On March 26, 2020, Huawei will unveil its P40 series flagship including three different models of different configurations.
As recently, guys over Digital Trends got access to one of the P40 smartphones prototype and shared their hands-on pictures linked below.
The source didn’t confirm the device’s identity but according to the camera setup it is expected to be Huawei P40 Pro. While the regular P40 is expected to come with triple camera.
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The prototype’s back has markings “POLARIE” at the bottom and “Blink” below the camera setup. These markings will be replaced with Huawei and Leica brandings respectively.
Design and interface:
The hands-on doesn’t contain front display pictures but reveals the whole rear side, featuring glass design that’s curved on both left and right edges. The design seems to be improved compared to the P30 Pro.
The color of the device uses a reflecting finish and seems to be inspired by its predecessor.
Right Side: Physical volume adjustment buttons alongside a Power key.
Left Side: Remain plain
Bottom Side: USB Type-C port, Speaker Grills, SimCard Tray, Primary Mic (No, 3.5mm headphone jack)
Top Side: IR blaster, Secondary mic
The camera bump in the back is placed vertically consisting of a Main camera, Ultrawide angle camera and Periscope camera (5X optical) at the bottom. The right side has an LED flash and a ToF depth sensor.
According to the previous reports, Huawei P40 Pro will come with a curved display panel with a dual punch-hole design. It’ll equip the flagship Kirin 990 processor, with EMUI 10 and HMS. There’s also a top model that’ll come with five rear cameras and 10X optical zoom.
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After Huawei and Apple, Honor to bring Satellite Communication unlike Samsung
Samsung has decided to remain behind the line and announced its failure to install the Satellite Communication feature in the recently released Galaxy S23 but Honor doesn’t seem to repeat this mistake, as it has now a certificate to use capability in its smartphones.
According to the information, China National Intellectual Property Administration AKA CNIPA has published an application filed by Honor. It is now authorized and revealed the company’s approval for “an electric device with integrated Beidou short message feature”.
This confirms that Honor is ready to debut this satellite communication in smartphones. However, an exact date or model has not been disclosed at the moment. Honor Magic 5 series will launch on February 27 at MWC 2023 Barcelona and it’s suitable for such technology in Honor’s campaign.
The satellite communication technology allows you to send short text messages with China’s Beiduo satellite. However, Apple is using Globalstar satellite services in the U.S. If required, the phone will let you send a short message when you don’t have a mobile network at all. This feature comes into play in any emergency use case.
Huawei was the first to launch satellite communication in the industry and the company has already planned to launch the second generation feature to this satellite-connected smartphone feature.
(source – Weibo)
Huawei Nova 20 Pro, Mate X3 and P60 to run Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+
According to the inputs coming from Weibo tipster, Wangzai, Huawei Nova 20 Pro, Mate X3, and Huawei P60 will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. That suggests the 8+ Gen 1 will be popular this year.
Snapdragon 8+ is produced with TSMC’s 4nm process. The frequency of the CPU and GPU is 10% higher than that of the previous generation’s flagship Snapdragon platform, and the power consumption is reduced by 30%.
So, we come down to the conclusion that this processor will use frequency change in all of these three devices. Input suggests that Huawei Nova 20 Pro uses a low-frequency version of Snapdragon 8+, while the main core is set for 3.0 GHz and the standard frequency is 3.2GHz.
Compared to the flagship version, the mid-range or low-to-high-end version of Snapdragon 8+ brings advantages such as better battery life. For example, the Honor 80 series has controlled frequency and provide good performance.
No Gen 2 in the P60 series?
So, Huawei is not using Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 in the P60 series? The answer to this question is currently unconfirmed. As tipsters have confirmed that the is only P60, which may raise hope for a high-end Snapdragon chip.
Past information reveals that Huawei Nova 20 series will launch around May of this year and will have two models – Nova 20 and Nova 20 Pro. Looking past the generations, Huawei Nova 10 lineup featured Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core chip. It uses 4 × Cortex-A78 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz architecture.
It’s possible that the Nova 20 Pro version is chosen for Snapdragon 8+ and the standard Nova 20 chose to remain on Snapdragon mid-range chipset. As for now, there are no additional details available about the Nova 20 series parameters. But there’s a lot to know and we’ll keep you posted.
(source – Weibo)
Huawei could launch new flagship oriented feature this year
Huawei is preparing a new feature for the upcoming flagship devices that could launch soon. According to the input coming from Weibo tipster Pengpeng, Huawei is testing a new feature called “fault type rolling” for flagship models, it’s mentioned as a next-generation technology.
However, the tipster didn’t reveal specific details about this feature and we never heard of it before. Since it seems like a brand-new tech, we will look forward to the unveiling.
Over the past years, Huawei continue to innovate new technologies for consumers. These innovations contribute big to improve the user experience.
Huawei has three major launches for this year including Mate X3, P60 series, and Mate 60 series. But the tipster, while interacting with followers, suggests that Mate X3 could be the first recipient.
Huawei Mate X3:
Huawei Mate X3 is the next generation of foldable phones that will carry the right folding design of its predecessor. On the other hand, the phone will bring lightweight and an improved hinge system. It’s expected this foldable device will be the first to bring out the next generation of satellite connectivity. It will be the first smartphone to enter the launch stage.
Huawei P60 series:
Huawei P60 series is the next P series smartphone and it is loaded with a variety of new features but the main focus will return to the camera specifications, which include XMAGE imaging and variable aperture.
Huawei Mate 60:
According to past plans, Huawei could launch Mate 60 series in the second half of this year but there’s more confirmation needed on this subject.
(source – Weibo)