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BEIJING, CHINA – APRIL 29, 2021 – A view of Huawei’s flagship store in Beijing, China, April 29, … [+] 2021. On April 28, Huawei reported a decline in operating results for the first quarter of 2021. (Photo credit should read Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The Huawei P50 series phones are nearly with us, it seems, with a new report claiming they have entered mass production. New images, spotted by Huawei Central, show a stunning four-camera design that makes sense of earlier leaks in a persuasive way.MORE FROM FORBESiPad Pro 2021: The New Magic Keyboard’s Sly Little DetailBy David Phelan

Some weeks back there were images from the estimable @OnLeaks via Voice, which showed a remarkable look with two huge circular panels where you’d expect to see the cameras. Now, it’s clear what was going on, if you hadn’t guessed: the large circles each contained more than one lens, two each, in fact.

Huawei has a history of mounting its cameras in a cosmetically exciting way, though this was usually kept for the Mate handsets, not the P Series. It looks like that’s changing.

A new leak from Weibo shows two pairs of lenses sitting horizontally in the upper circle, then a flash in the panel between the two big circles and another two lenses in the lower panel. Now an image from a Weibo tipster whose name translates as @BadReview, has posted a new picture.

Huawei P50, allegedly, with a striking design. Oh, and two electrical sockets.@BadReview

It looks like sets pairs of eyes peeping curiously out of a pair of portholes. Or, as the website points out less kindly, like two pigs’ noses or two electrical sockets.

Whatever your take, it is unmistakably different from everything else on the market.

The P series phones are usually on sale by this time in the year, but it may be that the component supply issues which are troubling many manufacturers are hampering Huawei, too.

As such, it could be that June will be the month when the P Series phones go on sale, and it may initially consist of the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro, with the P50 Pro Plus coming later.

The photo shows a phone with a single holepunch camera on the front and a flat, not a waterfall, display.

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