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How to Capture 40MP Photos on Huawei P20 Pro

Find out how you can start taking photos with 40MP (megapixels) resolution from your Huawei P20 Pro. In an effort to boost photo quality, Huawei has taken quite a unique approach. Not only does the P20 Pro ship with Triple Lens on the back, one of the three sensors is capable to capture 40MP photos. By default, however, P20 Pro is set to take photos in 10MP resolution due to multiple reasons. Obvious ones like space savings do stand out. Regardless, if you own Huawei’s latest flagship, you would definitely want to try this out. Ahead, we have included complete steps along with detailed screenshots for how to switch to 40MP photos on Huawei P20 Pro.

The photo detail you get with a 40MP shot is stunning. You can easily crop it out to a great degree which is otherwise quite difficult on 10MP photos. Also, in normal mode, the phone is utilizing the main 40MP sensor to achieve greater detail in lower resolutions. The setting to start capturing in higher resolution is within the stock camera app and with the following instructions, you would be able to implement it easily.

Take 40MP Photos on Huawei P20 Pro

NOTE: This post is part of our series of Huawei P20 Pro tips and tricks. For more such tips, check out our P20 Pro Features section.

How to Capture 40MP Photos on Huawei P20 Pro

One of the key features for Huawei’s highest end flagship, is its camera setup. To utilize it fully, we recommend you capture images in 40 megapixels. How to do that? Follow the simple steps ahead.

For specific modes, the resolution is not user definable but for the generic photo mode, you can easily change it by going through these instructions.

Step 1 – Open the Camera app.

Step 2 – Make sure you are on the Photo mode. If not, slide the dial on top of the shutter button till you find Photo.

Step 3 – Tap on the Gear icon on the top right, this will open up the Settings menu.

Step 4 – From the menu, tap on the Resolution option and set it to 40MP. (By default, it is set to 10MP).

Now, you should be able to capture all photos in the highest 40MP resolution on your Huawei P20 Pro. Stay tuned to this space for more content on the high-end 2018 flagship smartphone.

Have you seen how gorgeous is the Huawei P20 Pro? If not, check out this unboxing video and our first impressions about the phone.