Hauwei Mate 30 Pro, two 40-megapixel cameras

The Chinese manufacturer is increasingly busy on two fronts. On the one hand, it is working on the creation of "its" alternative to Android, on the other hand, on new smartphones

We are now very few days away from the Huawei Developer Conference, scheduled in China from August 9 to 11. Here the Chinese giant will unveil several important news for its future, both near and longer term. First of all, the new EMUI 10 user interface will be unveiled, while there should also be room for a "taste" of the HongMeng operating system.

Huawei, however, is also very active on the hardware front. The launch of the Mate 30 Pro is almost in the home stretch, with the result that rumors and rumors about the features and specifications of the high-end phablet are intensifying. The latest revelations spread online with a tweet by leaker Ice Universe focus on what will be the new Hauwei Mate 30 Pro's photo compartment. As it was already revealed at the end of last month, the second rear camera will have the same resolution as the first.

Hauwei Mate 30: the two 40 MegaPixel cameras

Hauwei Mate 30 Pro will feature a 40 MP main sensor with an aperture of f/1.6 that could even reach f/1.4 according to some rumors. The second sensor, also 40 MP, features a wide-angle lens with a 120° field of view. Finally, there will also be a third 8MP ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor with 5x optical zoom.

Obviously, the partnership with Leica continues, which has collaborated with Chinese engineers to further refine the device's sensors and optics. But the surprises don't end there, both 40-megapixel cameras might be able to activate the Cine Lens feature for video recording.

What is and what is the Time of Flight sensor for

The most important novelty, which will pave the way for a number of new applications, concerns precisely the presence of the innovative Time of Flight sensor. The ToF sensor is able to acquire information on the depth of field, estimating in real time the distance between the camera and the framed objects by sending a light impulse. The ToF sensor is also used in facial recognition systems to prevent phone unlocking using printed photos or other types of face reproduction.