The next Huawei phone might pack a triple-lens 40MP camera

Visitors walk past Huawei's booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain

A couple of months back, Huawei launched the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones in Munich. The new Kirin 970 SoC that will power the P11 and other Huawei phones in 2018 sports a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit), which is partially dedicated to offloading demanding image processing tasks from the CPU.

Firstly, the name is shown as the Huawei PCE series which could be a new naming convention for its mainstream flagship or perhaps it's a new photography-centric series like ASUS ZenFone Zoom.

The leak comes from popular tipster Evan Blass via his twitter handle and he has posted a promotional image of the alleged Huawei smartphone. As for auto framing, this could be a feature that helps you frame better shots by taking into account different objects in the scene and guiding you in how to position them for more eye-pleasing results (at least composition-wise). Huawei declined to comment on the ads.

Chinese mobile maker Huawei could offer a triple lens camera setup with its forthcoming P11 smartphone. Transitioning to a 24-megapixel front camera would be a significant step up from the P10. The triple lens could also produce even sharper pictures.

Huawei has worked with camera company Leica ever since last year's P9, giving it a serious edge over the likes of Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. The artwork also indicates a better low light performance in Pro Night Mode and there's also AI assistance for faster scene recognition. We've already seen what AI and machine learning is capable of in Google's Pixel 2 series, and if Huawei is going down the same road, we are in for a major treat. According to Lee, the company is expected to launch all future flagships at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in February-end next year.

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