Huawei released a post where one of its engineers explained the advantages of the free form lens tech on the Mate 40 Pro. The machine translation is rather rough but we did get the just of it.

The free form lens is undoubtedly one of the iconic Mate 40 Pro features. Instead of using the traditional spherical or aspherical optical elements, the 20MP ultrawide camera on the phone uses an asymmetrical lens with a complex and uneven surface. With this, the engineers are trying to tackle one of the biggest issues of ultrawide cameras – distortion.

But distortion isn’t the only…

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