Huawei officially unveiled its new clan of camera-centric phones and demand for them is expected to be high. Despite the current crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, potential buyers need not worry about not being able to get one or waiting to purchase their preferred units.
According to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, production for the phones was made as early as December even before the coronavirus spread, GSM Arena reported. With most businesses on a standstill, it appears Huawei has more than enough stocks to meet demand. No further details were revealed but it would be best to take his word for it.
Huawei unveiled the three phones under the Huawei P40 series via YouTube recently. The Huawei P40 is the standard phone of the lot featuring a 6.1-inch OLED screen and three cameras. That includes a 50 MP standard zoom lens, a 15 MP ultra-wide lens and an 8 MP optical zoom. Inside, the Huawei P40 will be powered by the company's Huawei 5G Kirin processor backed by 8 GB of RAM. It will come with 128 GB of storage, an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a 3,800 mAh battery, CNet reported. All phones will no longer have the traditional headphone jack.
From there, the Huawei P40 Pro and the Huawei P40 Pro+ will come with bumped up specs. Both variants will come with a 6.58-inch OLED screen, the same Kirin 900 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 4,200 mAh battery. Customers can pick either a 128 GB or 256 GB storage for both devices. As far as the cameras both offer, this likewise varies.
For the Huawei P40 Pro, it will come with the 50 MP zoom, a 12 MP 5X optical zoom and a time-of-flight sensor. The best of the P40 series is the Huawei P40 Pro+. Aside from the 50 MP camera and time-of-flight sensor, it will also come with a 40 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and an 8 MP optical zoom.
The Huawei P40 Pro is priced starting at $880 and incrementally goes up from there. The Huawei P40 Pro will retail for about $1,100 while the Huawei P40 Pro Plus costs roughly $1,540. The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are scheduled to start shipping in April while the Huawei P40 Pro Plus follows in June.
Before deciding on what to get, consumers are reminded of the following. The Huawei P40 Series will not be available in the United States due to current issues with the government. It will also not have access to Google Services.