The official Huawei France Twitter account triggered fairly the stir just lately when it posted a tweet claiming the rumored Huawei P40 can be the primary smartphone outfitted with a graphene battery. Sadly, it appears the tweet was incorrect, and the tweet was pulled moments after posting — however not earlier than Telephone Enviornment was in a position to seize screenshots of the tweet.
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The following technology of battery expertise, a graphene battery would enable for bigger capacities in a smaller area than common lithium-ion cells, and would have the ability to recharge extremely shortly. For example, Huawei France’s tweet claimed the P40’s 5,000mAh battery may very well be totally charged in simply 45 minutes. As such, it’s comprehensible why this expertise is wanted by many cellphone producers, and prior whispers stated Huawei was engaged on it for the P40.
Sadly, the response towards the tweet has been swift and brutal. Famend leaker Ice Universe was one of many first to denounce Huawei France’s tweet, delivering a swift couplet of tweets the place they stated the tweet may very well be “confirmed to be false,” and claimed the expertise to create a graphene battery in a cellphone was “at present not possible.”
Whereas the phrases of 1 (admittedly achieved) leaker aren’t legislation, there are different parts to the story that imply it’s greatest to strategy it with a wholesome dose of skepticism. For example, it’s odd for an official account to debate an unannounced machine. Whereas that will clarify the tweet’s swift deletion, it’s additionally price stating the picture used was a fan-made render, and never official Huawei advertising.
However whether or not the Huawei P40 packs a graphene battery or not, it’s in all probability going to be a formidable machine regardless. The final rumors we heard about Huawei’s new flagship machine revealed a familiar-looking digital camera module, however one which’s more likely to pack spectacular specs, contemplating Huawei’s previous telephones. Nevertheless, it’s not all excellent news. On the similar time the final renders have been launched, it was confirmed that whereas the P40 vary would run Android 10, it wouldn’t launch with Google’s core apps like Google Drive and the Google Play Retailer. Because of the continued commerce warfare between the U.S. and China, Huawei has been left excessive and dry the place Google’s providers are involved, and that would influence the machine’s viability exterior of China.