Leaked Huawei P40 Pro renders show off design, reveal launch colors

Leaked Huawei P40 Pro renders show off design, reveal launch colors
UPDATE: A high-resolution render that shows the Huawei P40 Pro from all angles has been obtained by Android Headlines. The updated story continues below.


Just one day after the first press render of the Huawei P40 made an appearance online, the folks over at 91Mobiles have managed to obtain a couple of extra images that reveal the Huawei P40 Pro’s design for the first time and show both phones in their launch colors.

The Huawei P40 Pro features four cameras

The Huawei P40 Pro, like its smaller and cheaper sibling, looks set to incorporate a rectangular camera module on the rear that’s home to four cameras. These should include a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor and an upgraded ultra-wide-angle camera.

Also expected is an updated periscope shooter, capable of 5x optical zoom and hopefully up to 100x hybrid zoom, and an improved 52-megapixel main camera designed to compete with the 108-megapixel snapper expected on the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Huawei has collaborated with Leica to fine-tune the setup and enhance the photographic experience, although a list of features is yet to leak. However, history suggests an updated Night Mode for low-light photography will be part of the package. 

A dual-tone LED flash rounds out the camera specs alongside two unspecified selfie cameras. These sit inside an elongated punch-hole in the top-left corner of the 6.7-inch display.

A quad-edge punch-hole display is also expected

Speaking of the display, Huawei is rumored to have implemented some important changes on this year’s phone. After fitting a curved-edge panel on last year’s flagship, the company is understood to have selected a quad-edge screen on the Huawei P40 Pro.

This means both the top and bottom edges of the display are subtly curved, in addition to the sides which feature more pronounced curves. It’s believed to be a purely cosmetic change but does require an updated frame design to ensure durability. 

The latter seems to curve over the corners of the display, therefore concealing them in the case of an impact and, as such, helping maintain the structural integrity of the smartphone.
Completing the package will be Huawei’s homegrown Kirin 990 paired with 5G support as standard. A standard internal storage configuration of 8/128GB does seem likely, although the company could up this to 12/256GB to better compete with rivals. 

Consumers can also expect to find Android 10 and EMUI 10 straight out of the box. But due to the ongoing US trade ban, the presence of Google Play Services can’t yet be guaranteed.

Huawei P40 & P40 Pro announcement, release date, colors

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are going to be announced at an event in Paris that’s scheduled for late March. Joining them should be the budget Huawei P40 Lite and potentially a few wearables or accessories.

Pre-orders would typically begin soon after ahead of a release a couple of weeks later. Unfortunately, if the trade ban continues into March and April, Huawei is likely to delay the release of these flagships until it can ship them with Google apps on board.

Alternatively, it could massively limit their availability to only a few markets. It has done so in the past with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, which is only sold in Spain and Italy at some physical locations.

Moving on to the colors of the Huawei P40 series, the renders published today show that both smartphones will be available in five finishes at launch – Black, Blush Gold, Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, and Ice White. 

The majority of these will be single-tone colors, although the Ice White version will boast a gradient finish similar to the Breathing Crystal option of last year’s Huawei P30 Pro.

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P40 Pro
  • Display 6.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera (Quad camera)
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 990, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 5500 mAh
  • OS Android 10



10. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Looks eerie familiar, and that's not really a good thing when you are talking about Huawei.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 23174; Member since: May 28, 2014

Actually, it looks exactly like the Honor v30 Pro, which is a Huawei sub-brand. Now, Googles Pixel mimicking the iPhone, especially the camera design, that isn’t a good thing.

17. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

But but this has nothing to do with Apple or Google. Why are you bringing them up?

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 23174; Member since: May 28, 2014

You just mentioned the Nokia 9 Pureview in another article that has nothing to do with it, so cut the hypocrisy.

8. Demo-jay

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

Looks beautiful!!! Blue and black colours are amazing on this beast..although somehow my heart feels as if the camera was centred it would have been perfect but then again i feel like it’s perfect right there..am stuck in between

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I find the rectangular module better looking than on the leaked Galaxy S20. Although the best rectangular camera module belongs to Motorola One Zoom with its useful glowing Moto logo for notification.

3. foldablephone

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

This won’t sell as well as the P30 in Britain unless they sort out the trade ban. Sadly British folk need their Google Apps. Hopefully they’ll resolve the issue soon or they would be better of delaying.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 784; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It’s not just British people unfortunately... It’s Europe as a whole, myself included.

9. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Until they get out the of the pockets of the Chinese government, I don't really see Huawei being welcomed back to the Android front and for good reason. This is also proof of people saying that Huawei is doing well despite the ban yet certain factual metrics have not been taken in.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 23174; Member since: May 28, 2014

There has yet to be any solid proof provided by you or anyone else that Huawei is in the “pockets of the Chinese government”. And for the record, Google was fighting to keep Huawei having access to Android. I doubt they’d do that if Huawei were spying. Huawei is doing well, despite the ban, especially in China, and they will continue to do well in China. This is a factual metric that has been taken in. The UAE is also a place where Huawei smartphones will sell well. Th

16. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Well you're not exactly an unbiased party. Documented facts says otherwise about Huawei and the fact they're tied to the Chinese regime. Huawei is doing well based on sales and what before the ban and in China. They will always have the advantage in Chinese because of the anticompetitive nature of China. That's just the documented facts.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 23174; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can’t talk about anyone not being an unbiased party when you attack Huawei on every article posted about them. If there are documented facts that prove Huawei is in the pockets of the Chinese government and tied to them, then post them for all to see. Not the opinion pieces, either. Solid proof. The fact that China hasn’t included Huawei in the new deals it has just made with U.S. speaks volumes against your assumptions. Huawei’s sales are great, and the sales of their latest flagship that has no Google services has so far sold to the tune of almost 10 million. There is not one smartphone OEM that isn’t allowed to sell their smartphones in China, and other OEM’s have the advantage of their smartphones being sold in the U.S., as well as the advantage of not having Googles Mobile Services blocked from them, which gives others a selling advantage in countries like Europe. Those are documented facts that knock yours flat on its back.

2. TBomb

Posts: 1792; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The blue is a nice color. The rest have been over used over the last 7+ years. I wish there was more risk taken with colors. Give us variety like the iP5c or P3a

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 23174; Member since: May 28, 2014

Really looking forward to the P40 Series. The back and front camera setups are very reminiscent of the Honor v30 series from Huawei’s Honor sub-brand.

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