Huawei has launched its flagship phones in the Huawei Mate 40 series of smartphones. The series includes 3 phones- the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+. All these smartphones come running on the company’s proprietary Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E processors. The phones do not come with support for Google apps.
Huawei has added an interesting new feature called Eyes-On Display instead of Always On Display. The former is an upgrade to the Always On Display as the screen wakes up automatically showing time and notification as soon as the camera sees someone peeking on the phone.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ Specifications And Features
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the most premium of the series featuring a 6.76-inch full-HD+ (1,344×2,772 pixels) OLED display having a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The display also has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, a pixel density of 456 PPI, a screen to body ratio of 94.1%, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate.
Under the hood, the phone runs on the Octa-Core Kirin 9000 SoC. The chipset is Huawei’s proprietary processor. This is one of the first chipsets to be using 5nm architecture. The phone has EMUI 11 based on Android 10. The GPU in place in the device is the Mali G78 MP24. The device also has 12 GB of RAM along with 256 GB of internal storage.
Coming to the camera, the doughnut styled camera houses 4 cameras on the back. The company is calling the setup as Space Ring camera setup. The primary camera is a 50-Megapixel sensor having an aperture of f/1.9 and features such as omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS. The Ultrawide camera in place is a 20-Megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. Then there’s a 12-Megapixel Telephoto sensor with an aperture of f/2.4 and an optical zoom of 3x. And finally, an 8-Megapixel Periscope Telephoto having an aperture of f/4.4 and 10x optical zoom.
On the front, the phone has a dual-camera setup on the top left of the display. The phone has a 13-Megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.4. The dual-camera system allows the phone to take Ultrawide as well as Depth shots easily using the selfie camera.
For connectivity, the phone has 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and NFC. In terms of sensors onboard, the device has 3D Face ID, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, and color spectrum.
The phone runs on a 4,400mAh Li-Po battery with support for Fast Charging as well. The phone supports up to 65W wired Fast Charging and 50W Wireless Fast Charging. The phone measures 162.9 x 75.5 x 8.8 mm and weighs 230 grams.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro Specifications And Features
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro features the exact same 6.76-inch display as the Pro+. Moreover, the phone is also powered by the same processor. The only difference between the two comes in RAM as the Mate 40 Pro comes in the 8 GB RAM variant only.
Coming to camera, the Space Ring camera setup looks exactly same as Pro+ but there is one camera-less on this phone with some slight differences in the camera setup as well. The primary camera is exactly the same in the two devices. But the Ultrawide camera on this phone is a 20-Megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. This device doesn’t have a telephoto camera but instead has a 12-Megapixel Periscope Telephoto camera with an aperture of f/3.4. On the front, the two cameras system present on the Mate 40 Pro is is exactly the same as on the Pro+.
Apart from this, there is no difference between the two phones. The phone is although lighter weighing 212 grams and measures 162.9 x 75.5 x 9.1 mm.
Huawei Mate 40 Specifications And Features
The vanilla version of the series, The Mate 40 features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2376 pixels) OLED display having a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The phone has a screen to body ratio of 89.3% with a pixel density of 402 PPI and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz.
The phone is powered by the Octa-Core Kirin 9000E processor instead of the Kirin 9000 in the other two phones. The phone has 9 GB of RAM instead of 8 in the case of the other two. The phone comes with 256 GB of onboard space.
In camera department, Huawei has made use of the same primary camera on this phone as well. But there is a difference between the others. The Ultrawide camera is a 16-Megapixel sensor having an aperture of f/2.2. While the third camera is an 8-Megapixel Telephoto camera sensor having an aperture of f/2.4. The phone comes with a single camera on the front. However, the single-camera is the same sensor as in the other two devices.
The phone also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack as against the case on the other two. It houses a 4,200mAh Li-Po battery with a 40W Fast Charging support. The phone doesn’t feature wireless charging.
Huawei Mate 40 Series Pricing
The Huawei Mate 40, the cheapest of the three phones has been priced at EUR 899 (approx Rs. 78,000) while the Mate 40 Pro will cost EUR 1,199 (approx Rs. 1.04 lakh). And the most expensive device in the series will be sold for EUR 1,399 (approx Rs. 1.21 lakh).
The Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro come in Black, Green, Mystic Silver, White, and Yellow color options. While the Mate 40 Pro+ comes in just the Ceramic Black and Ceramic White color options.
There is no information from Huawei regarding the launch and availability of the devices in India yet.
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