Huawei P40 Pro: Price, Release and Specifications

Huawei P40 and Pro are imminent. Therefore, we provide our overview of price, release and technical data with the latest information. These relate in particular to the camera and hardware specifications of the new flagship smartphones.

Huawei P40 (Pro): All rumours at a glance

There is news about the launch of Huawei’s new P-Series. After the MWC 2020 in Barcelona was cancelled, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is supposed to present its products in the Spanish metropolis. Instead of February 23, Huawei now plans to stream the show on March 26. CEO Richard Yu is expected to unveil the new Huawei P40 (Pro), and we’re hard to know what Huawei will do to compete with Samsung. We will keep you informed about the exact time of the product presentation.

Camera: Four lenses for Pro customers

After the P20 Pro had three cameras from the back and four in the P30 Pro, the quartet is now also confirmed for the P30 Pro. It is designed to provide sensor resolutions of 50 MP + 40MP + 12MP + ToF. The normal P30, on the other hand, has a triple camera with 50 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP. Only the P40 Pro should have 20 x zoom with partial optical zoom; the P40 is only 30x digital.

Quad camera in Huawei Mate 30 Pro. / © AndroidPIT

Technical equipment of the Huawei P40 (Pro)

Both P40 and P40 Pro models will have the Kirin 990 chipset with 5G connectivity. The battery should hold 3,800 and 4,200 mAh respectively. Both offer 40W SuperCharge, but only the P40 Pro additionally wireless SuperCharge with 27 watts. The latest source has not commented on RAM and internal memory.

First pictures show Huawei P40

The leak experts of “Slashleaks” have slammed: The Huawei P40 Pro is shown on a hands-on image next to an iPhone without Notch. Here’s the crux: A current iPhone without Notch? It doesn’t exist – so the image is clearly a Photoshop fake and not a secretly recorded hands-on image. Still, the image is likely to make some tech fans open their mouths. The Huawei P40 Pro looks very futuristic without a display frame, which can only be glimpsed at the top and bottom of the picture. However, this smartphone design would not be practical, and since the price of the Huawei P40 Pro is probably over a thousand euros, a place in the display case would be an expensive fun.

Just a few weeks after the first information about the Huawei P40, the first rendering images of the top model are already appearing. Most interesting above all, the double curved disc on the front should be. On one of the pictures you can clearly see that the display protective glass is not only bent at the longitudinal edge. However, it is not clear whether the display will also be bent.

huawei p40 front glass

In two directions: The front of the Huawei P40 is double bent / © 91mobiles

You can’t see much more from the pictures. Clearly, speaker openings and a USB port are integrated in the lower frame. In addition, the SIM drawer is used there. On the back, the rectangular camera frame is again displayed. It is probably the trend design element of 2020. The rest is rather unspectacular or unrecognizable. Nevertheless, with the sentence of the first pictures you can get a rough impression.

On the other hand, a render image that has appeared on Twitter clearly shows where the journey will go with the new P40 (Pro). The seven lenses on the front and back are striking. The camera will probably take up a lot of space in the case. At the front, the display for the dual selfie camera is “punched out”.

The Android question on Huawei P40

As with the Mate 30, there is speculation about how Huawei will solve the issue of the operating system. The possibilities range from the complete Android departure to a dual OS solution, where the user can switch back and forth between Android and Harmony OS, to the well-known one.

Let’s face it: The P-Series is and will remain an Android series. At least based on open source solutions, Huawei will make Android work on the P40 and P40 Pro. Packed, of course, with the EMUI 10 user interface. The question in the end is only whether with or without Google service support. Why this can be essential, for example, reveal our impressions in the test of the Mate 30 Pro.

Currently, Huawei has extended the “grace period” by another 90 days and is allowed to cooperate with Google subject to conditions. In Shenzhen, however, people are still wondering whether a partnership that is always only secured for three months makes real sense in perspective.

Huawei P40 (Pro): Prices for the start of sales

In addition to the many unanswered questions about the equipment and software of the new Huawei flagships, the price question remains to be clarified. Before the official launch, the final selling prices of the P40 and P40 Pro are unlikely to seep through. Nevertheless, analysts and leak experts speculate on how expensive or cheap the new Huawei smartphones will become. For example, Slashleaks editor “Teme” recently tweeted his assessment of Huawei’s pricing. According to this, the leak expert suspects prices between 599 and 999 euros – thus the latest smartphone generation from Huawei would remain below the 1,000-euro limit. The smallest version, the Huawei P40, is expected to cost 599 euros, the P40 Pro 799 euros and the new premium model 999 euros.

Whether Huawei fans in this country are willing to take so much money in this country despite the lack of Google services remains to be seen. Huawei is currently working meticulously on solutions. Last week, for example, they signed a contract with Navi-founder TomTom to fill the gap left by the elimination of Google Maps. Talks are also to be held with app developers. Huawei plans to offer apps in the future without detours via the in-house AppGallery.

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