2020 Huawei News

Huawei P40 series officially announced

Huawei has taken the wraps off its latest devices with the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, “The HUAWEI P Series has always been about innovative aesthetics and making premium imaging hardware accessible, representing the very best of industrial design and technology. With an outstanding sensor, camera systems that we co-engineered with Leica, powerful chipset and HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine, the HUAWEI P40 Series exemplifies our focus and offers an all-day Super Definition experience to help consumers realize their creative vision.”

All three devices are being powered by Huawei’s Kirin 990 5G processor with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM depending on the model.

On the storage side, the P40 comes with 128GB of storage plus a nano memory card slot. The P40 Pro & P40 Pro+ comes in 128, 256 and 512GB options with a nano memory card slot.

The P40 has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a 2340×1080 resolution. The P40 Pro and P40+ both have a 6.58-inch OLED display with a 2640×1200 resolution.

Huawei’s EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 is running on the software side of things for the P40 series. And just like the Mate Xs, the P40 series won’t have access to Google’s services such as the Play Store, Google Assistant and more.

To supplement the absence of Google services, Huawei has included their own maps app powered by TomTom, their own app store called AppGallery and a voice assistant called Celia.

For cameras, the P40 has a 32MP front camera and a depth sensor. There’s a 50MP standard lens, 16MP ultra-wide and 8MP telephoto with 3X optical zoom on the P40.

While the P40 Pro has a 50MP standard, 40MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto with 3x optical and ToF sensor (Time of Flight). The P40 Pro+ has a standard 50MP, 40MP ultra-wide, 8MP periscope with 10x optical zoom, 8MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom and Time of Flight sensor.

Both the P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ have the same 32MP front camera and IR depth sensor for face unlock.

Battery life shouldn’t be an issue as the P40 has 3,800 mAh capacity and the P40 Pro & P40 Pro+ offer a 4,200 mAh battery with 40W fast wired charging and 40W wireless charging.

The P40 Pro & P40 Pro+ are both IP68 water and dust resistant while the P40 is IP53.

For an idea of how much the P40 devices might cost, Huawei has announced the European pricing:

  • P40 – 128GB/8GB RAM – €799 (around $1,233 CAD)
  • P40 Pro – 256GB/8GB RAM – €999 (around $1,541 CAD)
  • P40 Pro+ – 512GB/8GB RAM – €1,399 (around $2,159 CAD)

While Canadian pricing hasn’t been announced yet, Huawei Canad has said the P40 series is set to launch in June.

Source: Huawei


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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