Huawei Mate 70: 1" Sensor & New Kirin Chip Unveiled

Huawei Mate 70: 1″ Sensor & New Kirin Chip Unveiled

The Huawei Mate 70 series is expected to debut at the end of 2024, featuring a new Kirin chipset. Rumors suggest substantial enhancements in the camera performance compared to the past three generations.

Enhanced Imaging System

Sources close to the development have indicated that the phone will boast significant upgrades in its camera hardware. Some versions will feature a 1″ camera sensor made by OmniVision, which notably surpasses the Sony IMX989 in certain aspects. Additionally, the 50MP OV50K sensor (sized at 1/1.3, from OmniVision) will be included, although its specific focal use remains unclear.

A leak from the previous month suggested that the phone would incorporate a 3D spatial zoom feature, enhancing immersive video and audio experiences. The periscope camera is expected to have better lenses and a new variable aperture technology.

New Kirin Chipset and OS

Earlier reports revealed that the new Mate series device would be powered by a new Kirin chip with 5G capabilities, potentially the Kirin 9100, which is also expected to be unveiled later this year. The Mate 70 series will be the first to introduce Huawei’s self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS NEXT, to the market. The upcoming Kirin 9100 chip is rumored to perform between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

Recap of Huawei Mate 60 Specs

For reference, the Huawei Mate 60 from last year featured a 6.69″ 1216 x 2688p (441 ppi density) LTPO OLED display and was powered by the Kirin 9000S chip. It included a 50 MP main sensor with f/1.4-f/4.0 variable aperture and OIS support, a 12MP 5x periscope telephoto (also with OIS), and a 12MP ultrawide lens. The 13MP selfie camera provided a wide field of view (18mm). The phone housed a 4750 mAh battery and supported 66W wired and 50W wireless charging.

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