Huawei P40 and P40 Pro specs and pricing detailed days before release

Peter, 24 March 2020

Huawei will unveil the P40 flagships on March 26 but famed leakster Roland Quandt has already published a detailed rundown of what to expect in terms of specs and price.

In Europe, both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will use the Kirin 990 5G chipset and will feature 5G connectivity. Some regions will get LTE versions, however. Quandt's info covers the vanilla and Pro models, the rumored Premium version is not mentioned.

Huawei P40 Pro

The Huawei P40 Pro will cost 1,000 and will have a larger 6.58" OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and 1,200 x 2,640px resolution. The dual punch hole in the top left corner will house the 32MP selfie camera, a depth sensor and a 3D sensor for secure face unlock.

The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in White, Black, Gold and Silver The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in White, Black, Gold and Silver The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in White, Black, Gold and Silver The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in White, Black, Gold and Silver The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in White, Black, Gold and Silver
The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in White, Black, Gold and Silver

The rear camera will feature two modules with RYYB sensors. The first is a 50MP "UltraVision" camera with f/1.9 aperture and OIS, which will be primarily used for photos. There's an Octa Phase Detection system along with pixel binning. An AI-powered feature will capture images in a 1.7 second period and will automatically pick the "golden snap".

The other RYYB sensor will have 40MP resolution and will be used mainly for videos. The P40 Pro will be able to record 4K video with its rear and front cameras. The rear cam can boost its ISO to 51,200.

Then there's the SuperSensing zoom feature offering up to 50x hybrid zoom. This will use all cameras, but will mostly be based on the 12MP telephoto module. There are also a dedicated macro cam and a depth sensor on the back.

Huawei P40 Pro: rear camera setup Huawei P40 Pro: selfie camera
Huawei P40 Pro: rear camera setup selfie camera

The Huawei P40 Pro will weigh 203g and will have a small-ish 4,200mAh battery with support for 40W SuperCharge. The phone will be dust and water resistant (IP68).

Huawei P40

The Huawei P40 will be smaller and lighter than its Pro sibling. It will have a 6.1" OLED display with 1080p+ resolution (the refresh rate looks to be 60Hz). The selfie camera will skip the 3D sensor.

Huawei P40: rear camera Huawei P40: selfie camera
Huawei P40: rear camera selfie camera

The rear camera setup will keep the 50MP UltraVision cam, but the telephoto cam goes down to an 8MP sensor (both modules will have OIS). There will also be an ultra wide shooter with a 16MP sensor.

The battery capacity is expected to be 3,800mAh and will only support 22.5W fast charging (same as the P30 last year). There's no dust and water resistance and no additional cooling (the Pro's chipset will dump its heat in the graphene-based SuperCool system).

The Huawei P40 will come in White, Gold, Silver and Black The Huawei P40 will come in White, Gold, Silver and Black The Huawei P40 will come in White, Gold, Silver and Black The Huawei P40 will come in White, Gold, Silver and Black The Huawei P40 will come in White, Gold, Silver and Black
The Huawei P40 will come in White, Gold, Silver and Black

The Huawei P40 will have only one memory configuration - 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The P40 Pro will have a 256GB option.

Quandt reports that they will use a new memory card standard - NanoMemory-2. It's not clear if older cards will be supported or what is the advantage of the new standard.

The two phones will launch with Android 10 and will rely on Huawei's AppGallery for app and game downloads (and other app stores, of course).

Source (in German)


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