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Chinese smartphone and telecom equipment maker Huawei isn’t letting the US trade injunction that came into place in May 2019 deter it from achieving its set goals. Despite the limited availability of the Mate 30, and the P30 series, reports have now emerged that the Chinese firm is moving ahead to release the Huawei P40 Pro, and P40 in the coming year.
Interestingly, the Huawei P40 series according to reports will get a global release, and not limited to the Chinese market like the P30. While the expected launch date is still far off, Chinese gadget reviews site GizChina has released an alleged render of the device which gives us our first real look at the Huawei P40 Pro – even if it is just a side-on view of the handset.
While we can not vouch for the authenticity of the render, the report claims the render depicts the Huawei P40 Pro. The render reveals a slight camera bump on the back panel as well as what looks like a Waterfall OLED display that was featured on this year’s Huawei Mate 30 Pro. There is also the usual power button and volume rocker along its right edge, and that is just about all we can glean from the render.
Aside from the render, a tweet from a few days back us takes us through the P40 alleged spec sheet. It revealed that the device will get a Waterfall display similar to the Mate 30 Pro, and this lines up with the leaked renders. Specifically, the leak suggests the device will come with a 6.5-inch OLED display with a 2K resolution, as well, as a 120Hz refresh rate which seems to be the trend now.
Like ever before, the camera specs will be the most compelling aspect of the Huawei P40 series. And as per the leaked specs sheet, the P40 is said to feature a 64-megapixel (Sony IMX686 sensor, 1/1.7in) main camera, 20-megapixel wide camera, 12-megapixel periscope telephoto, along with a macro camera, time of flight sensor, while it will get a dual punch hole for a dual front camera setup.
Expectedly, the Huawei P40 will come with the Kirin 990, while we should expect it to get a 5500mAh battery with graphene tech, but a smaller physical size than a traditional lithium-ion battery. The leak further mentioned that the device will get Huawei’s newly developed 50W flash charge, which only takes 45 minutes to fully charge this graphene-based battery.
Huawei P40 Pro is said to run Android 10 with EMUI 10, though we are not sure it will get the full range of Google’s services. Huawei presently does not have the permission to load its devices with Google’s services, but there are speculations the ban will weaken before the device is launched. Assuming this happens, that would mean the Huawei P40, and the P40 Pro will get a global rollout.
Huawei P40 Pro launch date
Not much is know about the release date, however, there are speculations it will launch in early 2020, perhaps at the CES, or even at the MWC in Barcelona. We most likely would be hearing more about the Huawei P40, and Huawei P40 Pro in the coming weeks.
6.5 inch 2K OLED
120Hz Refresh Rate
98% screen to body ratio (about)
Leica Penta Camera
64MP( Sony IMX686 1/1.7 inch , supports OIS) +20MP ultra wide camera+12 MP (Periscope) telephoto lens +Macro camera + ToF
— Yash Raj Chaudhary (@hereYashRaj) December 8, 2019