In an online event, Huawei finally unveiled its newest P-Series devices, the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei P40 Pro Plus, both benefit from a new design, and numerous improvements, especially in terms of camera capabilities. The three phones are powered by the Kirin 990 5G SoC.
Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+ both have a 6.58-inch FHD+ OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate.
The Huawei P40 Pro has 8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB of storage, and a 4,200mAh battery that supports 40W SuperCharge Technology and 27W Wireless SuperCharge Technology. It has a graphene-based SuperCool system, as well as an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
The Huawei P40 Pro+, on the other hand, comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB/512GB of storage and the same 4,200mAh battery that supports 40W SuperCharge Technology, and 40W Wireless SuperCharge Technology.
The bread and butter of the device is its quad-camera system, which uses not just one, but two RYYB sensors. The first is a 50MP UltraVision Camera with OIS and the new Octa-Phase Detection system with Pixel Binning.
The second RYYB sensor has a resolution of 40MP and is primarily used for videos. The P40 Pro is able to record 4K videos with both the front and rear cameras and can pump its ISO all the way up to 51,200.
The SuperSensing Zoom allows for 50x Hybrid Zoom using all cameras, though much of the work will be done by the 12MP telephoto camera. As for the rest, you get a macro shooter and a depth sensor.
The 32MP front camera is housed in a punch-hole alongside a 3D depth sensor for secure face unlock.
The most powerful of the three devices pack five cameras in the back. It shares the same 50MP UltraVision and 40MP SuperSensing Cine Cameras of the Pro along with the 3D Depth Sensing camera. The Pro+ though has an 8MP SuperZoom Camera with 10x optical zoom and an 8MP Telephoto Camera with 3x optical zoom.
On the front of the Pro+ is the same 32MP in the punch-hole.
The Vanilla P40 has a slightly smaller 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with 60Hz refresh rate and packs a 3,800mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge Technology. It has up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.
All three devices will run on Android 10 out of the box and will use Huawei’s AppGallery. Both will also use a new type of memory card – NanoMemory-2.
Both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will come in five colors – Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black, Blush Gold, and Silver Frost. The Huawei P40 Pro+ comes in two unique colors – Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.
The Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro are priced at EUR 799 (around PHP 44,400) and EUR 999 (around PHP 55,500), respectively. The Huawei P40 Pro+ has a EUR 1399 price tag (around PHP 77,800).
|Huawei P40||Huawei P40 Pro||Huawei P40 Pro Plus|
|SRP||EUR 799 (around PHP 44,400)||EUR 999 (around PHP 55,500)||EUR 1399 (around PHP 77,800)|
|6.1-inch OLED||6.58-inch OLED up to 90Hz refresh rate||6.58-inch OLED up to 90Hz refresh rate|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm+) / HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G||HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm+) / HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G||HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm+) / HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G|
|GPU||Mali-G76 MP16||Mali-G76 MP16||Mali-G76 MP16|
|Front camera||32MP f/2.0||32MP f/2.0||32MP f/2.0|
|50MP ultra vision camera wide angle||50MP Ultra Vision Camera||50MP Ultra Vision Camera|
|16MP ultra-wide-angle camera||40MP SuperSensing Cine Camera||40MP SuperSensing Cine Camera|
|8MP telephoto camera||12MP Super Sensing Telephoto Camera||8MP SuperZoom Camera, 10x optical|
|3D Depth Sensing Camera||8MP Telephoto Camera, 3x optical|
|3D Depth Sensing Camera|
|Fingerprint||Under Display||Under Display||Under Display|
|Charge||22.5 Wired HUAWEI SuperCharge||40W Wired HUAWEI SuperCharge||40W Wired HUAWEI SuperCharge|
|27W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge||40W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge|
|OS||Android 10; EMUI 10||Android 10; EMUI 10||Android 10; EMUI 10|
|Deep Sea Blue||Deep Sea Blue||Ceramic White|
|Ice White||Ice White||Ceramic Black|
|Blush Gold||Blush Gold|
|Silver Frost||Silver Frost|
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.