Huawei is Testing 1-Inch Super Bottom Camera
Recently, rumors have been circulating that Huawei is testing 1-inch super bottom main camera for its upcoming Mate and P series flagship phones. Although the specific model has not been confirmed, it is believed that Huawei may be using the Sony IMX989 sensor, which is currently used in domestic smartphones with a 1-inch sensor.
However, it is important to note that Huawei is known for cropping sensors to smaller sizes in order to achieve specific desired image quality. For example, the company has previously used the IMX888 52MP cropped to 48MP, the IMX858 50MP cropped to 40MP, and the OV64B 64MP cropped to 48MP in its latest P60 flagship phones. It is currently unknown whether Huawei will crop the 1-inch sensor or not.
The Sony IMX989 CMOS sensor has an actual size of 1.02 inches with a 4:3 ratio, rather than the conventional 3:2 ratio. It uses an advanced process and has a faster readout speed, which helps to take into account the amount of light and uses a Quad-Bayer color array. Additionally, the IMX989 is equipped with an Octa-PD phase-detection focusing system, which means each sub-pixel has the ability to focus. The CMOS also supports pixel fusion, and the fused pixel area can reach 3.2µm, making it more suitable for dark light shooting.
Huawei’s latest flagship phone, the P60 Pro, currently uses the IMX888 as its main camera model, which has a sensor size of 1/1.43 inches. With Huawei’s strong research and development capabilities, the P60 Pro’s camera has achieved industry-leading image quality.
If Huawei does indeed use a 1-inch sensor in its upcoming flagship phones, it would be a significant upgrade and set a new standard in smartphone imaging. The larger sensor size would allow for more light to be captured, resulting in better image quality, especially in low-light conditions.
It is important to note that Huawei has faced several challenges in recent years, including restrictions on access to certain technologies due to US trade sanctions. However, the company has continued to invest heavily in research and development and has even developed its own HarmonyOS operating system as an alternative to Android.
Despite the challenges faced by the company, it has shown a strong commitment to innovation and has the potential to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the smartphone industry.