We took our first look at the Huawei P50 back in March when the device’s renders leaked. The pictures showed a chic design and a huge camera module that supposedly has a 1-inch sensor. Well, new official-looking images of the device have been revealed, confirming that the camera design will indeed be massive.
With pictures shared by the user Rodent950 (via Android Central) on Twitter, we can take a closer look at the camera module of the Huawei P50. Based on what we can see in the pictures, there are three sensors in the upper camera module, while in the lower module there is a single sensor in addition to an LED flash. There appears to be an additional LED flash that allows users to fill their pictures with more light thanks to a dual LED flash system.
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– Teme (特米) 😷 (@ RODENT950) May 12, 2021
While it’s impossible to tell from the new images, the bottom camera module could be the one that houses the rumored 1-inch sensor. If that’s true, the Huawei P50 could usher in a new era of possibilities for what a smartphone camera can do. While mobile cameras are capable of great results, you can only get so much quality with such a small sensor. A 1-inch sensor would sit just under four-thirds of the size of the microphone, which is the case with some point-and-shoot digital cameras.
Rodent950’s post also claims that there will be a range of Huawei P50 devices including the P50 Pro and P50 Plus. It is unclear which of the series will be included in the latest renderings and whether the advanced camera system will be available in all three models. (We assume that it will only be available in the high-end version.)
Previously leaked specs claim that at least one model will include a 6.3-inch display, an under-screen fingerprint sensor, and a Kirin 9000 SoC. Previous reports suggested the Huawei P50 would be announced in March or April, but now that those dates have expired, it is unclear when the series will be unveiled.