Huawei’s next phones are to be revealed in Paris in March. Now, leaked official renders, it’s claimed, have appeared for both the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro. Assuming they’re correct, it means we now have a clear idea of what the phones will look like, what the design highlights will be and even how many cameras there will be.
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Huawei’s most recent handsets have been ground-breaking in terms of innovative features and design. Here’s what we know so far about the next phones.
The new Huawei P40, according to 91 Mobiles, whose images of the render are in this post, will have a dual-camera punch-hole in the top-left corner, helpfully set off to the side to interfere less when you’re watching video on the screen.
Will the Huawei P40 look like this leaked render
It’s thought the P40 will have a flat display, while the P40 Pro will have a curved screen, not dissimilar to the current Mate 30 Pro with its “waterfall” display.
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Huawei is known for its outstanding cameras, which for the last few years have been created in conjunction with Leica. That connection continues and the P40 will have three rear cameras in a wide oblong block in the top left of the camera’s back. The renders show the Leica logo.
It’s likely that this means there’ll be wide, telephoto and ultra-wide lenses, though at this stage it’s hard to know the resolution of the sensors, magnification of the telephoto and so on. If the renders prove to be true, there’s no periscope lens here (where a mirror reflects light along the inside of the phone) because that’s a different shape altogether. It’s possible that the third lens will be a time-of-flight camera instead, designed to capture depth information quickly, instead.
Oh, and the cameras will be housed in an area which juts out from the back of the phone, as is common on almost every single smartphone apart from the excellent Nokia 9 PureView.
The P40 Pro, however, will have better cameras. Huawei has always saved its best cameras for its Pro phones and in recent years these have been outstanding.
It seems, according to 91 mobiles that the P40 Pro will include a periscope camera among its trio of lenses. And it could be as much as a 10x zoom, which will be remarkable. Rumors suggest that the main sensor could be a whopping 64MP sensor, 20MP telephoto and a 12MP periscope telephoto lens. Oh, and Time-of-flight might be tucked in there as well. All of which is pretty exciting.
Five colors for the Huawei P40 Pro are predicted.
This is the latest rumor, also from 91 mobiles. In the last few hours the site has revealed that new renders of both phones have revealed a tasty range of colors. Both P40 and P40 Pro will come in five colors, said to be Black (sounds boring but likely to sell in big numbers), Blush Gold (I like it!), Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue and Ice White which will apparently come with a gradient finish.
The point is that these are elegant, stylish colors and I would expect nothing less from Huawei.
Well, this is the OS elephant in the room. As the trade issues between the U.S. government and Huawei are continuing, it’s hard to believe the P40 and P40 Pro will be able to include Google Mobile Services such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and Play Store. So, we should expect basic open-source Android to be on the next Huawei phones.
This is a fast-moving story, so please check back as I’ll be updating this post.
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