Huawei P40 Pro Release Date, Price, News, and Details. Huawei’s P40 Pro is the company’s latest high-end smartphone, and features the recent Kirin 990 5G chipset, a 6.58-inch Full-HD+ OLED display with rounded edges, and dual front camera Huawei tends to use the P-series models to showcase the company’s latest mobile camera technologies, and the brand-new P40 Pro, its P-series flagship device for 2020, is no different, with camera specs and features that any competitor will find hard to match. Let’s take a closer look.
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The primary camera comes with a very large 1/1.28 ″ 50MP Quad-Bayer sensor that produces 12MP image output. As with other devices with similar sensors, it uses pixel binning to increase dynamic range and low-light capabilities. The lens features an f/1.9 aperture and nominal 23mm-equivalent focal length; however, Huawei crops the field of view to a more conventional 27mm. This decision was presumably made in order to design a thinner camera unit, but it should also help with reducing such artifacts as corner softness and distortion. Optical image stabilization, which can be challenging to implement on such large image sensors, is on board.
Like with the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei implements a large and high-resolution image sensor (40MP 1/1.54 ″) in its ultra-wide camera, which combined with a fast f/1.8 lens, should make for excellent low-light image quality. The downside of such a large sensor in the ultra-wide is lens design. It’s a challenge to design a lens that provides a very wide angle of view and still fits into the thin body of a high-end smartphone. This is why Huawei settled on a compromise at 18mm, which is noticeably wider than the main camera, but not as wide as that of some competitors, such as the latest Samsung devices and iPhones, which offer 12mm and 13mm lenses, respectively.
Huawei P40 release date and price
The Huawei P40 is set for an April 7 release across selected European markets. You can expect it to land on April 16 in Australia. Far, we know the phone will be available in the UK, other parts of Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro specifications (expected).
The phones should run on Android 10 based on EMUI skin on top, and should feature dual-SIM slots. As mentioned earlier, the Huawei P40 series will integrate Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) core on-board, which means they won’t come with Google’s suite of apps and services. A recent leak suggests that the Huawei P40 will come with an ‘Advanced Horizontal Display’ and a pill-shaped cut-out for multiple selfie cameras. If true, this is a considerable upgrade from the waterdrop-style notch seen on the Huawei P30.
The leak also suggests that the Huawei P40 will sport a 6.57-inch full-HD+ or 2K AMOLED display with DCI-P3 and HDR support, however a separate report claims that the size of the display should max out at 6.1-inch to 6.2-inch. The Huawei P40 Pro variant, on the other hand, is expected to sport curved edges on all sides that measures 6.5-inches to 6.7-inches. It is tipped to have a unique metal fold on all the edges that protects the display from falls.
The phones should be powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin flagship processor. The cameras on the phones, based on recent leaks, suggest that the Huawei P40 will sport a triple rear camera setup, while the Huawei P40 Pro should sport quad cameras at the back. The Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition should offer a penta camera setup at the back.
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the Huawei P40 Pro will come with 10x optical zoom support. It will feature a 8-megapixel periscope telephoto lens with a large aperture of f/4.0. He reportedly explains that Huawei will achieve this 10x zoom feature by using two mirrors and a prism inside the camera of the Huawei P40 Pro, instead of just the prism on the predecessor Huawei P30 Pro that comes with a 5x zoom lens. If true, the Huawei P40 Pro will be the first phone in the world to come with 10x optical zoom. This 10x optical zoom feature is reported to arrive on the Premium Edition variant.
A recent report also suggests that the Huawei P40 Pro will be equipped with a 52-megapixel image sensor with 1/1.33- inch size that will be custom designed by Sony. This sensor will be equipped with a unique Quad Bayer technology that features a 16-in-1 technology. The report says that the camera does two 4-in-1 conversations to achieve the 16-in-1 stage, and this sensor will be useful to shoot video and photos in very dark conditions.
As for colour options, a fresh report says that the Huawei P40 Pro will come in five colour options – Black, Blush Gold, Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, and Ice White. The Huawei P40 is reported to come in the same options as the Pro variant. The Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition has been leaked to sport ceramic finishes in black and white.
The phones should have a glass back panel, support a USB Type-C port, and come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phones are reported to not come with 3.5 mm audio jack support. More details on the phones should be revealed as the launch date nears, and we will keep updating this copy as and when something crops up online.
Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro release date.
Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro exact launch date is not known, but CEO Richard Yu confirmed in an interview that the phones will launch sometime in March 2020. The Huawei executive also mentioned that the Huawei P40 series phones will feature a remarkable new design, and will offer improved performance and photography experience compared to their predecessors. It will be available widely in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and other European and Asian countries.
Huawei P40 Price
Huawei P40 price is not yet officially known and it will be revealed at the launch event which could happen early next year.