We’ve seen our fair share of strange new camera crash designs, but it looks like the Huawei P50 will take the cake this year. Your phone cameras have always been known for their performance, at least until the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra dethrone you in the DxOMark this year, so there is really no need to make any sophisticated design gimmicks to sell it. It may, however, be aimed at a shock factor to get your next flagship noticed, even if it means being ridiculed by it, such as what is already happening with Huawei P50 real-world photos that just leaked.
The Huawei P50’s strange camera collision design was leaked last March, but this was only seen through renderings. Informants dubbed it an egg-shaped camera collision, which had two large circles. This led to some speculation and a rendering about how the cameras would be arranged within these circles, a question that is being answered by a supposed real model, although not in a good way.
The digital chat station on Weibo shared photos of what was said to be a real Huawei P50 with the real cameras seen inside its cabinets. There are four cameras divided into two groups, one next to the other. This design can easily be compared to some other things not related to phones, like a Type E plug or even a pig’s snout.
That said, this model should be the Huawei P50, which may have a slightly different design than the Huawei P50 Pro. The latter leaked previously to have five image sensors, one of which is a 1-inch Sony IMX800. The camera arrangement for this may be different, but not exactly better.
Another leak shows the device’s screen with the obvious name of HarmonyOS at the bottom. This suggests that the Huawei P50 may be the first to ship with the company’s new operating system, but if the beta impressions are true, it won’t be that far from Android anyway, at least for now.