The main camera on the Huawei P40 Pro will reportedly be built on a 52MP image sensor (1/1.33”). New info suggests that this sensor will be a custom design by Sony and will feature “16-in-1” technology.
It’s also called “Quad Quad Bayer” as it does two 4-in-1 conversions to reach the 16-in-1 stage. This will only be used for videos and photos shot under very dark conditions. By our calculations, 52MP will drop to 3.25MP. which is good enough for 1080p videos (photos will probably use some form of digital upscaling).
For daytime shots, only one 4-in-1 conversion will be performed, resulting in 13MP shots. This is likely the traditional Quad Bayer binning process (or Quad RYYB, perhaps).
The P40 Pro is expected to come with a 10x optical zoom camera. To pull this off, Huawei will is said to be using a dual prism design (current periscope cams have only one prism). This is likely needed to fit the module in the phone despite the very long focal length.
Huawei has trademarked various terms such as Quad Curve Overflow (probably the quad-curved screen), Ultra Vision Camera and Ultra Vision Sensor, plus 5G AR. We expect to hear what these terms and what they mean at the unveiling event scheduled for March.