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Huawei unveils P40 smartphones online as coronavirus thwarts launch event – Source Reuters Tech News

LONDON (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned.

FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad and penta-camera configurations and “overflow” displays that curve over all four edges of the devices.

Huawei has been at the forefront of camera technology, and Yu said the P40 series set the bar higher again, with the largest camera sensor on a smartphone, up to 10 times optical zoom and advanced artificial intelligence.

The company’s hardware has won plaudits from critics.

However, European consumers’ appetite for its newest smartphones has been dented by…

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