The Huawei P40 Pro is expected to be the top of the line for the upcoming flagship P40 series from the Chinese company. Reports have surfaced that the most powerful P40 phone will be equipped with a 52MP Sony IMX700 sensor.
In contrast, devices such as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Xiaomi 10 Pro use 100MP lenses. The Sony IMX700 is said to support 16-pixel binning which combines 16 pixels to a 4.48 μm pixel. The 100MP HM1 used by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, in comparison, supports 9-pixel integration to a single pixel at 2.4 μm. The 100MP sensor in the Xiaomi 10 Pro, on the other hand, combines 4-pixels into a 1.6 μm pixel.
The combination of the RYYB color array and the higher pixel binning means that the Huawei P40 Pro with its Sony IMX700 sensor will be able to deliver more light and more accurate color balance.
Along with the 52MP camera, the Huawei P40 Pro will also come with a 40MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a wide-angle sensor, a 10x optical variable periscope lens, and a ToF lens.
The company has established itself as one of the front runners in the camera department and it looks like they’ll be looking to continue this trend with the P40 series.
Huawei is expected to launch the P40 series sometime in March if we were to follow the previous flagship device launches from the Chinese brand.