Huawei is getting ready to unveil its P40 series, of which the Premium Edition (PE) will have 5 rear cameras.
Huawei P40 Pro PE specs leak via South Korean retailer
The leak comes from a South Korean online retailer.
According to the spec sheet leak, the Huawei P40 Pro PE (Premium Edition) will have a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 3160 x 1440p screen resolution. The display is Quad HD+, among the best in the business, and the display size is excellent for Android buyers.
There is a 120Hz refresh rate here as well. The 120Hz refresh rate is the newest flagship trend, as phones are shedding their 60Hz and 90Hz refresh rates for the very best smartphones can afford. The trend will continue upward, as 120Hz will lead to something greater, of course.
The P40 Pro PE will utilize Huawei's own 7-nanometer, Kirin 990 5G SoC chip, bringing 12GB of RAM to the device and true 5G (NR). 256GB and 512GB storage options are available.
LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) is here too, which brings greater 4G speeds than regular LTE. There is also IP68 water and dust resistance, USB-C charging, and Qi wireless charging onboard. The P40 Pro PE's 5,500mAh battery with 50W wired charging and 27W wireless charging will make battery concerns obsolete.
Huawei P40 Pro PE will feature 5 rear cameras, Huawei's first
All the spec goodness above is fantastic, but the main selling feature of the P40 Pro PE will be its 5-camera setup, Huawei's very first smartphone to feature 5 rear cameras (a penta-camera setup).
First there is a 52MP main camera, followed by a 40MP secondary and an 8MP third lens. A 3D ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor will add to the camera setup alongside a periscope zoom camera. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) combine to prevent motion blur and photos that are taken compliments of shaky hands.
The Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition could sell for between $1338 and $1450 (or €1,199-€1,299).
The P40 Pro PE is only one phone of the series. Huawei plans to introduce three P40 series phones: the P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro PE.
P40 series to come without Google Play, apps, and services
Though it is a sore spot with Huawei buyers, it bears repeating: the P40 series will launch without Google Play or Google apps and services. It will have Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) on it but no Google services. What this means is that users will not be able to download apps at Google Play but will have to rely on Huawei's AppGallery app store for their download needs. Android 10 has been released to Android Open Source Project (AOSP), though, so users can expect something akin to Google's Android setup. And yet, though similar, it won't be the same without Google.
The P40 series looks to be a good one for Huawei buyers, though its lack of Google is the one mobile eyesore on what are otherwise excellent devices. This is due to the current political situation in which Huawei finds itself. Now under a Trump Ban in the US, Google has revoked Huawei's Android license. This license revocation prevents Huawei from using future Android updates on its devices.
Huawei has received its fifth license extension this week with regard to current Android devices. The company cannot install Android 10 on new devices, however. The South Korean retailer leak that shows "Android 10" is simply a placeholder more than a sign that Huawei is back in the Android fold.
Of course, Huawei devices in China don't rely on Google's Android, but devices sold in Europe and the US do. The company will suffer decline because of the P40's lack of Google Play access.