The world is struggling with the #Covid-19 crisis, but phone companies are not stopping their launches. After Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S20 series, Huawei has unveiled its flagship phone, P40 Pro. Just like the predecessor, Huawei P40 Pro’s strongest point is its imaging capabilities. The P40 Pro houses Huawei’s largest CMOS sensor yet and delivers Super Definition photography.
The large 1/1.28-inch sensor has a binned pixel size measuring 2.44um to massively boost light intake for enhanced low-light performance, while a new periscope design realises 10x true optical zoom. The HUAWEI P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G and supports high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Plus.
The HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ are equipped with the HUAWEI Quad-curve Overflow Display. The display takes on a curved edge on all four sides. There is a presence of an in-screen fingerprint reader that as per Huawei is 30 percent faster.
HUAWEI P40 Series features advanced Ultra Vision Leica camera system, available in triple-camera, quad-camera, and Penta-camera configurations. The series comes with ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. The HUAWEI P40 Pro features Leica Quad Camera with a more powerful Ultra Wide Cine Camera and ToF Camera alongside 50x SuperSensing Zoom. The HUAWEI P40 Pro+ with the SuperZoom Array supports 10x true optical zoom and 100x maximum digital zoom.
HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ have a 32-megapixel AF Camera and IR Depth Camera that support autofocus and Bokeh reproduction. They also support the IR Face unlock for device unlock even in low light conditions. HUAWEI P40 Series also introduces HUAWEI Golden Snap, which includes AI Best Moment, a new smart photography feature that chooses the best frames from a Moving Picture. AI Remove Passerby and AI Remove Reflection can do away with unwanted subjects and glare from the frame, allowing users to easily enhance their images after the fact.
The 40-megapixel Ultra Wide Cine Camera in HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ has a focal length that is equivalent to 18mm and a 1/1.54-inch sensor supporting the 3:2 aspect ratio. SedecimPixel Fusion Technology is built into this camera to support 16-in-1 pixel binning, producing superpixels that measure 4.48um to boost light sensitivity up to ISO51200 and enable 7680fps Ultra Slow-Motion video capture.
HUAWEI P40 Series supports real-time Bokeh effects for videos. Similar to the results of a wide aperture lens, this feature adds progressive Bokeh to help highlight the main subject of the footage. The telephoto camera can capture high-quality zoom footage as well as 4K time-lapse videos. Directional Audio Zoom, available on HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+, allows users to zoom in on an audio source and amplify its sound at the same time.
The HUAWEI P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G with AI. The 6.58-inch display supports 90Hz refresh rate on the HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+. The full line up comes with the 160MHz Wi-Fi 6 Plus technology and offers connectivity speed with support for 2,400Mbps peak theoretical transmission.
The phone runs on EMUI 10.1 based on the Android 10 operating system and does not come with pre-installed Google Apps.
Huawei P40 series is available in three glossy glass finishes – Ice White, Deep Sea Blue and Black – and two refractive matte glass finishes – Blush Gold and Silver Frost.