Huawei P40 series tipped to feature 52MP Sony IMX700 camera
Huawei is gearing up to launch its P40 series of flagship smartphones with an aim to take on Samsung's latest high-end S20 devices. According to fresh rumors, the P40 series will be equipped with a 52MP Sony IMX700 CMOS sensor, which might support an impressive 16-pixel binning technology to offer highly detailed images in the day time and less grainy shots in low-light conditions.
According to rumors, Huawei P40's 52MP Sony IMX700 camera will use a large 1/1.33-inch RYYB sensor and support 16-pixel binning technology (4x4 matrix) to offer a resultant pixel of 4.48 μm. In comparison, the 108MP sensor on the Galaxy S20 Ultra uses 9-pixel binning (3x3) to achieve a pixel size of 2.4 μm. For context, bigger pixels capture more light, and hence more details.
According to reports, Huawei P40's main 52MP Sony sensor will be joined by a 40MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 10x optical variable periscope lens, and a 3D ToF depth sensor. As for video support, the upcoming flagship is expected to offer 8K recording at 30fps. On the front, the P40 Pro will come with a dual-lens selfie camera, but the specs are unknown right now.
Huawei's flagship P40 smartphone range will also include a Pro version. The renders of this model surfaced on the web last month, revealing a dual punch-hole screen and a novel quad curved design wherein all four sides of the display will be curved. Further, the display is tipped to measure between 6.5-inch to 6.7-inch and might even support a 120Hz refresh rate.
The P40 Pro is likely to be powered by the Kirin 990 flagship chipset, which was announced at the IFA 2019. This processor comes with an integrated 5G modem, meaning the phone will support next-generation mobile network out-of-the-box.