Huawei might add a third rear camera to its next flagship

Huawei has partnered with Leica for several years now and has some of the best smartphone cameras in the industry. The company is known for their dual-camera setup that combines a monochrome image with a color one for better overall results. Well, the ever-reliable tipster Evan Blass just tweeted that Huawei might be ready to push the envelop further with a triple-camera setup on their next flagship. Based on what appears to be leaked marketing material, Huawei is calling this a “Pro triple-lens Leica rear camera” for the upcoming “PCE series” of phones.

Part of a marketing page claims that you’ll effortlessly get “super clarity pictures and perfect light in all scenarios.” The combination of three cameras will supposedly provide 40 megapixel pictures and a 5x hybrid zoom. Huawei’s current flagship, the Mate 10 Pro, has a 20 megapixel and 12 megapixel setup on the back with a 2x hybrid zoom. If the leaked marketing material is real, this would be a substantial step up in quality.

Additional pages claim that a new sensor and optics will let in 100% more light, allowing for excellent low-light pictures without needing a tripod. The front facing camera is also getting upgraded to a “Pro Selfie Camera” that will produce 24 megapixel images and also excel in low light. Huawei’s AI tech, which is already in their Mate 10 Pro for scene recognition, will be integrated in the new phone’s software along with an automatic framing tool to help set up the best possible shot.

So where did these marketing pages come from? Blass claims that they’re from an artist’s portfolio at a creative agency known to work with Huawei. And is the PCE series something new or will this simply be a follow-up to the P10? It’s all speculation at this point, but Blass has an excellent reputation for rumor accuracy, so a triple-camera super phone just might be around the corner.

Source: Evan Blass


About the Author: Erik Slaven

He was born and raised in Virginia, but escaped to Southern CA. Started out as a BlackBerry addict until he bought HTC’s Droid Eris and never looked back. He's owned dozens of Android devices and can rarely settle on a daily driver for more than a few months. He's currently using a Galaxy S8 and BlackBerry KEYone. He rides motorcycles for fun and would live on the beach if it was legal. Marketing and freelance pr help keep the lights on.