The new Huawei P40 series has just been revealed (over a live stream of course), and it has undergone a drastic design lift. The series this year consists of the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and also the Huawei P40 Pro+. So what do they have to offer this time around? Keep reading to find out!
Being the smallest of the trio, the Huawei P40 features a 6.1-inch OLED display, with a punch-hole up top to house the selfie camera. Not much of a change from last year, but Huawei has included 90Hz refresh rate, which is a welcomed addition. Beneath this, it runs on a Kirin 990 5G chipset coupled with 6GB / 8GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of expandable storage. However, 5G connectivity will only be available in select markets. Like most Huawei devices, the focus is on the camera setup. This year, Huawei has opted for a triple-camera setup comprising of a 50MP Ultra Vision Wide RYYB camera, a 16MP Ultra Wide shooter, and also an 8MP 3x optical telephoto lens. A colour temperature sensor is also included beside the setup. Selfies are handled by dual 32MP cameras.
Keeping the lights on is a 3,800mAh battery which supports Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge charging via USB-C. Wireless charging is now up to 27W, though you’ll have to buy the wireless charger separately. Other features include liquid cooling, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.1, and also NFC. Also, the in-screen fingerprint reader has been upgraded. It is now 30% bigger and also 30% faster to previous models. On the software side of things, it comes with EMUI 10.1. However, it lacks Google Play, and in place it comes with Huawei’s App Gallery app store.
The Huawei P40 comes in an array of new colour options, including: Ice White, Black, and Deep Sea Blue.
Huawei P40 Pro & P40 Pro+
Meanwhile the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ sport a 6.58-inch FHD+ OLED edge-to-edge panel and support 90Hz refresh rate as well. Memory wise, the phones get 8GB of RAM, and 128GB / 256GB / 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
Called a camera monster by the company, the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ comes with a 40MP Cine camera, a 50MP Ultra Vision Wide RYYB main camera and a 12MP telephoto shooter with 5x optical and 50x hybrid zoom. On top of that, there’s a time of flight sensor, which isn’t available on the base Huawei P40. The Huawei P40 Pro+ comes with an added 8MP telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom. This gives you more flexibility and allows you to capture high-quality photos at various distances. Both devices support 4K video at 60fps. Handling selfies for the pair are two 32MP shooters placed in a punch-hole on the display. The battery is a 4,200 mAh unit and like the smaller Huawei P40, it supports SuperCharge. While the Huawei P40 Pro supports 27W wireless charging, the more premium Huawei P40 Pro+ supports whopping 40W wireless charging!
The Huawei P40 Pro will be available in two colours: Silver Frost and Blush Gold. Both variants feature a matte texture at the back, along with an aluminium frame. Meanwhile, the Huawei P40 Pro+ features a ceramic back, signifying its premium build quality. Its back is touted to be as tough as sapphire. It will be available in black and white colour options.
Pricing & Availability
Huawei’s new phones will be available from the 7th of April in selected market. The Huawei P40 is priced at €799 (RM3,843), while the Huawei P40 Pro starts at €999 (RM4,805). Finally, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus will retail for €1,399 (RM6,728). It should be noted that Huawei phones are usually priced significantly lower in Malaysia, compared to in Europe. At present, Huawei has yet to give a launch date for the Malaysian market.
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