Huawei P40 and P40 Pro specifications leaked: 50MP primary camera, Kirin 990 5G chipset and more

As Huawei prepares to launch its upcoming smartphone range on March 26th, key specifications of the devices have started surfacing on the internet. Notable tipster Ishan Agarwal recently unveiled a list of features on the Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro, including details regarding the display size, battery, and camera specifications among others. Agarwal had previously revealed renders of the P40, leaking design details, along with some of the basic hardware powering both smartphones. The two major highlights of the Huawei P40 series include the 50-megapixel primary sensor and 40W fast charge support.

Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro-

Huawei P40 specifications and features

The Huawei P40 reportedly flaunts a 6.1-inch display with a punch-hole cutout for the front camera. The phone is powered by the Kirin 990 5G chipset. In terms of optics, the handset features a triple rear camera consisting of a 50-megapixel primary lens, along with a 16-megapixel sensor, and an 8-megapixel lens. Huawei is offering Leica Ultra Vision sensors with 30x digital zoom and Huawei XD Fusion Engine for improved image quality. 

The Huawei P40 uses a single 32-megapixel sensor at the front. It likely draws power from a 3,800mAh battery with 40W fast charging and 27W wireless charging support. Agarwal did not share details on the RAM and storage editions of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro.

Huawei P40 Pro 5G specifications and features

The Huawei P40 Pro, on the other hand, is rumoured to flaunt a 6.58-inch curved edge display with a pill-shaped cutout housing the dual selfie camera setup. The smartphone is also powered by the Kirin 990 5G SoC. In terms of optics, the Huawei P40 Pro 5G uses a quad rear camera setup including a Leica Ultra Vision 50-megapixel primary sensor along with a 40-megapixel secondary sensor, a 12-megapixel lens, and a 3D ToF sensor. The telephoto lens supports up to 50x SuperSensing Zoom and stabilization. While the camera supports Huawei XD Fusion Engine for better image quality.

At the front, the Huawei P40 Pro 5G flaunts a dual camera setup, complete with a 32-megapixel primary sensor and an unknown ultra-wide lens within the pill-shaped cutout on the display. The handset is rumored to draw power from a 4,200mAh battery with 40W fast charge support. However, Agarwal suggests that the final product might feature just 27W fast charging, so we’ll have to wait for launch.

Due to the ongoing US trade ban on the company, the P40 series does not support Google Play Services and other related applications. Instead, Huawei will be offering its in-house Mobile Services and App Gallery. While the renders give us a pretty decent idea of what to expect from both smartphones at least in terms of aesthetics and performance, there is no accurate leak word on pricing yet. 


Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.