Huawei P40 Pro + has just been in the market in China for a few days. And despite various legal woes, this handset is available internationally on 25 June. Given that whatever work the company is doing, it should come as no surprise that availability outside its country will be limited to select markets. Britain and Europe.
It will not be available naturally through American channels. And what’s more, it does not contain any Google services, given the hardware manufacturer’s ongoing battle with the United States government. Instead – like other Huawei flagships – it will be devoid of its own forked version of Android, mainstay applications such as Gmail, Google Maps and the Play Store.
For most other intentions and purposes, however, Huawei is down, but not out. Despite tremendous pressure, the company continues to produce the most bleeding edge mobile hardware on the market. Here it mainly comes down to a great camera module. Like almost every other part of the smartphone ecosystem, it is difficult to stand out from the pack regarding imaging, but according to most accounts, Huawei has managed to do so with the P40 Pro +.
For starters, there’s a 10x (!) Optical zoom (up to 100x digital and all the image issues it brings), which pushes the boundaries of what the handset can do. There are five cameras in total, including an eight-megapixel 10x lens. Others include the standard 50-megapixel, 40-megapixel ultra wide, eight-megapixel 3x optical and a timed flight sensor for increasingly critical depth-sensing.
The handset will run ~ $ 1,658 when it launches later this month. This is the latest sign that Huawei will continue to move forward, even dealing with growing international pressure. Unless the company manages to completely replace Google’s offerings in-house, the current set will be too much agreement for potential prospective buyers.