Although Huawei is in trouble due to US sanctions that are still in place despite the Trump administration’s departure, multiple sources suggest the manufacturer continues to plan to release new high-end smartphones this year. Rumors are already circulating about the next Huawei smartphone, the P50 series.
And this week new images are floating around the web showing what the camera might look like on these new devices. The Android Authority website forwards a post from a source on Twitter @ RODENT950. “And here is the exclusive first look at the Huawei P50 series,” the post says.
And here’s the exclusive first look at the Huawei P50 series: # HuaweiP50Pro # HuaweiP50ProPlus # HuaweiP50Series # HuaweiP50 pic.twitter.com/piL3IYqriI
– Teme (特米) 😷 (@ RODENT950) May 12, 2021
As with the previous “leaks”, the two images show that on the P50 series the sensors should be positioned in two circular locations and aligned vertically.
Will Huawei be able to maintain its supremacy in photography?
In the past few years, Huawei has positioned itself as the leading provider of mobile photos and videos. In fact, its high-end devices have always positioned themselves number one in the DXoMARK ranking of the best smartphones for taking photos and videos.
And right now, fans of the Chinese brand are wondering whether Huawei can continue to hold this leadership position. In fact, the Chinese manufacturer is struggling to source components for its cell phones due to American sanctions.
New sanctions imposed by the Trump administration in 2020 mean non-US companies must also apply for approval to do business with Huawei if they use US technology or equipment. In addition, Huawei can no longer order new Kirin chips from its supplier, for example.
But US sanctions aren’t Huawei’s only problem. In fact, competitors are increasingly relying on photos and videos. For example, with the Mi 11 Ultra, Xiaomi has managed to overtake all existing models in terms of the quality of photos and videos.
And more and more manufacturers are being inspired by the partnership between Huawei and Leica to improve the quality of their cameras. For example, Vivo has signed an agreement with Karl Zeiss to benefit from the brand and expertise of this specialist. OnePlus has partnered with Hasselblad. Rumor has it right now that Samsung may also announce a similar partnership with Olympus that could benefit its next premium smartphones.