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Huawei P40 launching March 2020 without Google services

Huawei had launched its P30 series of phones in March this year. The lineup included standard, Pro and Lite editions of the P30 smartphone. Now the Chinese smartphone maker announced that the successor to the P30 will be announced in Paris at the end of March 2020. The Huawei P40 will be the company’s next flagship smartphone. This was confirmed by Huawei consumer group CEO Richard Yu in an interview with the French press. Like its predecessor, the P40 will also arrive in standard and Pro variants. Richard Yu added that the smartphones will run Android 10, but without Google services onboard. 

In the interview, Yu revealed that the upcoming P40 will arrive with a ‘never seen before’ design along with improvements in camera, processor performance and battery life. This means that it will be better than previous P-series devices. The P40 series is expected to be powered by the Kirin 990 chipset that is found on the Mate 30 Pro. The smartphones will be distributed through traditional channels i.e. carriers and stores. Yu also mentioned that the P40 series will run Android 10 with Huawei’s own EMUI skinned on top. However, compared to the Huawei P30, the upcoming P40 series will arrive without Google apps. In place of Google mobile services, the smartphones will run Huawei mobile services which includes apps like Huawei AppGallery, Huawei Mobile Cloud, Huawei Themes, Huawei Assistant and more. The Huawei P40 will not run on the company’s in-house HarmonyOS. 

The specifications of Huawei P40 and the exact launch date are not known yet. More details will surface in the coming months, and we will keep you updated with new information. 

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