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Huawei P40 Series to be Launched in Europe on March 26 but without Google Apps

Huawei has fixed March 26, 2020 for the launch of its new flagships in the P series, the Huawei P 40 and the Huawei P40 Pro. A third Huawei P40 Lite is also expected to be launched on the same day globally. While Android 10 OS will be loaded on to the device none of the other Google supports like Google Play Store, YouTube and other apps will be available on the phones following the US government’s sanctions on the Chinese company. These smartphones are the successors to the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

Specifications Leaked Earlier

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are likely to sport 6.57-inch OLED QHD+ displays with a screen resolution of 1440×3040 pixels. The screen refresh rate is expected to be 120Hz. The expectation is that the Huawei P40 will be fitted with a triple camera setup in the rear while the higher Huawei P40 Pro may have an additional sensor to make it a quad-camera arrangement. Some believe it could be even a penta-camera setup though this is not confirmed. The 64MP camera is said to possibly figure as the primary sensor in both the models. The others may be a 20MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens followed by a suitable depth sensor. The phones are expected to have two cameras in the front for selfies.

The Chinese major will use its own inhouse processors HiSilicon Kirin 990/990 5G on these devices. The Android 10 operating system will be loaded with the EMUI 10 skin riding on top. The phone is expected to be released in several color options as per rumors. Black, Blush Gold, Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White and Mint Green are the colors being mentioned. The specifications in the case of the Huawei P40 Lite may be watered down to a large extent to make the phone’s price affordable.

Huawei P40The challenge for Huawei is selling these new phones is that the key Google apps users usually rely heavily on won’t be a part of the devices. Huawei’s App Gallery and Ecosystem will be available instead. How much of this change is acceptable to users in Europe and elsewhere is a question that will remain.

There is no indication of the price of the Huawei P40 Pro but it appears it would be in the $1,000 region.

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