Yesterday, Huawei unveiled the new Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones, which received the latest Kirin 9000 SoC and a flagship camera.
At a press conference, Huawei CEO Richard Yu ridiculed the iPhone 12. According to him, many manufacturers released 5G-enabled mobile phones this year, and Huawei is offering third-generation 5G smartphones. The Kirin 9000 SoC has 30% more transistors than the Apple A14 SoC. He added that the Huawei Mate 40 smartphones surpass the iPhone 12 in 5G speeds.
Richard Yu said that Kirin 9000 is the most powerful SoC in Huawei’s history. It is the world’s first SoC that is manufactured using a 5-nanometer process. It uses 15.3 billion transistors.
He added that the Kirin 9000’s CPU, NPU and GPU power efficiency is better than other flagship platforms. In this parameter, the CPU, NPU and GPU of the Kirin 9000 are 25%, 150% and 50% better than the Snapdragon 865+.
He added that the 6.76-inch Huawei Mate 40 Pro/Pro + has a smaller body than the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
According to the official information, the performance of smartphones of the Huawei Mate 40 line will decrease by only 2.5% within 36 months after the start of use. Pre-ordering Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes with nice bonuses. In China, the smartphones sold out in 28 seconds.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the New King of Mobile Photography
Yesterday, Chinese phone maker Huawei announced the new Mate 40 series lineup, which includes the more “affordable” Mate 40, along with its bigger brothers, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus. Following the announcement, the renowned camera analysis site DxOMark released their review for the Mate 40 Pro.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro Reviewed on DxOMark: It’s the New King of Mobile Photography
Let’s start with with final total score of 136 points. This score is then split into “Photo” in which the smartphone achieves a whopping 140 points; “Video” with 116 points and a new metric called “Zoom” which, as the names suggests, really takes into consideration the zoom capabilities of the device. In Zoom the Mate 40 Pro got 88 points.
Either way, the final total score of 136 points puts the Mate 40 Pro in the first place on DxOMark’s ranking system; thus making it the new king of mobile photography.
Before looking further into the review, let’s recap the camera hardware we find on the handset. Starting with the primary 50 MP 1/1.28″ sensor (12 MP output) with 23 mm-equivalent (1x defined as 27 mm) f/1.9-aperture lens, full-pixel Octa-PD; paired with an ultra wide 20 MP 1/1.54″ sensor with 18mm-equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens, PDAF; and finally a telephoto 12 MP 1/3.56″ sensor with 125mm-equivalent f/3.4-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS. The device also has a multispectral color temperature sensor. While on the software side, the smartphone can record 4K video at 60fps.