Smartphones with dual camera systems are old hat. Huawei is apparently working on a phone with three cameras on the back.

And that’s not even the craziest thing about the Huawei P20 Pro’s camera system. According to WinFuture, a leaked spec sheet shows that the main camera will have a 40MP image sensor.

While pixel count certainly isn’t everything, we haven’t seen a smartphone camera with that kind of resolution since the Nokia Lumia 1020 was launched in 2013. One of the most interesting things about that phone was that it had a sort of pseudo optical zoom capability that allowed you to crop a high-resolution photo to zoom in on a specific area without the need for additional camera lenses.

Huawei’s upcoming P20 Pro, meanwhile, has both a 40MP main camera plus an 8MP camera with a 3x telephoto lens. By combining both features, Huawei’s phone should support up to 5x “hybrid” zoom.

The third camera has a 20MP sensor which can be used for depth effects, among other things.

Like a bunch of other recent Huawei phones, the P20 Pro has Leica branding, suggesting the company worked with the lens maker on the phone’s camera system.

Other camera features are expected to include F/1.6 and F/2.4 apertures for the two primary cameras and support for recording 960 frames per second slow-motion videos at 720p resolution (matching the Samsung Galaxy S9, but falling below the Sony Xperia XZ2 which can do 960fps at 1080p).

The Huawei P20 Pro is also expected to have a 24MP front-facing camera (which hangs out in a notch), a 6.1 inch, 2240 x 1080 pixel OLED display (with a 19:9 aspect ratio), and a fingerprint sensor below the display.

It should ship with a Kirin 970 octa-core processor and feature 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery. It has a USB 3.1 TYpe-C port, but no headphone jack. And the phone has an IP67 rating for water and dustr resistance.

WinFuture reports that the Huawei P20 Pro will sell for 899 Euros in Europe. That’s about $1100 US, but it’s not clear if this model will be offered in the United States or if that’ll be how much it costs if it does.

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8 replies on “Huawei P20 Pro leaked: Triple camera system (with 40MP main camera)”

  1. Funny how this phone has 128gb of storage, but some Windows PCs only give you a wimpy 32gb of storage with only 10gb free space for user data.

  2. Unless we have evidences that the pictures are merged this is a Tri-Camera system not a triple camera system.
    Assuming two 20 Mpx are merged and the third one is used for zooming we have a dual camera system plus a long range shooter.

    Linx whom Apple bought prior to launching the iPhone 7 Plus offered 3 designs, Dual, Triple and Quadruple and all of them were merging.

  3. I think it would make much more sense to “copy” the infinity display of Samsung phones, they have the bezeless design down and everyone else is just scrambling like ” what do we do omg yes, apple that’s who knows their stuff let’s use that same notch design”.

    I want to see infinity display phones in the mid range and budget range territories but no, let’s have a notch that kills any screen real estate when you watch video,play games, read novels, comic books etc which makes the bezeless design literally pointless, play a game on the iPhone x and then the galaxy note 8 and tell me which looks more beautiful, the iPhone will look like it has big bezels anyways since it needs the black bar unless you want your content ruined by a notch cutting into your content and potentially blocking information.

    Priorities are just so backwards just because “apple did it”. I know essential phone was the first but no orher company cared until the iPhone x.

  4. Wouldn’t count on 40MP, likely 2 of the sensors are 20MP, one RGB and one monochrome so Huawei’s marketing is adding the pixels up like they did in the past with P9 for example.

  5. You should never convert prices in Euro to USD by simply using the exchange rate. This is because that prices in Euro are the prices you actually pay at the store. This means that the Euro prices include the VAT tax which is around 20% in Europe! On the other hand prices in USD are before the sales tax.

    Hence, a price of ~900 Euro should be converted to ~900 USD.

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