Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched back in October last year and it is assumed its successor will arrive at around the same time in 2019.
Presumed to be called the Mate 30 Pro, rumours and leaks have suggested the device could tout a number of notable improvements over its predecessor.
Reports recently emerged by way of Chinese media suggesting the hardware could be powered by a new Huawei processor called the Kirin 985.
It is assumed this chipset would deliver faster performance than that offered by the Kirin 980 that powers the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro.
The Mate 30 Pro has also been tipped to come with a larger display than its predecessor and four cameras on its rear.
Earlier this month leaker Ice Universe posted an alleged screen protector for the Mate 30 Pro, potentially outing its front design.
The product suggested the Mate 30 Pro could come with a display flaunting curved sides and extremely tiny bezels surrounding it.
A notch was present at the top of the protector and featured five holes that are presumed to be for the phone’s facial recognition system.
The Mate 20 Pro arrived with such functionality and still offers arguably the best identification on any Android phone right now.
Since his initial leak, Ice Universe has showcased images of other claimed Mate 30 Pro screen protectors with similar aesthetics.
Most recently, the tipster tweeted about what appeared to be a forthcoming smartphone’s main camera system.
He said: “40+40+8+ToF.
“Guess which mobile phone is this?”
As noted by TechRadar, anticipated 2019 flagships such as the Google Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 are expected to come with three cameras on their rear.
Moreover, Samsung’s Note 10 Plus has been rumoured to boast a quad camera system but has been tipped to tout a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle module, seemingly ruling it out from the reference.
Therefore it is possible the tipster is referring to the Mate 30 Pro’s setup.
TechRadar speculated the two 40-megapixel shooters may be a primary and secondary main camera.
Only a few smartphone cameras to date have come with secondary main sensor – such technology is typically used to gather more information overall to improve the quality of a shot.
If this is the case, it is unclear if the Mate 30 Pro would forgo either an ultra wide-angle or telephoto lens to allow for another main camera.
Of course, Ice Universe has not actually confirmed if the photography offering mentioned is for the Mate 30 Pro.
However, the rumour will surely be another of many surrounding the device before its expected unveiling later this year.