Render shows Huawei P40 Pro has 240mm camera lenslen

A render by telecom journalist Evan Blass shows that the Huawei P40 Pro would have a 240mm lens in 35mm equivalent. That would allow about ‘9x zoom’ compared to the primary camera of a regular smartphone.

The text on the back of the phone, as always with Huawei phones, tells something about the camera specs. That text shows a zoom range of 18mm to 240mm and an aperture of f/1.8 to f/4.0. The last two are probably about the same telephoto lens; an aperture of f/4.0 is rare in smartphones and indicates a relatively small aperture and a long focal length. That information is consistent with an earlier rumor about the P40 Pro.

The render also shows that the camera island on the back offers space for five cameras. One is an ultra wide-angle camera with 18mm in 35mm equivalent. Huawei has been putting it on its high-end phones for a year and a half now. The phone probably also has a regular primary camera. The function of the other two cameras is unknown. A telephoto lens with a shorter range could; the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 also has two telephoto lenses. Huawei also uses macro cameras and depth sensors on some models.

Blass mentions that the back will be made of ceramic, a material that until now has only been seen on limited editions of smartphones. Xiaomi used ceramic for a Mi Mix model several years ago, while Samsung used it for the most expensive variant of its Galaxy S10+ last year.

It is not the first render of the phone to appear online. 91Mobiles already published a render on Thursday, but it had a much lower resolution and therefore showed less details, including from the cameras. Huawei has not responded to the publications. The manufacturer usually presents its P-phones in March. As far as we know, the phone cannot run Google services at release due to the trade ban.