Huawei is all set to announce a new smartphone with the ability to take 3D photos. Codenamed Princeton, the phone is expected to be launched towards the end of this month, with a market debut sometime later.
Not surprisingly, details of the upcoming phone are scant at the moment though there are a few pointers that are hard to miss. Those include the codename itself which applies to the model numbers PCT-AL10 and PCT-TL10 which again applies to the Honor V20 branded phones from the company. Specifically, it is the Honor View 20 or just Honor V20 that is set to be launched later this month and will have the model number PCT-L29.
The V20 is also believed to have imaging sensors built by Sony. It will actually have a three-lens camera at the rear with one of the sensors being a Time of Flight 3D cam that works by the principle of emitting infra-red light on the object in the front and calculating the differences in the energy of the reflected light. The info is then used to create accurate 3D images of the objects and that too in real time.
What’s more, the same can also be shared with others besides being used by AR apps as well. In fact, the Chinese manufacturer is keen to differentiate the new V20 from the competition with greater emphasis on 3D abilities and Augmented Reality.
Among the other aspects known of the Honor V20 is its adoption of what has come to be known as the punch hole display where there is a hole right on display itself. That if true would make for a departure from the notched displays, we have been seeing lately and which has started to become too common as well. Interestingly, it has just been weeks that Samsung had showed off the punch hole design in a few of its upcoming smartphone prototypes.
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Meanwhile, the Honor V20 is expected to have a resolution of 2310 x 1080 pixels and will have Android 9.0 Pie right out of the box. Powering the device will be Huawei’s own in-house Kirin 980 processor. Expect more details to emerge in the days ahead.