Huawei officially presents the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus


Huawei has just introduced its new high-end phones, the Huawei P40 Series. But unlike other years, it has not presented two models, but three, the Huawei P40, the P40 Pro and a new model that differs little from the latter, called Huawei P40 Pro Plus.

In all cases, the company has made it clear that the strengths of these models will be the same as always in this family, design and photographic capabilities.

Huawei P40 specifications

  • 6.1-inch (2340 x 1080 Pixels) FHD+ OLED display
  • HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz) processor with  ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs(Neural-network Processing Unit)
  • 8GB RAM with 128GB storage
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10.0
  • Dual SIM
  • 50MP  RYYB Ultra Vision camera with f/1.9 aperture, 16MP  ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, dual-tone LED flash
  • 32MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, IR Depth / Gesture Camera for pro bokeh, Face unlock, 4k video recording
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Water, dust resistant (IP53)
  • USB Type-C Audio
  • Dimensions: 148.3×71.6×8.5mm; Weight: 175g
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz) (wave2), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NavIC, NFC, USB 3.1  Type-C (GEN1)
  • 3800mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge

HUAWEI P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ specifications

  • 6.58-inch (2640 x 1200 pixels) Flex OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 HDR
  • HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz) processor with  ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs(Neural-network Processing Unit)
  • 8GB RAM with 256GB / 512GB storage
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10.1
  • Dual SIM
  • P40 Pro – 50MP  RYYB Ultra Vision camera with f/1.9 aperture, OIS, 40MP ultra-wide cine camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP RYYB periscope camera with f/3.4 aperture, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom, ToF camera for depth sensing, dual-tone LED flash, 4k video recording at 60fps, ISO 51200 and 7680fps Ultra Slow-Motion video capture
  • P40 Pro+ – 50MP  RYYB Ultra Vision camera with f/1.9 aperture, OIS, 40MP ultra-wide cine camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP periscope camera with f/4.4 aperture, OIS, 10x optical zoom, 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 3x optical zoom, ToF camera for depth sensing, 20x Hybrid Zoom, 100x Max Zoom, dual-tone LED flash, 4k video recording at 60fps, ISO 51200 and 7680fps Ultra Slow-Motion video capture
  • 32MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, IR Depth / Gesture Camera for pro bokeh, Face unlock, 4k video recording
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Water, dust resistant (IP68)
  • P40 Pro Dimensions: 158.2×72.6×8.95mm; Weight: 209g
  • P40 Pro+ Dimensions: 158.2×72.6x9mm; Weight: 226g
  • USB Type-C Audio
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NavIC, NFC, USB 3.1  Type-C (GEN1)
  • 4200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge, 27W / 40W (Pro+) Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge

Huawei P40 Design

Huawei has set a trend in recent years in many aspects when it comes to the appearance of mobile phones. It is something that has cost it a lot but in which it has worked exceedingly.

At the rear, Huawei has placed three-camera sensors for the P40, four for the P40 Pro and five for the P40 Pro Plus. The rest of the area is free of elements, and the colors stand out, something the company has put a lot of effort into.

In Europe, The Huawei P40 will have three normal colors. One is white, called Ice White, another is black and the last dark blue, Deep Blue Sea. However, there are two finishes in which the company has worked hard and that attract attention when they are lit. They are called Silver Frost and Blush Gold, two matte finishes that avoid fingerprints and with which the company hopes to set the trend as it did with twilight.

The Huawei P40 Pro Plus will have two different colors, black and white, with a peculiarity: its finish is ceramic.

Screen

Although there are three models, there are only two screen variants since the Huawei P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus share the same screen.

The Huawei P40 has a 6.1-inch OLED panel, being one of the most compact mobile phones in the market. In addition, its sides are not curved as they are in its older brothers. In this, it resembles the Samsung S20.

The panel resolution is 2340 x 1080 px, FHD +, and the refresh rate is 60 Hz. That is, it is a panel very similar to the one the P30 had last year. It is perforated by a double camera that we will talk about later.

The other two models maintain that perforation although its diagonal is larger, at 6.58 inches, with a resolution of 2640 x 1200px, also FHD+. But in this case, we have a screen with curved sides. It is a design reminiscent of Honor Magic. And it will have a refresh rate of 90 Hz, higher than any other Huawei device, but not at the height of OPPO or Samsung among others.

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They will all have the same fingerprint sensor under the screen, which is 30% larger and 30% faster that the previous generation.

Performance

As far as performance is concerned, all three models will use the Kirin 990 5G, so there will be no 4G variants. Of course, all three will have 8 GB of RAM, which separates them from the models with 12 GB, such as the OPPO Find X2 Pro or the S20 Ultra.

The internal memory of the P40 is 128 GB and that of the Pro 256 GB. All three can be expanded using Huawei proprietary memory cards.

The lower part houses the USB-C port, the slot for the dual SIM and the speaker. All three will have water resistance but not the same. The P40 is IP53 and the top two models will be IP68 compliant.

Camera

As we said at the beginning, Huawei is clear that its Huawei P Series have to be good in the photographic section. Last year they made it clear, and the year before, and they want to maintain the trend.

The P40 series have a 50MP Ultra Vision Camera with 1/1.28-inch sensor that has a 16-in-1 pixel fusion technology for binned pixel size measuring 2.44μm to massively boost light intake for enhanced low-light performance, f/1.9 aperture. Also, the P40 has 16MP ultra-wide camera and 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.

In addition to the main 50MP Ultra Vision Camera with OIS, the P40 Pro has 40 MP Cine Camera, 12 MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera with OIS for 5x optical zoom + 3D Depth Sensing Camera. In addition to the main 50MP Ultra Vision Camera with OIS, the P40 Pro+ has 40 MP Cine Camera, 8MP SuperZoom Camera with OIS for 10X Optical Zoom, 8MP Telephoto Camera with OIS, 3X Optical Zoom + 3D Depth Sensing Camera.

They have Colour Temperature Sensor and AI AWB algorithm that boost colour accuracy by 45%. Deep learning algorithms provide real-time portrait optimisations that enhance lighting and detail. All these have a 32MP AF Camera and IR Depth Camera that support autofocus and Bokeh reproduction, as well as IR Face Unlock for device unlock even in low light conditions.

The HUAWEI P40 Series also introduces HUAWEI Golden Snap, which includes AI Best Moment, a new smart photography feature that chooses the best frames from a Moving Picture. AI Remove Passerby and AI Remove Reflection can do away with unwanted subjects and glare from the frame, allowing users to easily enhance their images.

At the front, we have a double sensor in all three models. The main one is a 32 MP sensor that allows you to take selfies and record 4K video at 60 fps. The second is an infrared sensor that allows you to create better portraits, help with facial unlocking and even use gestures to control your phone.

Battery

Many brands have raised the amperes of their mobile phone batteries at the cost of their weight. Huawei has increased the autonomy of its small model by increasing it to 3800 mAh. The other two will have 4,200 mAh.

The cable charging stays at the 40W that we had in the P30, but the wireless charge goes up. The P40 will support of 27 W and the Pro 40W.

Software

Obviously, we are dealing with mobiles that do not arrive with Google services. The ban is still in force and Huawei has opted for Android 10 and its own layer. But this time EMUI is more advanced.

EMUI 10.1 is released with some improvements, among which is a new Facetime-like video calling application called MeeTime.

This application allows you to use video of up to 1080 px. We can share the screen and write on them to guide our interlocutors. It will be compatible with action camera apps and can even be answered from Huawei PCs, the Matebook.

Of course, the app store will be the Huawei AppGallery, and we will have the new Huawei Music free for three months, although this has been extended to all Huawei mobile users.

Price and availability

Huawei P40

The new series is available for pre-orders from today March 26, with a bundle that will include with the purchase of a P40 or P40 Pro the Watch GT2 that we already know well, but only until May 4.

The cheaper P40 starts from 799.90 euros with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the P40 Pro starts from 1049.90 euros for the 8 / 256GB version. Both will be officially sold starting April 7th. We will have to wait longer for P40 Pro Plus, certainly more expensive at 1399 euros on sale from June.

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