Huawei does not let last minute cancellation ofhampers launch plans for 2020. Amid extraordinary circumstances stemming from new coronavirus now dubbed , The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is continuing its projects with its latest generation of flagship phones, the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro, which will with an expected release date sometime after. Just like its predecessor the P30 series, the next premium phones (which includes Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps and so on) and it won’t have the full power of Google’s Android operating system behind it due to the ongoing trade ban with the United States. Instead, the phones should work again on the generic open source operating system of Android and consumers will have to download apps via Huawei’s app gallery instead of the Google Play Store, which is not not the case for other Chinese phone manufacturers such as
It should be noted, however, that Huawei seems to have a plan to wean the company from its dependence on Google. According to Reuters, Huawei has teamed up with Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo to build a Google Play Store challenger known as– and it should also be launched in March.
The launch of the P40 handsets will mark Huawei’s second and final flagship launch since the U.S. slapped the Chinese telecommunications giant with an export ban last May. But until official announcements are made in the coming weeks, we leave you the most credible rumors about the highly anticipated Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro
The P40 Pro can be delivered with a 10x optical zoom camera
Although Huawei’s software (or more precisely its glaring lack of Google applications) may prove to be a dealbreaker for many outside of China, it seems likely that the Chinese phone maker will continue to push the limits on concerns the cameras. Images shared on Twitter by Evan Blass, a widely followed leakerfitted with a rectangular camera module containing what appear to be five rear sensors.
According to the famous Apple Ming Chi Kuo, a 10x optical zoom camera could be included as one of the sensors of the P40 Pros camera system, making it the first phone in the world to achieve such a feat. thefeatured a four-camera setup and included a 50x digital zoom and 5x optical zoom, which propelled it into the Mobile Hall of Fame.
Optical zoom is achieved by switching from a wide angle camera to a telephoto camera. The number of magnifications reflects the difference between these two lens lengths. Using the telephoto lens without “pinching” gives a better quality image instead of using the digital zoom, which happens when you pinch your phone screen while using the main camera — or when you are trying to zoom beyond the capabilities of the telephoto camera.
The P40 Pro can be fitted with a Sony 52mp camera sensor
According to GizChina, the P40 Pro’s rear camera will come with a 52-megapixel Sony IMX700 sensor, which is 10 megapixels more than the P30 Pro’s rear camera. The 52-megapixel sensor is significantly lower in resolution than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108-megapixel sensor, but reports suggest that this new sensor can provide larger pixels and better image quality in low light.
P40 Pro can come with a grand total of seven cameras
As for the front of the P40 Pro, it should include two selfie cameras housed in a horizontal pill-shaped cutout on the left side of the screen, according to leaked reports from 91mobiles. The two front cameras combined with the penta lens camera setup mentioned on the back would bring the total number of camera sensors on the Huawei P40 Pro to seven if the rumors are correct.
P40 series should support 5G networks
Huawei has practically confirmed that its next two flagship phones will support 5G, although in 2019 the vanilla P30 model will not be able to support the next generation network. According to MySmartPrice, two recent lists of what’s understood as the P40 and P40 Pro on the certification website of TENAA (the Chinese regulator for mobile technology) show devices with 5G compatibility. Although 5G experienced hiccups last year, including uneven coverage,as coverage expands to new locations, among other reasons.
The P40 series can be available in 5 colors, including blush gold
The P40 series is said to be available in five different colors: black, glossy white, deep blue, frosted silver and blush gold, according to 91Mobiles. The blush gold in particular reminds me of the palette of champagne colors used in the new iPhone models. It also comes after the Motorola Razr announced blush gold as the second color for the new Razr, which will be available starting this spring.
Originally published February 21. Regularly updated with new rumors.