Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared that Genius Electronic Optical will supply the upgraded ultrawide angle camera module to Huawei for the P70 series. He didn’t get into specifics about the new hardware but says with it, the P70 series will aim for a 100% to 120% shipment growth over the P60 series.
The new ultrawide is rumored to have a unique 1G6P lens (with one glass and six plastic elements) and a 1-inch type sensor. That would be a huge upgrade in a segment that sees 1/1.56-inch type sensors at best. Other rumors have suggested a 7P lens, which would be cheaper and easier to make.
Huawei will aim for a big and more key – global impact with the P70 series, bringing 5G connectivity and its own sensors. The camera system will be a big part of that. It will use the XMAGE platform, including a bespoke NPU. The ultrawide angle camera will reportedly be a major part of the upgrades.
Kuo expects the P70 series to launch in the first half of this year.