Just yesterday we reported about a rumor that suggested the Huawei P40 Pro might pack a graphene battery. That news came straight from a tweet from Huawei France, only to be deleted a few hours later. Now, while the deletion of the tweet had already raised some flags, today comes the actual official confirmation.
According to Li Xiaolong, the vice president of Huawei’s mobile phone product line, the news is indeed fake. The Huawei P40 series (specifically the P40 Pro) will not be boasting a graphene battery, a technology that is expected to bring longer battery life and faster charging speeds. Which would have come handy given that the Huawei phone is rumored to pack an extra large 5500mAh capacity battery.
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Since we’re already talking about the P40 Pro, we’d like to remind you that the handset is also expected to boast a 10x optical zoom lens according to Guo Mingxuan, an international analyst at the Tianfeng company. Needless to say this would be the first smartphone to pack a 10x zoom camera. The same person suggests the sensor will have a resolution of 8MP.
Additionally, we know from previous leaked renders of its cases that the smartphone is packing at least four image sensors.
As far as pricing goes, the smartphone should cost between 4000 and 5000 Yuan, or $570-713 at the current exchange rates. With the company expecting to sell over 9 million units in 2020.
What do you guys think about today’s news? Are you disappointed it was all fake? Let us know in the comments section down below.