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Huawei P40 Pro Series

HUAWEI's new photo sensation: the P40 Pro series

On March 26.03.2020, 40, HUAWEI presented its new top smartphones. In addition to new camera improvements, the further development of AI was highlighted again. The P40 Series includes the HUAWEI P40, P40 Pro and PXNUMX Pro +.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro series:

The P40 Pro's new OLED display is impressive. The quad-curved overflow display has an image diagonal of 16,71 cm (6,58 “). The Pro model has been fitted with a 90 Hertz display. The narrow edges are intended to offer the user a seamless experience between the smartphone and the environment. The normal P40 model is a bit more compact with a diagonal of 15,49 cm (6,1 “).

The HUAWEI P40 Pro + was also presented. The giant smartphone offers two telephoto cameras and a new SuperZoom technology. The new camera system enables a 10x optical zoom and a 100x digital zoom.


An improved inscreen fingerprint sensor was installed in all devices. This is 30% faster than its predecessor. In addition, the new high-end devices can also be unlocked with integrated facial recognition via the front camera.

The back is made of glass and can be ordered in black (high gloss) or blush gold and silver frost (matt glass). The HUAWEI P40 Pro + has a back made of polished ceramic. The manufacturer hopes that this will give it an extra longevity.

The cameras

The new camera system works closely with the AI ​​of the smartphone and, according to HUAWEI, should get the best out of the technology.

The P40 uses an Ultravision Leica triple camera. The Pro model, on the other hand, has one more camera installed. The HUAWEI P3 Pro has three photo sensors of 40MP, 12MP and 40 MP. The top model has an ultra wide angle, a wide angle and a 50x telephoto lens. The telephoto lens can magnify up to 5 times. Videos can be recorded in 50K format. A dual camera with 4 MP was installed on the front of the P40 Pro.

A big innovation is the golden snap function. The new feature removes unwanted objects from images with the help of AI. This means that annoying reflections or disturbing people in the picture can be retouched and cut out. Video recordings are made with the ultra wide angle lens at 18mm focal length. Slow motion recordings are recorded at up to 7.680 frames per second.


And what is under the display?

The heart of it all is the HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G. The three new additions support 5G and WiFi 6 Plus. The 4200 mAh battery is charged wirelessly with 27 watts. The P40 Pro and Pro + can be quickly charged with up to 40 watts of SuperCharge.

The operating system

The EMUI 10.1 interface is an operating system based on Android Open Source Project. Due to the conflict between the USA and China, there are still no Google services available.

Along with the new operating system, HUAWEI's in-house app store will also be preinstalled. According to the manufacturer, the HUAWEI AppGallery has around 400 million users per month. The app store is supposed to improve steadily in quality through a growing range. The quick apps should be an advanced idea of ​​the conventional apps. The apps no longer need to be installed and are intended to save memory and power. In addition, the apps should always be up to date.

Apps like WhatsApp or Facebook should also be available on the new smartphone. These are then downloaded and installed in APK format via the third-party search.

And what does it all cost?

The P40 models will be released on May 2, 2020. Presale starts on March 26.

The HUAWEI P40 is said to cost € 8 with 128 GB of RAM and 799 GB of ROM. The larger P40 Pro costs € 999 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 ROM

The HUAWEI P40 Pro + model will only be released in Germany in the second half of the year. Prices have not yet been announced.

Advance sales can be really worthwhile if you want a new smartphone from the P40 range. If you pre-order one of the devices, you get the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 (179 €) and the new HUAWEI Watch GT2 (169 €) for free. Overall, the deal saves you € 348.

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