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Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus Unveiled

Huawei CEO Richard Yu

As planned, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has announced its new P40 premium devices. The company revealed three new models this time; P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus.

Huawei CEO Richard Yu, took to stage touting their new phones of seamless curvature and a tough finish – “sapphire-like toughness” touts the company. Unconventional to its usual P40 series launch, Huawei P40 series now has four different models – plus the P40 Lite, announced earlier this month.

The P40 Pro and P40 Pro + come with a 6.58” 90Hz Flex OLED display with 2640 x 1200 resolution, offering a 441 PPI. The display supports DCI-P3 HDR, which promises high saturation and contrast. Putting all of these together, it makes the best display from the company so far.

The Huawei P40, on the other hand, has a smaller 6.2” display.

The design is well done with smooth edges both on the screen and the chassis, narrow bezels all around the device, as well as the nicely placed dual selfie cameras on the hole punch notch. The P40 series should also offer an easy time while handling due to the compact-nature, according to Huawei.

On the camera front, the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Plus have triple, quad, and Penta camera systems, respectively. To start with the P40, it sports a 50MP f/1.9 primary camera, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto lens with OIS.

The P40 Pro has a 50MP primary camera followed by a 40MP ultra-wide lens, a 12MP f/3.4 telephoto lens (offers up to 5x optical and 50x hybrid zoom), and a ToF sensor for depth sensing.

The P40 Plus features a pretty identical setup like the P40 Pro for the Main lens and the ultra-wide lens. Its telephoto lens is an 8MP f/4.4 lens offering up to 10x optical zoom instead of 5x. Plus, you also get a ToF depth sensor.

Huawei P40 series hardware specs include Huawei’s in-house Kirin 990 processor, which supports 5G, at least 8GB of memory, 128GB onboard storage minimum, an in-screen fingerprint reader, WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC support.

The standard P40 has a 3800mAh battery while the Pro and Pro+ have a slightly large battery, which tops at 4200mAh. All three models support 40W fast charging technology and 27W wireless charging.

Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro + Price

The base Huawei P40 (8GB/128GB) is going for 799 Euros (~Ksh 92,400) while the P40 Pro (8/256GB) for 999 euros (~Ksh 115,500) and the P40 Pro+ (8/512GB) for a whopping 1399 euros (~Ksh 161,700), all exclusive of VAT.

There are five variant colors to choose from for the P40 and P40 Pro, while the high-end P40 Pro+ comes in only two colors i.e., Ceramic black and ceramic white. All three models will be available in the Chinese market from 7th April. For the rest of the world, there is no specific launch date yet.

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