Huawei P40 Pro with broken rear glass panel spotted just days after launch

Huawei official took the veil off the much-anticipated P40 series made up of the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus a few days back. The P40 Pro, just like its siblings, features a premium glass body. Just days after the device was announced, the picture of a broken P40 Pro has surfaced online.Huawei P40 Pro

The picture shows a Frosted Silver variant of the P40 Pro with a broken rear glass panel at the top left corner, close to the rear camera. The damage will most likely have resulted from a hard fall. There are no details as to how it happened but this should be expected from a device using an all-glass design. The front panel of the device wasn’t shown. So, we can’t tell if it is broken as well.

Since the Huawei P40 series is yet to go on sale in China and on the global market, the model may likely be a media review unit or a retail store display unit or even an internal prototype. That should explain why the owner did not reveal his identity or the cause of the damage. The P40 Pro is promoted to sport a soft matte glass finish which doesn’t seem to have any Gorilla Glass protection. Thus, see this as a warning that the P40 Pro will be fragile. Perhaps, it will be more fragile than the P40 Pro Plus which features a ceramic body.

The Huawei P40 Pro starts at €999 ($1095) for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model. We would have thought Huawei will give it a more durable build. In the absence of that, you’ll have to buy a protective case alongside the flagship to prevent any damage.

The device is expected to be launched in China on April 8.

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