Huawei P40 Series debut with 50MP Camera and 90Hz display


Chinese tech giant, Huawei is back with another yearly instalment of their famous P-series. The new Huawei P40 is a product of the continual successive partnership between Huawei and Leica. As usual, there is a pro version – the Huawei P40 Pro.

The Huawei P40

Huawei P40

The smartphone is built around a 6.1-inch screen with OLED flat panel. The panel features a 1080+ pixels resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. At the top left-hand side of the display is a pill-shaped hole which houses a 32MP f/2.2 selfie camera with fixed focus and a depth sensor.

Around the back is a rectangular shape camera module which features a 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision wide lens, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 16MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle lens. Still inside the module is a colour temperature sensor with 8 colour channels multi-spectrum.

Underneath the Huawei P40 is the Kirin 990 chipset with integrated 5G modem. The chip is built on the 7nm+ EUV process. Battery-wise, the smartphone packs a rather small 3,800 mAh capacity with only a 22.5W wired charging support.

The Huawei P40 Pro

This is literally Huawei best smartphone right now. It comes with a 6.58-inch curved glass panel instead of a flat panel seen on the Huawei P40. The display sports a 90Hz refresh rate and 1,200 x 2,640 pixels resolution. The in-display fingerprint reader got bigger by 30% compared to its predecessor. The infrared face scanner at the front can also be used to make a secure payment.

The pill-shaped hole in the display got wider and bigger to accommodate two cameras (32MP f/2.2 with AF & IR Depth/Gesture) and an ambient & proximity sensor. According to Huawei, this is the “most powerful intelligent front camera system”. But it doesn’t end there, the back camera module is also a beast on its own.

The main camera features a 50MP f/1.9 1/1.28″ sensor which is bigger than what you have on the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The second camera features a 12MP RYYB sensor with periscope zoom and OIS. The final and third camera sports a 40MP f/1.8 ultrawide angle Cine lens. Alongside the colour temperature sensor, the P40 Pro adds a 3D ToF sensor.

This Pro smartphone is powered by a 4,200 mAh battery capacity. It supports a 40W fast wireless charging, which will be a first-timer in the industry. The device will be available in Gold, Silver, White and Black.

Both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro runs on Android 10 and the company’s AppGallery which features apps like MeeTime and Celia. MeeTime is a voice/video call app with screen sharing while Celia is a voice assistant app.


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