Published: Thu, March 26, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Watch the Huawei P40 series launch event livestream here

Watch the Huawei P40 series launch event livestream here

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 phone will have 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage with support for expandable storage via NanoMemory.

But Quandt didn't just tweet the name, he also tweeted some specs, including a 120Hz refresh rate on the screen (while the Huawei P40 Pro is rumored just to be 90Hz), along with 12GB of RAM (up from a rumored 8GB on the Pro), and dual telephoto cameras offering up to 10x optical zoom. To take selfies it will have a 32-megapixel camera at the front accompanied by a depth sensor.

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The Huawei P40 Pro Plus 5G is additionally said to have a Kirin 990 chipset (which is likely the same as the rest of the range), and apparently it's the same size as the Huawei P40 Pro, which could mean it has a 6.58-inch screen based on previous rumors. A fingerprint sensor can be found under the display of both devices, too. Other camera sensors on the back include a 40 MP sensor primarily for videos and a 12 MP shooter to enhance zoom.

The battery measures 3,800mAh and can be charged at a maximum of 22.5W - there's no wireless option here. 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 three cameras could most likely be a combination of a primary sensor, an ultra-wide camera, and a ToF lens. The chipset underneath the display will be the company's current flagship, the Kirin 990. However, the phone will ship with Android 10 and EMUI 10.1. Huawei plans to stream its P40 event on YouTube, and you can also tune in on Facebook and via the Twitter feed for Huawei UK. It really is a bummer the P40 series won't come with Google services - otherwise, it could've been considered as a serious competitor to the Galaxy S20 series internationally.

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