Rumour | New leaks reveal massive price tags for the Huawei P40 series

A fan render of the P40 series. (Image source: Unknown via @RODENT950)
A fan render of the P40 series. (Image source: Unknown via @RODENT950)
The launch of the P40 series is under two weeks away and now rumours of some outrageous pricing are doing the rounds. Ranging between ~US$941 and a colossal ~US$13,858, yes that is not a typo, the P40 series is shaping up to be even pricier than the Galaxy S20 Ultra. If that was not enough, Huawei has teased that the P40 series may have up to three front-facing cameras.
Alex Alderson,

The P40 series is almost upon us, with Huawei possibly launching up to three smartphones on March 26. While the regular P40 is expected to be the cheapest of the three, leaked pricing from multiple sources suggests that the P40 may be pricier than some may have hoped.

Referenced by GSMArena, Greek website Techblog claims that the P40 will start at €849 (~US$940) with 128 GB of storage. Citing unnamed internal sources, the website also asserts that the 256 GB P40 Pro will cost €1,139 (~US$1,260). By contrast, CNMO claims that the entry-level P40 will cost €999 (~US$1,110), with 256 GB and 512 GB versions priced at €1,099 (~US$1,220) and €1,249 (~US$1,390) respectively.

Outlandishly, the website also claims that Huawei will release a €12,499 (US$13,858) Aerospace Edition. If this is genuine, then we would expect it to be an ultra-limited edition model.

The above does not even include the rumoured P40 Pro Premium, which may be on its way too. Even if these prices are off the mark, then we would not be surprised to see Huawei pitch the P40 series' answer to the Galaxy S20 Ultra at close to US$1,500.

Seemingly, the P40 series may have more front-facing cameras than its competitors, though. Circulated by the likes of @RODENT950, Huawei has teased the front-facing camera hardware of the P40 series. The image shows a device with three stars, which could represent three cameras. However, it may be no coincidence that the middle star is smaller than the others. Instead, we suspect that Huawei is teasing two cameras and an LED flash or a ToF sensor.

(Image source: @RODENT950)
(Image source: Weibo via CNMO)
(Image source: Weibo via CNMO)
(Image source: Weibo via CNMO)


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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-13 (Update: 2020-03-13)
Alex Alderson
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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.