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    Huawei to make its own camera sensors for smartphones

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    Last updated: November 6th, 2023 at 15:50 UTC+01:00

    Huawei has been shut out of the North American market, but the company is doing everything it can to develop in-house smartphone components so that it doesn't need to depend on other firms for its smartphones and to avoid the trade ban imposed by the US. After developing its own smartphone processor with 5G connectivity, the company is reportedly developing an in-house camera sensor.

    Huawei P70 could feature company's in-house camera sensor instead of Sony

    According to some rumors (via HuaweiCentral), Huawei's upcoming P70 smartphone will be the company's first device to feature its in-house camera sensor. Until now, the Chinese tech giant used to depend on Sony's camera sensors, featuring a custom-made two yellow subpixels instead of two green subpixels. However, the company doesn't seem to have renewed its contract with Sony, and it reportedly doesn't have any Sony sensors left, so it does look like the P70 will have the company's in-house camera sensor.

    The story continues after the video below.

    Details about Huawei's upcoming camera sensor aren't available at the moment. However, it is likely that it will be a 48MP or higher resolution and 4K 60fps video recording, keeping modern flagship smartphone cameras in mind. Apparently, Huawei is also working on its self-developed optical fingerprint reader for smartphones. The Huawei P70 will be announced early next year, around the same time when Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S24.

    After Omnivision, Samsung (ISOCELL), and Sony, Huawei is set to be the fourth camera sensor brand. However, it is unlikely that it will offer those sensors to other brands. Huawei's Kirin 9000S processor is the company's first chipset that features its in-house 5G modem and is made by SMIC's 7nm fabrication process. However, some reports claim that Huawei is bluffing and the chipset is made by TSMC using its 6nm process node.

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