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No periscope lens for the Huawei P40, according to a new leak

A tip just posted to Weibo purports to have captured the housing for the Huawei P40's rear cameras. This component exhibits just 3 circular cut-outs, suggesting that the P30's successor will have this number of main shooters. A further leak indicates the presence of a P40 Lite, which may have a punch-hole display.

Some recent Huawei P40-related rumors may have some tech fans looking forward to the appearance of rectangular lenses for state-of-the-art telephoto capabilities on the rear panels of these phones. However, should a new leak pan out, they will be found on the P30 Pro's successor only.

This possibility has been broached by a Weibo user called Ark clicks, who has posted a picture of smartphone camera modules on a rack that might be located in a production facility. It appears alongside a caption that translates to "Guess how many cameras does the Huawei P40 Standard Edition have?".

Therefore, it now appears that the non-Pro P40 variant has no more than 3 rear cameras. There are smaller cut-outs alongside them in the rectangular housings; however, they are very reminiscent of those for the flash and laser emitters from the P30 series.

Furthermore, it appears that this 2020 flagship line is also getting a Lite model. This is in accordance with a 2nd new tip that shows a screen protector. Accordingly, should it prove to be real, this budget P40-series phone is destined for a single punch-hole camera and a small chin.

The "Huawei P40 rear camera housing" (left) and "P40 Lite screen protector" photos. (Source: Weibo)
The "Huawei P40 rear camera housing" (left) and "P40 Lite screen protector" photos. (Source: Weibo)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01- 5 (Update: 2020-01- 8)
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.