Huawei P40 Series Tipped to Sport 52MP Sony IMX 700 Image Sensor, Launch Expected to Get Delayed

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Following the cancelation of MWC 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus scare, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei also announced that they will be postponing their launch event scheduled to happen during the trade show. The company was expected to showcase the new Huawei Mate X foldable phone along with other new devices at this event. According to fresh reports, Huawei could now announce these products along with the company’s upcoming camera-centric flagship devices from the Huawei P40 lineup at an event on March 26, 2020, reports HuaweiCentral.

Note that at this point, there is still no confirmation from Huawei themselves regarding this event. We still do not know if the company plans to hold an international event for these launches or whether the plan is to hold an event exclusively for the Chinese market. In the past, Huawei has usually launched its flagship camera phones at large scale events at international locations. In either case, there is also a possibility that these launches, for the time being, could be an online-only affair.

Meanwhile, there have been several reports flying around about the camera specifications of the upcoming Huawei P40 Pro. According to one report, the phone will use Sony’s new IMX700 image sensor for its primary camera. This is a 52MP sensor — which will not be a major jump as far as the megapixel count is concerned when compared to last year’s P30 Pro which came with a 40MP sensor. The Sony IMX700 is a large 1/1.33 sensor and reportedly supports 16-pixel binning. It is also expected to get the same RYYB color filter that was used on the Huawei P30 Pro. There is also talk about the device getting a resolution bump for the telephoto camera with the new sensor capable of capturing 40MP images which should result in much better details while zooming in on subjects.  The Huawei P40 Pro is also expected to feature up to 10X lossless zoom using this sensor.


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