Huawei is maybe the brand that turned the cell phone camera segment on its head, rising rapidly to the top and building up its prevalence on benchmarks and audits. Some may dissent, obviously, yet that won’t stop Huawei for destroying each and all trick to keep up its position. That incorporates putting the greatest number of cameras it can on the P40 Pro’s back. In any event, it is arranged in a now-familiar yet still unaesthetic block.
Huawei isn’t the first to this Penta camera party. The absurdity was maybe prophesized by the Nokia 9 PureView, however, that had its level of insanity both in design and functionality. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and CC9 Pro carried a bit of sanity to that design with five cameras in a row.
A release originating from a Chinese publication shows the supposed design of the Huawei P40 Pro’s camera bump, a now-well-known rectangular structure off to the corner. It’s sufficiently tall to fit eight sensors, four side by side, and there are surely four such cameras on the left side. The right side sits a lonesome camera with the telltale signs of a zoom lens.
As per different releases, the P40 Pro will have a Sony IMX686 primary camera with a 64-megapixel sensor, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 12-megapixel periscope-style telephoto, and an unknown macro lens camera. This will be joined by a 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera for depth perception and AR.
Similarly as interesting, maybe, is the unrevealed front, which will have a dual-camera punch-hole cutout housing a 32-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor.
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