Huawei confirms details about "unprecedented" P40 and P40 Pro
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, has confirmed several details about the upcoming P40 series, according to Frandroid. Speaking to French press in Shenzhen, Yu stated that Huawei would launch the P40 series at the end of March in Paris, although he was apparently coy on specifics.
Predictably, the P40 series will feature improved cameras, AI and performance compared to what the P30 series currently offers. While Yu did not expand on these areas, recent leaks claim that the P40 Pro may feature up to seven cameras, with two on the front and five on the back of the device. The P40 series is expected to run on the Kirin 990 though, the same SoC found in the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.
Yu has also dispelled some rumours about the P40 series. Namely, the series will not ship with HarmonyOS, with Huawei continuing to equip its flagships with EMUI builds instead. According to @RODENT950, the P40 series will launch with EMUI 10.1, possibly the first devices to do so.
Moreover, Yu confirmed that the P40 series would be sold via classic distribution channels, operators and retailers. Speculatively, this could be hinting at wider release than the Mate 30 series has received thus far. Finally, the P40 series will ship with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), but this should come as no surprise.