This article was published on January 23, 2020

The latest Huawei P40 Pro color leak makes me want a Viennetta


The latest Huawei P40 Pro color leak makes me want a Viennetta
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Callum is an Englishman in Amsterdam, but not in the way you're thinking. He's the Editor of Plugged, TNW's consumer tech vertical. He w Callum is an Englishman in Amsterdam, but not in the way you're thinking. He's the Editor of Plugged, TNW's consumer tech vertical. He writes about gear, gadgets, and apps — with a particular focus on Apple — and also makes the occasional odd video. Basically, he's halfway between an abrasive gadget nerd and thinky art boy.

If you’re reading this from anywhere but Britain, Ireland, and other equally cultured places, you might not know what a Viennetta is.

And for that, I both envy and pity you.

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Simply, it’s somewhere between a cake and an ice cream. They’re constructed using what I can only assume is high-level engineering and some form of dark magic fuckery. The ice cream is warped into these curved, flowing layers that — to the cultured amongst us — delivers an emotion reminiscent of Hokusai’s masterpiece, ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa.’ Somehow, this is then sandwiched between atomic-level thin layers of chocolate, and topped off with a layer of deliciousness. And a chocolate powder of some kind.

And the new Huawei P40 Pro color leak makes me want to eat one so fucking bad.

Don’t believe me? First off, how dare you. Secondly, here’s a photo of a mint Viennetta:

mint viennetta
Oh my god I want to shove you so deep into my body I turn inside out.

And here is a photo of the new mint green Huawei P40 Pro color (props to Evan Blass for finding it):

huawei p40 pro color leak mint green
Pretty? Yes. But is it a mint Viennetta? No.

It’s not a surprise that the Huawei P40 Pro color scheme is moving in this direction. I mean, Apple’s iPhone 11 range shifted into more pastel-y tones too, so there’s obviously a trend shift towards this palette. And we all know how much companies love copying Apple.

There’s one important difference though: none of Apple’s devices (even the green one) made me want to take my shirt off, sit down on some plastic sheeting, and slam a whole mint Viennetta into my mouth like the Huawei P40 Pro does.

I don’t know why — I’m not a psychiatrist after all — but that’s just the way it is.

More stuff than just the new Huawei P40 Pro color

A lot of information about Huawei’s new flagship has leaked in the past couple of weeks. We wrote a piece covering some of the main bits of information, which included facts like:

  • The rear of the phones will be made from ceramic.
  • There will be five cameras on the rear: a 64MP primary sensor, a 20MP ultra wide lens, a 12 MP periscope telephoto lens, a macro lens, and a time-of-flight sensor.
  • As well as two front-facing cameras.
  • The company’s slapping a 5,500mAh battery in there too.
  • The screen will have a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • And other Huawei P40 Pro color options will include black and white.

Still, these previous leaks lacked a certain, specific magic:

  • A Huawei P40 Pro color that made me want to get a plane back to England, raid Sainsbury’s, and shovel as many mint Viennettas into my mouth before the police arrive, and are forced to drag me, bellowing and thrashing, from the store.

To conclude: Do I believe leaks like these are driven by the companies in question to try and whip up press interest in their devices, and provide some marketing in the run-up to a launch?

Of course I fucking do.

And I am now part of that horrible cycle? Yes. But do I care when this Huawei P40 Pro color leak has led to me daydreaming about covering my naked, hairy body in a glorious mint Viennetta? Actually, yeah. A bit. Because I don’t live in Britain or Ireland these days and — even if I did — I’m a vegan, so can’t eat the fucking thing anyway.


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