Huawei P30 Pro receives dual-view camera mode through EMUI update

Huawei P30 Pro receives dual-view camera mode through EMUI update

The Huawei P30 Pro, launched last month, has been in the news for the right reasons so far. Reviewers and users alike have praised the phone for its zoom capabilities as well as its performance in low-light and pitch black lighting conditions; and both Tushar and Daniel largely agree with the sentiment. The rest of the device is also well-rounded, and the P30 Pro does indeed come out as a strong contender for being one of the better releases of 2019, assuming you can ignore the locked bootloader.

One of the features that was spoken about during the P30 pro launch is the capability to shoot video through the primary camera as well as the zoom lens simultaneously, in order to create a split-screen video. This dual-view camera mode lends itself to interesting shots which can be used creatively, as it lets you record details on a subject as well as showcase the context around the subject without putting in anymore efforts.


Dual-view video recording was not available out-of-the-box, and was promised to be delivered through an OTA update. This has now arrived to the device through the EMUI update which is rolling out in China.

The changelog for the update is as follows:

  • Camera
    • Adds Dual-view mode to Camera, allowing you to view the panoramic and close-up video images while recording.
    • Adds Charming portrait mode to Camera, allowing you to take portrait photos with more appealing blurring effects.
  • Huawei Vlog
    • Automatically generates highlight reels, applies effects templates, and creates MVs.
  • Security
    • Integrates Google security patches released in April 2019 for improved system security. For more information on the security of Huawei EMUI system updates, please visit the official Huawei website.

The update is rolling out in stages, so you may need to wait patiently before it reaches your device, assuming no major bugs are found in the update. The rollout is currently for the Chinese region, but it should reach other markets in the coming days.

Huawei P30 Pro XDA Forums

Note: Huawei/Honor have stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloaders of their devices cannot be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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