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The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are here to heat up the smartphone game

While the pandemic has disrupted many markets, the smartphone industry is still raring to go. The Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro leads the charge, being the first flagship device from the Chinese tech giants.

However, that’s not all Huawei has up its sleeves. With its Korean competitors already creating waves since the start of 2020, it’s now Huawei’s turn to play catch up. There are already two devices up for grabs with a third device available later in June this year. As expected, the P40 series will be taking over from its predecessor, the P30.

Huawei P40

Huawei P40
The Huawei P40 is available at RM2,799.

The first device of the line is the P40 with a 6.1-inch OLED display at the front with a punch-hole display at the top left. This houses the 32MP selfie camera as well as an IR TOF sensor for facial recognition. The device will feature Android 10 and Huawei’s own EMUI 10.1 to go with its Kirin 990 5G chip.

But when it comes right down to it, it’s the camera system that many will want to know about. The Ultra Vision Leica Camera system is available in both the P40 and the P40 Pro. The former carries a 50MP wide lens, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens.

Other treats for the Huawei P40 include fast wireless charging for its 3,00mAh battery with dual security recognition — facial and biometric. The device also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. This can be upgraded to 256GB with an external nano memory card.

Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40
The Huawei P40 Pro is available at RM3,899.

If you’re looking for an upgrade on the P40, the Huawei P40 Pro has got you covered with its much larger 6.58-inch OLED display. There is also a major difference — the display on the P40 Pro comes with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has the same 32MP selfie camera with the 3D sensor.

For its camera system, the P40 Pro comes with a slightly different setup. It has the same 50MP Ultra Vision wide lens as the P40 but everything else is a step up. This includes a 12MP telephoto lens, a 40MP ultra-wide cine camera for ultra low-light and slow-motion videos, and a 3D depth-sensing lens for your bokeh effects.

Other nifty features include 4K live streaming, a dual sim slot, and even an IP68 water-resistant rating. The Huawei P40 Pro also comes with a much larger 4,200mAh battery. To accommodate this, the P40 Pro will have both wired and wireless fast charging. It can also act as a reverse charger for other devices.

The Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro are available for pre-order now at the Huawei online store. the P40 is sold at RM2,799 while the P40 Pro will be at Rm3,899. For colours, both devices will share the same three shades: Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, and Blush Gold.

(All images courtesy of Huawei.)


Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.
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