These Huawei P40 Pro renders give us our best look yet at the flagship

These Huawei P40 Pro renders give us our best look yet at the flagship
Tipster OnLeaks generously provided an early glimpse at the Huawei P40 Pro not too long ago but, unfortunately, the renders in question left quite a lot to the imagination. To help clear some things up and create an updated representation of the phone’s design, 9TechEleven has partnered up with Slashleaks contributor Rodent950.

The new concept renders are reportedly based on official CAD files, although certain elements have been added based on the most recent leaks and rumors.

The Huawei P40 Pro's display will be very unique


Kicking things off with a look at the front of Huawei’s next flagship, it certainly seems as though the Chinese company is going to do everything in its power to stand out from the crowd. The reason being that the P30 Pro’s curved-edge display looks set to be replaced by a unique quad-edge panel, which means all sides of the screen will be subtly curved.

This implementation requires an all-new frame design that completely conceals the corners and holds the display in place. It’s also expected to play a key role in protecting the front of the phone because, although not visible in today’s concept renders, it will apparently create a small lip on each corner that’s presumably designed to take the impact when dropped.

Huawei’s next flagship is also envisioned with uniform bezels, which is certainly interesting considering the company’s previous comments about not wanting to make the chin any smaller because of “inadvertent presses.”

Another element in these renders is an elongated punch hole that’s positioned in the top-left corner of the display. It’s expected to replace the notch featured on this year’s Huawei flagships and should house two cameras, likely a regular selfie camera and an ultra-wide-angle alternative. 

As for the size of the display, nothing has been revealed just yet although rumors suggest Huawei is planning to increase the panel’s size from 6.5-inches to 6.7-inches. However, the presence of curved edges above and below should mean the phone’s dimensions will remain largely unchanged.

Five rear cameras are reportedly planned


Turning the phone over reveals a vertical camera setup that’s noticeably wider than the Huawei P30 Pro’s equivalent and arguably resembles that of the upcoming Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+. 

Exact camera specifications are yet to leak but Huawei is understood to be planning an impressive Penta-camera layout. The left side of the module should be home to the main sensor, an ultra-wide-angle shooter, and an updated periscope camera that will reportedly enable 10x optical zoom.

The right side, on the other hand, looks set to house an LED flash, a Time-of-Flight camera for improved portrait photography, and a mysterious fifth camera that might be a telephoto one designed to fill the gap between 1x and 10x zoom.

However, one of the sources behind today’s renders claims it’ll most likely be an even wider ultra-wide-angle camera or a dedicated macro alternative.

Huawei P40 Pro specifications and announcement date


The Huawei P40 Pro will be officially announced in late March 2020 at an event in Paris, France. The cheaper Huawei P40 and the budget Huawei P40 lite should accompany the premium flagship. 

As for specifications, the phone will arrive powered by the Kirin 990 5G chipset coupled with at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, although a minimum 12GB/256GB configuration could be on the cards.

The whole package is confirmed to be completed by Android 10 and EMUI 10. However, there’s no guarantee Google’s services and apps will be present straight out of the box because of the ongoing US government trade ban.

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P40 Pro
  • Display 6.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990, Octa-core, 2860 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 5500 mAh

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41 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1292; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Galaxy SP40.

6. Cat97

Posts: 2022; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

This multiple camera trend is getting worrisome, really. A lot of gimmick cameras that amount for nothing useful.

30. dazed1

Posts: 811; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You have no clue, i got the Mi Note 10, and no camera is gimmicky, all are useful

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Looks a lot like the Galaxy S11 renders. As long as they make a killer phone (and Huawei does), who cares. Keep pushing the innovation envelope Huawei and Samsung. Looking forward to 2020 tech.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly, darkk. Huawei and Samsung have continuously pushed the innovation, where other OEM’s like Google have pushed mediocre flagships (with the exception of the camera, and even that has been beaten) since they started releasing its own branded smartphones.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. The Pixel could, and should so much more.

43. Georgio

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Thats inovation to you? hahahaha They add more camera to impress people like you . Years ago started with 8-10 GB of ram ; after that it was about how many cores can you add to a cpu 8-10. This is just a cheap Chinese strategy. But clueless people like you believe this is inovation . Like it's very hard to add cameras ; nobody can do this hahahaha Inovation is about making something new ; something nobody else did before .

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO LMAO Your opinion on what I feel is innovation is of absolutely no concern to me. Clueless people like you will never be able to things as they actually are. Troll and seek attention elsewhere.

51. Georgio

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

You are the clueless one here,cant you see? What if another manufacture makes a phone with 6-7 cameras ? Oh may god !!! Inovatioooooooon !!! God...

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, you definitely take the cake as well as the 7 course meal that came before it when it comes to clueless. Imagine, some stranger on the internet thinking that their opinion matters to me lmao!

56. Georgio

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

At least my opinion is not stupid like yours,kid. This is a website, nobody carers about you,we are from different countries, even different continents. I don't give a c..p if my opinion matters or not. You seem to be very concerned about that haha. Oh kid go and drink your milk.

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

Your opinion (and grammar) is dumber than dirt with the judgment of jelly. And you’re right, this is a website, and no one cares about YOU or the fact that you’re a stock Android Pixel fanboy that doesn’t like anything else but that. And of course you care whether your opinion matters to me, or you wouldn’t have bothered to respond to my comment in the first place. You’re desperate for the attention that mommy and daddy refuse to give, which is why they keep locked up in the basement away from them.

10. S4NDY

Posts: 273; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

if you want you can add this P40 standard version too, camera layout is also similar for P40 pro is it use quad camera instead of penta camera. https://twitter.com/RODENT950/status/1211016358332370945?s=19

11. User123456789

Posts: 1347; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Hate cooktop cam, so ugly.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Dam that's an ugly deep punch hole Great to see a secondary telephoto lens to fill the gap between the 1x and 10x Looking forward to see it's camera capabilities, but lack of GMS is a deal breaker

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely looking forward to this, GMS or no GMS. OEM’s like Huawei, Samsung and some other Asian OEM’s have been pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation, and consumers have been better off for it. And many find no GMS as a plus, as Google has already been proven to allow backdoors into its services on behalf of the U.S. government. Kudos to Huawei for foraging ahead and thriving in the face of all of this BS political propaganda.

16. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 408; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Interesting to see how chinese OEMs are adopting curved displays and making them even more prenouced, whereas samsung is reducing the curve and making it subtle

46. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 654; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"Interesting to see how chinese OEMs are adopting curved displays and making them even more prenouced" When Samsung did it, it was so badly criticized from everyone and now Huawei making them steeper and there are less complaints?

18. Guseinguliev

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

Outside of China, this smartphone is just a piece of trash. The design is just from Samsung.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

This smartphone will undoubtedly help Huawei maintain its #2 position in the smartphone market globally, so if you think this is “a piece of trash”, then using your logic, any smartphone OEM below Huawei is releasing “pieces of trash”.

19. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 157; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

I hope they continue to get banned. They steal IP, are backed by the Chinese government and sell to whoever has the most money. They are a terrible company and I'm glad they are banned.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

So, you feel the same way about Apple? Not that I subscribe to your way of thinking without proof, but Apple steals IP (they are being sued again right now), has been accused of allowing backdoors for the U.S. government, and sells their goods to whoever has the money. How about Google? You feel the same way about them? According to Apple, Google has stolen IP from Apple to build Android, and has been shown to have backdoors for the U.S. government. Oh, and how about this one: http://m.amsterdamnews.com/news/2019/dec/19/fi​ve-tech-giants-link-cruel-and-brutal-use-childre/ Among the companies listed in the linked article I provided, Apple, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft and Dell are linked to aiding and abetting the cruel and brutal use of African children in the Congo mines. Shouldn’t they all be banned from doing business because of this? A lot worse than supposed IP theft and unproven links to the Chinese government. Aren’t these companies terrible for this? Are you going to stop using their products now, or just continue to attack Huawei while ignoring what other companies do, which in the case of the link I provided, is far worse.

32. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 157; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

Why is it that when someone says something bad ( and true) about Huawei you have to bring in other companies??? I'm not talking about Apple or Google. You can never just talk about Huawei. You always need to take the focus off of Huawei and and talk about other companies. Why is that. Why can't you discuss what I am talking about? Huawei was caught selling to Iran or Iraq because they are run from a communist country with a communist government. They are a shady company and hopefully will pay the price. And don't even get me started on HongMeng or Lo Mein or whatever their supposed operating system is called. They will NEVER get this to work where it is usable. Just like all their boasting about how they don't need android blah blah blah. Oops we don't really have an os that we can use on a phone. Bunch of phonies

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why is it that when someone points out the hypocrisy of individuals like you attacking Huawei, yet turning a blind eye to the ills of what their favored OEM is doing, you get so defensive??? I bring up the other OEM’s to point out the hypocrisy of saying “they are a terrible company, I hope they keep getting banned, blah blah blah” when the OEM you favor is just as dirty or worse than that you claim Huawei is. Why is it that you can never accept the fact that it’s hypocritical to say company A is evil when company B is just as evil, of not more so? Why can’t you discuss the hypocrisy? Why is that? Those companies named in the article are doing something much more deplorable than what you claim Huawei is doing, but you are dodging that situation and choosing to be in denial about how much more evil that is when compared to what you claim Huawei has done. Most of those companies on the list have also been proven to have backdoors in their products on behalf of the U.S. government, which is a government that has started more wars, bombed more innocents and children, and has even bombed its own citizens and willfully practices institutionalized racism to keep its citizens of a darker skin color down, and yet, you have no problems with it. ALL of these companies are shady, INCLUDING the companies whose devices you use. Shouldn’t they be equally as punished as Huawei? The linked article I supplied shows just how shady they are. I need you to post proof that HarmonyOS isn’t a viable and workable solution, as well as Huawei using an open source version of Android, because so far, you’re just full hot air on that subject, as the Mate 30 series with no GMS has sold more than 10 million units in the first 85 days of its release. So who’s really the phony here?

34. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 157; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

Talk about phony. Your picture is next to the defination. And HarmonyOS isn't working on phones so what do I have to prove. That they are full of hot air. They and you are what's phony

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO LMAO So me having the avatar of a famous comics/TV character means I’m phony? You sound real hurt right now. If you’d like, I can provide you the link to a certain Internet Report Form for those that experience rectal damage from things like an avatar on a tech site.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

Notice how you completely skip over the part where I said that they also use an open source version of Android. That same open source that is running on their successful Mate 30 series, which lacks GMS. And I never said that HarmonyOS works on smartphones. Comprehension is key. Also, if your definition of “full of hot air” equals “remaining successful and growing sales in the face of a ban that crippled ZTE overnight”, I’m sure that Huawei will take that lmao. And if that also means that both myself and Huawei are “phony”, then I’ll take that, and I’m sure they will as well, because it means we are successful lmao! Thanks for the compliment!

47. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 654; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"Why is it that when someone says something bad ( and true) about Huawei you have to bring in other companies???" I kind of agree with this comment, if you referring to Huawei the conversation should be about Huawei. Blaming other companies for their shady activities somehow makes Huawei better? No.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

So where did I say or infer that it makes Huawei better? Did you even read and comprehend what I typed? I’m clearly pointing out the hypocrisy of wanting one company to be banned and suffer for their perceived wrongdoings while turning a blind eye to the ills and wrongdoings your favored OEM is doing.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

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