• Huawei is set to reveal its newest smartphone
  • The device won't be launched via a physical event, however
  • The new handset will be revealed via a livestreamed event

While the current coronavirus outbreak has caused many gatherings to be cancelled, some companies are finding ways to continue with their business. One of these companies is Huawei.

Chinese tech giant Huawei is set to unveil it's newest photography-focused smartphone, the P40 Series. The company announced that it will reveal the device later this month during an event that will be held March 26, 2020.

Unlike previous launch events, however, Huawei will instead hold an online event and will be livestreaming the reveal of its latest device via the internet. Rafal Kwiatkowski, Global PR for Huawei, announced this via a tweet.

“But this year is like no other and for the safety and comfort of everyone the global P40 will be virtual and streamed online,” Kwiatkowski wrote. “I'll miss seeing the media and our global PR teams but it's the right thing to do.”

“Stay tuned, the P40 powerhouse is coming,” the Global PR added.

That said, fans won't need to fly to where the event is going to happen because it will be broadcast over the internet anyway. Those who are interested won't have to worry about avoiding contracting COVID-19.

What to expect

Now, what should fans expect from Huawei's upcoming handset? Here's a quick glance at the possible specs and features:

  • First, no Google

Huawei fans shouldn't expect the new handset to come with Google's apps and services pre-installed, Engadget noted. This will be the first P-series handset to come devoid of Google, and that is due to the fact that this device was made after the Chinese company was blacklisted by the U.S.

  • Second, impressive cameras

Despite the device's lack of Google services, fans can still expect it to feature the best cameras in any smartphone today, even outpacing Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra, Forbes reported.

A Huawei representative, speaking with a Forbes journalist as well as with others, hinted that the new handset is designed to become the best when it comes to smartphone photography, even after new handsets from Samsung and Oppo, all of them featuring amazing cameras, have just been released.

“We can expect [the P40] to have market-leading sensor tech designed to set records,” the representative said. The device will also feature new sensors that could “redefine the zoom experience,” the representative added.

US criminal charges allege the Chinese tech giant Huawei engaged in a "decades-long" effort to steal trade secrets from American companies
US criminal charges allege the Chinese tech giant Huawei engaged in a "decades-long" effort to steal trade secrets from American companies AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS