Here’s What Makes the Huawei P40 Pro’s Cameras Unique

Ever heard of a 16-to-1 pixel binning?

After we saw renders of the P40 Pro, where it will have a curved display, a pill-shaped cutout to house two cameras, and four rear cameras (not five as initially reported), new reports detailed about the P40 Pro’s rear cameras.

The main rear camera is a custom 52-megapixel 1/1.33′ Sony sensor that uses an unusual 16-in-1 tech—aka Quad Quad Bayer. The idea is basically doing 4-to-1 pixel binning twice, resulting in a 16-to-1 pixel binning tech. This would output 3.25-megapixel photos and videos—that may sound small, but the new tech claims to improve low-light performance. For normal daylight shots, the sensor will do regular 4-to-1 pixel binning, so expect to get 13-megapixel photos when shooting in daylight.

As for its periscope camera, the P40 Pro will double the P30 Pro’s zooming capabilities with 10x optical zoom. To pull this off, Huawei will reportedly use a dual prism design to fit the broad zoom range into the P40 Pro’s chassis.

We should know more about the P40 Pro’s cameras come March.


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