HUAWEI announces its premium flagship phone series in an online event, HUAWEI P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. The tri-phones are the company’s long-awaited flagship P40 series smartphones.
The HUAWEI P40 is quite different from the Pros, it comes with a 6.1-inch FHD+ Flex OLED screen, while the HUAWEI P40 PRO and P40 PRO Plus arrive with 6.58-inch FHD+ Flex OLED Quad-curve Overflow Display.
Despite the differences, the major similarities between this phones are the in-display fingerprint sensor, powered by Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G 7nm SoCs with dedicated NPUs and Android 10 with EMUI 10.0 on top with HMS.
Before the major release of the P40 series, HUAWEI had already introduced the P40 Lite and P40 Lite E as the cheapest phone in the series. Currently, the P40 series consists of five phones – HUAWEI P40, P40 Lite, P40 Lite E, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+.
HUAWEI P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ stack up against each other
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The most salient specs about the new premium series are the cameras, as the three phones shoot at 4k video recording at 60fps, ISO 51200 and 7680fps Ultra Slow-Motion video capture.
The HUAWEI P40 arrives with a 50-megapixels RYYB Ultra Vision camera with f/1.9 aperture, 16-in-1 pixel fusion technology, 16-megapixels ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 8-megapixels telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, dual-tone LED flash.
While the P40 PRO packs a 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, 3D Time of Flight (ToF) camera for depth sensing.
It is quite the same with the P40 PRO+, but instead of 12MP, it packs an 8MP periscope camera with f/4.4 aperture, OIS, 10x optical zoom, 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 3x optical zoom, 3D Time of Flight (ToF) camera for depth sensing, 20x Hybrid Zoom, 100x Max Zoom.
HUAWEI added two hole-punch, camera cut-out on the three phones, which consists of 32-megapixels AF Camera and IR Depth Camera that supports autofocus and Bokeh reproduction, and IR Face Unlock for device unlock even in low light conditions.
Every other spec is noticeable, but the 6.1-inch (2340 x 1080 Pixels) FHD+ OLED display on the P40 and 6.58-inch (2640 x 1200 pixels) Flex OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 HDR on the PROs packs what the company is calling an “Overflow Display” with four curved edges, all sides sweeping down to the frame of the phone.
Good thing is that they are all 5G phones. Powered by HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G processor with ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs. They both run on Android 10 with EMUI 10.1 out of the box.
You can find the PROs in 8GB RAM with 256GB / 512GB storage, and the P40 in a single lone variant, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. They both support the in-display fingerprint sensor and IP53 rating for water, and dust resistance.
The three new phones use a USB Type-C Audio support, comes with 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, NFC, and USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1).
The HUAWEI P40 is fueled by a 3800mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge, while the P40 PRO and P40 Pro Plus with 4200mAh (typical) battery with 40W SuperCharge, 27W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge (40W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge for P40 PRO Plus).
For pricing, the P40 8GB RAM with 128GB is priced at €799 ($875), and P40 Pro 8GB RAM with 256GB at €999 ($1095). While the P40 Pro+ goes for €1399 ($1530).
The new HUAWEI P40 and P40 PRO will roll out from April 7th, while the P40 PRO Plus will be available from June 2020. The company also promises external accessories for the series.
We will seeing the Snorkeling Case that lets you shoot up to 10 meters underwater, Game Case for four-finger operation and Glamorous Case with shimmering crystals and a range of Monogram series cases for P40 Pro.