Huawei launches flagship smartphones without Google services. Prices are going wild
Huawei will release five smartphones of the new P40 series, including the budget Lite and Lite E and the luxury P40 Pro Premium Edition. The cost of the most expensive model will reach 1300 euros, despite the fact that at least two out of five smartphones will go on sale without Google services.
Five new smartphones
Huawei is going to announce the flagship smartphones of the new P40 series. Their debut will take place on March 26, 2020, and almost two weeks before the announcement, their cost became known.
The main line of the Huawei P40, according to the GSM Arena resource, will consist of three models – the usual P40, the top P40 Pro and the premium P40 Pro Premium Edition. Meanwhile, the series includes at least two more models of the basic level – P40 lite and P40 lite E.
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The P40 lite and P40 lite E are shipped without Google services and access to the Google Play app store. Details of their presence or absence in the older models are not yet available, but with May 2019 by the decree of the president of the United States, Donald Trump (Donald Trump) Google stopped doing business with Huawei, and now it can be installed on your Android gadgets only open version – Android Open Source Project (AOSP), whose users do not have access to Google services.
The first such smartphones in its lineup were the flagships of 2019 Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. In P40 lite and P40 lite E, Google services are replaced by their own development Chinese vendor – Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). As part of these services, there is also a proprietary AppGallery application store.
Prices for Huawei P40
The cost of the main smartphones of the Huawei P40 series at the time of publication of the material was not known. In China, an ordinary P40 with 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory is estimated at $ 570, and from 8/128 GB – at $ 610. The maximum configuration includes a 256-gigabyte drive with the same amount of RAM and costs $ 685. In Europe, the younger version of this smartphone will not be sold: only 8/128 GB for 800 euros and 900 euros.
The presentation of all three Huawei novelties will be held online due to the coronavirus epidemic. The start of sales is tentatively scheduled for April 12, 2020.
Cost of Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Premium Edition
In China, the P40 Pro smartphone will be available in three trim levels, the cheapest of which costs $ 785 and contains 128 GB of RAM. The presence of a flash module of 256 GB will increase the price to $ 855, and 512 GB – up to $ 970. In all trim levels installed on 8 GB of RAM.
For Europe, Huawei P40 Pro is announced in two versions. 128 GB of memory will cost the buyer 1000 euros, and 256 GB – 1100 euros.
As for the luxury Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition, its price in Europe will vary from 1200 to 1300 euros. At the same time, the volumes of his memory, as well as prices in China, are not disclosed
Details of the Huawei P40 line of smartphones are for the most part kept secret. So, in the usual P40, the presence of a triple main camera is declared, in the P40 Pro – four modules, and in the P40 Pro Premium Edition – five at once, moreover, it will be equipped with a ceramic case in black or white.
The P40 and P40 Pro will come in a glass case in gray, silver, golden (or orange), black, white and gradient shades of the case. According to GSM Arena, each of the three smartphones will have the latest Huawei processor – Kirin 990 5G ( released in September 2019), as well as a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a double selfie module located in the hole in the screen.
According to the IT Home resource, the Premium Edition smartphone will have a 5500 mAh battery with fast 50-watt and 27-watt wireless charging, 52 + 40 + 8 MP + ToF cameras (the parameters of the fifth module are unknown), an OLED screen of 6.7 inches with Resolution 3160 × 1440 pixels, as well as Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The maximum amount of memory, according to this source – 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal. The smartphone has Android 10 firmware installed with the EMUI 10 shell.
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Only the younger models P40 lite E and P40 lite are announced from the new Huawei line. Acceptance of pre-orders for them will begin on March 20, 2020, and sales will begin on March 27, 2020.
P40 lite E costs $174, and P40 lite – $268. The older P40 lite is based on the Kirin 810 processor (8 cores, up to 2.27 GHz), has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, a 4000 mAh battery, a 16 MP front camera with f / 2.0 aperture and a 6 Full HD + screen, 4 inches diagonally with an integrated fingerprint. The smartphone weighs 183 grams with dimensions of 159x76x9 mm.
The main camera of the P40 lite consists of four sensors: 48 megapixels (wide-angle, f / 1.8), 8 megapixels (ultra-wide-angle), 2 megapixels (macro) + 2 megapixels (background blur). The smartphone has an NFC chip for contactless payment.
Huawei P40 lite E borrowed from the P40 lite only a battery and three main cameras out of four – it does not have one of the two 2-megapixel modules. The list of features of this smartphone includes a front camera of 8 megapixels (f / 2.0), 4/64 GB memory, an 8-core Kirin 710F processor and a screen with a resolution of HD + and a diagonal of 6.4 inches (a fingerprint scanner is built into the rear panel of the case). The dimensions of the P40 lite E were 160x76x8 mm with a weight of 176 grams.
Source: GSM Arena