New leak brings some good news for expectant Huawei P40 fans
Huawei is billed to unveil its flagship P40 lineup towards the end of March, and more details of the phones have leaked over the past few weeks. The latest leak gives some information on, perhaps, the most important aspect of the phone—pricing.
According to the source, @RODENT950, the Huawei P40 will be cheaper than its predecessor, the P30. Yes, you heard that right. A flagship phone's price is actually going to be cheaper.
There are, of course, a number of reasons for that. First, the lack of Google Services means Huawei doesn't have to pay for certification for the phone. Google supposedly charges $40 for its services in Europe, so that's $40 less Huawei has to spend making the phones. Secondly, the lack of Google Services means that Huawei's phones are now a lot less attractive in Western markets. Reducing prices is a good way to offset that.
Most importantly, though, is the fact that Huawei will debut an entirely new phone in the series. While it only launched the P30 and P30 Pro last year, it will release three phones this time out—P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Premium.
The P40 is expected to start at €600, down from the P30's base price tag of €800. The P40 Pro will cost €800, down from the massive €1,000 the P30 Pro carried. The P40 Pro Premium will instead be the new €1,000 phone.
The differences between the phones aren't clear-cut yet but rumors claim the P40 will have just 3x optical zoom, with the P40 Pro going up to 5x, and the P40 Pro Premium delivering a groundbreaking 10x optical zoom.