The Huawei P40 flagship series of smartphones will be announced in March. This information has been confirmed by the company's CEO, Richard Yu.
The Huawei P40 series will launch in late March 2020
Mr. Yu confirmed the info during an interview with Frandroid, at the company's headquarters in China. The Huawei P40 event will be hosted in Paris, and we do know that it is scheduled for late March.
Richard Yu did not share the exact date of this event. It is possible that he, himself is not sure, or he's simply not willing to share the exact information. Such information is rarely being shared ahead of time, so that's to be expected.
Based on the company's previous press conference, however, it is quite possible that the event will take place on March 25. That is a Tuesday, and it definitely fits the bill. We'll have to wait in order to be sure, though.
In any case, this is a clear confirmation that Huawei will not be launching the Huawei P40 series during MWC, or anything of the sort. This press event will be hosted separately, in a different country, about a month after MWC 2020.
The Huawei P40 series will offer a mysterious new design that has never been seen before. That is quite a claim from the company's CEO, and it makes us kind of excited for the phone.
Richard Yu has also promised longer battery life, better performance, and improved photo quality. He was talking about the Huawei P40 series in general, so we're presuming that he meant both the P40 and P40 Pro.
It is quite clear that the Kirin 990 64-bit octa-core processor will fuel these two phones. That is Huawei's flagship processor, and it is already fueling the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.
Android 10 will come pre-installed on the devices, along with EMUI 10
Android 10 will come pre-installed on the phone, along with EMUI 10. That is also something that Richard Yu confirmed, despite rumors of a Harmony OS-powered P40 series. Huawei still has no plans to include Harmony OS on smartphones.
There is still a chance that the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro could ship with Google's services (GMS). This will largely depend on the trade deal between the US and China, which is close to completion.
If that does not happen, however, both phones will ship with Huawei's Mobile Services (HMS). HMS should be able to run quite a few Android apps without a problem, presuming that Huawei will be able to convince developers to enable support for those.
A deal between the US and China would make Huawei's job a lot easier, however. It remains to be seen what will happen by then.