If you’ve ever imagined an Android phone without Google services, its finally here though one wonders how the phone will perform since google is embedded in our daily lives. Huawei announced P40 and P40 Pro with Android 10 but with its own AppGallery.
Huawei now has its own voice assistant called Celia and its available in English, French and Spanish languages. Another one of the Huawei-owned apps is MeeTime which is used for audio and video calls with screen sharing. It can also be used for video streaming purposes.
Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro comes with a 6.58” OLED display and it supports 90Hz refresh rate. It has 1200 x 2640 pixels display resolution. It comes with an infrared face scanner and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The display of the smartphone is curved “Overflow Display” by Huawei. It has four curved edges similar to the Samsung Galaxy flagships and it comes with a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout which houses 32MP selfie camera. The camera comes with autofocus and its capable of shooting 4k videos at 60fps.
At the back, there is a 50MP main camera with a RYYB colour filter. Huawei has improved the camera hardware and it comes with a large 1/1.28” sensor. The camera has features like Octa Phase Detection AF, Optical Image Stabilization and a f/1.9 aperture.
The Optical telephoto lens at the back has a 125mm focal length with 12MP RYYB sensor and Optical Image Stabilization. It is also capable of 5x zoom. There is an ultrawide angle Cine lens of 40MP and an 18mm f/1.8 lens. At the back is also a 3D ToF sensor for depth sensing.
The rear camera is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps. The ultrawide lens shoots HDR videos and can crank up the ISO up to 51,200 in dark conditions. It can also shoot 4k time-lapses and fast with 7,680fos slo-mo videos.
It is powered by the in-house Kirin 990 5G chipset. It comes with an 8GB RAM and a 256GB internal storage which is expandable via Huawei’s new NanoMemory 2 cards. The device is IP68 certified making it water and dust resistant. It is powered by a 4,200mAh battery capacity which supports 40W charging via its USB-C port.
It will be available in Black, White, Silver and Gold colours come April 7 at a €1000 starting price.
Huawei P40 provides a cheaper alternative costing €800 for the same 8GB RAM but a lesser 128GB internal storage. This is also expandable via the NanoMemory cards.
Unlike the P40 Pro, Huawei P40 has a smaller 6.1” OLED display and a 1080p+ resolution. It also offers the regular 60Hz screen refresh rate. It has the same pill-shaped punch-hole cutout which also houses the 32MP selfie camera. The camera can shoot 4K at 60fps but has no autofocus. There is no infrared face scanner but it also has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The main 50MP rear camera is the same as the one in the P40 pro. There is an 80mm zoom lens with OIS and an 8MP sensor while there is a 16MP sensor ultrawide angle lens and a17mm lens.
It is powered by a 3,800mAh battery which is capable of 22.5W charging. It is IP53 certified which only handles basic dust and water splashes.
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