The price cut because of the lack of Google Mobile Services? Excellent, more deGoogled choice to choose for. Only people who are way too dependant with Scroogle services will straight away deem this phone as DOA, not knowing that there are actually a lot of Android smartphones out there running on custom AOSP-based ROM without GMS at all.
Kress, 29 Jan 2020Then load some unknown package from an unknown server with added malware/viruses. Next day you... moreLol technically challenged people should keep their fear mongering to themselves.
Kress, 29 Jan 2020Then load some unknown package from an unknown server with added malware/viruses. Next day you... moreI've never done that and I unlock the bootloader on almost every phone I buy. I've unlocked the bootloader on maybe all but 3 out of around 25 phones.
Mike9625, 29 Jan 2020Not really, I really doubt that the p40 has a kirin 7×× or 8×× it will... moreNot likely ! It will use kirin 990(cortex A76) designed same as the old Kirin 980 with more Mali GPU core which will produce more heat. It should be a garbage according to my opinion.
I am buying everything Huawei just to show Trump that u can’t use political means to smear a business. Everyone knows Huawei makes the best phones right now.
dbjungle, 28 Jan 2020Unlock the bootloader Huawei and I will handle the rest.Then load some unknown package from an unknown server with added malware/viruses. Next day your bank account will be empty. But, it's your money (for a while) :)
NotAnOpinion, 29 Jan 2020So, in other words, P40 Lite, P40 and P40 Pro, just like P30 series but only with a name chan... moreThat's not how it works, it's different from Apple adding "Pro" moniker to the more expensive model while removing "R" from cheaper ones in iPhone 11 series. So for instance, P40 will be the successor of P30, not P30 Lite.
"people wondering if they can live without the Google Play Store and Maps"
Really wish that there was p40 lite cheaper than p30 lite i would have upgraded because for me google mobile services is just bullshit i dont use it anyways and am happy that at least someone is giving Google competition even if they are forced to do so.
Rossoumbria, 28 Jan 2020I think they should lower the prices a little bit more to have a chance. GMS is so important i... moreApparently, they have already built 5G antennas around the anti-coronavirus hospital in Wuhan to support fast data connectivity, remote monitoring etc.
NotAnOpinion, 29 Jan 2020So, in other words, P40 Lite, P40 and P40 Pro, just like P30 series but only with a name chan... moreNot really, I really doubt that the p40 has a kirin 7×× or 8×× it will be a flagship processor, the same could apply for the cameras and features as well, so no. It won't be that way
AnonD-754814, 28 Jan 2020That proves, Huawei could sell their devices at much lower price tag. But they didn't , they w... moreNah, they're prices reflect competition. They can't compete outside of China etc.
So many mentioned a work around, which isn't a possibility for most. Not saying it's hard, but few would go into a store and purchase this. Be surprised if it even sells in Europe.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2020You can sideload GMSOk for the few here that would consider it, but not for Joe Public. Incidentally, Huawei video performance is shocking, hope they improved that.
It is still overpriced while at the same time being too risky of an investment.
So, in other words, P40 Lite, P40 and P40 Pro, just like P30 series but only with a name changed. Gotcha!
And with that the P30 Pro's price will go down even further down, even though it's literally under €600 (excluding in many carriers, but why'd one buy from them anyway) for one of the best flagships.
Shui8, 28 Jan 2020Havent u read the post?I have. Have you? :)
Last years top model P30 Pro - 1000 euro, this years top model P40 Pro Premium - 1000 euro.
If you change the name it doesn't mean that it got cheaper. Top model of this series will cost exactly the same.