There’s nothing quite like a good leak to fuel up the hype train, and the latest one from legendary leaker and journalist Evan Blass looks more than capable of putting a few miles in the tank. It regards the much anticipated Huawei P11. Namely, it’s all-new camera set up, which promises to be something of a beast.

According to information contained on images uploaded by a designer at a Huawei-linked creative agency, the next phone in the P-Series of smartphones (likely the P11) will feature a ‘pro triple-lens leica rear camera’ set up with 40MP resolution and 5x hybrid zoom, combined with a new sensor and optics for ‘100% more light’ capture.

The other big feature is a 24MP front-facing camera unit with low light enhancement. Oh, and there’s some AI scene recognition and framing assist to help you get the right shot.

Whilst the promise of more megapixels alone might not mean an awful lot, it’s the “co-engineered with Leica” claim which holds the most intrigue. We’re now coming up on the two year anniversary of Huawei and Leica’s partnership and, if the poster designs are to be believed, Leica have had a much more hands on role in the photography department.

Indeed, though Huawei’s recent history in smartphone cameras doesn’t disappoint, it’s scarcely lived up to the expectations that the famous red dot logo creates. Here’s a closer look at those posters (click for full size):

Leica Camera Partnership

A Chinese report into the P11 suggested that the phone would launch with the recently announced, top of the range, Kirin 970 processor and 8GB of RAM, just like the OnePlus 5. The report also suggests that bezels will get the axe to make room for a 4K display.

It certainly sounds like an appealing proposition, if not something of a 2018 flagship wishlist. Only time will tell what makes the cut in the final version, but you can be confident that we’ll have all the latest, right here at Chinese Smartphones.


Reports are now suggesting that the phone is indeed the P11, and that it’ll make an appearance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. Exciting!

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