Huawei P11, the next flagship smartphone from the leading Chinese smartphone maker, is now expected to debut in the first quarter of 2018. The camera-centric Huawei P11 could be announced at MWC 2018 like the P10 this year. Also Read - Huawei accused of tax evasion in India: ReportAlso Read - MWC 2022: Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022, MateBook E laptops launched
Huawei executive had earlier said that the smartphone will be announced at Mobile World Congress in February. However, the company has reiterated its launch plans for the first half of 2018. According to Roland Quandt, Huawei is planning to launch new products with focus on camera and AI during first quarter of next year. Also Read - Income tax department raids Huawei’s Delhi, Gurugram, and Bengaluru office
Huawei had launched P10 at MWC earlier this year, and its successor should likely debut at MWC as well. The smartphone is rumoured to feature a triple camera system developed in collaboration with Leica. A leaked image revealed that it will be capable of capturing 40-megapixel photos, and support 5x hybrid zoom.
Other details include the use of a new sensor and optics to better low-light photography along with a new Pro Night Mode that can capture 100 percent more light. The smartphone is also said to bring renewed focus to selfies with a 24-megapixel sensor and enhanced low-light mode.
Huawei has already focused on bringing AI features to its camera app with the launch of Mate 10 and Honor View 10 smartphones. With P11, the company is planning a similar feature called Pro AI camera assist that can instantly recognize scene and tweak camera mode accordingly for perfect pictures. Huawei already recognizes objects like food and pets on its existing smartphones, and will likely use the dedicated Neural Processing Unit on Kirin 970 chipset to power the feature.
Huawei was one of the first to adopt dual camera setup, and is not surprising to see it switching to a triple camera system. Apart from camera and AI, Huawei is also expected to introduce facial recognition system similar to Apple’s Face ID with its next flagship device.
The feature was briefly showcased at the launch of Honor View 10, and is expected to feature a notch similar to the Apple iPhone X. Huawei has managed to beat established brands to become leader in its home market, and is inching closer to topple Apple as second major brand globally. The Huawei P11, with triple camera system and Face ID-like facial recognition, could be one of its most innovative devices yet.