Huawei unveiled the Mate 40 series today in Europe through a virtual event. The series consists of three smartphones – Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+. All the devices are powered by Huawei’s all-new Kirin 9000 SoC which is also the world’s first 5nm processor with an integrated 5G modem. Huawei brings some great camera features and the fast charging gets, even more, faster than earlier.
Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+: price
The Huawei Mate 40 has been priced at EUR 899 (~Rs 78,400/$1063) for the single 8GB + 128GB storage option. The Mate 40 Pro price is set at EUR 1,199 (~Rs 1,04,500/$1415) for the 8GB + 256GB. The top of the line Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ comes with prce tag of EUR 1,399 (~Rs 1,21,900/$1655) for the 12GB + 256GB storage.
The Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will be available in Mystic Silver, Yellow, White, Black, and Green colors. The Mate 40 Pro+ comes in two color options – Ceramic White and Ceramic White hues. Huawei has no words for the India launch or global launch for the Huawei Mate 40 series.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+
The Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ has most of the specifications and design in common. Both the device sports a 6.76-inch flex OLED curved display offering QHD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and an 88-degree curvature. The handsets are powered by 5nm based Kirin 9000 SoC. The chipset features four Cortex-A77 cores, in which one of them is clocked at 3.13GHz record clock speed, and four Cortex-A55 cores. The Mali-G78 GPU is also a major improvement that uses 24 cores, which is the maximum configuration possible in a GPU.
As for the cameras, the Mate 40 Pro features a ring-shaped Quad camera setup that uses a 1/1.28″ main sensor, the largest in the market. The setup includes a 50MP Sony IMX700 primary sensor with Leica technology, OIS, and omnidirectional focus. The main camera is backed by a 20MP ultrawide lens, a 12MP telephoto camera with 5x periscope zoom, and a 7x optical zoom lens completes the setup.
On the other hand, Mate 40 Pro+ features a round-shaped Penta camera setup which adds an additional TOF 3D sensor depth control and offers a 17x optical zoom range. The other sensors remain the same as in Mate 40 Pro. For selfies, both the handsets pack a 13MP main camera and a TOF sensor for depth sensing. Both the handset are the world’s first phone to feature free form lens which reduces the distortion characteristics to get steady shots.
The devices run Android 10 based EMUI 11 skin. There’s no Google Mobile Sevices so you’ll have to rely on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). At an event, Huawei showed that the devices can be charged at up to -5 degree temperature. The handsets pack a 4,400mAh battery and support 66W SuperCharge technology. It reverses wireless charging and wireless charging with up to 50W speed. Other notable features include – IP68 water & dust resistance, in-display fingerprint sensor, and smart gesture controls.
Huawei Mate 40
Most of the specifications of vanilla Mate 40 are similar to its Pro model. Unlike the Pro model, it offers a 6.5-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, which is slightly shorter than Pro model. Also, it gets IP53 rating for water and dust resistance. Unlike the 4,400mAh on the other two models, it offers a bit smaller 4,200mAh capacity with support for 66W fast wired charging and wireless charging too.
The Huawei Mate 40 packs a quad-camera setup on the back but the sensors are changed. It brings 50MP primary camera, a 16MP ultrawide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x periscope zoom, and a 5x optical zoom lens. The front side only gets a 13MP shooter in a punch-hole style. Other specifications are exactly the same as the other two models have.
The Mate 40 series will support Huawei’s all-new M Pen 2 Stylus. Gestures are now much more improved, allowing left/right for swiping images, up/down to flip pages in an ebook, and hover for answering a call or manage the music player.