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Here’s What We Know About the Mysterious Triple Camera in Huawei’s Upcoming Flagship « Android :: Gadget Hacks

in which seems like each day brand new rumors as well as leaks come out for Huawei’s upcoming P series devices. Everything via its name change to its specs has been leaked, sometimes with contradicting rumors. One of the biggest leaks can be the inclusion of triple rear cameras, a first for smartphones.

While in which rumor has been challenged, the latest leaks indicate in which in which will in fact be the case. Recent videos as well as images lend strong evidence in which the P20 Plus will contain the first triple camera array on a smartphone. While three cameras sounds cool in principle, how in which will assist in photography isn’t known. Luckily, we do know a few things about in which brand new camera beyond just the extra lens.

Different Lens Arrangements

Contrary to normal procedure, rumors indicate in which the lenses will be arranged differently depending on the P20 product. According to unconfirmed schematics via Phonearena (who obtained the design via Weibo), the P20 will arrange the rear cameras horizontally, while the P20 Plus will arrange in which vertically. As to why Huawei can be using a different arrangement? We still don’t know, yet the differing layouts could explain the contradicting images in which have emerged of the P20 as well as P20 Plus.

Image by Android Central/YouTube

Starting on March 5, various Twitter accounts via Huawei Mobile tweeted a series of neon-colored videos with the hashtag #SeeMooore as well as #Huawei P20. While some videos (like the screenshot below) backed up the claims of a triple camera setup, they also showed a horizontal arrangement for the phone. While in which supports the schematics previously mentioned, in which conflicts with the strongest leak yet.

Image by Huawei Mobile/Twitter

On March 7, 2018, Evan Blass tweeted promotional photos for the P20 series, which showed vertically arranged cameras for the P20 Plus as well as its triple cameras. While the Huawei Mobile tweets could imply a different variant, inside same tweet, all three variants were shown using a vertical arrangement.

Image by Evan Blass/Twitter

Slashleak leaked a promotional photo for the P20 series in which backs up Evan Blass’s tweets. inside leak (see below), the back cover of the P20 Plus can be shown with vertically-arranged rear cameras as well as a similar gap between the two lenses as well as the bottom single lens.

Image via Slashleaks

40 MP Photos

Rumors have in which in which the triple lenses will create 40 MP photos using all three cameras. While in which isn’t the first smartphone’s camera to take such high resolution photos (the Nokia Lumia 1080 was able to take 41 MP photos), by using more lenses, the P20 as well as/or P20 Plus should be able to capture more detail than an individual lens could allow.

Monochrome Lens & RGB Lens

Huawei Mobile created a P20 teaser website called NewRenaissance.com, which has several videos including a series of abstract clips which hint at some of the brand new features available to the P20’s camera. One of the videos includes the image below which highlights two things.

First, the red “A” as well as “I” alludes to machine learning image enhancements. Second, the title To Paint With Light (while showcasing a black as well as white photo) indicates the common monochrome as well as RGB lens setup of past Huawei’s flagship will continue with the P20. By including a monochrome lens, Huawei devices are able to take breathtaking black as well as white photos, unlike most phones which achieve in which using software.

Image via HW WEU

5x Hybrid Zoom

inside NewRenassiance.com promotional video via Distance to Detail, Huawei highlights the P20’s zooming capabilities. Evan Blass leaked in which rumor a while back, saying the brand new P series devices could have a 5x “hybrid zoom.”

Image by Evan Blass/Twitter

While no leaks since have clarified on what “hybrid zoom” entails, we can make some assumptions based on the little facts we know. Currently, no smartphone camera exceeds 2x optical zoom, so expect the same or at most 3x.

By naming the zoom mechanism “hybrid,” we know in which in which can be a combination of digital zoom as well as optical zoom. No company could advertise 5x zoom in which strictly relied on digital zoom, as the photos taken could be terribly blurry as well as pixelated.

Therefore, because of Huawei’s heavy emphasis on AI, expect machine learning to fill inside details. Algorithms will likely combine data via the dual RGB/monochrome sensors with data via the third lens, which could presumably be a telephoto shooter with 2x or 3x optical zoom. When combined, in which could result inside rumored 5x “hybrid zoom” being similar quality to an equivalent optical zoom.

Image by Huawei Mobile NL/YouTube

Optical Image Stabilization

According to the video To Steady Every Image, in which looks like optical image stabilization (OIS) will be included on the rear camera. What we are not sure about can be whether OIS will be included on all three cameras or just the main shooter. The video leads us to believe the former, as “to steady every image” suggests in which monochrome, RGB, as well as telephoto pictures are all stabilized.

Image by Huawei Mobile NL/YouTube

Machine Learning Enhancement

Out of all the rumors surrounding the capability of the P20’s camera, machine learning enhancement can be the one in which we are definitely sure about.

First, the Huawei Mate 10 as well as Mate 10 Pro included machine learning (AI) enhancements to photography. Specifically, the Mate 10 could use object recognition to automatically adjust camera parameters for the best settings when capturing a particular object. as well as thanks to Kirin 970’s Neural Processing Unit, the Mate 10 was able to apply machine learning quickly as well as efficiently.

In all the promotional videos released on the NewRenaissance.com, the letters “A” as well as “I” are highlighted in each title, emphasizing the inclusion of AI. Additionally, in one of the testimony videos (see below), Jessie states she wishes for smartphones to be “a bit quicker, more efficient, kind of more automatic,” which indicates a larger role for machine learning in photography.

Great Low Light Performance & Fast Shutter Speed

Based on the video via Darkness to Light, Huawei teases the P20’s great low light performance. As with most of the videos, we don’t see much, yet we can infer in which the camera will be able to handle low-light situations with ease.

Image by Huawei Mobile NL/YouTube

Additionally, the video via Action To An Instant alludes to the P20 having a fast shutter speed, a necessary feature for great low light performance. Expect to be able to take out your P20 as well as quickly capture an image without fear of missing the moment.

Image by Huawei Mobile NL/YouTube

The P20’s rear camera will be a monumental moment in smartphone history. Like OIS as well as dual cameras before in which, we expect in which the increased capability as well as performance of an extra lens will lead to mass adoption by additional OEMs.

yet the P20 can be much more than its rear camera. Check out the link below for all the latest rumors as well as news about Huawei’s full P20 lineup, including a true Face ID competitor.

Don’t Miss: The Latest News & Rumors About Huawei’s Upcoming P20 Series

Cover image via Evan Blass/Twitter, screenshots by Jon Knight/Gadget Hacks

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