Ahead of the official announcement on 26 March, Huawei has had the information on their latest range of phones leaked to the world. Not only do we know more about the P40 but we also have a much better idea of what we can expect from the P40 Pro and its robust camera.
We at Stuff are gearing up for the launch of Huawei’s latest flagship line, the P40-series. Hailed as the next big step forward for Huawei’s mobile division, there’s a lot riding on the P40 especially given how it’ll be forced to function without Google, something which seems like an almost alien concept for Android at this point. While we’ve obviously yet to get hands-on with the P40 and it’s stronger sibling the P40 Pro, some leaks from notoriously frequent leaker (there must be a better word than that) Ishan Agarwal, detail the specs on both phones and they’re nothing to scoff at.
In terms of the internal components, both the P40 and P40 Pro will be powered by Huawei’s very own Kirin 990 processor, which includes a built-in 5G modem, and the Pro will be fitted with a 4,200mAh battery. In terms of other internal specs, Agarwal didn’t really share much more but he did go into much greater detail on the cameras included on both devices.
The P40 Pro is all about taking excellent pictures. Featuring a 50MP wide camera, a 40MP telephoto camera, a time of flight depth sensor, 12MP ultra-wide camera (probably) and a 32MP front-facing camera, the P40 Pro is equipped for whatever pictures you need to take. Moreover, the Pro will offer up to 50x zoom, only half of what the Samsung S20 is capable of producing. Yet considering the 100x zoom on the S20 isn’t actually that great, this is probably a move to capture quality over quantity.
If you want to understand what the standard P40 is working with, then imagine everything in the previous paragraph just…less. A triple camera array including a 50MP, 16MP and 8MP sensors and the maximum amount of zoom you’ll get out of the P40 is 30x. The battery will also be markedly smaller than the Pro, measuring in at 3,800 mAh.
It seems likely that this is what we can expect from Huawei on 26 March when they officially unveil the P40 and P40 Pro, so if this leak does turn out to be accurate, these are some meaty phones we’re working with. Stuff will hopefully be able to go hands-on with this new range of devices fairly soon, so we’ll keep you in the loop with our first impressions and more detailed final review.