Albeit the Huawei P40 Pro is expected to launch in the month of March, we can already assume – based on previous generations – the handset will have its main selling point in the camera setup.
Huawei P40 Pro to Pack a Sony Custom Made 52MP Sensor
Well, today, that assumption gets somewhat confirmed by new rumors coming from China. Chinese media has indeed discovered Huawei’s next flagship might be equipped with a 52MP main camera. We’re talking about a custom made sensor by Sony for Huawei with a 1/1.33 inch size and adopting Quad Bayer Technology.
This tech will be able to merge four pixels into one which means with a 52MP sensor you’re actually getting 13MP photos. That said, what’s impressive is the size of the pixel that goes from an average of 1.6μm up to 2.24μm. On a practical side, having bigger pixels means taking better photos in conditions when lighting isn’t optimal. Even more so when snapping photos at night or in the dark.
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In addition to the top camera hardware, the Huawei P40 Pro should adopt another groundbreaking lens technology. New rumors do indeed suggest Huawei is working on a dual-prism periscope lens which could bring a whopping 10 times optical zoom into the smartphone. Needless to say that would be very impressive.
The same report from China also points out that Huawei has applied trademarks for words such as “Quad-Curve Overflow” (for a Quad Curved Screen?), “Ultra Vision Camera”, “Ultra Vision Sensor” and “5G AR”. All feature that we could find on the P40 series. Among them, the “Ultra Vision Sensor” may very well be about the 52MP image sensor we previously mentioned.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the P40 Pro will probably be reviewed by DxOMark at launch. We’ve already seen this happen for Pro version of the P20 and P30 series. So, if the camera is any good, we’ll probably know very soon after its unveiling.