Recently released Huawei P30 Pro received the world's first camera with five-fold optical zoom. To achieve this result, the manufacturer had to rethink the design of the device, applying the principle of a periscope. The authors of the YouTube channel TechMagnet visited Huawei service center, where a specialist of the company disassembled the smartphone and demonstrated its internal layout.
Disassembly of the smartphone took place at the Huawei service center in Vienna, Austria. The whole process involved a specialist with 20 years of experience. After removing the glass cover by heating, four cameras and a wireless charging coil mounted on top of the battery are immediately visible.
Huawei P30 Pro without the back cover
Four Huawei P30 Pro cameras are divided into two blocks. The first includes a 40-megapixel main module (the largest), a 20-megapixel super wide-angle module above it, and a ToF sensor to analyze the depth of field on the side. The second unit consists of one telephoto lens, which is located along the body of the smartphone, and not perpendicular to the other three. This arrangement allowed to increase the distance between the sensor and the lenses to achieve the desired focal length. The image enters the matrix through a small mirror at an angle.
Below is a periscopic telephoto lens Huawei P30 Pro
Recently it also became known that the cost of components of the Huawei P30 Pro camera is $56. For comparison, the triple camera Galaxy S10/S10+ costs Samsung $ 44, and Apple spends $34.5 for a couple of modules in iPhone XS/XS Max.