[Confirmed: IR Temperature Sensor] Live image reveals LIDAR like sensor on Honor Play 4 Pro
It’s confirmed that the sensor below the camera module Honor Play 4 Pro will be an IR Temperature sensor. This new sensor is also suggested in the promo and the launch poster.
An infrared (IR) temperature measurement system consists of a sensor module and electronics as well as an optomechanical system that guides IR radiation onto the sensor.
This sensor is used to take the temperature reading of an object that it’s pointed at, by collecting the infrared energy emitted by the object. More information will be confirmed at the launch event.
Today the first live image of the upcoming Honor Play 4 Pro gaming phone has appeared on Weibo, revealing the camera setup, rear camera bump, and the curved edges.
In the image, you can see an additional circle below the 40MP dual AI-camera system that seems like a LIDAR sensor, the same as featured in Apple iPad Pro.
Some Weibo users speculated that the sensor will work for 3D mapping used in Augmented Reality (AR) applications. While some of them differ that it’s just an infrared temperature measurement sensor.
What is LIDAR:
LIDAR – stands for Light Detection and Ranging, a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth or object.
These light pulses—combined with other data recorded by the airborne system— generate precise, three-dimensional (3D) information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics.
Compared to Time of Flight camera, LIDAR greatly improves the accuracy of the depth detection in AR-related apps using multiple laser beam system.
By taking the fact that Honor Play 4 Pro is a gaming phone, votes hugely sides into the favor of LIDAR sensor. However, we can wait for the confirmation because Honor Play 4 series will launch on June 3.
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iPhone 15 Pro to use Periscope camera, better than Huawei P60 Pro?
Huawei P60 Pro is the only smartphone that comes with ultra lighting periscope zoom camera but it seems like Apple may also bring this telephoto camera for iPhone 15 Pro.
A well-known Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo said that iPhone 15 Pro Max will come with a new periscope camera and it will be supplied by Taiwan’s optical maker Largan.
Largan Precision (Largan) designs, develops, manufactures, and sells plastic aspherical lenses and optical components. The company’s product portfolio includes cellphone/NB lenses, webcam lenses, camera lenses, car lenses, and scanner lenses.
It is reported that the iPhone 15 Pro Max may use a 6x optical zoom, which would be more than the 5x on conventional Android phones. An industry insider claims that Apple may have not used this tech before but the iPhone maker is testing this Periscope reserve for years and wants to finally bring it with new phones.
What is Periscope?
A periscope lens allows the light to reflect through an angled mirror toward the image sensor located in the camera. The large periscope lens directional shift allows a “folded” telephoto lens system for improved optical zoom capabilities without the blurriness that comes with digital zoom.
Better than Huawei?
When it comes to the periscope, Huawei P60 Pro wins the race with the first-ever f/2.1 aperture sensor telephoto sensor. This empowers bright photos even for zoomed images.
This time, Huawei P60 Pro also comes with a brand-new periscope module. It has multiple mirror groups inside to improve the view and zoom levels of the subject. The use of a wide prism enables to capture of a large area and delivers more light on the sensor.
That’s not it, Huawei P60 Pro already beats the iPhone 14 Pro Max by intaking over 488% more light in the telephoto camera competition.
This is far beyond the capability of the iPhone but we’ll wait to see what Apple is preparing with Periscope for the iPhone 15 Pro Max and whether would it be able to beat Huawei P60 Pro.
Huawei P60 series begins first sale, starts at $657
Today, the Huawei P60 series officially began its first sale at homeground and this lineup comes in three versions. However, initially, only P60 and P60 Pro are available to purchase online and the P60 Art will open for sale on April 7th.
You should know that the pre-orders of these phones began on March 23 right after the launch event. Now all customers can rush to the store and get a unit before the stock runs out.
Let’s check the Huawei P60 Series first sale prices.
- 8GB+128GB – 4488 yuan (657 USD, 603 Euro)
- 8GB+256GB – 4988 yuan (730 USD, 671 Euro)
- 8GB+512GB – 5988 yuan (876 USD, 806 Euro)
Huawei P60 Pro:
- 8GB+256GB – 6988 yuan (1024 USD, 940 Euro)
- 12GB+512GB – 7988 yuan (1170 USD, 1075 Euro)
Huawei P60 Art:
- 12GB+512GB – 8988 yuan (1317 USD, 1209 Euro)
- 12GB+1TB – 10988 yuan (1610 USD, 1478 Euro)
Huawei P60 series:
These three phones are packed with different specifications. However, all of them have the same 6.67-inch LTPO display. It ranges from 1-120Hz refresh rate to provide you on-screen super fluid user experience.
More on P60 devices, the design has some familiar elements of the quad curve screen and takes the viewing angles to the next level.
Looking at the appearance, the Huawei P60 series is made of amazing texture that changes according to the light. It’s completely different from what we’ve seen in the past P series flagships.
However, the Huawei P60 series is a mobile camera monster. It has that unique bump on the rear side with triple lenses. This isn’t an ordinary setup because this time around, Huawei fed the P-series with powerful technologies.
The camera system is powered by ultra lighting XMAGE algorithm and it enables super bright images in all of the shots you take from the Huawei P60 Pro. Also, the brand new Telephoto zoom camera is using the world’s largest sensor at f/2.1 aperture.
The new periscope cam is highly enhanced using AI to provide far-reaching zoom while retaining the quality of the subject. Furthermore, the variable aperture in the main camera helps you to capture everything around you by using the immense capability ranging from f/1.4 to 4.0.
New Huawei GOA-AL80U gets 100W charger certification
A new Huawei phone with model number GOA-AL80U has received 3C certification in China with 100W super fast charger and it could be the Huawei Nova 11 Pro smartphone.
According to the information, Huawei GOA-AL80U has 20V/5Ak, which outputs 100W of super fast charging. A week ago, a similar model – GOA-AL80 received 3C certification.
It has a maximum output of 100W (20VDC, 5A) and also backward compatible with 66W (11VDC, 6A) and 10W (10VDC, 2A) charging outputs.
The charger model is HW200500C00 and it is the same charger used in Huawei Nova 9 Pro and later in Nova 10 Pro. Currently, there’s no proof of the identity of this upcoming smartphone tier but it could be the upcoming Huawei Nova 11 Pro. As it’s the only candidate for providing such fast charging output for the consumers.
Huawei Nova 11:
Past input reveals that Huawei could a new press conference on April 17 to launch Nova 11 series, Watch 4, and other smart devices for consumers.
A report shows that Huawei Nova 11 series will consist of three models – Nova 11, Nova 11 Pro, and Nova 11 Ultra. These phones will pack different specs, while the top ones will have ultra-grade technologies.
Huawei Nova 11 devices will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G chipset and improved network technologies.
Furthermore, these upcoming Huawei Nova devices will also bring satellite communication technology, which could be the first in mid-range smartphones.
Huawei will also upgrade the camera section with a high-quality lens. However, we need to know more information about the camera section of this midrange lineup.