Honor 30 Pro may have Sony’s new 50MP IMX700 and a periscope telephoto camera
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor recently launched the Honor 30S in China alongside the Honor 9A. The first smartphone in the Honor 30 series packs in an impressive quad-camera setup, Huawei’s new HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G SoC, and support for 40W fast wired charging. However, during the event, the company made no mention of other devices in the Honor 30 series, namely the Honor 30 and Honor 30 Pro. The company is expected to launch the flagships on April 15th and just a few days ahead of the launch, a leaked image of what looks to be the Honor 30 Pro has surfaced online revealing some information about its camera setup.
The image in question was shared by GSMArena and although the publication claims that it’s the Honor 30, promotional material shared by the company reveals that the Honor 30 will feature a triple camera setup. This leads us to believe that the leaked image is that of the Honor 30 Pro which will feature a quad-camera setup with a 50MP Sony IMX700 primary sensor. Even though Sony hasn’t revealed any details about the new sensor, sources familiar with the details have revealed that it will be the industry’s largest Sony custom sensor. This suggests that it may very well match the Huawei P40 series’ 1/1.28″ sensor.
The image further confirms that the 50MP primary camera will be accompanied by three more cameras, with one of them featuring a periscope zoom lens. The quad-camera setup, along with a dual-LED flash, is housed within a rectangular camera module which has a golden accent all around and text that confirms the IMX700 sensor. The text also reveals that the Honor 30 Pro will feature Octa PD.
Additionally, the image reveals a secondary microphone at the top accompanied by antenna bands and, most likely, an IR blaster. The right edge of the device features a button, which could be the volume rocker. As of now, Honor has revealed no official information about its upcoming flagships but we expect to learn more in the days leading up to the launch.