Huawei P40 Pro to come with a penta-camera and notch-less display

Will Huawei's P40 Pro be the flagship to get?


Huawei is planning to launch its next flagship in March 2020 and earlier this week, we already got a glimpse of the phone’s design. The CAD-based drawings showed us that the P40 series will come rectangular camera islands on the back. But aside from this, there was nothing on the number of cameras the phone would have nor how the phone’s display would be shaped.

Penta-camera setup

Thanks to a recent leak, it seems like the P40 Pro will sport a total of five cameras. As expected, Huawei is upping the ante and the specifications for the camera on paper sound incredible. The main sensor will be a 64MP Sony IMX686 joined by a 20MP ultra-wide, a 12MP periscope telephoto with 10x optical zoom, a macro camera and a 3D ToF unit.

Huawei P40 Pro might come with a penta camera setup and notchless display

If we look at the image, it tells us a lot of things. First of all, it seems like Huawei will continue its partnership with Leica next year too. The leak also goes on to show the smartphone in a blue colour, with four cameras stacked on top of each other. The square periscope unit is placed adjacent to the stack, on the right.

Notch-less display

Rumours say that the P40 Pro will sport a screen measuring between 6.5-inches and 6.7-inches. With the industry moving towards higher refresh rate panels, we would not be surprised if Huawei does the same. However, a leaked panel of the P40 Pro at least shows us that the phone will flaunt a notch-less screen with slim bezels. From the angle the photo is taken it, we cannot yet figure out if the P40 Pro will adopt the waterfall-style display design found on the Mate 30 Pro.

What do you think about the P40 Pro’s front panel? (via: Weibo)

Another element about the phone that is unclear is where the front-facing camera will go. Judging by previous trends, Huawei has typically stayed away from pop-up selfie cameras on their flagships. But 2020 may be the year it makes this switch. But that may mean the phone may not come with official water and dust resistance. Or, the P40 Pro could come with an under-display camera. We will know more as we get closer to the phone’s launch.