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Huawei P40 series set to launch today: Expected specs, features and how to watch live

Huawei P40 series is expected to bring three new phones with itself. Of the three, it is the P40 Pro Premium that is expected to be the flagship.

Sushant Talwar   New Delhi     Last Updated: March 26, 2020  | 11:46 IST

Highlights

  • Huawei P40 series of phones are set to launch today
  • The series is expected to bring three new smartphones
  • The three smartphones are tipped to bring industry leading camera set-ups

Huawei's much-awaited, P40 series of smartphones is all set to launch today. The company will be unveiling them at an online launch event where it is expected to launch three new smartphones in the series -- the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Premium.

The three phones will be the new flagships for 2020 and will succeed the P30 series of phones from last year. The company has announced that it will be hosting a live stream of the event which will be available via the company's website and is scheduled to go live at 6:30pm IST.

Huawei P40 Pro, P40: Expected specs and features

Ahead of the phone's launch, two of the three phones have had their entire spec sheets leaked by the tipster, Ishan Agarwal.

To begin with, the Huawei P40 is tipped to bring with itself a 6.1-inch display with a wide punch-hole. There will be a Leica Ultra Vision triple camera set-up with a 50-megapixel primary camera sat next to a 16-megapixel lens and an 8-megapixel lens.

The set-up will make use of the Huawei XD Fusion Engine for pictures to enhance its performance. Additionally, one of the lenses will also support up to 30x zoom.

Interestingly, the tipster claims the phone will bring a single 32-megapixel camera at the front. However, the render shared by him on Twitter shows a dual punch-hole on the display. Apart from this, the phone is expected to come with a 3,800 mAh battery, and also house a Kirin 990 chipset with 5G support.

The Huawei P40 Pro, on the other hand, is tipped to come with a 6.58-inch display with curved edges on all four sides. Under the hood, the P40 Pro will come with a 4,200 mAh battery, with support for 40W wired charging.

There is also a suggestion that the phone could further support either 40W or 27W wireless SuperCharge. The chipset underneath the display will be the company's current flagship, the Kirin 990.

The camera setup on the Pro variant will be a Leica Ultra Vision Quad Cam and will comprise of a 50-megapixel primary lens, a 40-megapixel secondary lens, a 12-megapixel, and a fourth ToF sensor.

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