The smartphone landscape in 2020 has been a relatively quiet one, with only leaked images and speculated specs of the latest flagship models circulating the Internet lately post-CES 2020. The latest to join the leaked lineup is the latest flagship smartphone by Huawei: the Huawei P40 series.
The newest iteration of Huawei’s P series has yet to be officially announced by the Chinese tech giant, but thanks to your friendly neighbourhood leaker Evan Blass (via The Verge), renders of the Huawei P40 Pro can be seen below:
The striking feature of the rendered images of the P40 Pro is the fact that it has five cameras; three on the rear and two in front.
The rear cameras, in keeping with current smartphone trends, are housed in a rectangular frame, and host what look to be two regular Leica lenses (we figure they could be a wide-angle and an ultra wide-angle), as well as a time-of-flight lens, similar to the setup used in the P30 Pro. The dual-camera setup on the main display is more akin to that of the Samsung Galaxy S10, with the cutout located in the display itself.
Also, it looks as though the P40 Pro could be using a smooth, ceramic finish, which makes it look (and hopefully feel) like a premium flagship smartphone.
There is also the case of the regular Huawei P40, which looks nearly identical to the Pro variant, but lacks the time-of-flight lens in the rear camera setup (via 91Mobiles).
Additionally, there looks to be a Huawei P40 Lite rounding up the upcoming new series. Though there are no renders of it, GSM Arena reports that it may well be a mere rebranding of the existing Huawei Nova 6 SE.
In terms of additional unconfirmed specs, the most interesting prediction is that the P40 series could run on Huawei’s bootlegged version of Android 10, EMUI 10, since Huawei hasn’t exactly buried the hatchet with Google yet ever since their legal fallout in 2019.
Additionally, it looks to house a 6.5-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, to better the likes of the Google Pixel 4 and other similar competitors. And finally, it looks as though 3.5mm jacks are officially phasing out in 2020, with the P40 series sporting only a USB-C input.
No official word on the Huawei P40 series is out yet, but we could first see it ahead of Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona in February.
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