Huawei P40 series launching on 26 March

Huawei‘s next-generation photography champion–the flagship P40 Series–is set to launch on 26 March. Besides the smartphone, Huawei is expected to also unveil an array of ecosystem devices.

You can catch the live stream of the launch on YouTube as well as via Huawei’s Facebook page. The launch will be delivered by Huawei Consumer Business Group’s chief executive officer, Richard Yu.

Here are the details for the live stream:

What to expect

As usual, there have been plenty of leaks including high-resolution renders of the upcoming smartphone.

There will be three models in the line up–the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus.

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Huawei P40

Starting with the P40, the device comes with a 6.1-inch display that also houses a 32MP punch-hole selfie camera. Underneath, the device is powered by a Kirin 990 5G chipset.

On the back is a now common oblong camera bump that houses a triple-camera “Leica Ultra Vision” system. This includes a 50MP main shooter, 16MP ultra-wide-angle and an 8MP telephoto camera capable of up to 30x digital zoom.

The phone will come with a 3,800mAh battery that supports Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge fast-charging via USB-C.

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Huawei P40 Pro

The P40 Pro purportedly comes with a 6.58-inch display with a dual-punch-hole camera, looking strikingly similar from the front to the Samsung Galaxy S10+. The selfie shooter consists of a 32MP main camera and a depth sensor.

Powering the device is also the Kirin 990 5G chip.

The device will rock quad-cam setup comprising a 50MP main sensor, 40MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, 12MP telephoto and ToF sensor. It is believed that the camera is capable of 50x SuperSensing Zoom.

Moving on, the Pro model runs a 4,200mAh battery that supports 40W fast wired charging as well as wireless SuperCharge up to 40W.

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Huawei P40 Pro Plus

Finally, at the very top, the P40 Pro Plus will be the biggest of the lot and will rock a penta-camera setup, claimed to be capable of pushing up to 100x zoom.

All three models’ cameras feature Huawei’s XD Fusion Engine which does AI-powered computational photography, much like Apple’s Deep Fusion feature.

The P40 series will be the world’s first smartphone to feature a quad-curved display.

More details to come.

Stay tuned for 26 March!

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