Huawei P40, P40 Pro to launch on March 26 in Paris

By Xite - February 25, 2020
Huawei will launch its first flagship phones of 2020, the Huawei P40 and the Huawei P40 Pro, on March 26 in Paris. The phone will come without Google’s pre-installed apps and services like Google Pl....

Huawei will launch its first flagship of the year 2020, the Huawei P40 and the Huawei P40 Pro, at an event on March 26 in Paris, France. The smartphones are the successors of the the P30 and the P30 Pro that were received well in terms of camera performance. Reports have suggested that the smartphones will ship with Android 10 and Huawei's EMUI 10 skin, OLED displays with 120Hz refresh rate, and multiple camera setup.

Images leaked in the media show that the P40 will have three cameras, while the Pro variant will ship with five rear cameras. It is likely that the phones have 64MP primary camera, a 20MP ultra-wide camera, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a ToF sensor. As mentioned, the downside could be the unavailability of the Google apps like Google Play Store, Google Pay, YouTube app, among others. We’ll have to see how the company copes up with this.

Huawei was put into an ‘Entity list’ by the US Commerce Department, which means that US-based companies were barred from doing business with the Chinese tech giant. In this view, people started to side-load Google’s apps and services from alternate sources. Recently, the Android OS-maker warned users not to side load apps on Huawei devices.
‘The sideloaded Google apps will not work reliably because we do not allow these services to run on uncertified devices where security may be compromised. Sideloading Google’s apps also carries a high risk of installing an app that has been altered or tampered with in ways that can compromise user security,’ said the statement by Google.

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