Alleged Huawei Mate 30 Pro Render Shows a Crazy Rear Camera Array With 5x Optical Zoom
The second half of the year is when top smartphone manufacturers prepare to get their big guns ready and that also means a flurry of leaks and rumors will be heading in our direction. So, it comes as no surprise when we’re greeted by an alleged Mate 30 Pro render and its unique rear camera setup. Looks like Huawei might want to try something different with its flagship series and if the P30 Pro is such a dominator in the imaging department, we can’t wait to see what the Mate 20 Pro successor will be capable of achieving.
New Render Seemingly Shows the Mate 30 Pro’s Backside With a Futuristic and Unique Rear Camera Orientation, but No Periscope Lens
The Mate 30 Pro render might also belong to the Mate 30 and shows a circular camera setup at the back. To recap, yesterday’s leaked glass panel also had a circular cut out on the back, which implies that the company has probably moved on from Mate 20’s squarish camera orientation. While we’ll be cautious during this first crop of renders that come forth, the image of the Mate 30 Pro shows four camera sensors and an LED flashlight with the Leica logo towards the top.
The sensor in the middle seems a tad bit larger than the other three and the square-shaped Periscope zoom lens that’s present on the P30 Pro is nowhere to be found here. This can might mean that the phone shown in the images is the regular Mate 30 or that the upcoming Huawei flagships will feature a different type of zoom lens. If you remember, a Huawei executive said that the company has plans to introduce a flagship with a 10x optical zoom.
Well here, the back of the phone says 5x optical zoom, which is an upgrade from the 3x zoom offered by the Mate 20 Pro, but it isn’t 10x lossless zoom. One of the camera units in the setup is a telephoto lens, and while there is no word on the camera specifications of the phone, it might borrow the P30 Pro’s configuration of 40MP RGB sensor, 20MP wide-angle camera, and a Time of Flight (ToF) unit.
Apart from revealing a minute amount of camera info, the Mate 30 Pro render also seems to imply that at least one of the color variants will be green and the side buttons seem a little smaller than those of the Mate 20 range. While the image looks pretty convincing, it’s best to treat them with a hefty dose of skepticism, at least for now. Huawei is expected to reveal the Mate 30 series phones in October so we will have to wait until then to find out more about them, and if this render was legit or not.