Huawei P60 Pro: Sony IMX888 variable aperture camera

The Huawei P60 series is in the starting blocks with variable apertures. The P60 Pro is said to have a Sony IMX888 main camera.
Huawei P60 Pro

The Huawei P50 Pro was quite a success, albeit primarily in the Chinese market. Outside of China, however, sales have plummeted as Huawei phones continue to be subject to US sanctions. Now, however, the successor to the P50 series is coming onto the market – the Huawei P60 series is in the starting blocks. There have been a few rumors about the new flagships in recent weeks. The latest leak relates to the technical data of the cameras and comes from the well-known Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station.

According to the Weibo post, the Huawei P60 series’ camera setup is spearheaded by a Sony IMX888 main camera. There is also an IMX858 ultra-wide lens and an OV64B telephoto lens that supports 3.5x optical zoom. According to previous reports, the Huawei P60 series is likely to be among the first smartphones to adopt the Sony IMX888 sensor.

Huawei P60 with variable aperture

In addition, the P60 series also supports lenses with a variable aperture. This technology has made its debut in the Mate 50 series. The ten-level, freely adjustable, physically variable aperture allows to achieve more flexible blur effects and also play better with the depth of field. The Huawei P60 should get a main camera with an IMX789 sensor – the IMX888 is reserved for the Huawei P60 Pro. Both sensors have a footprint of 1/1.4 inch.

According to reports from the company’s supply chain, there will be two Huawei flagships this year. On the one hand the P60 series, on the other hand the Mate 60 series. The former should be launched around March this year, the latter around September. According to the leak, the normal Huawei P60 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. But there have also been rumors of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Huawei may be using the currently fastest Android processor in the P60 Pro.

A leaked image of a protective case for the Huawei smartphone (above) weeks ago showed the rectangular camera module. The very large circular part in the center should be the main camera. There are two square cutouts for the ultra-wide and telephoto, while the flash sits in the top-right corner.



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