The Huawei P40 range is set to land on March 26, but while the rear of the P40 and the P40 Pro have been extensively leaked, we’ve only caught a few glimpses of their fronts. Now though, clear, high-quality leaked renders have given us a close look at the front of both handsets.
Now the Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be landing in users’ hands soon, March is Huawei’s turn to respond with the launch of its Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro.
This year is a huge dealbreaker for the Chinese telecoms company: now Google has withdrawn its Android services from Huawei’s phones and the company is mired in security controversy, it needs a series of handsets good enough to draw users away from the familiar Android UI into Huawei’s own network.
With all this in the works, it’ll be interesting to see how Huawei ups its game with the new P40 lineup.
Last year, the Huawei P30 series brought excellent cameras and great specs in a well-designed package. Can Huawei strike all the right chords once again with the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Premium Edition? Here’s what we’ve heard so far.
Currently, only the P40 moniker is confirmed. Going by the names of last year’s flagships, it’s believed that at least two phones in the series will be called the P40 and P40 Pro. The name of the third premium version is still unconfirmed.
One of the major differences between the three rumored Huawei P40 flagships is their camera setup. The Huawei P40 is expected to come with triple rear cameras. Meanwhile, the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Premium Edition are said to come with quad- and penta-camera arrays, respectively. We’ll talk more about them in the camera section below.
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc around the world, but that’s not even Huawei’s biggest problem. The company is about to launch a brand new Huawei P-series phone which will be more sophisticated than ever. It’s also the first P-series model to come with a huge flaw: the lack of preinstalled Google apps that buyers in Western markets have gotten used to. It’s one thing for Huawei to sell Android phones to Chinese customers who don’t expect Google apps on these devices, and quite another to convince hardcore Android users to switch to an operating system that comes without the Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, or Search.
In fact, based on this image it has an even more all-screen design than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, which has slightly larger bezels both above and below the screen than the P40 Pro, as shown in this image, does.
That’s largely in line with what we’ve seen and heard before, though there’s some disagreement as to which models do and don’t have curved screens.
We’re inclined to believe that these latest images are the real deal though, given that they come from a reputable source, are high-quality, and have appeared very close to the launch of the range.
We’ll know for sure on March 26, when these two phones are expected to be announced alongside the even higher-end Huawei P40 Pro Premium. Techpera will bring you all the news, and our initial impressions of the phones, on the day, so check back then – and in the meantime stay tuned for any more leaks and rumors.