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Huawei P11 rumoured to capture 40MP pictures with Leica-made triple camera system

Huawei's triple camera system will be co-developed with Leica and support 40MP pictures. It is also detailed to feature a 24MP selfie camera with low-light enhancement.

  • Published: December 7, 2017 11:54 AM IST
Huawei P11 leak

Huawei, the leading Chinese smartphone maker could become the first to switch to a triple lens system with the launch of the P11 flagship next year. Huawei was one of the first to adopt a dual-camera system, and is now planning to put three cameras on the rear of its smartphone.

Huawei, in partnership with German camera maker Leica, is reportedly working on a triple camera system capable of capturing 40MP photos. The setup is also said to enable 5x hybrid zoom, which should rival 2x optical zoom on Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. There is also enhanced focus on selfies with P11 likely getting a 24MP shooter with low-light enhancement.

The leaked image also shows that next P series smartphone will support a new Pro Night Mode to capture 100 percent more light and shoot “gorgeous night scenes” without tripod. It highlights that the system will feature new sensor and optics to ensure better low-light photography.

Huawei has already brought AI-based scene recognition on its flagship Mate 10 series and Honor-branded devices and with P11, it is bringing a feature called Pro AI camera assist with instant scene recognition and auto framing. The aim is to automatically change the camera settings to get best picture depending on scene.

The information was tweeted by Evan Blass and comes from a digital artist at one of Huawei’s creative agencies, who added the promo material to their portfolio. Interestingly, it has been pulled down since the tweet went out – which could mean the information is of important and might be legitimate as well. However, like all rumours, it should be taken with a pinch of salt.

The company is using a placeholder dubbed ‘Huawei PCE Series’ on the promo material and the technology should arrive first on P11. While dual camera setup is becoming standard among smartphones, Huawei seems to stepping up the game with its triple camera system. The P11 is expected to launch at Mobile World Congress in February.

  • Published Date: December 7, 2017 11:54 AM IST