More exciting details surrounding the camera configuration employed by the Huawei P30 Pro emerged on Twitter via Slashleaks contributor Teme. According to the source, the smartphone's 40MP Super Spectrum camera will have a Quad Bayer pixel layout employing a red pixel, two yellow pixels and a blue one, which should lead to impressive capabilities in low-light conditions.
The source also suggests that the smartphone's wide-angle lens will have a 120-degree field of view, and goes into further detail as to how optical zoom will work. Namely, the 8-megapixel periscope camera will have 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom capabilities, allowing the setup to achieve 50x total digital zoom.
Both the periscope module and the 40-megapixel main unit will benefit from OIS, but the wide-angle 20-megapixel and Time-of-Flight units will lack this feature. Finally, the source adds that the device relies on a Sony IMX 650 sensor and the camera configuration will have a maximum ISO setting of 409600.
There's no additional information regarding the front-facing unit, but it is believed to have a resolution of 32-megapixels, a wide-angle lens, and an f/2.0 aperture.
Huawei betting big on its next flagship
The Huawei P30 Pro is, so far, one of the most exciting smartphones to hit the headlines this year; at least as far as the conventional "chocolate bar" form factor is concerned. With every new leak surrounding the device, the P30 Pro sounds increasingly better and it seems like the OEM has focused a lot of its energy on delivering a great camera experience. Only time will tell how all of these components will come together as a whole package and what end results will be achieved in conjunction with the camera's software.
Pushing its limits in regard to mobile camera technology has become a more common practice for Huawei ever since the OEM teamed up with Leica Optics several years ago. As expected, the Huawei P30 Pro also takes advantage of Leica optics and will proudly carry the brand on the back panel as well as in promotional material.
As for the front panel, the flagship will reportedly have an edge-to-edge screen with a drop-like display notch at the top. The panel will be of the OLED specification and might be supplied solely by Samsung Display, which shouldn't be too surprising given the OEM's expertise with edge-to-edge OLED panels over the years.
The Huawei P30 Pro will be introduced next week on March 26 at a launch event scheduled to take place in Paris. The Pro model will be accompanied by a less feature-rich alternative called simply the P30, which is rumored to lack a Time-of-Flight 3D camera. However, it should have a similar 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, as well as a 40-megapixel main shooter along with a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 32MP selfie unit.
Both models are expected to employ in-display fingerprint sensors and a Kirin 980 chipset developed by Huawei's chipset arm HiSilicon. The P30 should be offered with 6GB of RAM while the P30 Pro is likely to house 8 GB of RAM.