Huawei has officially announced the Mate 40 series featuring the Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, and Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS.
Before we get to the phones, the four devices in the Mate 40 series will run EMUI 11 on top of Android 10 which has quite a number of quality of life changes. This includes Smart Multi-Window and Multi-screen Collaboration and improved privacy protection.
Now with that out of the way, let’s get to the phones of the Huawei Mate 40 series.
Huawei Mate 40
The Huawei Mate 40 is the little sibling in the Mate 40 series with a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED punch hole display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Housed in the punch hole is a 13MP wide-angle selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture.
Around the back, the Mate 40 packs triple cameras in a circular camera module headed by a 50MP wide-angle camera joined by a 16MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS. The rear camera features AI Tracking that’s able to keep a subject in your frame.
The vanilla Mate 40 is powered by the new Kirin 9000E. It is built with the same 5nm process as the Kirin 9000 on its bigger siblings but packs a 22-core Mali-G78 instead. The new Kirin 9000 series supports 5G via its integrated 5G modem. This is coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Out of the box, it runs on EMUI 11 on top of Android 10.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ are both built around a 6.76-inch FHD+ OLED pill punch hole display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sampling rate. The two share the same 13MP wide-angle camera but also come with a 3D depth-sensing camera.
The rear camera is where the two Pro variants vary. The Mate 40 Pro and Pro+ share triple cameras with a 50MP wide-angle camera, 20MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 12MP telephoto camera with OIS and AF. The Mate 40 Pro+ adds an 8MP SuperZoom camera with 10x optical zoom and a 3D depth-sensing camera in addition to the three cameras.
Under the hood, the two Pro devices debut the Kirin 9000. It packs a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU which trumps the 9000E with 2 more cores. The Mate 40 Pro has 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, while the Mate 40 Pro+ couples the Kirin 9000 with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
The two Mate 40 Pro devices pack a 4400mAh battery cell with 66W SuperCharge support in addition to 50W Wireless SuperCharge support. They also feature Bluetooth 5.2 and dual speakers but don’t have the 3.5 audio jack.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro shares the same color options as the Mate 40 while the Mate 40 Pro+ is available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. The Mate 40 Pro is priced at EUR 1199, while the Mate 40 Pro+ is available for EUR 1399.
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS
Lastly, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS which stands out from the other Mate 40 devices with an octagonal camera module in the back with stripes running down the middle. The camera module shares the lenses equipped in the Mate 40 Pro+ and adds in a color temperature sensor giving it a total of six sensors.
It will arrive in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White but again is very unique compared to the Mate 40 Pro+. In addition to the Kirin 9000, the Mate 40 RS has the best memory configuration at 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.
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