HUAWEI introduces its flagship Mate 40 series running on Android 10 OS with EMUI 11.0 on top with HMS. It includes the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, and the Porsche HUAWEI Mate 40 RS. Huawei usually launches its Mate flagship series every second half of the year, and this year isn’t different.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate Pro Plus are quite similar to each other, while the standard Mate 40 specs differ slightly. These devices still offer amusing hardware features, despite the fact that the company is still struggling with US companies like Google under the Trump administration.
HUAWEI Mate 40 PRO might be the company’s most advanced device yet. These phones were announced via online events. The PRO models arrive with a frosted glass design, which features a “kaleidoscopic effect” that gives the phone different colors when exposed to light.
With such design, the Mate 40 PROs offer impressive good-looking designs in the global smartphone market right now. As usual, there are the Porsche Design Mate 40 RS. Aside from infra-red temperature sensor, custom case, and Porsche Design-branded themes, it is similar to the Mate 40 Pro+.
Both phones come with a new user-centric feature, the Smart Gesture Control that allows total hands-free control of your device. You can just hover your hand over the device to wake it up or navigate your phone by swiping left, right, up, and down. It also supports air press gesture for call answering.
The Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ sports a 6.76-inch FHD+ OLED 88° Horizon Display with 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate with 2772 x 1344 screen resolution displays.
Despite that, the camera performance is extraordinary on paper and might meet the expectations of the P40 series also. Each phone comes with a single 13-megapixels front camera with f/2.4 aperture, while the Mate 40 Pro’s features an additional 3D Depth Sensing ToF Camera.
These phones come with an f/1.9 50-megapixels Ultra Vision Camera with a 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.
Where the Mate 40 sticks to a 16-megapixels ultra-wide Cine camera with f/2.2 aperture, 8-megapixels telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and supports OIS, Laser Sensor, and LED flash.
While the Mate 40 Pro and Plus offers a 20-megapixel ultrawide, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with a 3x zoom. But the Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with an extra 8-megapixel periscope camera with a 10x zoom, and a 3D depth-sensing ToF camera.
Huawei mentioned that the Mate 40 Pro Plus offers up to 17x optical zoom, while the Mate 40 Pro periscope zoom lens is only 5x for a maximum optical zoom of 7x.
Like its recent flagships like the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus, these phones lack Google’s apps and services. With that in mind, Huawei also added to its own ecosystem of apps and services, instead of Google Maps, there is Petal Search and Maps.
The trios are powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 9000 chipset pairing an 8-core CPU with a 24-core GPU, which the company claims is the world’s first 5nm 5G processor. The Mate 40 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, Mate 40 Pro Plus with 12GB of RAM, and 256GB storage, while the Mate 40 Pro has 8GB and 256GB.
Both handsets come with support for a 4400mAh battery with 50W wireless charging via Type-C. Huawei also added support for 66W wired charging and reverse wireless charging to let you power up accessories or other handsets.
Where the Mate 40 sticks at a 4200mAh battery with 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge. These phones support in-display fingerprint sensors, dual stereo speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
The Mate 40 Pro is available in black, white, silver, yellow, and green color option, the Glass option measures 9.1mm, and the Leather option measures 9.5mm, it weighs 212g.
On the other hand, the Mate 40 Pro Plus is available in only black and white color options, measures 8.8mm, and weighs 230g. While the vanilla Mate 40 comes in Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, and Yellow color options, and the glass weighs more than the leather option.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus costs €1,399 ($1655), while the Mate 40 Pro will be available starting from November 13th in the UK for €1,199 (£1099.99 / $1,418). The Mate 40 will cost €899 ($1,063), and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS will cost €2,295 ($2,715).