When the Mate 30 series was launched last year, it came at a very difficult time for Huawei, as it had the misfortune of being the first flagship phone series from the popular brand to be released without Google Apps support. This caused tension for those thinking of buying these phones, and thus a shake of confidence in all the following Huawei phones.
Now the Mate 40 series is officially launched, the first Mate series phones to be launched with Huawei Mobile Services and App Gallery. Will this help change people's perception of these phones and bring them back on the right path and treat them as flagship phones unlike the Mate 30 series which was best described as just good phones and nothing more. Let's find out.
Huawei Mate 40 He and his siblings Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus along with the Porsche Design Edition are likely to be the last flagship phones we'll see this year.
But there is a question for discussion, how important are these phones really if you are going to have a hard time buying them due to their unavailability in global markets as well as the complex problem of Google services, but in the end they are flagship phones, so if you can get past these issues, you should learn 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 specifications
All Huawei Mate 40 series phones have the Kirin 9000 processor which has been highly praised by Huawei. It is worth noting that this chipset comes with a 5nm manufacturing accuracy, like the A14 Bionic processor in the series iPhone 12.
The company says that its CPU is 10% faster than that of the Snapdragon 865 Plus which is currently the best processor in the Android world, and it also reports that the GPU is 52% faster. The new Kirin processor is also supposed to be more power efficient than the Snapdragon 865 Plus.
All phones also support 5G and run Android 10 with Huawei's own EMUI 11 user interface but as with all recent Huawei phones, there are no Google Play or Google apps.
As for RAM and storage, Huawei Mate 40 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, in Mate 40 Pro you get 8GB of RAM and 256GB 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 the Series 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 buy the phones. In fact, if you are in the Middle East, Egypt or the United States, you probably won't be able to buy it at all like all the recently launched Huawei flagship phones.
At the time of this writing, we don't know an exact date when any of the series phones will be launched although we expect the Huawei Mate 40 Pro to reach at least some markets at some point.
- Huawei Mate 40 comes at a price of 1065 dollars
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro It comes at $1420
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus comes at a price of 1655 dollars
Design and display
The three flagship Huawei Mate 40 models look the same, with a curved screen, a large notch in the top left corner to house the front camera, and a large circular camera module on the back.
This camera design is called the Space Ring and is definitely eye-catching, as the lenses are housed in a central circle-shaped ring.
However, there are some differences, as the Huawei Mate 40 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro come in either a black, white or silver glass 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 is also different, with the Pro and Pro Plus coming 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 volume rocker, power button and dual stereo speakers, designed to deliver a powerful audio experience.
As for the screen, the Huawei Mate 40 features a 6.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and curved edges.
On the other hand, both 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 according to each device. In the standard Mate 40, you get a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a third and final camera which is an 8MP telephoto sensor that offers up to 3x optical zoom and OIS.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro takes photography to the next level with a 20MP wide-angle lens with a 12MP periscope telephoto camera, with OIS, 5x optical zoom, and a depth sensor. There is also a dual front camera, consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 3D depth sensor.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus It comes with a 50-megapixel main camera, then it has a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto periscope sensor with 10x optical zoom and OIS, and there is a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and OIS, and finally a depth sensor.
As for battery life, the Huawei Mate 40 has a 4,200mAh battery with 40W fast charging, while the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus packs a 4,400mAh battery with 66W fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
- Huawei's latest flagship phone, Huawei Mate 40 series, has been launched
- The release date for the global market is unknown at the moment
- Prices start from 1065 dollars