Last month, Huawei announced the date for the P40 series launch, which is on March 26 in Paris and sent the invites. However, due to the severe outbreak of coronavirus these days, the event has now been canceled. Instead, the company has recently confirmed that the Huawei P40 series will be launched through an online event on March 26.
For the safety of everyone, the company has canceled the physical event in Paris. Because of the outbreak, the company recently launched Mate XS and Matebook laptops through an online event in Europe. Huawei P40 series launch could be somewhat like that. For this, the company has updated a teaser image on its website showing a massive camera hump of the device. The company on cancellation of the event mentioned:
Due to growing public health concerns, the Huawei flagship product launch, originally scheduled to be held in Paris on 26 March, will now be delivered online.
According to recent leaks, the P40 lineup will feature 52 Megapixel IMX700 CMOS SONY sensor and will have support for 16-pixel binning technology meaning the photo captured by the sensor will be of 4.48μm photosensitive pixel size which will be excellent for low light performance. In addition to that, the Pro variant of the lineup will come with a wider zoom range of 18mm-240mm.
Apart from the Huawei P40 launch event, other significant tech events have also been canceled due to this virus outbreak. These events include MWC, Facebook’s F8, Google I/O, SXSW, and many others.