“The souped up Huawei P40 Pro+ comes with Leica penta-camera setup, ceramic body design and quad curved display”
Huawei has officially launched its much-awaited Huawei P40 series via an online launch event. This year the company has introduced not two but three flagship smartphones in the series, called the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and a souped up P40 Pro+. All three smartphones are powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC, which is the fastest Kirin chipset from Huawei yet, with 5G connectivity. All the three models also come with the world’s first 50MP camera and 40W fast wireless charging support. They feature a punch-hole display, optical fingerprint scanner, and triple SIM support. The maxed out Huawei P40 Pro+ touts a penta-camera setup with support up to 100x SuperZoom and “XD Fusion Engine” that is said to further improve the image quality.
Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ price, availability
Huawei P40 price is set at EUR 799 (approx Rs 67,000) for a single variant that comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The P40 Pro costs EUR 999 (approx Rs 85,000) and it comes in a 8GB + 256GB configuration. Both the P40 and P40 Pro will be available from April 7th 2020 in Europe. Meanwhile, the P40 Pro+ comes in a 8GB+ 512GB storage option that is priced at EUR 1399 (approx Rs 1,17,500). The P40 Pro+ will be available sometime in June 2020.
Huawei P40 Pro, P40 Pro+ specifications
Let’s start with the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+ specifications. The handsets feature a 6.58-inch ‘Quad-curve overflow’ AMOLED display, which means the display is curved on all four sides. The phones also support a high 90Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1,200×2,640. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner on the phones and a large punch-hole cutout at the top for dual-selfie cameras. The setup comprises of 32MP selfie camera with autofocus and f/2.0 aperture, an IR depth sensor, and ambient and proximity sensors.
Both the P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ are powered by the Kirin 990 SoC 5G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM. The handsets are IP64 water- and dust-resistant rated and house a 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge fast wired charging. While the P40 Pro supports 27W wireless charging, the P40 Pro+ supports up to 40W wireless fast charging. Other features include dual SIM + e-SIM support, Huawei’s Celia AI voice assistant, FaceTime-like MeeTime support, and more.
As for the rear cameras, the Huawei P40 gets a quad-rear camera setup that includes Leica’s 50MP UltraVision RYYB primary sensor with 4-in-1 pixel binning and f/1.9, a 40MP Ultra-wide Cine with f/1.8 and OIS support, a 12MP 125mm telephoto with 5X optical zoom, OIS support and f/ 3.4, a 3D ToF lens.
The Huawei P40 Pro+ penta-camera setup includes a 50MP UltraVision RYYB f/1.9 primary sensor; 40MP Ultra-wide Cine with f/1.8 and 4K resolution; 8MP periscope with 10X optical telephoto lens with 100x digital zoom support, f/4.4 and OIS; 8MP 3x Optical Telephoto lens with f/2.4 and OIS, and ToF depth sensor. The cameras are backed by Huawei’s “XD Fusion Engine” chip to further enhance the results and Huawei Golden Snap that intelligently detects scenes, removes passer-by, reflections, and more.
Huawei P40 specifications
The regular Huawei P40 is also powered by Kirin 990 chipset and sport dual front cameras. The handset, however, is slightly compact with a 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that bears in-display fingerprint scanner and wide cut-out at the top right corner, but supports a standard 60Hz display. The handset houses a 3,800mAh battery and supports 22.5W wired charging. In the imaging department, sports triple rear cameras. The cameras comprise of 50MP UltraVision primary sensor with RYYB, 4-in-1 pixel binning, and f/1.9 + 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f / 2.2 + 8MP telephoto with OIS, and f/2.4. The front camera is also a 32MP sensor but without autofocus support.
As for software, all three Huawei P40 series phones have been launched with Android 10 and Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services.