“The Motorola P40 is rumoured to be one of the first few smartphones to come with a punch-hole design”
The successor to the iPhone X-lookalike that was the P30 from last year, the Motorola P40 promises to be another value-for-money offering from the Lenovo-owned brand. Considering the rumour mills have started churning out details of the upcoming smartphone, we can safely assume that its launch isn’t too far away. A new set of leaks has revealed key details about this upcoming Android One-toting handset from the Chinese company. Moreover, 91mobiles has been able to obtain the render of this device, giving us a good look at what it’s likely to look like. So if you are wondering what to expect from the Motorola P40, here’s a roundup of everything we know about the phone.
Punch-hole camera design
The newest trend among manufacturers who want to do away with the notch, while also offering full-screen front surfaces, is the punch-hole camera. This approach results in a tiny hole in the display, which is used to house the front-facing camera. Rumour has it the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones will be adopting the same design, and a number of other manufacturers have seemingly jumped the gun as well. The Motorola P40 it seems, will be one of them, as renders have revealed that this phone will have a punch-hole camera on the top-left corner of its display.
The display hence grabs a bezel-less design, but there’s indeed a tiny chin at the bottom, which features a Motorola logo, just like the P30. The rear surface of this handset will apparently be made from glass, and have curved edges on the two sides. The Motorola logo will likely be seen hiding the fingerprint reader, while the vertically-aligned dual-camera system will again echo the design of Apple’s iPhones.
48MP main camera
2019 is definitely going to be the year in which we’ll be getting to see several smartphones featuring 48MP sensors. One among them will possibly be the Motorola P40. Out of the two cameras on the back of this device, one will grab a 48-megapixel shooter (most likely the Sony IMX586), while the other will be equipped with a 5MP sensor. That primary camera will moreover, be paired with an f/1.75 lens, which will make it more conducive to low-light shots. And the presence of the secondary camera means a portrait mode will definitely be available. Leaks have suggested that AI features will also be making their way into this camera, which is no surprise.
To be powered by one of the latest chipsets from Qualcomm
No mainstream phone out there features the Snapdragon 675 chipset right now, but it seems that a number of handsets are gearing up to utilise it. The Motorola P40 is one of them. The phone is tipped to come equipped with this new Qualcomm SoC, which comes with eight Kryo 460 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2GHz. This 11nm chip also carries onboard an Adreno 612 GPU. It’s being said that 6GB worth of RAM will be present inside this device, apart from either 64GB or 128GB of storage.
A big Display and an impressive selfie camera
The Motorola P40 will apparently come with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD bearing curved edges and extremely thin bezels. What’s disappointing is that the leaks have predicted the panel will feature an HD+ resolution rather than full HD+. Speaking about the selfie camera sitting in its punch-hole, it will be a 12MP sensor that will be bundled with AI features.
A big battery
Motorola will apparently be pushing a 4,132mAh battery inside the P40. This will be a huge upgrade over its predecessor, which offered just a 3000mAh power pack. It also means you can expect claims of two-day battery life for the phone. And some form of fast charging will also most likely be provided by the company. Don’t expect support for wireless charging though.
Not surprisingly, the P40 is expected to ship with Android 9.0 Pie. This latest software from Google comes equipped with several new features like Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery, easier text selection and more. And this Motorola phone will be released as an Android One device, which means fast and timely software updates will also be rolled out for it. Another trait that it is tipped to have adopted is NFC support.
Motorola P40 expected pricing and availability
There’s no word yet on when the Motorola P40 will be officially launched, but we can guess that its arrival is right around the corner. Just like its predecessor, it’s expected to come with a mid-range price tag.