A dual-camera setup on a smartphone is not new: HTC did it first with the One M8 (although the second sensor isn’t technically a camera), and more recently, there’s the LG G5, the Huawei P9, and of course, the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple’s take on the dual-camera concept is interesting, and Huawei has taken the opportunity to remind us that it came up with a similar setup first.
The whole thing started off rather vaguely with a video that focuses on the hashtag #WelcomeToTheParty. The pictures that accompany the hashtag, however, clearly show that the video is about the Huawei P9’s dual-camera setup. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out that the video is meant to be a jab at the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-camera system.
And then, Huawei took it a step further and posted the following image:
Now, it’s worth noting that although both the Huawei P9 and iPhone 7 Plus have a dual-camera system, they don’t exactly work the same. The P9 combines images taken with both sensors (one is a conventional sensor while the other is a monochrome one) to produce one image, while the 7 Plus’ dual-camera setup consists of wide-angle and telephoto lenses which work together in a different manner.
At the end of the day, it’s no secret that Apple wasn’t the first company to produce a smartphone with a dual-camera setup. However, it really comes down to how good the camera of the iPhone 7 Plus really is; the Huawei P9 certainly proved itself to be a capable shooter.
(Source: The Daily Dot)