Huawei P40
Huawei P40

The brand-new Huawei’s P40 series is finally official, and while our eyes are on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, with its dual-zoom system and ceramic design, the Huawei P40 Pro and Vanilla P40 will likely be the most popular choices given their affordability.

The Huawei P40 comes in the smallest and lowest-spec option, but it’s not far behind. While its demure 6.1-inch screen may lead you to think otherwise, inside, it has the same power found in the P40 Pro, 5G connectivity, and the same 50MP main camera sensor as well. Huawei has also included some smart user interface elements, like floating windows and simple multitasking; And anyone with a Huawei laptop or tablet can enjoy integrated multi-screen experiences.

All-New Design and Outlook

The Huawei P40 is lost on the ‘Four Curve Overflow Screen’ found on the P40 Pro, making it look much more traditional with its flat glass sheet on the surface. The phone includes a pre-installed screen protector, a powerful dual camera drill hole on the top left of the screen, and polished, curved metal around the sides, top, and bottom. It’s an attractive phone that feels premium, even if it’s not as prominent as its big brother, and OLED display technology is a bonus, too.

Huawei P40
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The 6.1-inch screen on the Huawei P40 has a resolution of 1080 x 2340, making it Wide Full HD. This isn’t class-leading for the price, for example, it lags behind the OnePlus 7T Pro’s screen. That said, it’s still better than the iPhone 11 from a clarity standpoint. At 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5mm, the Huawei P40 is slightly shorter than the Galaxy S20, which is 151.7mm tall. That said, it’s thicker, due to a pronounced camera bump, which houses that huge 50MP sensor. There’s also a 3x zoom telephoto module, which gives you the same zoom as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

Huawei P40
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The power button and volume keys are on the right side of the phone, while the underside houses the USB Type-C port and the single down-firing speaker. The nanoSIM dual tray is also here, and can also be used to expand storage with Huawei’s proprietary Nano memory cards.

Huawei P40
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What Features are included in Huawei P40

This all-new Huawei P40 Pro is power-driven by the identical Kirin 990 5G chipset that we’ve seen in the Mate 30 Pro and Huawei’s portable phone, the Mate Xs. This is founded on 7nm + manufacturing technology and is plenty fast enough to keep up with the latest flagship phones from rival brands.

Furthermore, the processor, which is teamed with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, is currently the only high-end chipset with integrated 5G, meaning it will work well with the eager 5G networks, as well as with the present hybrid LTE 5G networks.

Camera: The ultimate P40’s Leica-branded camera setup consists of a 50MP f 1.9 primary camera, a 16MP f 2.2 ultra-wide camera, and an 8MP f 2.4 telephoto camera.

Huawei P40
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Additional Features: The Huawei P40 comes with Android 10, with EMUI 10.1 over the top. Given the power inside, there’s no perceptible lag when scrolling through apps or settings, or switching between them. Though, without a 90Hz refresh rate screen, the P40 just doesn’t feel as nippy as some other devices like the OnePlus 7T, even though, technically, it’s more powerful.

Huawei P40 release date and price

Huawei P40 will be released on April 7 in selected European markets and will be releasing on April 16 in Australia. Until now, we can predict that phone will be available in the UK, some parts of Europe, Australia and the Middle East. As far as the configuration is concerned, the phone will come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and it will be available in three colors: Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, and Black and the price will be around £699 / AU$1,049.

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