Saturday, 04 April, 2020

Huawei P40 series set to launch today

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Under the hood, the handset will sport Huawei's proprietary processor, the Kirin 990 5G SoC. 8GB of RAM has also been confirmed to be one of the configurations. A fingerprint sensor can be found under the display of both devices, too.

In the optics department it will offer a quad rear camera setup with the same 50-megapixel f/1.9 RYYB primary sensor, a 40-megapixel secondary sensor, a 12-megapixel tertiary sensor, and a 3D time-of-flight (ToF) depth sensor. The device measures 158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95mm, weighs 203g, and has an IP68 certification. The battery is said to be bigger rated at 4,200mAh battery along with 40W fast charging and wireless charging support. Storage wise there will be an option of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB and NanoMemory-2 standard storage expansion.

The P40 Pro may even hit the lofty heights of the Samsung Galaxy S20, and pack a huge camera array to rival its competitors' 108MP camera sensor. There doesn't appear to be a dedicated video camera on this phone. The battery is expected to be rated at 3,800mAh with support for 22.5W fast charging, and it would run Android 10 but without any Google apps. There will be a Leica Ultra Vision triple camera set-up with a 50-megapixel primary camera sat next to a 16-megapixel lens and an 8-megapixel lens. There is no word on water and dust resistance for this phone. The company is taking to a virtual stage Thursday (March 26) with a streaming event to launch its next flagship phone, the Huawei P40. The chipset underneath the display will be the company's current flagship, the Kirin 990.

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So the actual launch date of the P40 Pro in the United Kingdom is going to be on April 4 and supposedly, pre-orders will start right after the announcement event ends today.

Although the Samsung Galaxy S20 has been out in users' hands for a couple of weeks now, it's about to have some serious competition.