Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus Announced: Focuses On Camera & Performance


The most awaited Huawei Mate 40 series got launched today. There are three smartphones in the series including Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro Plus. The Mate 40 Pro is the star of the show. Not only that but the Mate 40 series marks the end of Kirin chipsets from Huawei. The Mate 40 series focuses on performance as well as the camera. Let’s check out the Pro version of the Mate 40 and the difference between the Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus below.

Mate 40 Pro Specifications & Features

Mate 40 Pro

The Mate 40 Pro comes with a  6.76-inch OLED screen. The front of the device looks beautiful thanks to the polarizing waterfall display. To make the display buttery smooth, Huawei has opted for a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also comes in handy with its in-display fingerprint scanner. There is a triple rear camera setup comprising of a 50-megapixel primary, 12-megapixel periscope, and a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens. On the front, you will get a 13-megapixel shooter enclosed in a pill-shaped notch with a 3D ToF sensor.

Mate 40 Pro specs

Powering up the phone is the Kirin 9000 chipset. The chipset is based on 5nm architecture, making it the first Android phone to be based on a 5nm process. The chipset comes with four Cortex-A77 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. On the graphics side, you will get a Mali-G78 GPU. Huawei claims big things for this chipset. According to the tech giant, the Kirin 9000 chipset’s CPU and GPU perform 10% and 52% faster than the Snapdragon 865 Plus respectively.

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The chipset comes with a  4,400mAh battery. It is not huge by any means but with the integration of an efficient processor, it should last long. Plus, Huawei provides 65W wired fast charging capable of fueling the phone in 47 minutes. Not only that, but you can also charge the phone at 50W wirelessly.

What is the difference between Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus?

Mate 40 Pro Plus

The most high-end model is the  HuaweiMate 40 Pro Plus. There isn’t a significant jump from the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. The Pro Plus model features the same display, charging speeds, and battery capacity. However, it takes an edge in the camera department. The Pro Plus model features two zoom cameras. You will get a 12-megapixel optical zoom shooter, 8-megapixel periscope, and 3D ToF sensor as-well. Moreover, it has 12GB RAM instead of 8GB.

Pricing Of Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes in multiple color options including Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, and Yellow. Whereas the Mate 40 Pro Plus comes in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White color options. The Mate 40 Pro comes with a price tag of €1,199 (~$1,418) for the 8GB/256GB variant. On the other hand, the Mate 40 Pro Plus comes at €1,399 (~$1,654) for the 12GB/256GB variant.

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