When the Mate 30 series was launched last year, it came at a very difficult time for Huawei, as it had the bad luck of being the first flagship phone series of the popular brand to be released without the support of Google apps. This caused tension for those thinking of buying these phones, and thus a confidence shock in all of the following Huawei phones.
Now the new flagship family is officially launched, the Mate 40 series is the first Mate series phones to launch with Huawei Mobile Services and the App Gallery. Will this help change people's perception of those phones and bring them back to the right path and treat them as flagship phones, unlike the Mate 30 series, which was best described as only good phones and nothing more. Let's find out.
Huawei Mate 40 is possible that and its brothers the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus along with the Porsche Design Edition are the last flagship phones we will see this year.
But there is a question for discussion, how important these phones really are if you are going to have difficulty buying them due to their unavailability in global markets in addition to the complex problem of Google services, but in the end they are pioneering phones, so if you can overcome these problems, you should know more about those great phones.
Below you will find details of everything you need to know about the Huawei Mate 40 series, including specifications, features, price information and release date.
Huawei Mate 40 Specs
All Huawei Mate 40 series phones have the Kirin 9000 processor, which Huawei has praised greatly. It is worth noting that this chipset comes with a manufacturing accuracy of 5 nm, like the A14 Bionic processor in the series of iPhone 12.
The company says its CPU is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 865 Plus, which is the best processor in the Android world currently, and it also reports that the GPU is 52% faster. The new Kirin processor is also supposed to be more energy efficient than the Snapdragon 865 Plus.
All phones also support 5G networks and run Android 10 with Huawei's EMUI 11 user interface, but as with all modern Huawei phones, there is no Google Play or Google apps.
In terms of RAM and storage, Huawei Mate 40 comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage space, in Mate 40 Pro you get 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, in Mate 40 Pro Plus there are 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of space.
The phones also support Huawei's new M-Pen 2 stylus, making it an alternative to Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
Release date and price
The Huawei Mate 40 series was announced on October 22, but this is not the time when you will be able to purchase the phones. In fact, if you are in the Middle East, Egypt or the United States, you probably won't be able to purchase it at all like all the leading Huawei phones that were launched recently.
At the time of this writing, we do not know a specific date on which any of the series devices will be launched although we expect the Huawei Mate 40 Pro to arrive at at least some markets at some point.
- Huawei Mate 40 comes at $ 1,065
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes at $ 1,420
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus comes at $ 1,655
Design and Display
The three main Huawei Mate 40 models look the same, with a curved display, a large cutout in the upper-left corner in order to house the front camera, and a large circular camera module on the back.
This camera design is called the Space Ring and it is definitely an eye-catcher, as the lenses are housed in a center circle.
However, there are some differences, as both the Huawei Mate 40 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro come in either a black, white or silver design, or with a yellow or green leather finish, while the Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus is available in white or black ceramic.
Water resistance also varies. The Pro and Pro Plus come with an IP68 rating, which is the best protection standard for flagship phones, while the Huawei Mate 40 has only an IP53 rating, so be careful and don't try to get it wet.
Other design details include the two volume controls, the power button, and dual stereo speakers, designed to deliver a powerful audio experience.
As for the Display, the Huawei Mate 40 features a 6.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels with a refresh rate of 90Hz and curved edges.
On the other hand, Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus have a 6.76-inch screen with a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. All models also have an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Camera and battery
All Huawei Mate 40 series phones have a 50MP main camera, but other lenses vary by device. On the standard Mate 40, you get a 16MP ultra-wide lens and a third and final 8MP telephoto sensor that offers 3x optical zoom and OIS optical image stabilization.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro takes photography to the next level with a 20MP ultra-wide lens with a 12MP telephoto periscope camera, with OIS, 5x optical zoom and a depth sensor. There is also a dual front camera, consisting of a 13 MP primary camera and a 3D depth sensor.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with a 50 MP main camera, then it has a 20 MP ultra-wide camera, an 8 MP periscope sensor with 10x optical zoom and OIS, and there is a 12 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and OIS, and finally a depth sensor.
As for battery life, the Huawei Mate 40 has a 4,200 mAh battery with 40W fast charging capacity, while the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus have a 4400 mAh battery with 66W fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
- latest flagship of Huawei phones, the Huawei Mate 40 series officially announced
- The date of their release on the global market is not known at the moment
- Prices start at $ 1065