Only recently, this had to Huawei P30 Pro in the endurance test of Jerry Fingered verything prove.Now the creator has taken the top smartphone apart to take a look at the periscope camera. You also have the opportunity in the video above this article.

The periscope mechanism is only used on the lower of the four main camera lenses. The 8 MP telephoto lens in conjunction with a mirror provides for a zoom that is unrivaled in the world of smartphones: the Huawei P30 Pro offers a fivefold optical zoom and a tenfold hybrid zoom.

Huawei P30 Pro: Unusual camera design

Normally, image sensors are located directly behind the associated lens. In the case of the Huawei P30 Pro’s telephoto lens, on the other hand, it is installed laterally. An angled mirror directs the light captured by the lens around the corner – where it eventually hits the sensor. This mechanism first makes it possible to integrate such a powerful zoom in a rather narrow device.

According to Zack, the five-fold optical zoom only exploits the possibilities of this principle. Finally, the construction takes only 30 to 40 percent of the available width. In the future, smartphone cameras with ten to fifteenfold optical zoom are conceivable.

The digital Huawei P30 Pro even allows a fifty-fold magnification. How close this super-zoom brings to your motive, shows a Facebook video in an impressive way. Compared to the optical zoom, however, this variant has a decisive disadvantage: The image quality is noticeably lower.