The Google-free device arrives this March.
Images of what looks like the official press render of Huawei’s next flagship device have been leaked online. The P40 series is the next iteration of Huawei’s smartphone line, which we can safely assume that doesn’t have any Google services installed.
The leaked images point to a new upper left punch-hole display along with a rectangular camera setup at the back, similar to what most flagships are sporting at the moment. There’s also a good chance that this camera will also be ‘co-engineered by Leica’ along with all the bells and whistles that will make it a superior photography device.
Hardware specification is unavailable at the moment, but expect it to be powered by the latest Kirin 990 CPU that’s currently powering the Mate 30 Pro. Rumors also point that a 6.1-6.2 display will be included, along with a bunch of Huawei-based services.
The hard sell on this is the lack of Google-based services, even if it is running on Android 10. But Huawei has given a lot of options to download from third-party app stores while offering security on the software and hardware level.
More details about the Huawei P40 should be available in the next few months, where the company is scheduled to do another launch event in Paris around March.