Huawei P40 Leaked Hands-On Tips a Thicker Frame, Periscope Lens

Huawei P40 series of smartphones is set to launch on March 26

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Huawei P40 Leaked Hands-On Tips a Thicker Frame, Periscope Lens

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Huawei P40 leaked hand-on reveals several details about the upcoming smartphone

Highlights
  • Huawei P40 is tipped to have a triple camera setup
  • The hands-on reveals a thicker frame, implying a bigger battery
  • Huawei P40 Lite was launched in Spain last month

Huawei P40 series is a highly anticipated range of smartphones with leaks and rumours coming up every now and then. The Huawei P40 series is expected to consist of Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro, with Huawei P40 Lite launched quietly in Spain last month. Huawei has scheduled the launch event for premium P40 smartphones in Paris on March 26. But ahead of that date, a US-based tech portal recently got its hands on an unnamed Huawei device, which the website says could be the Huawei P40.

Digital Trends claims to have gotten its hands on what could be the Huawei P40, but says since it was an early prototype, it was not able to photograph the screen, use the software, or try out the camera. The report says that it was not final product and could be changed between now and the launch. The overall look and feel of the phone, however, was that of a final product according to the publication. It is not known which of the Huawei P40 series' phones it was, but it is speculated to be the Huawei P40 as the camera module seen on previous Huawei P40 Pro leaks seems larger, if they prove to be accurate.

Photos procured by the publication show a glass body with blue finish and a thicker frame, indicating at a huge battery. However, the report said that this unit might have a bigger battery than the Huawei P30 Pro's 4,200mAh and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro's 4,500mAh battery. It, however, said that the thickness does not translate into weight as the phone feels lightweight. The blue finish on what seems to be the Huawei P40, is not shiny and there is some amount of depth in the colour on the back panel.

Images of the Huawei P40 as obtained by the publication also show a triple camera setup on the back, as has been reported earlier. However, this one also seems to have Huawei's periscope zoom, which can be hinted at from the rather square-shaped lens on the bottom of the camera module.

A TENAA listing thought to be of the Huawei P40 had also surfaced last month, but it did not reveal much except that the phone will come with 5G-capability and dual-SIM card slots. The listing of Huawei P40 smartphone tipped it would run on Android, however, nothing could be said about the availability of Google Mobile Services on the Huawei P40 or the Huawei P40 Pro. Earlier leaks have suggested that the Huawei P40 will sport a 6.57-inch full-HD+ or 2K AMOLED display with DCI-P3 and HDR support. It might also have a 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch screen. The smartphone is also said to be powered by Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin flagship processor.

Huawei is set to launch its P40 series of smartphones on March 26 in Paris, CEO Richard Yu had confirmed during a launch event by the company last month. Huawei is tipped to launch two phones in its P-series - the Huawei P40 and the Huawei P40 Pro. To recall, the Huawei P40 Lite was launched late last month in Spain.


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