The Motorola P40 is expected to be announced in the near future – possibly MWC next month in Barcelona. And now the specs for the device have leaked out, thanks to Twitter user @HeyAndri. According to Andri, the specs of the Motorola P40 appear to be a hybrid of a budget and midrange smartphone. It will apparently sport a 6.2-inch HD+ display, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 chipset, along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. There will also be a dual-camera setup, with a 48-megapixel main sensor, and then a 5-megapixel secondary sensor (likely for capturing depth data). It will have an aperture of f/1.75 and also use artificial intelligence. The front-facing camera will be a 12-megapixel sensor with a f/1.8 aperture. Surprisingly, NFC is included – typically NFC is not included in smartphones destined for China and emerging markets. It will also sport a 4132mAh capacity battery, which should offer some incredible battery life, considering it does sport the Snapdragon 675 and a HD+ display. Finally, it will run Lenovo's ZUK software in China, and run Android 9 Pie (part of the Android One program) in the rest of the world.
Motorola P40 could have the best battery life of any 2019 smartphone
If these specs do hold true, the P40 could have the best battery life of any smartphone in 2019. This is because many are not packing battery packs that are rated over 4,000mAh. But on top of that, Motorola is using Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 675 chipset, which is going to be really good when it comes to battery life. This is because it does run a bit slower, but it does also run much slower in standby. Couple that with a 6.2-inch HD+ display here, and you have a recipe for some pretty insane battery life numbers on the P40. Despite the HD+ display, the rest of the spec sheet point to a midrange smartphone, perhaps something that could replace the Moto G series.
Punch Hole Display coming to cheaper phones in 2019
The render that was shared with these specs also show that Motorola is using a punch hole display on the P40, with the camera being in the upper left-hand corner of the display. It's pretty close to the corner, but not completely in the corner. So it shouldn't bother most people, but it likely will. Since it does look like there's a hole in the display. There is still a chin on this smartphone, and it's big enough to fit the "Motorola" logo on it, which is not something that many are going to appreciate here. Though, it is expected that cheaper smartphones like this are going to have thicker bezels, and because this is an IPS display and not an OLED, it can't really fold the display underneath itself to get rid of the chin – which is how Apple did it with the iPhone X back in 2017, and others can't do that because of the patents Apple holds.
Other than that, this looks like a traditional Motorola smartphone. With the bat-wing logo acting as a dimple on the back of the phone, and then you have the dual-camera setup in the left corner, as a vertical setup. There is also the Android One logo on the bottom, so it will be running on Android One, versus Motorola's regular software – which is basically the same thing as Android One, as Motorola does use stock Android on its devices.
Motorola P40 following the P30 into the Android One program
When Motorola launched the P30 last year, it was the company's first smartphone that was part of the Android One program, and it looks like the P40 will be following it this year. The P40 has the Android One logo on the back, and while the tipster did not specify that it would be part of the Android One program, the logo on the back tells it will be. With it being in Android One, we can expect faster updates from Motorola and Google, and it will also be sporting stock Android, which is a fan favorite outside of China. So that's a good decision on Motorola's part here.
The Motorola P40 may be announced at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona, but it is also possible that it might not be announced until later on. The P40 may also be destined for some of Motorola's more emerging markets like Brazil and India – where the Moto G-series does so well. That's how the Motorola P30 was launched last year, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the same thing this year.