2018 and everyone wants a smartphone that takes great pictures. For this reason every manufacturer is racing to try and get to the top of the heap. What heap you may ask? The DxOMark heap, the most respected smartphone camera ranking website. Tonight what may, or most likely may not, be an image of the smartphone camera leaderboard on DxOMark has leaked.
Via Chinese social media site Weibo an image that shows the results for upcoming, unreleased phones has been leaked. Among the unreleased phones in the list are the Google Pixel 3, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the the OnePlus 6T. Interestingly, remember back when the Huawei P20 Pro was released it was a jump, and possibly a generation ahead of the pack? This time it seems that Huawei have used what they have learnt from the P20 Pro’s development and made the camera even better in the Mate 20 Pro, resulting in a score that is even a leap ahead of the P20 Pro which still sits in second spot.
The Google Pixel 3 comes in third place, equal with the garden variety P20. The OnePlus 6T sits down the list and although it is at 15th, a score of 99 still puts it ahead of the Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, both considered great cameras. OnePlus have obviously improved their camera but it still sits below the top of the line smartphone cameras.
Of course all this should be taken with an extremely large grain of salt because this image could well be fake. It all fits to us where they stand with each manufacturer improving their scores as you would expect from one generation to another but we find it unlikely that an image such as this would leak, or possibly even be created just yet.
Time will tell, but with the OnePlus 6T not releasing for a few weeks we may have to wait a while to see if this is true. Until then please speculate in the comments below.