COVID-19 Update
  • World 41,494,389
    World
    Confirmed: 41,494,389
    Active: 9,441,084
    Recovered: 30,916,843
    Death: 1,136,462
  • USA 8,584,819
    USA
    Confirmed: 8,584,819
    Active: 2,755,294
    Recovered: 5,602,116
    Death: 227,409
  • India 7,706,946
    India
    Confirmed: 7,706,946
    Active: 715,775
    Recovered: 6,874,518
    Death: 116,653
  • Brazil 5,300,649
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 5,300,649
    Active: 388,701
    Recovered: 4,756,489
    Death: 155,459
  • Russia 1,447,335
    Russia
    Confirmed: 1,447,335
    Active: 325,823
    Recovered: 1,096,560
    Death: 24,952
  • France 957,421
    France
    Confirmed: 957,421
    Active: 815,721
    Recovered: 107,652
    Death: 34,048
  • UK 789,229
    UK
    Confirmed: 789,229
    Active: 745,071
    Recovered: N/A
    Death: 44,158
  • Iran 545,286
    Iran
    Confirmed: 545,286
    Active: 75,231
    Recovered: 438,709
    Death: 31,346
  • Italy 449,648
    Italy
    Confirmed: 449,648
    Active: 155,442
    Recovered: 257,374
    Death: 36,832
  • Indonesia 373,109
    Indonesia
    Confirmed: 373,109
    Active: 62,743
    Recovered: 297,509
    Death: 12,857
  • Philippines 362,243
    Philippines
    Confirmed: 362,243
    Active: 43,990
    Recovered: 311,506
    Death: 6,747
  • Saudi Arabia 343,373
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 343,373
    Active: 8,423
    Recovered: 329,715
    Death: 5,235
  • Pakistan 325,480
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 325,480
    Active: 9,642
    Recovered: 309,136
    Death: 6,702
  • Ukraine 315,826
    Ukraine
    Confirmed: 315,826
    Active: 177,680
    Recovered: 132,219
    Death: 5,927
  • Ecuador 155,625
    Ecuador
    Confirmed: 155,625
    Active: 8,985
    Recovered: 134,187
    Death: 12,453
  • Nepal 144,872
    Nepal
    Confirmed: 144,872
    Active: 44,476
    Recovered: 99,605
    Death: 791
  • Dominican Republic 122,398
    Dominican Republic
    Confirmed: 122,398
    Active: 20,141
    Recovered: 100,051
    Death: 2,206
  • Honduras 91,078
    Honduras
    Confirmed: 91,078
    Active: 52,141
    Recovered: 36,341
    Death: 2,596
  • Uzbekistan 64,335
    Uzbekistan
    Confirmed: 64,335
    Active: 2,374
    Recovered: 61,423
    Death: 538
  • Albania 17,948
    Albania
    Confirmed: 17,948
    Active: 7,145
    Recovered: 10,341
    Death: 462
  • Montenegro 16,069
    Montenegro
    Confirmed: 16,069
    Active: 4,004
    Recovered: 11,815
    Death: 250
  • DRC 11,066
    DRC
    Confirmed: 11,066
    Active: 401
    Recovered: 10,362
    Death: 303
  • Malawi 5,864
    Malawi
    Confirmed: 5,864
    Active: 919
    Recovered: 4,762
    Death: 183
  • Equatorial Guinea 5,074
    Equatorial Guinea
    Confirmed: 5,074
    Active: 37
    Recovered: 4,954
    Death: 83
  • Anguilla 3
    Anguilla
    Confirmed: 3
    Active: N/A
    Recovered: 3
    Death: N/A

Huawei is joining the ranks of companies moving to online events to minimize the risk of coronavirus infections. The Chinese tech giant is now set to introduce its P40 series phones through an online launch on March 26th instead of the in-person Paris gathering it had originally planned. The company wants to protect the “safety and comfort of everyone,” PR representative Rafal Kwiatkowski explained. At least you’ll have an idea of what to expect — as you can see from the conspicuous camera hump in the teaser image above, photography should be even more of a highlight than it was last year.

At an in-person pre-event, Huawei teased that the P40 series would usher in a “new generation of zoom capabilities.” While it was coy about what that meant, leaks from Evan Blass and others have hinted at a camera array on the P40 Pro that could make even the Galaxy S20 Ultra seem a bit modest. It’s expected to have a physically larger main sensor than the already gargantuan unit of the S20 Ultra, but its use of “just” a 52-megapixel resolution could give it noticeably better low light performance than Samsung’s 108MP sensor. Also, apparent press image renders point to an “18-240” lens system, suggesting you’d get 13X optical zoom instead of the 10X from the P30 Pro. Combine that with digital cropping on the sensor and you may get sharp images at extreme distances.

The P40 family’s problem, as you might guess, is the US decision to blacklist Huawei last May. This will be the first P-series phone to go without Google apps, and that could pose serious challenges in Europe and other regions where services like Gmail and Google Maps are popular. Rumors indicate that Huawei expects a steep drop in phone sales in 2020, and this may be a major reason why — its tentpole phone range will lose a lot of its appeal outside of China and other countries where Google apps weren’t expected.

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