Now, some new marketing material has recently been leaked that indicates Huawei is positioning the next Huawei P-series devices (likely the Huawei P11) to show even more major improvements in the camera department. The new Kirin 970 SoC that will power the P11 and other Huawei phones in 2018 sports a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit), which is partially dedicated to offloading demanding image processing tasks from the CPU.
According to the Leaker Evan Blass, Huawei's P series will come with a triple-lens, 40 MP rear camera setup with 5x hybrid zoom.
The information also reveals that the cameras may be once again developed in cooperation with photography company Leica. Paired with the new lens technology mentioned above, the Huawei P11 could shape up to be one of the best phones on the market for taking attractive photos.
Huawei has worked with camera company Leica ever since last year's P9, giving it a serious edge over the likes of Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.
If this new leak is true then Huawei is basically gearing up to launch a smartphone which could possibly be the best camera handset in the world. It will also feature a 24 megapixel front-facing camera, promising "clearer and sharper" selfies in low-light scenarios. It's also possible that PCE is just a dummy placeholder to hide its actual name of Huawei P11. The ads specify different features of the camera such as Pro Night Mode and Pro AI assist.
In another poster, there's a special Pro Night Mode, which claims to have a new sensor and optics to "capture 100 percent more light and shoot gorgeous night scenes without tripod". To top things off, Huawei will be using some AI magic to let the camera app do "instant scene recognition" and auto framing.