Watch the Huawei P40 series launch event livestream here

Alonzo Simpson
March 26, 2020

Huawei is gearing up for the launch of its brand new flagship Huawei P40 series of smartphones.

At the time of writing we're just hours away from the launch of the Huawei P40 range, but while the standard model and the Huawei P40 Pro have been extensively leaked, a third model - which had previously been referred to as the Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition - has been more elusive.

If you are interested in watching the launch event, you can catch all the announcements by tuning into the live stream which should be available on Huawei's official website. Huawei P40 will come with a 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner, 32 MP camera front camera and 50 MP primary + 16 MP ultrawide + 8 MP telephoto on the back.

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It is expected to come in a sole 128GB storage option and offer support for NanoMemory-2 card support for storage expansion.

It's also been said to pack a host of new features, such as Huawei's in-house, top-of-the-line Kirin 990 - the 5G successor to the Kirin 980 - running the show, as well as an increase in RAM compared to last year's Huawei P30. It spans 6.58 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 2640 x 1200 pixels, creating a PPI of 441. The numbers were achieved on the latest Geekbench 5.1.0 build that also revealed the device will run the latest Android 10 OS out of the box. Under the hood, the P40 Pro will come with a 4,200 mAh battery, with support for 40W wired charging.

The camera setup on the Pro variant will be a Leica Ultra Vision Quad Cam and will comprise of a 50-megapixel primary lens, a 40-megapixel secondary lens, a 12-megapixel, and a fourth ToF sensor. The front camera is expected to be the same 32-megapixel sensor as the P40 along with a depth sensor along with face recognition. The chipset underneath the display will be the company's current flagship, the Kirin 990.

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