Saturday , 4 April 2020

Huawei’s P40 Series Breaks New Boundaries In Mobile Photography

The best cameras in a Huawei smartphone yet

Huawei has officially unveiled its flagship P40 series at an online-only event tonight, and there’s a lot of new tech in the company’s new flagships. Since the P-series is centered around mobile photography, let’s tackle the cameras first: both the P40 and P40 Pro come with an all-new, 50-megapixel UltraVision RYYB main rear camera, based on a custom IMX700 1/1.28-inch sensor.

The new camera has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a Huawei – uses an RYYB array that allows it to collect far more light compared to a similarly-sized sensor, and sport octa-phase detection autofocus for lighting fast acquisition of subjects. With the new sensor, the P40 can shoot as high as ISO 204800 while the P40 Pro can shoot up to an insanely high ISO 409600.

Obviously both phones have different rear camera configurations: the P40 comes with an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, while the P40 Pro has a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-angle cine camera, a 12-megapixel Super Sensing periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and OIS, and a 3D depth sensor. The P40 Pro’s telephoto camera can do 10x hybrid zoom and up to 50x with digital zoom. Both phones have Huawei’s XD Fusion Engine.

For the first time in the P series, the P40 Pro gets a Plus model that swaps Gorilla Glass for Nanotech Ceramic for the back panel. In addition, the P40 Pro Plus has two telephoto cameras: an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and an 8-megapixel periscope camera with 10x optical zoom–both equipped with OIS.

While the P40 gets a flat 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display, the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus come with a 6.58-inch OLED display that curves on all four sides. The P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus’s display come with a 90hz refresh rate as well. All three models have an in-display fingerprint scanner and a pill-shaped punch hole where you have a 32-megapixel selfie camera and IR sensor for secure face unlock and depth effects. The P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus’ selfie camera also comes with autofocus.

For the battery, the P40 has a 3800mAh battery with 22.5w wired charging, while the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus comes with a 4200mAh battery with 40w wired charging, class-leading 40w wireless charging (27w wireless charging on the P40 Pro), and 5w reverse wireless charging. Both phones come with Android 10-based EMUI 10.1 out of the box, along with Huawei Mobile Services.

 

Huawei P40 Pro Plus specs

  • HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 6.58-inch quad curve overflow OLED display, support DCI-P3, 90hz refresh rate, 1,200 x 2,640 resolution
  • 512GB internal storage, expandable via Nano memory card
  • Leica Penta-rear cameras: 40-megapixel f/1.8 ultra-wide RYYB SuperSensing Cine camera; 50-megapixel f/1.9 UltraVision RYYB main Camera with OIS and Octa Phase Detection AF; 8-megapixel f/4.4 SuperZoom periscope camera with 10x optical zoom and dual-axis OIS; 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS; ToF camera; 3D Depth Sensor; Color temperature sensor, Laser Autofocus, LED Flash, 4K60 video recording, up to ISO 409600
  • 32-megapixel f/2.2 front camera with AF; IR depth sensor, ToF sensor, 4k selfie video
  • Dual SIM, eSIM
  • 3G, LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6+, Bluetooth, Dual-band GPS, NFC
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, 3D Face Unlock, IP68 rating, Nanotech Ceramic back
  • 4200mAh battery with 40w wired charging, 49w wireless charging, and 5w reverse wireless charging
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10.1

Huawei P40 Pro specs

  • HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 6.58-inch quad curve overflow OLED display, support DCI-P3, 90hz refresh rate, 1,200 x 2,640 resolution
  • 256GB internal storage, expandable via Nano memory card
  • Quadruple Leica rear cameras: 40-megapixel f/1.8 ultra-wide RYYB SuperSensing Cine camera; 50-megapixel f/1.9 UltraVision main Camera with OIS and Octa Phase Detection AF; 12-megapixel f/3.4 RYYB SuperSensing telephoto camera; ToF camera; Color temperature sensor, Laser Autofocus, LED Flash, 4K60 video recording, up to ISO 409600
  • 32-megapixel f/2.2 front camera with AF; IR depth sensor, ToF Sensor 4K selfie video
  • Dual SIM, eSIM
  • 3G, LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6+, Bluetooth, Dual-band GPS, NFC
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, 3D Face Unlock, IP68 rating
  • 4200mAh battery with 40w wired charging, 27w wireless charging, and 5w reverse wireless charging
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10.1

 

Huawei P40 specs

  • HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via Nano memory card
  • Triple Leica rear cameras: 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; 50-megapixel f/1.9 UltraVision RYYB main Camera with Octa Phase Detection AF; 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera with OIS; Color temperature sensor, Laser Autofocus, LED Flash, 4K60 video recording, up to ISO 204800
  • 32-megapixel f/2.0 front camera; IR camera, 4K selfie video
  • Dual SIM, eSIM
  • 3G, 4G, LTE
  • WiFi 6+, Bluetooth, Dual-band GPS, NFC
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, 3D Face Unlock, IP53 rating
  • 3800mAh battery with 22.5w wired charging
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10.1

The P40 is priced at 799 Euros(~Php 44.5k) for the 8GB/128GB model, while the P40 Pro is priced at 999 Euros(~Php 55.6k) for the 8GB/256GB model. The top tier P40 Pro Plus is priced at 1399 Euros(~Php 77.8k) for the 8GB/512GB model. The P40 and P40 Pro will be available starting April 7, while the P40 Pro Plus will be available by June.

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