For gadget enthusiasts who do not give a darn care about Google services and who care more about mobile photography, Huawei P40 Series is for you. The new P series now comes in three flavors: P4, P40 Pro and a new addition, P40 Pro+ – all of which are powered by HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chip.

Huawei P40 Series Smartphones

Huawei very own HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chip is, of course, blessed with an octacore processor (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz), Mali-G76 GPU and dual big core + tiny core Neural-network Processing Unit, or NPU.

All three devices packed 8 GB of RAM and three storage capacities: 128 GB on the P40, 256 GB on the P40 Pro and 512 GB on the P40 Pro+.

Key selling point is, of course, imaging which Huawei continues to co-develop with Leica. Instead going through length to describe what each devices has to offer, like we are Huawei’s marketing team (which we are clearly not), below is a side-by-side summary of the key spec sheet details.

 
Huawei P40
Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro+
Display6.1-inch
FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels)
OLED display
16.7 million colors
6.58-inch Huawei Quad-curve Overflow Display
2,640 x 1,200 Pixels
OLED display
16.7 million colors
Up to 90 Hz refresh rate
6.58-inch Huawei Quad-curve Overflow Display
2,640 x 1,200 Pixels
OLED display
16.7 million colors
Up to 90 Hz refresh rate
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Octacore CPU (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz)
Mali-G76 GPU
Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Octacore CPU (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz)
Mali-G76 GPU
Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Octacore CPU (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz)
Mali-G76 GPU
Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)
MemoryRAM: 8 GB
ROM: 128 GB
RAM: 8 GB
ROM: 256 GB
RAM: 8 GB
ROM: 512 GB
CameraRear Camera:
50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture) + 16 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP Telephoto Camera (f/2.4 aperture, OIS)
Autofocus Mode: Autofocus
Image stabilization: OIS + AIS
Zoom Mode: Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Hybrid Zoom
Video Recording: Support for 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording
Image Resolution: Support up to 8192 x 6144 pixels
Video Resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels

Front Camera (in-display):
32 MP Selfie Camera (f/2.0 aperture), IR Camera
Video recording: Support for 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording
Image resolution: Support up to 6528 x 4896 pixels
Video resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels

*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
*The actual image resolution may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Rear Camera:
50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS) + 40 MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/1.8 aperture) + 12 MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera (f/3.4 aperture, OIS) + 3D Depth Sensing Camera
Autofocus mode: Autofocus
Image stabilization: OIS + AIS
Zoom Mode: Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Hybrid Zoom
Video recording: Support for 4K(3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording
Image resolution: Support up to 8192 x 6144 pixels
Video resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels

Front Camera:
32 MP Selfie Camera (f/2.2 aperture) + Depth Camera*
Autofocus Mode: Autofocus
Video Recording: Support for 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording
Image resolution: Support up to 6528 x 4896 pixels
Video resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
*Depth Camera also support face unlock with IR.

*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
*The actual image resolution may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Rear Camera:
50MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS) + 40MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/1.8 aperture) + 8MP SuperZoom Camera (10X Optical Zoom, f/4.4 aperture, OIS) + 8MP Telephoto Camera (3X Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS) + 3D Depth Sensing Camera
Autofocus Mode: Autofocus
Image stabilization: OIS + AIS
Zoom Mode: Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Hybrid Zoom
Video Recording: Support for 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording
Image Resolution: Support up to 8192 x 6144 pixels
Video Resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels

Front Camera:
32 MP Selfie Camera (f/2.2 aperture) + Depth Camera*
Autofocus Mode: Autofocus
Video recording: Support for 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) 60fps video recording
Image resolution: Support up to 6528 x 4896 pixels
Video resolution: Support up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
*Depth Camera also support face unlock with IR.

*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
*The actual image resolution may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Battery3,800 mAh (Typical Value)
Huawei SuperCharge (Max 22.5 W)
4,200 mAh (Typical Value)
Huawei SuperCharge (Max 40 W)
Wireless Huawei SuperCharge (Max 27 W)
4,200 mAh (Typical Value)
Huawei SuperCharge (Max 40 W)
Wireless Huawei SuperCharge (Max 40 W)
NetworkSingle SIM/Dual SIM
GSM / HSPA / 4G LTE / 5G
Single SIM/Dual SIM
GSM / HSPA / 4G LTE / 5G
Single SIM/Dual SIM
GSM / HSPA / 4G LTE / 5G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2 x 2 MIMO, HE160, 1024 QAM, 8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO
Bluetooth5.1, Support BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C interface)
Wi-Fi 6: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2 x 2 MIMO, HE160, 1024 QAM, 8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO
Bluetooth5.1, Support BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C interface)
Wi-Fi 6: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2 x 2 MIMO, HE160, 1024 QAM, 8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO
Bluetooth5.1, Support BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C interface)
LocationGPS (L1 + L5 dual band), A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou (B1I + B1C + B2a Tri-band), Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band). QZSS (L1 + L5 dual band), NavICGPS (L1 + L5 dual band), A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou (B1I + B1C + B2a Tri-band), Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band). QZSS (L1 + L5 dual band), NavICGPS (L1 + L5 dual band), A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou (B1I + B1C + B2a Tri-band), Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band). QZSS (L1 + L5 dual band), NavIC
SensorsNFC
Gesture Sensor
Gravity Sensor
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Hall Sensor
Gyroscope
Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Laser Sensor
Color Temperature Sensor
NFC
Gesture Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Infrared Sensor
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Hall Sensor
Gyroscope
Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Color Temperature Sensor
NFC
Gesture Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Infrared Sensor
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Hall Sensor
Gyroscope
Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Color Temperature Sensor
Audio*.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.amr, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi*.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.amr, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi*.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.amr, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi
Video*.3gp, *.mp4*.3gp, *.mp4*.3gp, *.mp4
Dimensions148.9 x 71.06 x 8.5 mm, 175g158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm, 209g158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm, 226g
ColorsSilver Frost*, Blush Gold*, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black

*in refractive matte glass finish
Silver Frost*, Blush Gold*, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black

*in refractive matte glass finish
White Ceramic, Black Ceramic
OSEMUI 10.1 (Based on Android 10) EMUI 10.1 (Based on Android 10) EMUI 10.1 (Based on Android 10)
OthersIP53 rated, no headphone jackIP68 rated, no headphone jackIP68 rated, nano-tech ceramic back panel, no headphone jack
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As for the availability and pricing, the P40 will sell for 799 euros (works out to around US$880) and the P40 Pro, 999 euros (around US$1,099) when the become available starting April 7. The rang topper, the P40 Pro Plus will only arrive in June and costs a cool 1,399 euros, or approximately US$1,540.

All images courtesy of Huawei.

Published by Mike chua

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