Leaked Huawei P40 series marketing images show off devices, official colors
UPDATE: Ishan Agarwal has shared even more Huawei P40 series press renders, this time of the standard Huawei P40 5G variant. The updated story complete with expanded galleries continues below:
March 26 is the date Huawei has chosen to unveil its next flagship smartphone series and now, with less than one week to go, several press images that showcase the entire lineup in some of their official colors have been published online.
The Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 5G
The cheapest smartphone of the bunch looks set to be marketed as the Huawei P40 and will replace the previous-gen Huawei P30. It features an upgraded triple-camera system on the back that consists of a powerful 52-megapixel main shooter, a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and an unspecified 3x telephoto implementation.
On the front sits a flat OLED display complete with a wide punch-hole home to two selfie cameras. Little is known about the screen itself at the moment, but it's believed to measure in at around 6.2-inches, meaning the device will be relatively compact.
The standard model will ship with the flagship Kirin 990 chipset, but a 5G variant with the Kirin 990 5G chipset is also on the way. These can both be viewed in the gallery below, although the designs are identical.
The marketing image of the entire lineup published by Evan Blass shows that the standard Huawei P40 will be available in Silver Frost, Black, gold, blue, and a gradient finish much like the Breathing Crystal Huawei P30. The Huawei P40 5G, on the other hand, will only be available in Black and Silver Frost.
The Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro 5G
The Huawei P40 Pro is going to replace the standard model's flat display with the "world's first quad-edge display." It measures in at 6.7-inches, boasts a wide punch-hole for two selfie cameras, and uses the latest OLED display technology.
This is combined with a slightly larger rear camera module that incorporates four sensors. The main and ultra-wide-angle cameras are borrowed from the standard model, but the 3x telephoto shooter is reportedly being replaced by a 5x periscope lens.
A 3D Time-of-Flight sensor is also expected for better portrait photography. Whether Huawei has plans to use the sensor with AR content like Apple remains to be seen.
Huawei P40 Pro
The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in Black, Frosted Silver, Breathin Crystal, gold, blue, and mint green. The Huawei P40 Pro 5G should be sold in Black and Frosted Silver.
The Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G, a Galaxy S20 Ultra competitor
The Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G, which was previously known as the P40 Pro Premium Edition, will act as the Chinese company's Galaxy S20 Ultra competitor. It looks a lot like the Huawei P40 Pro 5G but boasts a number of upgrades.
These include a more powerful 10x periscope camera and an additional 3x telephoto shooter to ensure the zooming experience is up to par below 10x. The smartphone is also expected to boast 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
This premium smartphone will be made out of ceramic and should be available in both black and white. Stainless steel frames like the ones seen on Apple's iPhone 11 Pro series are also expected.