Huawei compares the P20's camera to a DSLR in new promo videos

Whether it be a variable aperture system on the Galaxy S9 or crazy-good software on the Pixel 2, there's a lot of excellent work being done with smartphone cameras right now. Huawei is expected to take things a step further by equipping its upcoming P20 Pro with three rear cameras, and to tease some of its capabilities, we have two new promo videos.

In the first video titled "See Brighter", we see a man with a DSLR that's struggling to get enough light in his shot. After the built-in flash fails to deliver, he then ads a more powerful one to the top. When this doesn't work, he brings out one soft box and two umbrella lights before being pleased by the end result.

To his left, however, a woman that's supposed to be using the P20 takes just one photo and is done before we see "#SeeBrighter."

In the second "See Closer" clip, our DSLR-wielding friend returns – this time using three different cameras to try and get the perfect shot. Once again, the woman and her P20 beat him with ease. After this, Huawei tells us to "#SeeCloser."

This isn't the first time a phone manufacturer has tried comparing its camera to a professional-grade DSLR, and while that idea is still funny to think about, we're getting closer and closer to the day where that finally becomes a fair comparison.

The P20 will be the first mainstream smartphone to have three cameras on the back, and depending on how Huawei chooses to use the different sensors, it could very well offer the best smartphone camera experience to-date.

Huawei will announce its P20 series on March 27 in Paris.

This is what the Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro will look like

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.