Huawei is gearing up to launch its 2020 flagship smartphone series, the P40, late next month.
According to Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu, the new P series devices will be unveiled on March 26th at an event in the French capital, Paris, a venue that Huawei has often turned to over the last decade to showcase its latest and greatest.
As has been the case over the last few years, the P series is expected to include a standard model, the Huawei P40, a “pro” model, the Huawei P40 Pro and a “lite” model, the Huawei P40 Lite. There’s also the chance that we will get to see some variations of the Pro variant made in collaboration with the brand’s partners like German-based Porsche Design.
At least a month to the official launch of the P40 series, a member of that family, the Huawei P40 Lite, is already public.
The Chinese company’s Spanish arm has, through their Twitter account, has confirmed the device and its features, most of which, alongside the other devices in the series, have been extensively leaked weeks before the official reveal.
Given the official pricing of the device in Europe, 299 Euros, we can expect the P40 Lite to debut in the country, some time in April, at about the same price as the P30 Lite did same time last year.
The Huawei P40 Lite comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ LCD panel, a 4,200mAh battery that takes advantage of Huawei SuperCharge’s 40W accelerated charging (0-70% in just half an hour) and a Kirin 810 chipset.
Mirroring the P series’ camera reputation, albeit at the budget level, are four cameras at the back (48-megapixel main snapper, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor) creating the 4-burner cooker that, thanks to devices from Apple, Google and Samsung, we have become accustomed to. On the front is a single 16-megapixel selfie camera that necessitates the punch hole on the display.
If these specifications sound similar to others you’ve heard then it is because, if you are keen enough, you’ve heard them come up when the Huawei Nova 6 SE and/or the Huawei Nova 7i are mentioned.
Just the other day, Huawei availed its first Nova smartphone, the Nova 5T, in the Kenyan market.
As has become the norm with new device releases from Huawei thanks to the ongoing ban by the US government, the Huawei P40 Lite arrives running EMUI 10 based on Android 10 but lacks Google’s apps and services.