Huawei P9 was the first smartphone from the Chinese smartphone giant to come with a camera manufactured along with famed German optics brand Leica.
Since then, the P10 and the P20 have also been launched with Leica lenses (along with other devices), but Huawei’s brand Honor has notably been absent from the list. That’s however, likely to change now, with reports suggesting that the upcoming Honor 10 may well ship with a Leica-engineered lenses as part of its rumored dual-camera setup at the back.
The image that’s giving rise to the speculation was posted on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, and shows the text “Dual Lens 1:1.6/27 ASPH” on the top-right corner of what’s said to be the back panel of the upcoming Honor flagship. Huawei smartphones with Leica cameras have earlier shipped with similar text on the back panel, with the Mate 10 being a case in point. The device, which was launched late last year, shipped with a similar text that read “SUMMILUX-H 1:1.6/27 ASPH cameras”.
It’s worth noting here that Beebom cannot independently verify the authenticity of the image, nor has Huawei commented officially on this subject just yet, so the report needs to be a generous pinch of salt. Meanwhile, other hardware details about the device has been rumored over the past few weeks, giving us a bit of an idea about what the device may feel be like.
According to earlier rumors, the Honor 10 will be powered by a Kirin 970 SoC, and will come with 4GB / 6GB of RAM alongside 64GB / 128GB built-in storage. The device is also expected to feature a 5.8-inch FHD+ display, and sport a 12MP + 20MP primary camera module on the back, alongside a 20MP front-facing selfie-cam. The device is also expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, no doubt with the company proprietary EMUI 8 running on top.
In case you’re wondering, the Honor 10 is expected to be launched in China on April 19, so we won’t have to wait too long to figure out if there’s any truth to the latest rumors.