Mate 20 Pro Underwater adventure ahoy

  • 10 November 2018
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From a T3 article relating to the Mate 20 Pro and the underwater feature!

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro hasn't been out long and already it's getting an upgrade that gives owners even more bang for their buck – specifically from that triple lens camera

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a new type of triple lens camera, ditching the monochrome sensor of the P20 Pro for a wide angle option. This allows it to capture even more in the frame. Ideal for underwater photography.

Now a new diving case has been revealed that allows the phone to go deep diving so that mode can be taken advantage of. Rather than tapping the screen, where sensitivity is compromised underwater, the camera works using the volume rocker.

On its own the phone is limited to IP68 water-proofing meaning it can be taken to a depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. The new case lets you go deeper for longer.

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I like diving and I like to shoot the mysterious underwater world. Huawei Mate 20 Pro's Underwater Camera function just meets the needs of my underwater photography. This is great for me.
Mate 20 Pro's three physical keys [Volume Up], [Volume Down] and [Power] are shortcuts for underwater shooting. The three physical keys make underwater shooting very convenient!
Volume up button - take a photo
Volume down button - video
Power button - turn off the screen or wake up the camera


Before entering the water, click on the camera - more, select the underwater and enter the underwater camera mode.


After entering the water, click the Volume Down button to start recording. At this time, the Volume Up button becomes the Pause button, and the Volume Down button becomes the Stop button.


If you just want to take some photos of the underwater world, click the Volume Up button to complete.
Power button can be used to wake up the phone or to turn off the screen of the phone. When not shooting, press the Power button to put the phone to sleep and save power. When you need to shoot, press the Power button again to wake up the phone.

With the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, underwater shooting is easy, if you like diving and photography, try it.

Note: The Underwater Camera function needs to be used with the dedicated Huawei Mate 20 Pro series waterproof case, so you should purchase a professional waterproof case before preparing for underwater photography.


I'm confused. Do you need the special underwater case or can you use it without? The first descriptions doesn't speak of the case and the Note says you must use the case...
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@Yankin definitely need a waterproof case.

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