The first official-looking press renders of the upcoming Google-free Huawei P40 have appeared online, showing some of the smaller Huawei P40 model’s upcoming features.
We saw some very basic render of the upcoming system late last year, which gave very little away on the front display but pointed at a slightly retrofitting camera setup on the back. Such supposedly new press images came from 91Mobiles and give us a glimpse of the latest upper-left dual punch-hole notch of the future flagship, and that slightly larger camera nodule at the rear.
The rectangular camera array doesn’t appear to add any new lenses to what we saw on the regular Huawei P30 earlier last year. It also looks like the partnership with Leica is set to continue, with the rectangular nodule underneath the LED flash emblazoned with the Leica logo. Camera specifications are not yet established but as seen on the Huawei P30, we could see an upgraded setup. It’s unclear which camera sensors will house the dual punch-hole notch.
Again, specifications are not yet established, but rumors say that the Huawei P40 will come with the 5G connected Kirin 990 chipset as an option. The precise measurements of the display are not concrete either, but could measure in 6.1 or 6.2 inches.
Despite any movement on the US trade ban, the Huawei P40 series is likely to ship without Google Mobile Services access, much like the Huawei Mate 30 series did at the end of September 2019. Of course, it’s highly likely that this is the smaller Huawei P40 model which is expected to launch at some point in March at a dedicated event in Paris.