The Huawei Mate 40 Pro models were finally announced by the manufacturer, and I must confess that they are well worth the wait. The phones will be hustling their way to the top of “best camera” smartphones with their revised hardware co-developed with Leica. Other elements of the phone have also received better updates. Read on, as you set your eyes o the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ specifications and Prices.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ Specifications
Huawei has introduced a new f/1.28-inch main sensor, which along with the P40 models, is the largest on the market. Compared to the previous Mate, the resolution has been increased to 50MP (up from 40MP). The new model is equipped with omnidirectional autofocus and an f/1.9 lens with optical image stabilization (OIS). The pixel size is 1.22µm, which doubles when binning is enabled. A Laser autofocus system allows for fast and accurate focus locks.
The main camera on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro+ is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 fps as well as slow-motion clips at 1080p resolution and 480 fps. And you can practically stop time with 3,840 fps mode, which records at 720p resolution. The selfie camera is quite adept at video capture tool, it can do 4K/60 videos and 1080p/240 slow-mo clips.
The second-generation Cine camera is equipped with a 20MP sensor and an f/1.8 ultrawide-angle lens. It is the first mobile camera in the world to feature a free form lens, which reduces the distortions characteristic of ultra-wide lenses.
The company is bringing back the 125mm periscope lens in front of a 12MP sensor. It offers 5x magnification over the main camera and is a significant upgrade over the 8MP camera with 3x zoom found on the Mate 30 Pro. It has an f/3.4 aperture and OIS, just like on the P40 Pro.
The 6.76-inch OLED is an increase from the 6.53-inch panel of the 2019 phones. Resolution is increased to 1,344 x 2,772 px, making for a sharper image. The display’s sides are strongly curved; they meet the sidewall of the phone at an angle of 88-inch. Despite the extreme curve, there are still hardware controls (power, volume) on the side (but virtual buttons are available).
The refresh rate is set to 90Hz but improves on the P-series with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The multimedia experience is further improved thanks to stereo speakers – the combination of 3D audio and vibration from the linear motor makes for a more immersive experience.
The battery department also got a major upgrade. Not in terms of capacity, at 4400mAh, it’s about the same size as last year, but it now charges much faster. If you use a USB-C cable, it can go up to 66W. Wirelessly, it can do 50W, faster than the Mate 30 Pro and P40 Pro charged on a cable. Naturally, reverse wireless charging is supported as well.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro flagships are powered by the latest Kirin 9000 chipset. It is fibbed on a 5nm process and features four Cortex-A77 cores, one of which is clocked at the record-breaking 3.13 GHz, and four A55 cores. The GPU is a Mali-G78 with 24 cores, which is the maximum configuration possible.
There is also the integrated 5G modem, of course. Local connectivity is blazing fast, too; Wi-Fi 6+ can soak up 160 MHz of bandwidth – that translates to a whopping 2.4 Gbps transfer speed. You will need the right router (and Huawei has one to sell you), but those are practically 5G speeds.
The Huawei Mate 40 series supports the new Huawei M Pen 2 stylus. We mentioned gestures too, an alternative way to control the UI – move your hands left/right to look through photos in your gallery, up/down to flip through pages of an ebook, hover your hand to answer a call, or control the music player.
The upgraded Multi-screen Collaboration feature allows you to teleport an app from your phone to your PC. Unlike Microsoft’s Your Phone application (which supports almost exclusively Samsung phones), you can bring multiple apps to your laptop screen.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro+ Prices in Europe
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is coming to Europe in only one configuration – with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage (expandable via NM cards). It will cost €1,200 and is available in a variety of colors.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ uses ceramic materials, available in White and Black. This one upgrades to 12 GB of RAM while keeping the storage at 256 GB. Both versions are available as dual-SIM or single-SIM phones (the Pro has an eSIM as well).
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ price is €1,400