At the time where major tech companies like Xiaomi and Samsung are releasing their flagships with a camera of humongous 108 Megapixel resolution, there are still companies like Huawei that will not be equipping its next flagship Huawei P40 series with this high amount of pixel resolution.
According to some reports, Huawei, which is a Chinese multinational technology company, will be featuring its Huawei P40 series smartphone with a 52 Megapixel IMX700 CMOS SONY sensor. It is significantly lower in resolution if compared to devices like the S20 Ultra or the Mi 10 Pro, but the tech present in this sensor will not be a low-grade in terms of real-life performances.
Talking about the configurations of this IMX700 CMOS sensor, it has support for 16-pixel binning technology (4×4) with a large 1/1.33 sensor area. This means that the picture captured by this sensor will have a photosensitive pixel size of about 4.48μm. As compared to the photosensitive pixel size of the Mi 10 Pro which is about 1.6μm that has support for 4-pixel integration (2×2) and the S20 Ultra that has support for 9-pixel integration (3×3) with a photosensitive pixel size of up to 2.4 μm.
One thing is certain after this comparison that the SONY sensor present on the Huawei smartphones will have the edge over these 108 Megapixel resolution sensors because of their large pixel size. Larger pixel size enables the sensor to perform better in low-light photography also.
According to rumors, the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone will also have a 40 Megapixel Ultra-wide angle lens, a 10x optical variable periscope lens, and a ToF deep-sensing lens apart from this new 52 Megapixel primary sensor. Well, all of this looks good from a distance, but we will only know about the outcome of this decision after seeing this sensor live in action. As of now, we can only wait and hope for the best.