Huawei announced latest flagships Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus: Features and Specifications
- 20 Nov, 2020
Huawei has introduced its latest flagship devices, Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus, in the area of smartphone flagships, following the P40 series which was unveiled earlier this year. The phones unveiling also mark the launch of Huawei’s much talked and hyped new flagship 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset and include curved 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED displays and 50W wireless charging. Alongside them, Huawei has also announced the step-down Mate 40.
With the specifications on board, the struggling Chinese phone maker with its software challenges boasts a hardware which will put iPhone 12, OnePlus 8 Pro, and other blooming flagship devices to shame, even in this busy smartphone unveiling season. Though Huawei’s devices have been difficult to operate outside China because of lack of Google’s apps and services, the recent flagships suchs as the Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus are offering brilliant specifications and camera performance.
BuyMobiles presents to you a detailed analysis of what each device has to offer and how the three HUAWEI Mate 40 series siblings differ from each other.
The devices have a 50-megapixel main camera which is shared by them, but that is where the similarity ends. The Mate 40 Pro Plus uses a 20-megapixel ultrawide, an 8-megapixel periscope camera with a 10x zoom, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with a 3x zoom. In total, Huawei says the phone offers up to a 17x optical zoom. Meanwhile, the Mate 40 Pro has a similar 50-megapixel main camera and 20-megapixel ultrawide, but its periscope zoom lens is only 5x for a maximum optical zoom of 7x. This is where the three new HUAWEI flagships stand on a different pedestal.
Interestingly, both the new devices have Huawei’s new Kirin 9000 chipset, which the company claims to be the first 5nm 5G processor. The Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, while the Mate 40 Pro has 8GB and 256GB, respectively.
Coming to the battery capacity, both carry 4,400mAh batteries and support 50W wireless charging. They also have 66W wired charging and reverse wireless charging to let you power up accessories or other handsets. The Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus have in-display fingerprint sensors inside their 2772 x 1344 resolution displays, dual speakers, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The Pro is available in black, white, silver, yellow, and green, while the Pro Plus is available in only black and white.
Moving to the software area, Huawei is continuously investing in its own system of services and apps. The lack of Google Maps, in particular, has been a real sticking point for Huawei’s recent devices, making this latest announcement very welcome. In short, the three devices are primarily separated by their imaging capabilities, battery specifications, and of course, pricing.
In addition to this, we have been focusing on the Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus, but there’s a basic Huawei Mate 40 too. It has many similar specs to its more expensive siblings, but it uses a single punch-hole camera on the front and a lower magnification telephoto camera on the back. It also features a much smaller and lower resolution 6.5-inch display which is less dramatic and has a lower IP53 water/dust resistance rating. It has a smaller 4,200mAh battery with no wireless charging and a maximum of 40W wired fast charging, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
Lastly, it also offers another Porsche design version of the Mate 40 Pro Plus which features a unique sports car inspired design, with much better specifications, more cameras, and a different angular design for an ultimate, unique, and expensive Android phone.
ConclusionSo, if you are planning to grab your hands on these beasts, the pre-orders for the HUAWEI Mate 40 series go live in November and general availability will also begin later that month. However, market rollout might be staggered depending on where you live.