Huawei P40 Series to be announced in March with several upgrades, Android 10: CEO

Huawei P40 Series to be announced in March with several upgrades, Android 10: CEO
Huawei has a history of announcing its newest P-series flagships in March and it seems next year’s lineup will be no different.

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will debut in March


Speaking to Frandroid during an interview at the company’s headquarters in China with French press, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu confirmed plans to officially announce the Huawei P40 series at an event in Paris that’s currently scheduled for late March. 

An exact date is yet to be finalized although history suggests an introduction on Tuesday, March 25, is extremely likely at this stage. Nevertheless, with three months still left to go, there’s plenty of time for these plans to change.

The executive revealed that the Huawei P40 will benefit from a mysterious new design that’s never been seen before. This claim would suggest the company is planning a significant redesign for its best-selling flagship series.

These changes will be paired with longer battery life, better performance, and improved photo quality per the CEO. Presumably, all of the mentioned advancements will be carried over to the premium Huawei P40 Pro.

Expect Android 10 and business as usual in Europe


Both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are expected to arrive powered by the company’s in-house Kirin 990 chipset that is already used inside the Mate 30 Pro. The internal storage configurations for each device are yet to be revealed but the company’s CEO did have something to say about the software.

Despite the ongoing US trade ban and rumors about the flagships shipping with Harmony OS, Richard Yu insisted that Android 10 and EMUI 10 will be pre-installed on the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro.

Whether access to Google’s services and apps is available at launch is going to depend on President Trump but the CEO claimed Huawei’s own Mobile Services would be available in time. This should, therefore, help partially resolve the apps and services issue.

As for availability, the company is still aiming to offer both smartphones through all traditional distribution channels in Europe including carriers and retailers.

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21 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't wait for this beast to be released! I'm more of a Mate Series fan than a P-Series fan, but the P-Series is still beastly.

2. alanrock

Posts: 341; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

mysterious new design is not horizon display with pill cutout, right ?

3. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm guessing they have to wait for another OEM to release their design so they can copy it.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

All OEM’s draw inspiration from one another. Using your logic, Googles Pixels have been copying Apples iPhones for a while now.

6. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

There's a difference between inspiration and blatant imitation.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

And Google has been blatantly copying Apple.

12. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

And Huawei has been blatantly copying everyone.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're exaggerating, as usual.

18. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm exaggerating? You have some nerve considering how much you exaggerate "documented facts."

7. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

And for the record, I was just voicing my opinion. No need to get confrontational.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

And for the record, I was just responding to your comment in an appropriate manner while listing facts. No need to get so dramatic about it.

19. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not getting dramatic. I'm just wondering why you once again decided to target my comment for listing the facts regarding Huawei and their dubious reputation.

8. jiangqiushi

Posts: 44; Member since: May 28, 2019

you mean apple got inspirations from huawei on reverse wireless charging, dual and triple camera, night mode and many other things? no,I mean copied.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. All OEM’s are “inspired” by each other, but leave it to some people to try and say one OEM “copies” while leaving the facts out completely.

14. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You claim all OEMs are "inspired" by each other yet you contradict yourself by saying Google copies Apple. Lol that's what happens when you try to rush and agree with someone who disagrees with me.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

You clearly are having a hard time understanding my statement. That's what happens when you rush to disagree with what I'm saying, lol.

20. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not. I'm just wondering how you can say one thing but completely contradict that very thing you just said.

13. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No I meant Huawei has been blatantly copying everything from phone designs to different features. Documented facts says it all.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22817; Member since: May 28, 2014

Prove that Huawei has been copying everything. Post links to these documented facts or you're posting fallacies, as usual.

21. Venom

Posts: 3982; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

But isn't that what you've been doing each and every day? I don't think you know what "documented facts" are.

5. J2017

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Can't wait to upgrade my P30 pro to this!

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