Huawei's flagship looks primed to take on S20 Ultra's camera
On March 26, Huawei will launch its camera-centric P40 series of smartphones, including a flagship P40 and a more spec-loaded P40 Pro. And now, just days ahead of the official event, a new leak has suggested that the Pro model will take on Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra with an advanced penta-lens camera that will include two high-megapixel Sony sensors and two periscope lenses.
The P40 Pro model is tipped to come with a 52MP Sony IMX700 1/1.28-inch RYYB main sensor, a 40MP ultra-wide-angle lens utilizing a Sony IMX650 RGGB 1/1.5-inch sensor, a 3X telephoto camera, an ultra-long periscope lens with 10x optical zoom, and finally a depth-sensing ToF 3D sensor. The setup will also be joined by a color temperature sensor, LED flashlight, and a microphone.
According to reports, the 52MP Sony sensor is a Hexadeca Bayer that is capable of performing two rounds of 4-in-1 pixel binning. The first round will offer 13MP images, while the second round will provide 3.25MP images, which will possibly be reserved for low-light conditions.
As per leaked renders, the P40 Pro will bear a punch-hole design on the front to house a dual-lens camera unit and feature curved screen edges. On the back, it will have a Galaxy S20 Ultra-like rectangular camera arrangement. Further, the handset should also come with the 5G-ready Kirin 990 chipset, a 120Hz AMOLED screen, top-tier internals, and all the latest connectivity features.
As per an earlier tip-off, the standard P40 will come with a Kirin 990 and a non-curved screen. It will sport a 40MP main camera, 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 8MP periscope lens with 5x optical zoom and a 3D ToF sensor. On the front, it is said to house a 32MP camera. The phone will also support 27W wireless charging technology and 40W wired fast-charging.