- Sony IMX800 is likely to be world's first 1-inch sensor.
- It may debut on Huawei P50 series.
- New smartphones may launch in March.
The Sony IMX800 sensor is expected to launch soon and is likely to be world's first 1-inch mobile camera sensor. A new leak has revealed that the sensor will debut on Huawei's P50 series. According to a tweet by @RODENT950, the new sensor will arrive in April. In another tweet, he claimed that the sensor will be used on Huawei's P50 series which is expected to launch later this year.
The same leak also revealed the camera configuration of all three P50 smartphones. As per the claims, the base model will have three cameras the main sensor, an ultrawide angle camera, and a telephoto camera. The Huawei P50 Pro will also have three rear cameras but swap the telephoto camera for a periscope camera which should bring better zoom.
The most exciting of the line-up seems like the Huawei P50+ which is claimed to come with five cameras. These will include - the main sensor, ultrawide, telephoto, periscope, and ToF camera. The leak further revealed that Huawei will stick to a 50MP lens with an RYYB filter for the new sensor.
Very few details about the Huawei P50 series are known. However, it is believed that the series will be one of the firsts to come with HarmonyOS operating system. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Yu ChengDong has confirmed that the first smartphone with company's own OS will be launched in first quarter of 2021, which ends on March 31. The global version of the Huawei P50 is expected to be equipped with EMUI 11.1, while the Chinese version will receive HarmonyOS.
This also means that the P50 series will be denied of Google services and the users will be dependent on Huawei Mobile Services and the AppGallery store. Huawei has been working on the HarmonyOS for over a year now and has also announced partnerships with many smart home appliance companies.
All three phones of the P50 series are tipped to come with two different chipsets - the vanilla Huawei P50 will come with a Kirin 9000E, while the P50 Pro and P50 Pro+ will run on the flagship platform Kirin 9000.