On March 27, Huawei announced the first smartphone with a triple camera setup: the P20 Pro. In just a few weeks, the handset became the best-selling Huawei flagship in Western-Europe and it has also been awarded by TIPA and DxOMark as the best camera phone of 2018. According to a report by the analyst Jeff Pu from Yuanda Securities, Apple will take inspiration from this flagship. Jeff Pu thinks that at least one of the iPhones which will be released in September 2018 will boast a triple camera.
For the first time, it will be Apple’s time to copy Huawei. The analyst says that the Huawei-inspired iPhone will feature 6-piece lens which will allow a maximum 5x hybrid zoom and 3x optical zoom. In the meantime, iDropNews has published a series of concept renders which suggest how the Huawei P20 Pro-like triple camera may be placed on the upcoming iPhone. In each of the renders, the triple camera setup is placed vertically just like the iPhone X. The smartphone appears in the renders with a glass back and a metal frame, and it is not different from iPhone X. Will Apple be able to make an even better triple camera than the one of Huawei P20 Pro?
The latest Huawei flagship’s camera setup is composed of three different sensors. The first one is a classic RGB shooter and it has a resolution of 40 MP. The second is a monochromatic sensor with a 20 MP resolution, while the third is a telephoto lens with an 8 MP resolution (3x optical zoom supported). The optics are co-engineered with Leica and they have been equipped OIS and a laser autofocus. The triple camera is also backed by AI operating through Kirin 970’s Neural Processing Unit for scene recognition, beautification, and many more features.