Huawei had scheduled an event at the Mobile World Congress 2020, but due to the COVID-19, the MWC 2020 was canceled by GSMA. Taking this forward, Huawei had postponed its plans and now we have a confirmed release date of the upcoming Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro, which is scheduled for launch on March 26, 2020, in Paris. As usual from all brands, usually by this time, we have all the specifications leaked of the device and this is the same case as with the Huawei P40 Pro.
Just like its precursor the Huawei P30 series, the forthcoming premium phones will not feature Google’s pack of services (which includes services like Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Maps then on) nor it will support the full Google’s Android OS, all thanks to the U.S Trade Ban. Also, there are some reports stating that users will need to install the Huawei’s App Gallery application which will account for the missing Google Play Store, which is usually not the case with other Chinese smartphone manufacturers.
According to some previous reports, Huawei has teamed up with other Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo to develop a contestant to the unrivaled Google Play Store known as the Global Developer Service Alliance — and it too will be reportedly launched in the month of March 2020. Although the brand has confirmed the support of 5G networks on its upcoming flagships, the recent certifications on TENAA of the Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro double confirm the support of 5G, but it’s not yet known whether the phone will come with support for 5G in India.
There isn’t doubt with the chipset that would be found with the Huawei P40 Pro, as it will sport the brand’s latest and the flagship chipset for 2020, the Kirin 990 5G. It is rumoured that it will sport about a 6.5-6.7-inch QHD+ OLED Display having a 120Hz screen refresh rate, which will be accompanied either will a dual or a single punch hole selfie camera.
Huawei P40 Pro Camera
On to the leaked camera information, according to Evan Blass, a tipster on Twitter, the Huawei P40 Pro will sport a Penta-camera setup on the rear housed in a rectangular camera module. Also, it is reported that the Huawei P40 Pro will be one of the first phones to ship with a 10x Optical Zoom Camera lens, which would result in some great shots. To recall, the Mate 30 Pro had a 5X Optical Zoom lens and a 50X hybrid zoom which had gained huge appreciation. For the primary sensor, as per GizChina, Huawei has been working with Sony to prepare a specifically designed 52-megapixels sensor for its upcoming Huawei P40 Pro smartphone, this is an upgrade of over 10-megapixels and is aimed to provide better sharpness and low light photography by capturing significantly more amount of light into the sensor.
Huawei P40 Pro Battery
In terms of battery capacity, it is rumoured to sport a 5,500mAh battery and come with support for Huawei’s latest Fast Wired and Wireless charging, will miss out on the 3.5mm headphone jack, and have IP68 Dust and Water Resistance. It is also to be noted that the smartphone will have support for Reverse Wireless Charging, and come with a next-gen In-display fingerprint scanner as well. The phone is expected to come in four colours Black, Ice White, Silver Frost, Blush Gold and Deep Sea Blue.
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Huawei P40 Pro Indian Launch:
While, the launch event of the Huawei P40 Pro has been scheduled for 26th of March 2020 in Paris, France. There is no official confirmation from the brand on when this smartphone will launch in the Indian Market, but we do expect it to launch in India in the month of April 2020.
Huawei P40 Pro India Pricing:
Moving on to the pricing, the Huawei P30 Pro was priced in India at Rs. 71,990, so we do expect the brand to price it aggressively as to start from about Rs. 77,999 for the base variant of the P40 Pro in India.
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