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Rumor | The Huawei P50 Pro 4G will be a quad-cam phone with a 40MP sensor just for monochrome shooting

The P40 Pro might have a 4G/LTE-only successor. (Source: Huawei)
The P40 Pro might have a 4G/LTE-only successor. (Source: Huawei)
The famed and often reliable leaker Ishan Agarwal has published new posts containing some intriguing full-spec claims for the possibly-imminent Huawei P50 Pro. They pertain to the phone's putative 4G/LTE-only variant, which apparently has quad rear cameras, 3 of which are high-res sensors with different and occasionally quite surprising functions.
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The Huawei P50 Pro is a flagship smartphone that may or may not launch as early as tomorrow (July 29, 2021) with HarmonyOS out of the box. Should this be the case, the tipster Ishan Agarwal has partnered with MySmartPrice to present a last-minute leak that suggests the OEM has made some seriously unconventional choices for this device.

For a start, Agarwal now indicates that, despite being powered by the Kirin 9000 SoC, this putative P50 Pro will not support 5G. This version of the processor is now slated to be joined by 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage, with support for Huawei's in-house NM cards of up to 256GB in size.

These very slightly outdated specs may at least drive a 6.6-inch 2700 x 1228 120Hz AMOLED display with a 300Hz touch-sampling rate and pulse-width-modulation (PWM) dimming that goes at up to 1440Hz, possibly powered by a 4,360mAh battery with the 66W wired and 50W wireless charging profile that sounds quite familiar by now.

These specs are said to be joined by a quad rear camera set-up with a 50MP  f/1.8 main shooter with OIS. Furthermore, Agarwal initially claimed it would be joined by an f/3.5 64MP lens for 3.5X optical zoom and a 40MP (f/1.6) tertiary lens that, despite this resolution, is just there for depth-sensing.

Then again, the leaker later walked this part of the leak back, claiming that it was there for monochrome sensing that augments normal-mode photography instead. An f/2.2 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera rounds out what is allegedly found in the P50 Pro's camera hump.

On that note, these sensational new claims countermand an earlier leak in which a device with a penta-lens angel-eye camera hump is also attributed to the phone in question. Furthermore, the new allegations negate earlier hints of new and ground-breakingly large image sensors to debut in its series. Therefore, one of these leaks is wrong - alternatively, the video posted earlier might in fact depict the P50 Pro+ instead.

All in all, should this latest slew of tips be proven accurate, it may be that Huawei has aimed for trends over power in wooing potential customers for a P50 series that is indeed thought to have labored under an unusually high level of adversity even prior to its launch.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-28 (Update: 2021-07-28)