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Huawei Mate 20 Pro May Be the Best Camera Phone Ever

A Weibo user who claims to have access to a Huawei Mate 20 Pro has ran it through DxOMark, a standardized test that measures smartphones’ camera performance.

As first spotted by Tech Radar, the results are impressive, putting it at the very top of the list with a wide margin.

The Mate 20 Pro should build on the Huawei P20 Pro's great camera. Credit: Tom's Guide

(Image credit: The Mate 20 Pro should build on the Huawei P20 Pro's great camera. Credit: Tom's Guide)

The previous king of the DxOMark hill — which our own camera shootout corroborated — was the Huawei P20 Pro with 109 points. The alleged Mate 20 Pro — which is equipped with three cameras just like the P20 — earned an impressive 116 score. The Google Pixel 3 (again, a phone that hasn’t been released yet) has 107 points, while the iPhone Xs and Xs Max sit down the list at 104.

MORE: This Could Be the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Credit: Communication Old Willow/Weibo

(Image credit: Communication Old Willow/Weibo)

Remember that benchmarks can be cheated and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro hasn’t been released yet. We will have to wait until the phone is here and we put its camera through our own tests to see how well it performs.

But if this is real, the future looks promising. Maybe one day the Huawei Mate 20 Pro — or any other phone the company makes — will come to the U.S. But lingering concerns over national security, the reluctance of U.S. carriers and overall political pressure have forced Huawei to focus on other markets instead.

The Mate 20 Pro will be unveiled in London, on Tuesday, October 16.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.

  • christopher.hart6
    Since no one has gotten their hands on it just yet we don't know its performance but there's still the Samsung Galaxy A6+ which is supposed to have some impressive camera specs.