Leaks about the Honor 20 Pro showed the first^( in the family (following in the footsteps of the sibling Huawei phones). The latest leak, however, pours cold water on our expectations (as far as zoom is concerned, anyway). The camera does have a unique feature, though.
Gone is the telltale square lens seen in^( . Instead, there’s a traditional 8MP camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS. The ^( for the main camera is out too, it seems, replaced by the familiar 48-megapixel IMX586 (also optically-stabilized), which was used on the Honor View 20. The 16MP ultra wide angle camera rounds off the main three.
But it doesn’t end here – the small camera is marked “2MP Macro”. This would be the first dedicated macro camera on a phone we’ve seen (Huawei added autofocus on the ultra wide cam on the P30 Pro and used that for macros). Anyway, this camera has very large 1.75µm pixels, topping even the binned 1.6µm pixels when the main 48MP camera shoots in 12MP mode (with pixel binning, the hardware pixels are 0.8µm).
Typically, additional low-res sensors are used for depth sensors, though not here. The Honor 20 Pro also sports a Laser autofocus, which will assist with focus speed and accuracy, but not bokeh.
The Honor 20 phones – both Pro and vanilla – will be^( . There will be a ^( . By the way, we have new, more accurate ^( that correctly show the camera setup.