Huawei is preparing to launch the next flagship smartphone series, Huawei P40 and P40 Pro. According to a new rumor (from Chinese media), the Huawei P40 series could feature a 52MP Sony IMX700 CMOS sensors.
The Sony IMX700 features a large 1/1.33 sensor area with support for 16-pixel binning technology (4×4). In other words, the largest unit of photosensitive pixel size can be combined to about 4.48μm.
For better understanding, the Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 100MP sensor with 9-pixel integration (3×3), with a single large pixel of up to 2.4 μm; meanwhile, Xiaomi’s 100MP HMX sensor supports 4-pixel integration (2×2), with a single-pixel size of 1.6μm.
The advantage with Huawei P40 series, because Sony’s bigger single pixel size of 4.48μm would produce better images in low light; in comparison to the 2.4μm and 1.8μm from Samsung.
The P40 Pro is rumored to double the P30 Pro’s range by offering a 10x optical zoom instead of a 5x optical zoom. According to the rumors, the P40 Pro will be powered by Huawei’s Kirin 990 chipset.