While almost all smartphones look like identical black glass slabs from the front, hardware designers are getting more creative when it comes to the back panel. Smartphone makers are determined to incorporate as much camera hardware as possible into their devices – the same is true of Huawei. But with taste. Do you remember the Nokia 9 PureView? They try not to duplicate it.
And we may have taken a closer look at the rear (and front) design of the incoming Huawei P50, showing a very interesting camera setup. According to the most recent leaks, we won’t see this device in the flesh until mid-June, thanks to multiple delays, so this could be the closest to seeing the real thing for a while.
The P50 we deserve?
Huawei’s P series is still strong in design, and this time around it’s no different. Early renders of the P50 Pro detail four rear cameras housed in two larger housings (which makes it look slightly like Wall-E). Three of the camera’s sensors, along with the laser focus module, are housed in the upper circle, while a single giant periscope zoom lens lives inside the second. The Leica logo is making an appearance, indicating that its stellar camera technology will once again find its way to smartphone users this year.
Pictures of what we believe to be the base P50 variant also do the trick. These appear to feature a different camera setup, with two camera sensors in each housing. It could also just be a simulated model to use as a mold for smartphone cases.
Up front is that flat black panel we talked about earlier, with a center-aligned punch hole to complete the 2020s display. We’re not sure if the screen will actually be curved or flush at this point, but Huawei generally reserves its curved displays for its Mate line later in the year.
Even more interesting, however, would be if it was Huawei’s first mobile phone to run entirely on its own operating system, called Harmony OS. That would mean a complete abandonment of Android and Huawei’s reliance on Google’s ecosystem in favor of its own.
While the announcement date for the P50 range has yet to be confirmed, rumor has it that we will see them announced at a Huawei event in mid-June, which will follow two previous events to detail some other Huawei devices. in May.
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