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Huawei P40 series: 10x optical zoom may only be coming to the P40 Pro+, and only in China

The release of the Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G may not extend beyond China. (Image source: WinFuture via @RODENT950)
The release of the Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G may not extend beyond China. (Image source: WinFuture via @RODENT950)
Tomorrow, Huawei will launch the P40 series globally, with the devices set to be made available in Europe too. However, it is now becoming clear that Huawei will only release two models outside of China, with the P40 Pro+ 5G and its exclusive 10x optical zoom camera remaining a China-only release instead.

Following yesterday's announcement by WinFuture of official hardware specifications for the P40 series, it has now emerged that the flagship model may only receive a limited release. Expected to be called the P40 Pro Premium or P40 Pro Plus, the device will feature the best bits from the rest of the P40 series plus a camera capable of 10x optical zoom.

Sadly, the P40 Pro Plus, or P40 Pro+ as it could be abbreviated, may only see the light of day in China . The news comes from @RODENT950, an increasingly popular purveyor of leaked information about upcoming Huawei hardware. Hence, do not treat this as confirmed at this stage, although @RODENT950 does have a good track record thus far.

According to the same leaker, Huawei will offer the P40 Pro as the premier model in most markets, which will seemingly not have the same zoom capabilities that the P40 Pro+ will. That is not to put the P40 Pro down though, as the hardware listed by WinFuture makes for impressive reading. The camera hardware for the P40 and P40 Pro will apparently be as follows:

Model Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro
Front-facing cameras 32 MP
f/2.2
Autofocus
Depth sensor
32 MP
f/2.2
Autofocus
Depth sensor
IR sensor for 3D face unlock
Rear-facing cameras 50 MP UltraVision IMX700 sensor, RYYB, 4-in-1 pixel binning, f/1.9, 27 mm
16 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, f/2.2, 17 mm
8 MP telephoto sensor, f/2.4, 80 mm, OIS
Octa-Phase detection, XD Fusion Engine
50 MP UltraVision IMX700 sensor, RYYB, 4-in-1 pixel binning, f/1.9, 27 mm
40 MP CineLens video and ultra-wide-angle sensor, RYYB, 18 mm
12 MP SuperSensing telephoto sensor, f/3.4, 125 mm, 5x optical, 50x digital
3D ToF sensor
Octa-Phase detection, XD Fusion Engine

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@RODENT950. WinFuture - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-25 (Update: 2020-03-25)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.