With the recent release of the Mate 60 series, Huawei has resumed production of its high-performance HiSilicon Kirin chipsets, enabling 5G capabilities in their smartphones. In a surprising move, the company is now set to replace the image sensor chip with an internal design.
Huawei has long relied on Sony sensors for its phones, boasting a distinctive design feature with two yellow sub-pixels instead of two green ones. However, recent reports from Fixed focus digital reveal that Huawei and Sony have not renewed their contract, resulting in a limited inventory of Sony sensors for Huawei.
This development has fueled speculation that the upcoming Huawei P70 series will feature Huawei-designed sensors. It is worth noting that Huawei recently severed its partnership with Leica, leading to the introduction of the XMAGE platform, which includes a custom NPU.
There are also rumors circulating that Huawei is developing an advanced optical fingerprint reader specifically for the P70 series. Although the company has not confirmed these details officially, industry experts anticipate that the incorporation of these internal designs will greatly enhance the overall features and performance of the smartphone, expected to launch early next year.
Due to recent circumstances, Huawei has been compelled to develop its own alternatives to imported components. Based on existing information, it seems that the P70 series will take this strategy to the next level, showcasing Huawei’s commitment to innovation and self-sufficiency.