Huawei is all set to announce its new phones on March 26
Huawei P40 Pro seen to sport ultra-slim display bezels and six cameras in
Huawei P40 has a similar design but lacks the telephoto camera of the Pro
Both phones will have heavy focus on photography
In about six days, Huawei will officially announce its photography-centric smartphones, the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro. However, where there's a launch, there are always leaks leading up to it. The latest set of renders comes from tipster Ishan Agarwal, showing the front and back of both phones in great detail. It also shows the new colours, phones will come in. The Huawei P40 seems to have a total of five cameras, while the P40 Pro is shown to have a total of six cameras. The Pro model is also shown to have much slimmer bezels, which look almost photoshopped in the leaked renders.
Agarwal claims that images of the Huawei P40 Pro are official renders, in his tweet. The three colours shown off are gold, silver and black but he says there will be more. If true, then the P40 Pro will be a stunner to look at, especially with its barely visible side bezels. Only a sliver of the bezels round the four corners is visible, but other than that, it appears as though the display will curve along the sides of the frame. The render shows a pretty long, pill-shaped cutout for the selfie cameras but interestingly, there seems to be a gap between the two front sensors. Perhaps, Huawei is using a 3D depth camera for a more secure face authentication. Among the four sensors at the back, the last, square-shaped sensor definitely looks like the telephoto camera.
He also tweeted photos of the Huawei P40, in the same three colours. However, display has visible bezels all around, which means it probably won't wrap around the sides like the P40 Pro. This model also has a pill-shaped cutout but it's not as elongated as the one in the P40 Pro. The standard version also gets just three rear cameras and from the renders, it doesn't seem as though it would be getting the fancy telephoto camera from the P40 Pro.
The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are rumoured to be priced at CYN 3,988 (roughly Rs. 42,100) and CYN 5,488 (roughly Rs. 58,000), respectively, for their base variants. Whether or not it will launch in India, especially with the current Coronavirus pandemic going on, remains to be seen.
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Roydon Cerejo writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. He is the Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360. He has frequently written about the smartphone and PC industry and also has an interest in photography. With over a decade of experience covering the consumer technology space, he is also an avid sci-fi movie and TV show geek and is always up for good horror flick. Roydon is available at firstname.lastname@example.org, so please send in your leads and tips.