Leaked Huawei P40 Pro renders show quad-edge display, Galaxy S11-like camera

Huawei CEO Richard Yu recently claimed the P40 and P40 Pro would arrive next year bearing a never-before-seen design. Now, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer has released some early renders of the phones and it seems as though the executive wasn't exaggerating.

A new Galaxy S11-like camera module on the back

Much like the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, the next-generation P40 and P40 Pro look set to feature rectangular camera modules on the back which are both positioned in the top-left corner. But in the hope of creating a sleeker design while also incorporating extra components, the company appears to have opted for a wider module that's arguably quite similar to the one expected on the Galaxy S11.

Hemmerstoffer claims the regular Huawei P40 features as many as four rear cameras but warns that he isn't sure about the number of sensors planned for the Pro-branded model. Rumors do suggest, however, that up to five cameras could be on the way. 

If that's the case, consumers can probably expect to find the main camera accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle shooter, a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor, and a new dual-zoom system which features 2x telephoto and 5x periscope cameras. For those of you interested in the cheaper Huawei P40, it's expected to feature a similar setup that uses just one zoom camera.

The rest of the back panel is the usual affair, meaning it'll feature the Huawei logo towards the bottom and likely be made out of glass so the company can offer its wireless charging and reverse wireless charging features.

The display is where things get exciting on the P40 Pro

Huawei introduced a curved-edge display on the P30 Pro earlier this year and doesn't have any plans to ditch the technology on next year's product. In fact, if these renders are anything to go by, the company is looking to take things even further by adopting a quad-edge display on the Huawei P40 Pro. 

The move means the flagship smartphone will feature curved edges along the top and bottom of the display in addition to the sides. This change should translate into an incredible 100% screen-to-body ratio, although it remains to be seen where the selfie camera will be positioned. 

Early reports suggest the Chinese company is planning to use hole-punch technology on its next premium device but today's P40 Pro renders don't corroborate the move. Therefore, the presence of a notch or perhaps even an in-display implementation can't be ruled out at this time.

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Huawei has also been forced to create a new frame design that hides the corners of the screen. It will probably play an important role when the device is dropped because the corners of the frame will (hopefully) absorb the impact and leave the display unscathed.

The Huawei P40's front panel is much more traditional

Not everybody is a fan of curved-edge panels and quad-edge alternatives will probably be even more controversial. Fortunately, the standard Huawei P40 features a much more traditional flat panel that'll incorporate either punch-hole or notch technology for the selfie camera.

The regular display is rather unsurprisingly accompanied by what seems to be a standard aluminum frame. But in what may come as a disappointment to more hardcore smartphone fans, the brand appears to have ditched the much-loved 3.5mm headphone jack. 

On the upside, the change will probably allow for a noticeably larger battery which should help significantly if a 5G variant of the device is planned. After all, despite the advancements that have been made recently, 5G modems are still considerably more power-hungry than their 4G LTE counterparts.

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