Huawei is the first smartphone manufacturer to use the periscope telephoto lens to enable an unprecedented optical zoom and it’s expected that this lens will be equipped in more Huawei smartphones next year, says an analyst.
According to information coming from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Security coming Huawei mobile phones equipped with periscope telephoto lenses will surge in 2020.
The upcoming Huawei P40 Pro will use a newly designed 8MP periscope telephoto lens with F 4.0 aperture, making the P40 Pro Huawei’s first smartphone to come with 10X optical zoom.
The new periscope lens includes both prism and mirror structure as a key upgrade in the optical zoom specifications. In comparison, the P30 Pro only comes only with a prism lens but the P40 Pro periscope lens has adopted 2 mirrors and an extended field of view to achieve 10X optical zoom.
It’s predicted that Huawei will also use the 5X optical periscope lens in other smartphones including Huawei P40, high-end Nova phones, high-end Honor phones, high-end Mate phones.
The shipment record reveals that Huawei, the first shipment of 10X periscope zoom lens targeted at around 9 million units and 5X periscope zoom around 28 million units. A total count of periscope lens reaches 37 million in 2020 compared to 9 million in 2019.
The analyst mentioned that the Huawei P40 series smartphone will start between 4,000 to 5,000 yuan ($570 – $713), which seems to be a starting price for the standard version.
Currently, Huawei P30 Pro is the only Huawei smartphone that comes with a periscope camera and with an upgrade to 10X, the Huawei P40 Pro may create more headlines than its predecessor.