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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro could stun with five rear cameras

This could be the Mate 30 Pro's protective case. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
This could be the Mate 30 Pro's protective case. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
The Huawei P20 Pro started the triple rear camera revolution last year, and the Mate 20 Pro all but perfected it. Word on the grapevine claims the upcoming P30 Pro will feature four rear cameras, and Huawei could go one step further with the Mate 30 Pro by equipping it with a penta-lens setup.

Huawei released the Mate 20 devices back in October, and the Mate 20 Pro has attained critical acclaim for possibly being the flagship of 2018. The next Mate device will be the Mate 30 phones and while a launch may still be nine months away, the first major detail of the phone may have just been revealed.

According to the source, Huawei has filed a patent for a smartphone case. That’s an unassuming tidbit by itself but what’s actually interesting is the case’s design. Looking closely, the case has a cutout for the purported Mate 30 Pro's rear cameras. 

The Mate 20 Pro’s features three rear cameras, with an LED flash keeping the camera setup in a square-shaped design. This case, however, is rectangular, with an extended length. That alludes to the theory that the flagship could sport five rear cameras, with the LED flash completing the setup—a setup that hypothetically will take the form of three banks, with two sensors on two banks, and a sensor plus a flash on the last one.

Five rear cameras on a device may have been ridiculous two years ago, but 2018 saw the advent of increasingly complex camera setups. Huawei’s own P20 Pro led the way with a triple rear camera setup last year, the Samsung Galaxy A9 featured four, and the Nokia 9 Pureview is set to sport five. Of course, if both companies’ track records with camera performance are considered, we expect the penta-lens Mate 30 Pro to blow the Nokia 9 out of the water. The fact that the upcoming P30 Pro is also expected to feature four rear cameras lends a bit of credence to this rumor.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-01- 3 (Update: 2019-01- 4)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.