has published the official specs sheet for the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro. The updated story continues below:
The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are now just days away, and thanks to reliable tipsters Ishan Agarwal
and Roland Quandt
we now know virtually every last detail about the highly anticipated flagship smartphones.
A 6.6-inch quad-edge OLED display
Starting with the largest model first, these new leaks reveal the Huawei P40 Pro sports a 6.58-inch OLED display that incorporates extremely thin bezels and a quad curved-edge setup, something never seen before on a smartphone. These external changes should ensure the Huawei P40 Pro is no bigger than its predecessor, the Huawei P30 Pro
, which featured a slightly smaller 6.47-inch display.
All of this should ensure the Huawei P40 Pro is no bigger than its predecessor, the Huawei P30
Pro, which featured a slightly smaller 6.47-inch display.
Also part of the visual setup is a 2640 x 1200p resolution and support for a 90Hz refresh rate, ensuring a smooth visual experience at all times. Unfortunately, it isn't quite up to par with the 120Hz Galaxy S20
As visible in previously leaked press renders, the new screen is home to an extremely wide punch hole. It houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera, a second sensor for depth effects, and an 3D Time-of-Flight sensor that enables a 3D Face Unlock system much like the one featured on the Mate 30 Pro
, albeit in a smaller package.
A 50MP main camera and three other sensors
The cameras are, of course, the highlight of the P40 Pro and Huawei has implemented some pretty major changes. The next-gen flagship smartphone looks set to feature a so-called Leica Ultra Vision system that includes a total of four sensors.
Leading the way is an all-new 50-megapixel RYYB main sensor complete with optical image stabilization and an f/1.9 aperture. It relies on pixel
binning technology to produce better photos at a lower resolution, something that will also benefit Huawei's Night Mode.
Next on the list is a 40-megapixel RYYB ultra-wide-angle camera used primarily for video. It supports 4K video with autofocus and should represent a significant setup up over the previous-gen Huawei P30 Pro.
As for the periscope camera, the reports claim the sensor sports a f/3.4 12-megapixel resolution. The optical zoom level hasn’t been listed – 5x zoom is expected – but it does support 50x SuperSensing Zoom and optical image stabilization. To achieve the former, Huawei combines data from all cameras.
Completing the entire package will be a Time-of-Flight sensor. The latter should improve portrait photography and could be leveraged for AR content, although that remains to be seen.
All of the Huawei P40 Pro cameras will be backed up by the Huawei XD Fusion Engine, which should enable faster data processing and "unmatched clarity at the pixel level." There is also a Macro Mode that allows photos to be taken from just 2.5cm away and an Octa Phase Detection (Octa PD) system to improve the speed of autofocus.
The Kirin 990 5G and fast charging technology
Sitting at the heart of the Huawei P40 Pro is going to be the Kirin 990 5G – one of the most powerful chipsets on the market – as standard across Europe. This is coupled with a graphene-assisted SuperCool cooling system, 8GB of RAM, and the choice of either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
The smartphone ships with Android 10 and EMUI 10 straight out of the box. Unfortunately, the ongoing trade war between the United States and China means the smartphone won’t ship with Google apps and instead relies on App Gallery.
Keeping the lights on looks set to be a 4,200mAh battery paired with support for 40W fast wired charging and 40W fast wireless charging
, although the latter could be incorrect as it may instead be limited to 27W with the 40W tech reserved for the ultra-premium Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G model.
Huawei P40 key specs and differences
The standard Huawei P40 will be pretty similar to the Pro-branded smartphone when it comes to internals. But there are some key changes externally.
For example, the OLED screen is now flat and has been downsized to a 6.1-inches. It also boasts a slightly smaller punch hole that includes the same 32-megapixel selfie camera and depth sensor, although there is no Time-of-Flight and 3D Face Unlock this time around.
In regards to the camera setup, it makes use of the same 50-megapixel main camera but the optical image stabilization is gone. The ultra-wide-angle shooter has been downgraded to a 16-megapixel sensor too, and the telephoto is now an 8-megapixel implementation that supports 30x digital zoom and 3x optical zoom.
The battery has also been downsized to 3,800mAh due to the smaller size of the device. It will be coupled with 22.5W fast charging, but no wireless charging.
Lastly, a 256GB variant isn't planned, meaning customers will have to settle for 128GB.
Huawei P40 5G and P40 Pro 5G announcement, release date, price
The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be announced on Thursday, March 26, via a livestream on several platforms including YouTube and Twitter. A launch is expected to take place in early April, although the exact date hasn't yet been revealed.
In regards to pricing, WinFuture believes the standard Huawei P40 5G will be priced at €799 and sold in Silver, Gold, White, and Black in Europe. The Huawei P40 Pro 5G, on the other hand, is expected to retail at €999 and be available in the same colors.