According to some new info provided by a tipster, Huawei will introduce three P40 flagships, not two. Pretty much everyone expects the company to introduce the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro, but Teme claims we'll get one more device.
Teme is a tipster who released this information via Twitter. At first, he simply said that the Huawei P40 may arrive in three models. One user immediately assumed he's talking about the P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Lite. That is not the case, as Teme said he meant "three flagship models", not the Lite iteration.
One of those three Huawei P40 models may be the 'Max' variant
In a separate tweet, he suggested that it may be a Porsche edition, or a 'Max' variant. If it's the Porsche edition, then that variant is expected. Huawei has been releasing the Porsche edition of its flagships for a while now, and it's usually the 'Pro' variant with a slightly different paint job.
If that ends up being the case, then that's not exactly news. Not many people count the Porsche edition of the phone as a separate device, as it's basically the same as the 'Pro' model. 'Max' variant is a completely different story, though. That device will certainly be different than the rest, if it arrives.
In another tweet, Teme suggested that the camera design may resemble that from the Huawei P30 Pro on two of those P40 models. The third model may arrive with a rectangular camera setup that was shown in renders.
Teme did not specify which phones is he talking about exactly. So, we don't know what device will include the rectangular camera setup, but we're presuming the 'Pro' variant.
This information is not very specific, take it with a grain of salt. The Porsche edition of the Huawei P40 Pro is expected to arrive either way. It will almost certainly be the same as the P40 Pro in every way except its color.
Huawei's upcoming flagships will launch in late March
Huawei will introduce its P40 flagship smartphone series in late March. That is something the company's CEO confirmed quite recently, during an interview.
As things stand at the moment, the Huawei P40 series will ship without Google services. The US President Trump did announce that the first trade deal between the US and China is coming on January 15, though.
We're not sure if Huawei will be included in that trade deal, but if that ends up being the case, the company may be allowed to use Google services on its phones once again. If that ends up being the case, the Huawei P40 series will probably include GMS.
The Huawei P40 series will be fueled by the Kirin 990 SoC, and support 5G connectivity. The devices will include Leica's lenses, just like their predecessors.
Huawei's CEO did also confirm that those devices will ship with Android 10 out of the box. A recent leak also suggested that the P40 Pro will include a curved display, but that curve won't be as aggressive as it is on many other phones these days.