The Huawei P40 (opens in new tab) and Huawei P40 Pro will come with an under-screen camera, according to a recent patent filing (opens in new tab)– marking the end of the so-called 'notch' that cuts into the top of the screen on the firm's current top-tier devices, including the Huawei Mate 30 (opens in new tab) and Huawei Mate 30 Pro (opens in new tab), and the Huawei P30 (opens in new tab) and Huawei P30 Pro (opens in new tab).
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Huawei has also found a way to bury an LED indicator, light emitter and front-facing flash under the display. You shouldn't be able to see any of the components when they aren't in use, either – the screen decreases the percentage of transparency of the area, overlaying them with a static clock when they aren't active (highlighted below).
Huawei is expected to announce the Huawei P40 in March 2020.
There's no word on what the handset will bring to the table, but if we had to hazard a guess, we'd say an improved camera setup, a higher-resolution, edge-to-edge OLED screen and Huawei's new Kirin 990 (opens in new tab) processor. There's also a chance it could ship sans Google Play Apps and Services à la Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
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