Huawei P11 may feature a camera that rivals Apple's TrueDepth system on the iPhone X

Earlier this month, a set of leaked promotional images allegedly related to the Huawei P11, revealed that the phone may feature a triple-lens camera setup with a monstrous resolution. After that, a report emerged, suggesting that Huawei's next flagship may also sport an iPhone X-style notch, which may also house a new tech similar to Apple's TrueDepth camera solution.

At the launch event for the Honor 7X and Honor View 10, Huawei showcased a new 3D camera dubbed the “Point Cloud Depth Camera.” The new technology was demoed in the form of a an add-on device plugged into a Huawei Mate10, but it may very well be integrated into the Huawei P11, claims Italian technology website NotebookItalia, which recorded the footage from the Huawei "Max Your View" event in London.

In the video, Matthew Leone, an Honor Device engineer, showcases the camera by doing a quick 3D scan of his face with fairly impressive results, considering the speedy capturing process. The Point Cloud Depth Camera, not unlike Apple's TrueDepth camera, employs a near-infrared emitter that casts a light grid made up of thousands of "points" onto your face, so as to determine its shape.

If the P11 does indeed sport an iPhone X-style notch, it would be a good opportunity for Huawei to justify it by housing a new depth camera in it. However, the official unveiling of the P11 is still a ways off, so we can't be certain. After all, LG has had an all-in-one iris scanner and front-facing camera sensor for quite a while now, and we still haven't seen it implemented in one a phone.

source: NotebookItalia via XDA



1. Whitedot

Posts: 878; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

"If the P11 does indeed sport an iPhone X-style notch, it would be a good opportunity for Huawei to justify" Why would Huawei include that ugly-style notch if thy already beautifully shaved bezel to a minimal protrusion? ( Huawei Mate 10 Pro) Its horrible presumption so the hardware solution to say but I guess you must include apple in your article by default.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5761; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hope they keep the fingerprint reader still Quicker and can be used for gestures

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That notch ain't necessary at all.. I think it's about time we all realized that we need some amount of bezel. Otherwise fitting the various sensors and cameras will lead to compromises in the design of the gadgets.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Can't we have a decent camera instead of one that rivals Apple's? I know phonearena LOVE Apple but the iris scanner on the note 8 is superior in terms of security and also reliability...... Yet they never do articles about it. You can guarantee there would be a comparison and article/video if it was the other way round.

5. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

I think the problem with the Iris scanner is it doesn't have the convenience of quick and secure accessibility that a fingerprint scanner or FaceID offers. In my experience with the Note FE, using Iris unlock is just as fast as me swiping a complex pattern. So until Samsung implements a better way of unlocking using the Iris scanner (Always on iris scanner?), then I guess it will just be a backseat feature for now...

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You don't have to swipe in the note 8. It is instant as soon as you press the power button

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up to be good tbh. Chinese companies are masters of reverse engineering.

8. Furbal unregistered

It's windows hello on Android(similar anyway) . They've got it on their laptops

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