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Huawei’s P50 Pro Plus has an even more unusual camera bump than we expected

Huawei is gearing up to launch the P50-series of smartphones soon. While we’ve seen leaks and renders of the presumably cheaper and not-as-cool P50 and P50 Pro, the P50 Pro Plus has been a bit camera shy — at least until now. Now, new renders from leaker HoiIndi shared on Twitter have given us a good look at the phone, especially its outlandish rear. The Huawei P50 Pro Plus may have the same oval-shaped camera enclosure we see in the smaller phones, and these renders show off the finer details obscured by earlier ones.

We can see Leica branding, as expected from Huawei, written vertically on the bump, and from what we can see it looks to be a five-camera affair, likely sporting an ultrawide and a telephoto in addition to the two extra lenses. Around the front is a very minimal design. The same very small hole-punch selfie camera as we’ve seen in the P50 and P50 Pro leaks makes a return, and the screen appears to have very slim bezels for an immersive experience.

Details are still very sparse on what’s going to be in this phone, but we can start with the Mate 40 and work upwards from there if we had to guess. A periscope zoom is almost a given, seeing as Huawei pioneered the technology with the P30 Pro, and further advancements to its video-related technology too. Inside, expect a high-end Kirin processor, and an AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s possible the phones will also be the first release of Huawei’s HarmonyOS, at least in the Chinese market. In other markets, buyers should expect this phone to ship with a Gooogle-less version Android, as all Huawei phones currently do.

Huawei’s usual camera superiority will be challenged greatly in 2021, with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra proving itself to be exceptionally capable, along with the excellent Oppo Find X3 Pro, and new partnerships from OnePlus and Hasselblad, plus Vivo and Zeiss. The Huawei P50-series would, in normal times, be launching at the end of March, but with that window closing fast, the P5o Pro Plus is expected to debut alongside the P50 and P50 Pro sometime in May.

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