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A new leak may confirm Huawei will keep on circling the square with the Mate 40 series' rear cameras

A new "Mate 40 Pro camera" photo. (Source: Weibo)
A new "Mate 40 Pro camera" photo. (Source: Weibo)
Recent renders have indicated that Huawei intends to stick with a round housing for the rear cameras in its upcoming additions to the Mate series of high-end phablets. A newer leak appears to corroborate this detail. It shows that both the 40 and 40 Pro will have at least 3 sensors apiece within a bordered circle of what looks like glass.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Despite increasing doubt as to the fate of their processing solution, Huawei is currently thought to release the successors to the Mate 30 and 30 Pro before the end of 2020. These phones are believed to be an iterative update from these exising premium phablets, in looks at least.

They are indeed rumored to persist in recalling the Nokia Lumia 1020 in their rear-panel-dominating round camera housings. The Mate 40 and 40 Pro's latest renders have shown that this module may contain up to 4 sensors, arranged in a regular square.

A more recent Weibo leaker's post may give this idea more weight, as it offers what may be real-life views of the same. They are shown as standalone units of the same new rear cameras, complete with black glass surrounds, that may have been snapped at a factory or a supplier. However, unlike the renders, they show that the reality of the Mate 40 camera set-up may be a little more uneven in the size and placement of its components.

The part destined for the "Mate 40" has 4 different cut-outs, one of which could be for a flash. The "Mate 40 Pro" camera, on the other hand, has much the same, except for the additional rectangular cut-out found in the approximate center of the glass. This implies the scope for a periscope lens in the upcoming probable top-end variant.

The new Mate 40 (top) and 40 Pro (bottom) camera leaks. (Source: Weibo)
The new Mate 40 (top) and 40 Pro (bottom) camera leaks. (Source: Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-19 (Update: 2020-08-19)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.