Huawei P40 leaked photo reveals new phone will have AT LEAST four cameras

Will the Huawei P40 setup be enough to tempt phone fans away from the Samsung Galaxy S11?

Huawei P40
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All set to be unveiled in March, we've heard relatively little concrete info about the Huawei P40 and its bigger sibling, the Huawei P40 Pro, regardless of how close the handsets are to launching. Plenty of unsubstantiated rumours abound, but we've heard more about the Huawei P40 Lite, which is reportedly set to be a rebranded Huawei Nova 6 SE, than we have about the new top-end flagships. 

However, that's all about to change as March creeps closer and the phone enters production. 

Take the latest leak, circulated via Android-focused news outlet GSMArena. A photo of a production line, shared on Chinese social media site Weibo, shows a series of camera modules which the poster claims are destined for the Huawei P40. Check the leaked photo out below:

Huawei P40 phone modules

(Image credit: Weibo)

If these are truly for Huawei's next flagship, the modules reveal quite a lot about the Huawei P40's camera setup. Only three cameras and a sensor are present on the rear module, as opposed to the Leica five-camera setup that's previously been rumoured, and depicted in renders. 

It's also reported by GSMArena that none of these three cameras will be a telephoto lens. Perhaps the fourth camera, the rumoured telephoto, will be mounted in a different module for the Huawei P40 Pro, much like the iPhone 11 Pro had in the addition of a third rear camera.

Huawei P40 Pro

This Huawei P40 Pro render suggests a five-camera rear setup

(Image credit: GizChina)

Once you add this trio to the selfie camera at the front, we can come to the logical conclusion that the Huawei P40 – at least, the base version – will have at least four cameras to its name.

However, will these cameras be enough to stop Android fans from running over to Samsung, with its heavily-rumoured 108MP lens and penta-camera setup? Only the fans will be able to make that decision once we reach March, when both phones are set to be out in the open and on shelves. 

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Matt Evans

Matt Evans now works for sister brand TechRadar, covering all things relating to fitness and wellness. He came to as staff writer before moving on, and was previously on Men's Health, and slightly counterintuitively, a website devoted to the consumption of Scotch whiskey. In his free time, he could often be found with his nose in a book until he discovered the Kindle.