Huawei P40, Pro and Plus: the largest camera sensor, the fastest charge

Huawei CEO finally officially announced the long-known to us whether the P40 flagship line on

online eventdue to panic due to coronavirus. Many rumors materialized. Plus, Huawei managed to surprise us with the largest camera sensor ever installed in a modern phone.

Huawei P40 Pro / Plus

Key Features

  • Display: 6.6 inches, 1200 r, OLED with 90 Hz “stable” update
  • Camera: 50MP 1 / 1.28 "RYYB Sensor
  • Magnification: 5x / 10x optical periscope (Pro / Plus)
  • CPU: Kirin 990 5G
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Charging Speed: 40 W (both wired and wireless)
  • SIM cards: hybrid dual SIM slot / memory card and eSIM

Specifications and display

In fact, Huawei has announced three phones -P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro +: with the middle range of the P40 with a 6.1-inch 1080p display and the other two with a diagonal of 6.58 "with a resolution of 2640 × 1200. The displays are equipped with a front camera for a dual 32-megapixel self-focus camera with autofocus and the ability to record 4K video.
Two large phones feature a beautiful display, which Huawei calls the Overflow Display. This allowed Huawei to achieve a record ratio of screen and housing.

The display looks great, especially when combinedwith the new Silver Frost matte finish, which is still a chameleon shade, and a two-tone camera on the back. The phones are available in Ice White and Black (P40 Pro +) nanotechnology ceramics with sapphire hardness, as well as Deep Sea Blue and excellent matte shades of Silver Frost or Blush Gold (Pro).

The fingerprint scanner on the display was alsosignificantly improved: now it takes up 30% more area than before, and a third faster than it can be unlocked. Fortunately, Huawei retains the optical solution instead of Samsung's ultrasonic solution, which is slower.

And last but not least: There is also a fashionable high display refresh rate here, and Huawei believes that a stable update of 90 Hz is the perfect compromise between smooth display and battery consumption.

Speaking of battery, both phones have4200 mAh battery (3800 mAh for P40), which can be recharged with wired and wireless charging 40 W, which is a new record. The battery is slightly smaller than the Mate 30 Pro, but Huawei believes that it has chosen the best combination of screen resolution and the economical Kirin 990 5G chipset in order to keep power consumption the same.

Camera

Not only are the P40 Pro and Plus equippedwith giant 50-megapixel 1 / 1.28 ”RYYB pixel-sized camera sensors, the Plus also features true 10x periscope optical zoom (unlike previous recordings with 5x zoom on phones like the P40 Pro, P30 Pro or Galaxy S20 Ultra).

To keep up with Samsung, Huawei alsoEquipped 100% of the pixels on its camera with phase detection autofocus for instant continuous autofocus when shooting video and milliseconds in low light conditions. However, instead of Dual PD autofocus, Huawei uses the Octa PD solution to continuously refocus in all scenarios.

Dual 32MP front cameraalso comes with autofocus and 4K video recording, unlike many other competitors, and Huawei promises beautiful portrait shots in bokeh with a second IR depth / gesture sensor. In terms of video, there is no 8K recording, but 4K comes with a range of features and optimizations, as well as optical and Audio Zoom technologies.

These specifications alone should tell you about Huawei's commitment to excellence.

Price and release date

Phones are equipped as a hybrid module with twoSIM / memory cards, as well as an eSIM card inside for added flexibility, wherever you are. Available in "nanotechnology ceramics" white and black (P40 Pro +) with sapphire hardness, as well as Deep Sea Blue and the excellent matte colors Silver Frost or Blush Gold (Pro), will be released separately.

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will land on April 7,the price starts at 799 euros and 999 euros, while the Plus model with a 10x zoom lens will appear in June for 1399 euros. The phones come with 8 GB of RAM and 128/256/512 GB of storage configurations for the P40 Pro or 256 GB / 512 GB for the P40 Pro +, respectively.