Huawei P40 series is scheduled to launch on March 26 in Paris and on the same day, the smartphones will also make way to the home market China as well. Huawei today announced that the Huawei P40 series will launch on March 26 in the Chinese market through an official Weibo post. The teaser did not reveal anything, except a hashtag #VisionaryPhotography, which suggests the flagship devices will sport high-end camera specs. The launch event will be online due to fears over the coronavirus. On the launch day, we expect Huawei to launch the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Premium edition along with new Hongqi Limited Edition in partnership with a local luxury car brand Hongqi.
Huawei P40 series will use the Kirin 990 chipset which comes with an integrated 5G modem. As per the recent report, the Huawei P40 Pro’s primary camera will feature Sony IMX700 “Hexadeca Bayer” sensor, which is a large 1/1.28” sensor having a resolution of 52MP. The ultrawide cine camera will feature Sony IMX650 sensor, which is again have large 1/1.5″ aperture and has a RGGB color filter. There will be a combination of two optical zoom cameras which offer 3x optical tele zoom and 10x optical dual prism periscope zoom. There will also be a few additional sensors that include Time of Flight 3D sensor and color temperature sensor.
It is not confirmed at the moment as in if the Huawei P40 series would run Google Play services or not due to the trade war between China and the US. Huawei is also rolling out Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to Huawei Mate 30 series in Europe and in plans to replace Google Play services in due course.