COVID-19 Update
  • World 94,961,696
    World
    Confirmed: 94,961,696
    Active: 25,152,138
    Recovered: 67,778,429
    Death: 2,031,129
  • USA 24,306,043
    USA
    Confirmed: 24,306,043
    Active: 9,557,138
    Recovered: 14,343,644
    Death: 405,261
  • India 10,558,710
    India
    Confirmed: 10,558,710
    Active: 209,514
    Recovered: 10,196,885
    Death: 152,311
  • Brazil 8,456,705
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 8,456,705
    Active: 858,571
    Recovered: 7,388,784
    Death: 209,350
  • Russia 3,544,623
    Russia
    Confirmed: 3,544,623
    Active: 542,547
    Recovered: 2,936,991
    Death: 65,085
  • UK 3,357,361
    UK
    Confirmed: 3,357,361
    Active: 1,749,665
    Recovered: 1,519,106
    Death: 88,590
  • France 2,894,347
    France
    Confirmed: 2,894,347
    Active: 2,616,134
    Recovered: 208,071
    Death: 70,142
  • Italy 2,368,733
    Italy
    Confirmed: 2,368,733
    Active: 557,717
    Recovered: 1,729,216
    Death: 81,800
  • Iran 1,324,395
    Iran
    Confirmed: 1,324,395
    Active: 154,454
    Recovered: 1,113,224
    Death: 56,717
  • Ukraine 1,154,692
    Ukraine
    Confirmed: 1,154,692
    Active: 276,823
    Recovered: 857,183
    Death: 20,686
  • Indonesia 896,642
    Indonesia
    Confirmed: 896,642
    Active: 143,517
    Recovered: 727,358
    Death: 25,767
  • Pakistan 519,291
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 519,291
    Active: 34,701
    Recovered: 473,639
    Death: 10,951
  • Philippines 498,691
    Philippines
    Confirmed: 498,691
    Active: 28,674
    Recovered: 460,133
    Death: 9,884
  • Saudi Arabia 364,753
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 364,753
    Active: 1,894
    Recovered: 356,541
    Death: 6,318
  • Nepal 267,056
    Nepal
    Confirmed: 267,056
    Active: 4,058
    Recovered: 261,044
    Death: 1,954
  • Ecuador 230,808
    Ecuador
    Confirmed: 230,808
    Active: 22,911
    Recovered: 193,581
    Death: 14,316
  • Dominican Republic 191,339
    Dominican Republic
    Confirmed: 191,339
    Active: 46,877
    Recovered: 142,030
    Death: 2,432
  • Honduras 133,507
    Honduras
    Confirmed: 133,507
    Active: 70,103
    Recovered: 60,056
    Death: 3,348
  • Uzbekistan 77,968
    Uzbekistan
    Confirmed: 77,968
    Active: 913
    Recovered: 76,436
    Death: 619
  • Albania 67,216
    Albania
    Confirmed: 67,216
    Active: 25,856
    Recovered: 40,090
    Death: 1,270
  • Montenegro 55,136
    Montenegro
    Confirmed: 55,136
    Active: 9,537
    Recovered: 44,856
    Death: 743
  • DRC 20,693
    DRC
    Confirmed: 20,693
    Active: 5,259
    Recovered: 14,804
    Death: 630
  • Malawi 11,785
    Malawi
    Confirmed: 11,785
    Active: 5,493
    Recovered: 5,992
    Death: 300
  • Equatorial Guinea 5,356
    Equatorial Guinea
    Confirmed: 5,356
    Active: 81
    Recovered: 5,189
    Death: 86
  • Anguilla 15
    Anguilla
    Confirmed: 15
    Active: N/A
    Recovered: 15
    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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