The Huawei P30 Pro could use Sony's 38MP IMX607 image sensor

The Huawei P30 Pro could use Sony's 38MP IMX607 image sensor
The Huawei P20 Pro

The arrival of the Huawei P20 Pro earlier this year showed the world that cameras were an important part of Huawei’s strategy – it was the first smartphone to feature three rear sensor – and moving into 2019 it seems this will be no different.

According to a new piece of information, the Huawei P30 Pro will be the first smartphone to use Sony’s unannounced IMX607 image sensor. This reportedly features an impressive 38-megapixel resolution and uses a similar approach to the main camera found in the Huawei P20 Pro. However, there are small changes that could make a huge difference.

The camera featured on Huawei’s current flagship relies on a Quad Bayer filter and uses two different exposure lengths – half of the pixels are used for long exposure and the remaining ones are used for short exposure – in order to create a better image overall. Rather than using a Quad Bayer on the new sensor, though, Sony has included a Dual Bayer combined with a new white HDR Coding Array.

This setup allows the range of white pixels to be used for capturing light and detail. Thus, the need for a separate monochrome lens is removed entirely, paving the way for a new wide-angle camera such as the one seen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Alongside the improved low-light performance, Sony’s unannounced image sensor also looks set to support Quad Pixel Phase Detection Auto Focus for faster and more accurate autofocus, built-in temperature and ambient light sensors, and improved noise reduction.

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8 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Huawei is bout to rule 2019 again

2. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Lmaooooo

3. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Bring it on Huawei. My favorite non LG and Samsung brand. If Google plans to continue to stick with a single lens setup, I would hope they would work on increasing the sensor size and pixel count. Google could do wonders with a sensor like this. Wow.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22191; Member since: May 28, 2014

Huawei is setting itself up to rule the smartphone world, and I am here for it! Loving their smartphones lately.

6. Loveneesh

Posts: 441; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Their phones are amazing but they should optimize their Emui skin more user friendly.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22191; Member since: May 28, 2014

I actually have no issues with their EMUI skin. I love how feature rich it is.

8. Loveneesh

Posts: 441; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

It is feature packed no doubt about it but it is little complicated for a new huawei user(my friend buys honor 8x it is a great phone and has damn good back)

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22191; Member since: May 28, 2014

The infamous double post strikes again!

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