One of the most exciting flagship series of the year is finally here! Let us officially welcome the feverishly-anticipated Huawei P40 flagship series that is poised to be a worthy contender against the Samsung Galaxy S20 and OPPO Find X2 series as the best flagship phones in the current market.
As usual, Huawei has once again upgraded their already impressive camera system on the P40 series smartphones which promise to deliver “visionary photography” for it’s users.
Besides touting a much more powerful camera system, the P40 series also sports a brand new design language that conforms with the latest trend and fashion. For sure, the P40 series phones are also packed with some of the most powerful internals which will bring optimal performance for your smartphones.
Huawei P40 Pro & P40 Pro+ Specifications
Let’s start off with the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. As their name suggest, the pair will not only the most expensive, but also the most interesting and powerful ones.
Both devices will feature a revolutionary “Quad-curved display” which is known better as an Overflow Display. Unlike the typical curved display, the brand new Overflow Display will wrap off the top and bottom frames of the device as well. This allows the device to boast a considerably high screen-to-body ratio.
Before we forget, the Overflow Display will be an OLED panel which measures approximately 6.58-inches diagonally and has a pretty impressive 2640 x 1200 pixels screen resolution. Also, the obvious pill-shaped cut-out on the front panel will be home to a 32 megapixels selfie camera (with autofocus) as well as an IR depth sensor.
On it’s back panel, that’s where all the excitements lie. The Huawei P40 Pro will feature a quad-camera setup that has a 50 megapixels “UltraVision” RYYB sensor as it’s main camera, along with another 40 megapixels ultra-wide cine lens dedicated for videography.
The third and forth sensors will be a 12 megapixels RYYB periscope lens capable of achieving up to 5x optical zoom, as well as a ToF camera for depth sensing.
As for the Huawei P40 Pro+, the device will pack an even more powerful penta-camera setup although has same 50 megapixels “UltraVision” RYYB sensor, 40 megapixels ultra-wide cine lens and ToF camera. However, it will come with an upgraded zooming capability due to an additional periscope optical lens.
Therefore, the camera system of the P40 Pro+ actually employs a pair of periscope lens comprising of an 8 megapixels 3x periscope optical lens and another 8 megapixels 10x periscope optical lens. The combination of these lenses allow the device to achieve up to 100x digital zoom which will put it on par as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in this aspect.
Besides that, other key highlights of the camera system also includes the latest Huawei XD Fusion Engine which is said to enable faster processing of data with “unmatched clarity at the pixel level”. Similarly, it also has an Octa Phase Detection which enables ultra-quick autofocus capabilities.
Under the hood, the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ will be powered by the flagship Kirin 990 5G SoC which is compatible to the latest 5G connectivity for both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes.
Also, both devices will be fueled by a moderate battery which has a capacity rating of 4,200mAh, and supports up to 40W wired charging and 27W wireless charging.
The Huawei P40 Pro will be offered in five color options namely Black, Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue and Ice White, while the P40 Pro+ will be available only in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.
Huawei P40 Specifications
Coming to the vanilla Huawei P40 model, the device shares pretty much the same specs as it’s “Pro” sibling, except for some differences with regards to it’s front display, camera system and battery.
Firstly, the Huawei P40 comes with slightly smaller, flat OLED display that measures approximately 6.1-inches diagonally. Naturally, it’s screen resolution has also been reduced to 2340 x 1080 pixels as well.
Next up, it’s pill-shaped cut-out will be slightly smaller in size as it will only house a single 32 megapixels selfie camera. In this case, the infrared depth sensor has been omitted.
As for it’s rear cameras, the Huawei P40 will feature only a triple-camera setup. Although it will be equipped with the same 50 megapixels “UltraVision” RYYB sensor as it’s main camera, but it will be assisted with an downgraded 16 megapixels ultra-wide lens as well as an 8 megapixels telephoto lens. Therefore, it will only be able to support up to 3x optical zoom, and as much as 30x digital zoom.
Finally, the Huawei P40 will also utilize a watered-down 3,800mAh battery and supports up to 22.5W fast-charging. Sadly, there will not be any wireless charging solution for the vanilla P40.
For those who’re interested, the Huawei P40 will be available in a total of five colorways including Black, Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue and Ice White.
Huawei P40 Series Pricing
In the European market, the Huawei P40 will be priced at EUR799 (US$881). The Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ on the other hand will set you back with EUR999 (US$1,102) and EUR1,399 (US$1,543) respectively.