Rumours and leaks of the 2020 flagship phones are landing thick and fast and we expect a slew of them to be launched in the first three months of the year. First up will be the Samsung Galaxy S20, but soon after is Huawei’s newest flagship, the Huawei P40. Official renders of the new smartphone have leaked, showing off the design and a total of five cameras.
The Huawei P40 is likely to be launched in March, presumably in Paris (like the previous P flagships have been).
This flagship is one of the first we’ve seen to drop the waterfall display in favour of a more traditional flat display. Many others are rumoured to fall back on that design, as users haven’t particularly taken to the curved sides of displays. Many have complained about accidental touches and swipes and it makes less of the display area useful for regular tasks – especially media consumption.
There are two selfie cameras at the front, also using the punch-hole configuration most companies are now employing. On the back we have three cameras, again designed in conjunction with Leica. The configuration looks to be similar to that of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 (standard version), with a main shooter, wide-angle lens and telephoto lens. We’re not sure about the sizes of the sensors at this point.
We will see a Huawei P40 Pro that will be launched alongside this device, which will be the more premium device. Like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, it will have a more elaborate camera setup and beefier internals.
The future of Huawei in South Africa isn’t very clear at the moment, as a lot of their success has been as a result of the Android partnership. With the difficulties the Chinese company is having with the American government, it is unclear what software the phone will be running. We know it won’t be running some vital Google services, however, like Google Maps. Huawei has come to an agreement with TomTom to be their GPS partner for the time being.