The hardware of the camera Huawei P20 -and even more so the Huawei P20 Pro – they have a lot to do with the quality offered by the Photo camera . However, software is also an important and basic point that optimizes resources. Can you imagine having that software on your Huawei smartphone or Honor ? That is precisely what the Scene , carry the Huawei P20 camera app to other smartphones of the firm.
No, installing the Huawei P20 camera app in another model of the firm with Kirin processor you will not achieve the same photographic quality since the specifications of the camera – sensor and lens mainly – are not going to be the same. However, based on the tests and results achieved, you can improve the quality of the photos to a greater or lesser degree. An improvement that is especially appreciated in those Huawei or Honor smartphones with Kirin processor with ROM AOSP installed
Port of the Huawei P20 camera app
The reason seems obvious. By installing the Huawei P20 camera app on other models, the software includes the compression and optimization logarithms developed in a customized way by the manufacturer for its flagship model. Some may not be present due to incompatibility with the hardware, but as a general rule the result is better than with the native software, as well as much better in models with installed AOSP ROMs.
Among the improvements of the Huawei P20 camera app, most of them are available, such as Pro mode, self-portrait, night shot, HDR filter or panoramic mode, among others. However, there is no possibility of enjoying the Slow-Mo mode.
Compatible with Huawei and Honor smartphones
As detailed by the developer, it is possible to install the Huawei P20 camera app on all Huawei or Honor smartphones that have a Huawei HiSilicon Kirin processor on their data sheet. Only in this way is it compatible and offers the promised results, which vary to a greater or lesser extent according to the specifications of the camera. In the case of the developer who has compiled the software, he himself has tested it in an Honor 9 Lite.
How to install the Huawei P20 camera app
At this point the complications may come, since the use and enjoyment of this port involves the installation of a module for Magisk. So, an indispensable condition is to have Magisk installed, which in turn implies root and bootloader unlocked. In this regard, we must remember that Huawei plans to eliminate the service that provides the bootloader unlock number in about a week, so if you are interested in the Huawei P20 camera app and you do not have an unlocked bootloader, you are still weather.
As for the necessary files and instructions, you have everything required in the XDA thread in which the information has been published.