Here's how much the Huawei P40 series could cost
A price hike for the standard Huawei P40
When Huawei introduces its newest lineup of Google-less high-end devices later this month, the cheapest model will be the standard Huawei P40. But whether it can continue being considered a budget flagship like its predecessor remains to be seen.
Tipster Rodent950 claims the Huawei P40 is going to be priced between €799 and €899 in Europe. The final retail pricing will ultimately vary by market although one website believes it’ll be priced at €849 in Greece, which may well be the most common price point.
For reference, the Huawei P30 retailed at €749 when it launched last year and the previous-gen Huawei P20 was available for only €649 in 2018.
The P40 Pro might be more expensive than the P30 Pro
Replacing the well-reviewed Huawei P30 Pro will be the Huawei P40 Pro. It features a massive 6.7-inch display complete with quad-edge glass and a larger punch hole that may house up to three front-facing sensors.
The rear camera module, on the other hand, is expected to boast a more powerful version of the aforementioned 52-megapixel sensor alongside an ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 5x periscope zoom camera, similar to the one used last year’s Huawei P30 Pro.
Completing the setup looks set to be a dual-tone LED flash and a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor for improved portrait photography.
To compare, the 128GB Huawei P30 Pro retailed at €949 and the Huawei P20 Pro cost €849 at launch.
The P40 Pro Premium Edition may undercut the Galaxy S20 Ultra
Last on the list of upcoming smartphones is the Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition, or whatever Huawei chooses to call it.
The flagship looks set to compete pretty directly with the Galaxy S20 Ultra thanks to one of the most powerful camera setups on the market. Leading the way should be the 52-megapixel camera used on the regular P40 Pro alongside the same Time-of-Flight sensor and ultra-wide-angle shooter.
The differentiating factor will be the zoom system. Replacing the 5x periscope camera will reportedly be an incredible 10x periscope shooter that should produce better results in virtually every scenario when compared directly to the Galaxy S20 Ultra.