Huawei P30 Pro to have 40MP Sony IMX 650 sensor, 40MP IMX 600 for the P30

All of a sudden, almost every smartphone maker is now going for the higher megapixel count for the cameras on its phones. So far, we have seen so many phones with 48 Megapixel sensor like the Huawei Nova 4, Honor V20, Xiaomi Mi 9, Vivo V15 Pro, etc. This trend will continue this year as more phones are coming from different companies with a 48MP rear camera.

Huawei was the first to launch a smartphone with triple cameras last year. It was the Huawei P20 Pro, and this device featured an impressive 40 Megapixel camera on the back. The same camera sensor was then seen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro as well. The Huawei P30 series is launching on March 26, and today, some details regarding the primary rear camera on the P30 and P30 Pro were shared by a user on Weibo.

Huawei P30 Pro Case Render
Huawei P30 Pro Case Render

According to a user on Weibo, the Huawei P30 Pro has a primary 40 Megapixel Sony IMX 650 sensor which is an upgrade from last year’s IMX 600 sensor on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The P30 Pro’s camera will also support 0.6X (wide-angle) to 5X Optical Zoom. This will make it the first smartphone with a camera supporting 5X Optical Zoom.

It is worth mentioning that Sony hasn’t yet announced the IMX 650 sensor so maybe there is some exclusive partnership between Huawei and Sony for the 40MP IMX 650 sensor.

Shot on Huawei P30 Pro
Shot on Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P30 Pro is already confirmed to have Quad cameras on the back as a photo (above) shot by the P30 Pro’s camera was shared by company’s representative & the watermark revealed that there are indeed four rear cameras.

It is not known if the 40MP Sony IMX 650 sensor will be seen on the regular P30 as well or it is getting the same Sony IMX 600 sensor as last year’s Mate 20 Pro. According to a source on Twitter, however, the latter is happening.


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