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.