Huawei P40 Pro Officially Launched | Best Camera Phone of 2020 with Kirin 990 Chipset?

Susan Jyakhwo 27 Mar, 2020

We have been hearing rumors and leaks regarding Huawei P40 Pro for a couple of months. But now finally Huawei unveiled its latest and greatest flagship smartphone of the year 2020. Huawei officially launched P40 Series ( P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus). Being a successor of the P30 Pro series, let's find out the change over Huawei P30 Pro.   

Overview of Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone of Huawei in 2020. The device got a beautiful design with powerful specs. Huawei P40 Pro has a glass aluminum sandwich design. The front of the panel has a quad curve edges. The display has a dual front-facing camera in a punch hole. Similarly, at back there is a rectangular camera housing similar to that of Galaxy S20 Ultra to incorporate Five rear cameras. 

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Display and Design

Compare to another flagship smartphone, Huawei P40 Pro got a slightly smaller display size, a 6.58-inch OLED panel with 1200x2640 pixel resolution. The OLED panel has a curve edge all over the sides. Huawei this time put a dual front-facing camera in a cylindrical punch hole. The great thing about this display is that it supports 90Hz refresh rate even in a weird resolution lying in between QHD+  and FHD+ resolution but the pixel density and aspect ratio provides better colors that make content looks vibrant and colorful. 

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Chipset and Performance

To power, Huawei P40 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset is used. This chipset supports 5G connectivity and is paired with Mali- G76 MP16 GPU. Being the latest and greatest Kirin Chipset it performs similar to that of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Chipset. It can handle the daily casual task as well as high graphic-intensive games and applications flawlessly. Similarly, the faster UFS 3.0 Storage technology paired with faster RAM makes the content look even smoother in the 90Hz screen. Now only 8/256GB variant is released which supports Nano Memory to expand storage by 256GB. 

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Camera

One of the major improvements we are seeing in this device is in the camera department. There is a total of two front-facing cameras and quad rear cameras. At the front, we can see a 32MP f/2.2 lens paired with an IR TOF 3D depth sensor. Similarly, at back there is a 50 MP f/1.9 primary sensor with PDAF and OIS. Additionally, there is a periscope 12MP, f/3.4 lens acting as a telephoto lens which got a 5X optical zoom feature. Moreover, a 40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide sensor and a 3D TOF depth sensor can be found in P40 Pro. 

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These lenses provide a wide range of options for users for photography and videography. Regarding video recording, it can record 4K video up to 60fps. The photos and videos captured by this device will be decent and we expect Huawei P40 Pro to be the best camera phone of 2020. 

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Huawei P40 Pro Specifications:

  • Design: Glass front and back with aluminum frame
  • Display: 6.58-inch OLED panel with 1200x2460 pixels resolution
  • Camera: Total Six Cameras
    • Rear Camera
    • 50Mp f/1.9 lens, PDAF, OIS
    • Periscope 12MP f/3.4 lens with 5x optical zoom, PDAF, OIS
    • 40 MP Ultra-wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture
    • TOF (Time-Of-Flight) depth sensor
    • 2160p @60fps, 720p@7680fps
    • Front Camera: 32 MP camera f/2.2 aperture WITH 3D TOF sensor
  • Processor: Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP16
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB UFS 3.0, expandable via Nano memory up to 256 GB
  • OS: Android 10; with EMUI 10.1 on top
  • Battery: 4200 mAh, 40-W SuperCharge, 27W Wireless Fast Charging supports Reverse Wireless Charging
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum

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Battery and Other Features

Huawei P40 Pro is powered by a 4200 mAh battery that supports 40W fast charging technology and 27W fast wireless fast charging technology. Not only that it can reverse fast wireless charge other devices at 27W. Regarding connectivity, P40 Pro features Wi-Fi 6, GPS, Bluetooth V5.1, NFC, IR port, and USB 3.1 Type C connector. Additionally, there is an optical under-display fingerprint sensor. 

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Price and Availability

On 26 March 2020, Huawei organized an online launch event to release Huawei P40 Series. The Huawei P40 Pro will be available to be purchased from 7 April 2020. The global launch will soon occur and there is very little chance that this model will be released in Nepal. 

The price of Huawei P40 Pro is set at €999 for the 8/256GB variant. This means the expected price of Huawei P40 Pro in Nepal is Rs. 1,29,990.  With all these features and specifications, Huawei P40 Pro will compete for market share with  Black Shark 3OnePlus 8 ProXiaomi Mi 10 ProVivo Nex 3sOppo Find X2 Pro, Motorola Edge Plus, etc. You can also check the price of the available Huawei smartphone in Nepal

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