in our P20 Pro smartphone to understand what makes an amazing photo” explains Andrew Garrihy, CMO Huawei Western Europe. ‘This innovation is helping us to identify emerging creative talent across Europe and showcase their photography potential to others. ”

Budding photographers will be encouraged to submit their photography by some of Europe’s most influential opinion leaders, chosen for their passion for photography, art and design. Photos can be uploaded via an interactive Chatbot on FB Messenger and will be reviewed and rated using the AI algorithm on the HUAWEI P20 Pro. Trained using 4,000,000 images taken by professional photographers and picture editors the AI will then give each photo a personalised AI score based on parameters such as focus, jitter, deflection, colour and composition.

The competition, which is open to the public, is open for the next eight weeks and will feature five different themes over the course of the competition, including ’A New Renaissance’, ‘After Dark’ and ‘Deep in Detail’.

A prize will be awarded for the best photograph within each theme, giving entrants five chances to win a HUAWEI P20 Pro. The top overall winners (10 in total) will ultimately be selected to win a trip to Italian art capital Florence, home of the Renaissance, to attend a Leica photography masterclass.

The photos captured in Florence will then be judged by Huawei’s AI and a top Leica photographer, and for one lucky winner, there’s the ultimate prize of being whisked away for a grand tour across three of Europe’s most picturesque countries. The best photos from the competition will be sold to raise money for a local charity.

To find out more, go here.

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Top Tips For Capturing Great Mobile Photography Images At Festivals This Summer

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As many of you will be aware, festival season is on the horizon and we are not alone in thinking that they represent fabulous photo opportunities for mobile photographers. We contacted Huawei Ambassador Erik Voake and Huawei European Head of Handset Portfolio and Planning Arne Herkelmann, asking them to share some tips with our readers, … Read moreTop Tips For Capturing Great Mobile Photography Images At Festivals This Summer

More Than 50% of British People Avoid Tourist Hotspots According to Recent Research

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A report commissioned by Huawei to celebrate the recent launch of the P20 Pro handset, reveals that more than half of British people avoid photographing some of the most beautiful locations abroad whilst on holiday. This report was conducted in respect of holiday destinations within the UK.  We are extremely short of space, here in the UK and overcrowded most of the time, so it’s not altogether surprising that we don’t wish to queue to take shots while we have some free downtime, sadly. The report goes on to say “UK tourists spend a collective 25 million hours just to queue, view and photograph landmarks, nearly half (45%) are becoming increasingly frustrated trying to capture the picture-perfect holiday shot. The younger generation in the UK are the most anxious age group when it comes to capturing that perfect photo, with 76% of 18 – 24 year olds becoming stressed and 1 in 10 taking up to 400 photos on average during their getaway to capture the ultimate shot”.

According to the Huawei report, these are the results:

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Celebrating the power of SmartPhone Photography – Reveal the Real You!

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Last night I was entertained with all my favourite things, smartphone photography, photographers, artists, galleries of art, fine food and not least, plentiful champagne. I was invited to an exclusive event showcasing images of the Reveal the Real You winners in association with Dazed magazine (founded by Rankin and Jefferson Hack), Huawei and Leica.

The event was organised by a wonderful team, many of whom I have known from many years ago, when I was editing print photography titles, it was so good to catch up and also to meet new friends.

I interviewed the photographers, Anthony Shintai Amao, Sahvannah Amaka and Kat Collings, who each won a £10k bursary to donate to community causes that inspired them within London.

We were further entertained with live performances from Break Mission, Shoreditch Youth Dance, London Jazz Ensemble and a DJ set from Rines FM’s Emerald Rose Lewis as well as Radio 1.

This gallery is now open to the public (from today) until Sunday 11 March – if you’re in the area, I urge you to go and visit. The address is: Top Office Machines, 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. You will be able to view all the imagery gracing the walls from the above photographers.

This Saturday 10 March between 12 noon and 5 pm, the gallery will also be running a portrait photography studio in collaboration with The Photocopy Club. Visitors to the gallery will be invited to have their portrait taken on a Huawei P10 in the studio, which will then be printed out and added to a wall in the gallery as part of a growing art exhibition. Each participant will get their own black & white Xerox portrait to take away with them, and at the end of the day all the portraits will be made in to a zine.

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Huawei Launches Pop-Up Gallery to Celebrate Winners of Community Photography Initiative

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Huawei today announced the launch of a new pop-up gallery in the heart of East London to celebrate the winners of the Huawei and Dazed Reveal The Real You community-led photography initiative. Open to the public from Thursday 8th March – Sunday 11th March at Top Office Machines, 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG, the gallery will feature imagery from Anthony Shintai Amao, Kat Collins and Sahvannah Amaka, all shot on the Huawei P10 smartphone, in addition to a book which has been produced to document the project and partnership with Dazed.

The Reveal The Real You initiative saw up and coming photographers from around the UK challenged to document and celebrate communities and causes they feel passionately about through a series of 10 striking images. From capturing the underground breakdancing scene in Birmingham to showcasing South London’s young and innovative jazz musicians and celebrating the careful motion and order that lies at the heart of dance, the three prize winners being showcased in the pop-up gallery were chosen by a panel of expert independent judges and highlight how different communities come together through technology, art, culture, music and dance. The three winners, chosen from a shortlist of 20 final submissions, were each awarded a £10,000 bursary to donate to a community cause or initiative of their choice – Break Mission, Shoreditch Youth Dance and The Camberwell After School Project.

To celebrate the culmination of the initiative, the free pop-up gallery will be an opportunity for locals to explore the winning shots and learn more about the inspirational stories of people who are empowered by Huawei technology.

The gallery will also be running a portrait photography studio from 12pm – 5pm on Saturday 10th March in collaboration with The Photocopy Club. Taking inspiration from the Reveal the Real You campaign and the powerful photography produced by the three winners, the pop-up portrait studio will combine technology and creativity to create a piece of art in real time. 

Visitors to the gallery will be invited to have their portrait taken on a Huawei P10 in the studio, which will then be printed out and added to a wall in the gallery as part of a growing art exhibition. Each participant will get their own black & white Xerox portrait to take away with them, and at the end of the day all the portraits will be made in to a zine.

 

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Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog: More than half of UK dog owners take more pictures of their dog than their family or friends

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2018 is set to be the Year of the Dog in more ways than one, as Huawei, one of the global technology leaders, reveals that more than half (55%) of dog owners across the UK confess to taking more photos of their four-legged sidekicks than their family or friends. The study of more than 1,000 dog owners across the UK was conducted by Huawei to celebrate the recent launch of its Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the world’s first AI-enabled smartphone that automatically recognises dogs and other objects, making it easier for people to take pics of their pets like a pro.

On average, dog owners in the UK take 202 pictures of their furry friends each year, with people in Edinburgh the most snap happy, taking 298 of their pooches per year, followed by dog owners in Bristol and Leeds at 283 and 256 photos per year respectively.

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