Huawei unveils its next flagship telephones, the P40 and P40 Pro, on March 26 at an event in Paris, the company announced today (through Android Central). However, unlike their impressive P-series predecessors, the P40s do not have access to Google’s various apps and services (including the Google Play Store) because the White House has banned US companies from doing business with the Chinese telecom giant. Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro was launched last year under similar restrictions. Google tackled the situation on Friday and discouraged consumers from trying to sideload their software.
The new devices are expected to be launched with 120Hz screens on both models, with three cameras on the P40 and five cameras on the P40 Pro. The phones come with Android 10 and Huawei’s EMUI 10, Android Central reports.
The P40 Pro showed leaked images with a large camera bump to accommodate the five lenses, a notchless screen with a perforated selfie camera, no headphone connection, a USB-C port on the bottom and curved sides.
Previously leaked images also showed the P40 six different colors, including mint green.
This is the third time that Huawei has launched its new P-series model in March in Paris, so the plan is not necessary in response to the canceled Mobile World Congress. Huawei CEO Richard Yu has described the P40 Pro as ‘the most powerful 5G flagship in the world’.