Despite the outbreak of Coronavirus round the globe, it doesn’t stop Huawei from launching the Huawei P40 5G series. The Huawei P40 5G series consists of Huawei P40 5G, Huawei P40 Pro 5G and Huawei P40 Pro plus 5G. The launching took place in an online-only event on Thursday.
All three phones support Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and coupled with the Kirin 990 5G chipset. Few changes among the Smartphones are; Huawei P40 Pro 5G and the Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G have a Quad-Curve Overflow Display.
Display: 6.10-inch (1080x2340)
Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Front Camera: 32MP + InfraredMP
Rear Camera: 50MP + 16MP + 8MP
Battery Capacity: 3800mAh
OS: Android 10
Release Date: 26th March 2020
The Huawei P40 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup, the Huawei P40 Pro has a quad rear camera setup, while the high-end variant Huawei P40 Pro+ has a penta rear camera setup. Up front is a dual front camera for the three phones.
Huawei P40 5G
Design & Display
Dual-SIM (Nano) Huawei P40 5G features a 6.1-inch (1,080×2,340 pixels) OLED panel with a 60Hz refresh rate. The phone is measure 148.9×71.06×8.5 mm in size and weighs 175 grams.
Software & Hardware
It runs Android 10 with EMUI 10.1, the phone is powered by the octa-core Kirin 990 5G SoC, Mali-G76 MC16 GPU. Storage capacity of the Huawei P40 5G is 128GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via Huawei’s Nano Memory 2 card.
The phone is coupled with 8GB RAM, and is equipped with a 3,800mAh battery and SuperCharge 22.5W fast charging support.
On the camera are three cameras on the back. The primary is a 50-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with f/2.2 aperture, and an 8-megapixel telephoto f/2.4 lens.
For pictures and video calls, there is a 32-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture as well as an infrared sensor. The cameras are housed in a pill-shaped hole-punch design.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, 5G, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
Huawei P40 Pro 5G
This variant comes with a dual-SIM (Nano) and featured a larger 6.58-inch (1,200×2,640 pixels) OLED panel with a 90Hz display refresh rate. The phone measures 158.2×72.6×8.95mm in size and weighs 209 grams.
P40 Pro 5G also runs Android 10 with EMUI 10.1. It has a The phone is powered by the same octa-core Kirin 990 5G SoC, the Mali-G76 MC16 GPU, and comes with 8GB of RAM. The Huawei P40 Pro 5G comes with 256GB storage, expandable via Nano Memory 2 card.
The Huawei P40 Pro is equipped with a larger 4,200mAh Battery which supports SuperCharge 40W fast charging and Wireless SuperCharge 27W fast charging.
Coming to the optics, the Huawei P40 Pro 5G has four cameras on the back with the primary being a 50-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and OIS, a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with f/1.8 aperture, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with SuperSensing, and a 3D depth sensing camera.
On the front is a 32-megapixel f/2.2 lens and a depth sensor.
Huawei P40 Pro Plus 5G
Higher-end variant of the Huawei P40 5G series via P40 Pro Plus 5G shares similar features in common with the Huawei P40 Pro 5G with minor differences. Huawei P40 Pro Plus is equipped with 512GB internal storage which is the highest on the series, but not expandable.
It features a penta camera setup that include 50-megapixel primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and OIS, a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel SuperZoom periscope lens (125mm) camera with 10x optical zoom and an f/4.4 aperture, another 8-megapixel telephoto lens (80mm) camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 3D depth sensing camera.
It’s dimensions at 158.2×72.6x9mm and weighs 226 grams making it a bit heavier. It is coupled with the same 4,200mAh battery and features SuperCharge 40W fast charging, and Wireless SuperCharge 40W charging that is tout to be world’s fastest commercialised 40W wireless charging.
Huawei P40 5G Specifications
Model: P40 5G
Release date: 26th March 2020
Form factor: Touchscreen
Body type: Glass
Dimensions (mm): 148.90 x 71.06 x 8.50
Weight (g): 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 3800
Removable battery: No
Fast charging: Proprietary
Wireless charging: No
Colours: Black, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Silver Frost
Screen size (inches): 6.10
Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
Aspect ratio: 19.5:9
Processor: 2.86GHz octa-core (2×2.86GHz + 2×2.36GHz + 4×1.95GHz)
Processor make: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Internal storage: 128GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: Nano Memory Card
Main camera: 50-megapixel (f/1.9) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus: Yes
Rear flash: Yes
Front camera: 32-megapixel (f/2.0) + Infrared-megapixel
Front autofocus: No
Operating system: Android 10
Skin: EMUI 10.1
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.10
USB Type-C: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Face unlock: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Huawei P40 series Price and Availability
The Huawei P40 5G price for 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage is EUR 799 (roughly N324,000). Huawei P40 Pro 5G 8GB + 256GB is priced at EUR 999 (roughly N405,000). Both will go on sale starting from April 7.
However, The biggest variant via Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G comes in a single 8GB RAM + 512GB model, and is priced at EUR 1,399 (roughly N568,000). It will go on sale starting June.