Huawei unveils the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, now priced in PH

These new phones tout better camera-centric features, among other upgraded specifications.

Huawei has officially launched its newest flagship phones, the P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+, at a global online event today.

Huawei P40

These three devices share a lot of characteristics that have the makings of a Huawei flagship. They all have a quad-curve overflow display that touts seamlessness in touch. They also sport water resistance ratings and fast wired charging. They also have a 32-megapixel front camera that enables 4K selfie video recording. It also has a new-generation in-display fingerprint scanner than scans 30% faster than the ones used with the Mate30 series.

The brand also touts great photography capabilities with the new phones. The P40 series have what they call the Golden Snap feature, with AI assisting you in removing other people in the background, reflections, or finding the best scene for your photo. It can detect more than 30 postures and more than 50 facial expressions to recommend the best photos in a scene.

Huawei P40 Pro

These three also have different camera features. The P40 features a triple rear camera, the P40 Pro a quad Cine camera, and the P40 Pro+ features the world’s first Leica Penta camera. The Pro and Pro+ also have more advantages, including a larger display, wireless charging, front IR sensor, and up to 100x digital zoom.

 Huawei P40Huawei P40 ProHuawei P40 Pro Plus
Display6.1-inch OLED, 19.5:9, 2,340 x 1,080 px6.58-inch OLED, 19.8:9, 2,640 x 1,200 px6.58-inch OLED, 19.8:9, 2,640 x 1,200 px
Huawei Quad-Curve Overflow DisplayHuawei Quad-Curve Overflow DisplayHuawei Quad-Curve Overflow Display
60Hz90Hz90Hz
Processor2.86 GHz Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 9902.86 GHz Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 9902.86 GHz Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990
Mali-G76 MP16 GPUMali-G76 MP16 GPUMali-G76 MP16 GPU
RAM8GB8GB8GB
Storage128GB
expandable via NM
128GB, 256GB
expandable via NM
128GB, 256GB
expandable via NM
Rear Cameras50MP f/1.9 (RYYB) with OIS
50MP f/1.9 (RYYB) with OIS50MP f/1.9 (RYYB) with OIS
16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide
8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto12MP f/3.4 5x periscope8MP f/4.4 10x periscope with OIS
3D ToF8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto with OIS
3D ToF
Huawei Golden Snap, 4K HDR+ recording, 7680fps slow motionHuawei Golden Snap, 4K HDR+ recording, 7680fps slow motionHuawei Golden Snap, 4K HDR+ recording, 7680fps slow motion
Front Camera32MP32MP
IR sensor
32MP
IR sensor
4K Video4K Video4K Video
SIM4G LTE
Dual SIM (1 nano + 1 eSIM, or 2 nano)
4G LTE, 5G
Dual SIM (1 nano + 1 eSIM, or 2 nano)
4G LTE, 5G
Dual SIM (1 nano + 1 eSIM, or 2 nano)
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11ax
2x2 MIMO
8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO
WiFi 802.11ax
2x2 MIMO
8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO
WiFi 802.11ax
2x2 MIMO
8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 5.1, BLEBluetooth 5.1, BLEBluetooth 5.1, BLE
Dual-band GPSDual-band GPSDual-band GPS
NFCNFCNFC
Other FeaturesIn-display fingerprint sensorIn-display fingerprint sensorIn-display fingerprint sensor
USB Type-C 3.1 Gen1USB Type-C 3.1 Gen1USB Type-C 3.1 Gen1
Dust/Water ResistanceIP53IP68IP68
SoftwareEMUI 10.1 (Android 10)EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)
Huawei Mobile ServicesHuawei Mobile ServicesHuawei Mobile Services
Battery3,800mAh4,200mAh4,200mAh
22.5W wired charging40W wired charging40W wired charging
40W wireless charging40W wireless charging
ColorsIce White, Deep Sea Blue, Black, Refractive Matte Finish (Silver Frost, Blush Gold), Ceramic WhiteIce White, Deep Sea Blue, Black, Refractive Matte Finish (Silver Frost, Blush Gold), Ceramic WhiteCeramic Black, Ceramic White

This also marks the debut of Huawei’s newest efforts to concentrate inside the Huawei Mobile services platform with additional software features. Celia is the brand’s in-phone mobile virtual assistant. A new video calling feature called MeeTime resembles Apple’s FaceTime, with more features such as real-time screen sharing and seamless connections to other Huawei devices.

Huawei P40 Pro+

Huawei’s newest P40 and P40 Pro will be available in six different colors, including two with a new refractive matte finish, while the P40+ will ship out only in Ceramic black or white models. They will be available in Europe starting on April 7th with these starting price points: EUR799 (~Php 44,500) for the P40, EUR999 (~Php55,600) for the P40 Pro, and EUR1,399 (~Php77,800) for the P40 Pro+.

Official PH price, pre-order mechanics

In the Philippines, pre-orders will be available online from March 27 to April 24 with these price tags: Php36,990 for the P40 (8GB + 128GB), and Php50,990 (8GB+ 256GB) for the P40 Pro. The Philippines will initially get these devices in three colors — Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, and Blush Gold.

Pre-ordering via Lazada or MemoXpress Online will give you a ton of freebies including a Huawei Band 4, vouchers from Paymaya, Booky Prime, GCash, and GMovies, Free 50Gb of Huawei Cloud space for a year, and a pair of Huawei Freebuds 3 true wireless earphones. These freebies are all priced at Php12,285. Those who pre-order from Shopee, on the other hand, will also get these freebies sans the Huawei Band 4.

The first 5 customers who preorder at specific times on March 27-28 specifically on Lazada get to take home a Huawei Gentle Monster Smart Glasses worth Php20,990. That basically ramps up your freebie amount to more than Php30k. If you’re even luckier, Huawei will provide 100% cashback to a specific number of customers who pre-order in the said platform, depending on your order. Customers who review the product on May 1-31 on both Lazada and Shopee will also get a free Php100 voucher.

Carl Lamiel
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