With only a few days to go before Huawei announces the P40 and P40 Pro, all the details of both phones are already public. A few things become clear; the Chinese are betting heavily on 5G and on camera-specs. And despite the thin edges of the screen, not all screen space is used in a meaningful way.
Images of the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro appeared at our neighbors of WinFuture. It seems to be the official renders that will be released shortly after the presentation. Both phones run Android 10 but come without Google services. Instead you will have to rely on Huawei's own AppGallery. It's not ideal, but workable though (with some tinkering that is).
Head of the series is this P40. With a 6.1 inch screen it is relatively compact. Huawei uses a flat AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution although attention is mainly focused on the large pill shaped hole for the selfiecam. This is needed for the 32 megapixel selfiecamera with separate depth camera. On the back we find a 50MP main camera, 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera and 8 megapixel telephoto camera for zooming. Both phones use the Kirin 990 processor with 5G support.
Huawei P40 Pro
The P40 Pro comes with a 6.58 inch screen with a somewhat peculiar rounding near the corners. The screen does not follow the same edge as the device. Also striking; the even larger punch hole for the selfie camera. This leaves only 2/3rd of space for the status bar at the top.
The Huawei P40 Pro not only includes a double selfie camera, but also an infrared sensor for secure face unlock. On the back of the Pro we find a four-headed camera system with 50MP UltraVision main camera and SuperSensing camera with 50x zoom. The latter camera uses a periscope lens that allows zooming without image quality loss.
Huawei P40 launch
Prices of the Huawei P40 starts at 799 euro while the P40 Pro should cost 999 euro. Available colors are black, gold and silver. Huawei announces both models on Thursday March 26th. You can tune in to the live press event at 14:00 CET.