Last week, when Huawei announced its Mate Xs, it also mentioned the launch date for its upcoming P40 devices. What the company did not mention was that it had prototypes of the device being used by its staff. Digital Trends managed to spot one, and it’s likely to be what the phone will look like. After all, this was only a month before the phone was supposed to be launched.
For now, it’s unclear if this was the base Huawei P40, or one of its variants. It looks a little different compared to the leaks and renders we’ve seen previously. These differences would suggest that it’s not the Huawei P40 Pro, which is what most of the renders reference. Most obvious is the fact that the camera bump houses only three cameras. Sitting next to the bump is the flash, alongside what could be a ToF sensor and a microphone.
Where you’ll usually find the Huawei and Leica branding on the P40 prototype, you see instead Polarie and Blink. These are supposedly the codenames for the former. Digital Trends reports that the company commonly use codenames on prototypes like this. While not shown, the phone has a USB-C port at the bottom, but unfortunately no 3.5mm audio jack.
Digital Trends did not share any shots of the phone from the front, or any angle that would make the screen visible. Not unexpected, since it’s still a prototype, and the software could be easily changed before the launch of the actual Huawei P40. But which device in the P40 line this actually is, we’ll have to wait until the end of March to find out.
(Source: Digital Trends)