Huawei was so impressed with the initial success of the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro, which outsold the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro in China in just one day, that it’s renewed the P Series for another iteration, Huawei Hub has learned.
Information surrounding the successor is sparse. All we know is the brand is sold on the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro branding and is looking to offer 5G as standard on both variants in almost all major markets, including the United Kingdom.
A little speculation never hurt anyone
Seeing as the P Series has long pushed the envelope when it comes to mobile photography, there’s a chance it could have a penta-lens camera on board — like the Nokia 9 PureView — co-engineered by German imaging behemoth Leica.
Huawei is said to have been working on the Kirin 990, the successor to the current top-of-the-line Kirin 980, for a little while now, so we wouldn’t be surprised if that was the driving force behind the forthcoming Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro.
We’ll have to wait and see what it has up its sleeve. Before then, though, Huawei will launch the Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro — so if you weren’t sold on the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro, they’re the next major devices on its roadmap.
That is, of course, provided you don’t have an eye-watering $2600 burning a hole in your pocket to splash on the Huawei Mate X, the firm’s first foldable smartphone, when it hits the shelves in Europe sometime in June, July or August.
The Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro are tipped to launch in 2020.
What we want to see on the Huawei P40
But what do we want to see on the Huawei P40? That’s a good question. Let’s start with the most obvious improvement the manufacturer could make: the handset’s screen. And that’s because the one on the Huawei P30 is rather weak.
To be more specific, Huawei went with a FHD+ AMOLED screen for the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro — but we’re hoping it opt for at least a 2K AMOLED screen for the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro, to bring them in line with the competition.
There’s a good chance the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro will also come with Huawei’s next top-end CPU. Little is known about it right now; though a source confirmed to Huawei Hub that it’s in development and will be called the Kirin 990.
Next, an improved camera is desired. Not because it needs it, however, but rather because we want to see Huawei continue to strive to innovate. As for what it will do in order to achieve that… well, your guess is as good as ours — for now.
The trade ban shouldn’t affect the Huawei P40
Now President Trump has announced that Huawei will soon be able to do business with companies in the United States again, we can expect the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro to ship running Android, rather than the firm’s alternative.
That said, Huawei is said to be at somewhat of a crossroad — it can either bundle the feature-rich, Google Service-infused version of Android on the handsets and be at the mercy of the Trump Administration, or break away and remain in control.
But what if the Trump Administration pulls a U-turn?
Well, if Huawei decides to bundle its own operating system on the Huawei P40, it will emerge unscathed. That’s because it will have no issue sourcing the few components it imports from the States from manufacturers in other countries.