Huawei P40 series is all set to go official in three days from now at on online-only launch event. This time around, Huawei is tipped to launch three phones – the standard Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and a P40 Pro+ model as well. As per leaks, all three phones will feature a pill-shaped hole-punch and will feature three or more cameras at the back. We have already seen alleged renders of all three phones, revealing their design and colour options that will be up for grabs, alongside some of their key specifications. Here’s everything we know so far about the three upcoming phones:
Huawei P40 series price
The Huawei P40 will reportedly be priced at CNY 3,988 (roughly Rs. 42,000) for the 64GB variant, CNY 4,288 (roughly Rs. 46,000) for the 128GB storage variant, while the 256GB model will set buyers back by CNY 4,788 (roughly Rs. 51,000). As for the Huawei P40 Pro, the base 128GB storage configuration will reportedly carry a price tag of CNY 5,488 (roughly Rs. 58,600). The phone’s 256GB storage model will retail at CNY 5,988 (roughly Rs. 63,000), while the 256GB version will be up for grabs at CNY 6,788 (roughly Rs. 72,486). Unfortunately, there is no word on the asking price of the Huawei P40 Pro+ model.
What will the Huawei P40 Pro look like?
Leaks and speculative renders point to a Huawei P40 Pro that continues the design evolution seen across the P20/P30 and Mate 20/Mate 30 over the last couple of years.
This leaked render above from Evleaks shows a much larger camera module, while the front shows the same kind of “Horizon Display” as the Mate 30 Pro with deep, waterfall-style curved sides. The big difference here, of course, is the presence of a wide dual-camera punch-hole cutout in the screen rather than a notch. It’s similar to what we saw on the Samsung Galaxy S10+.
It’s more familiar than fresh, overall, but still looks to be a nice upgrade over the P30 Pro. Evleaks has a heck of a track record, so there’s plenty of reason to believe that these are legitimate renders. The white version is said to be one with a ceramic finish, too.
Huawei recently let some journalists touch the P40 Pro without actually seeing it (it was in a box under a cloth), and TechRadar writes that the phone felt “curvier than expected.”
According to Ishan, the Huawei P40 Pro will come with a 6.58″ display that is expected to be curved on all four edges. The only slices of bezel visible on the front are on the corners. The camera setup on the Pro variant will be branded Leica Ultra Vision Quad Cam and will comprise of a 50MP, 40MP, 12MP, and a ToF sensor. As is visible, one of the sensors will be a periscopic zoom camera, capable of 50X SuperSensing Zoom with Telephoto Stabilisation. Huawei XD Fusion Engine for Pictures will also be present on this phone. The front camera will comprise of a 32MP sensor as well as a depth sensor. The P40 Pro will come with a 4,200 mAh battery, with support for 40W wired charge. The leaker is not very sure about the wireless charging speeds, and they could be either 40W or 27W wireless SuperCharge. Of course, the device will be powered by the Kirin 990.
Ishan did not detail the specifications of the Premium Edition yet. There’s also no real clarity on whether the camera sensors will adopt the conventional RGGB color filter or the newer RYYB color filter as seen on previous Huawei flagships. We hope to learn more about these details soon enough.
One important detail of this leak is that the Huawei P40 could have wireless charging, which the Huawei P30 didn’t (although the P30 Pro did). This will apparently be 27W on the base device, while the P40 Pro could have 40W wireless charging, supplementing its 50W wired fast charging (which is said to be the same on the base device).
These charging speeds are for 3,800mAH and 4,200mAh batteries on the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro respectively, which are a touch smaller than some competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. In addition, the phones are said to have the flagship Kirin 990 5G chipset, which we’d expect given the way Huawei typically does things.
The Huawei P40 price isn’t mentioned by the leak, but we expect the handsets to be expensive, even though they’ll arrive without any Google apps. Instead they’re set to run Huawei Mobile Services and the firm’s own App Gallery – which isn’t as well stocked with big name apps as Google’s Play Store.
While this may lead some to believe that the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro prices may be reduced to reflect this, looking at the Huawei Mate 30 Pro it looks unlikely, as this HMS-toting handset arrived in Europe and the UK with a lofty cost.
Given the ongoing situation of the Huawei ban and current coronavirus crisis, it remains to be seen how many people are excited for a new batch of Huawei phones.
Either way, they’re set to be dropped on March 26, and TechRadar will be covering the online event as it happens, so stay tuned for all our analysis, opinions and news.