The day has come when the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro have been officially revealed. An event without people as usual. This is because the COVID-19 pandemic has made it no longer an option.

As usual, Huawei has unveiled high-end smartphones that will make a statement in the near future. Smartphones are great in many ways, but there are details that can make a difference in a less positive way.

Huawei P40 specifications

  • 6.1 “inch FullHD + screen
  • AMOLED technology
  • Biometric sensor on the screen
  • Kirin 990 processor running 2.86Ghz
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via NMCard up to 256GB
  • Dual-SIM
  • Rear cameras: 50MP “normal” + 8MP “telephoto” + 16MP “wide angle”
  • 32MP front camera
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 3800mAh battery
  • 22.5W fast charging
  • Android 10
  • No Google services
  • IP53 certified splash and dust resistance

Huawei P40 Pro specifications

  • 6.58 “inch QuadHD + Curved display
  • AMOLED technology
  • Biometric sensor on the screen
  • 90Hz HDR + display
  • Kirin 990 processor running 2.86Ghz
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB or 256GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via NMCard up to 256GB
  • Dual-SIM
  • Rear cameras: 50MP “normal” + 12MP “5X zoom telephoto periscope” + 40MP “wide angle” + ToF
  • 4K and 60fps video recording
  • 32MP + ToF front camera
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 4200mAh battery
  • 40W fast charging
  • 27W wireless charging
  • Wireless reverse charging
  • IP68 certified water and dust resistance

Huawei P40 Pro + specifications

  • 6.58 “inch QuadHD + Curved display
  • AMOLED technology
  • Biometric sensor on the screen
  • 90Hz HDR + display
  • Kirin 990 processor running 2.86Ghz
  • 12B RAM memory
  • 512GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via NMCard up to 256GB
  • Dual-SIM
  • Rear cameras: 50MP “normal” + 8MP “10x zoom telephoto periscope” + 8MP 3x zoom + 40MP “wide angle” + ToF
  • 4K and 60fps video recording
  • 32MP + ToF front camera
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 4200mAh battery
  • 40W fast charging
  • 40W wireless charging
  • Wireless reverse charging
  • IP68 certified water and dust resistance
  • Black or white ceramic back

Cameras are Huawei’s focus again on new smartphones

Cameras are Huawei's focus again on new smartphones

As usual, Huawei has focused its point of interest on the cameras. The Huawei P40 Pro achieves a 50x hybrid zoom. The Pro + model offers 100x. Huawei’s smartphone cameras have been a breath of fresh air on the market. Incidentally, I dare to say that Huawei is the manufacturer that has managed to boost camera technology so far.

The “plus” model gives us 5 rear cameras. Two of which are zoom. In other words, Huawei believes that this feature is increasingly important for its users.

Huawei P40 Pro

We will need hard evidence in the review (which should arrive soon), however, if we increase the fantastic cameras of the Huawei P30 Pro, we just have to be happy.

Huawei also said that the video has been improved. We sincerely hope. The video recording on the Huawei P30 Pro is simply horrendous for a smartphone of this value.

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro, Pro + arrive without Google services

Huawei P40 Pro

Like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and P40 Lite, Huawei’s new terminals will arrive without Google services. We heard Huawei saying that its App Gallery (replacing the Google Play Store) is getting better. However, we cannot ignore the lack of Apps like Google Maps, Youtube, Gmail or even Google Photos.

It is possible to install Google services via third parties, however, Huawei still does not tell us if this installation has any kind of interference with the device warranty.

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro prices

As much as Huawei does not have Google services on its equipment, we cannot say that they are not worth mentioning. Therefore, the values ​​are typical “top of the range”.

  • Huawei P40 – prices start at € 799 (possibly € 829.90 in UK)
  • Huawei P40 Pro – prices start at € 999 (possibly € 1049.99 in UK)
  • Huawei P40 Pro + – prices start at 1399 €

In short, the new Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are exciting. However, we cannot ignore the problem of the lack of Google services. I still think that these are fantastic terminals for those who understand technology and know how to install these services, however, not for all users.

See the new Huawei models

Our friend and content creator, Nuno Agonia, had a glimpse of the brand’s new smartphones and we now have a more concrete look at the devices. You can see it in detail in the video below.

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