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2020 is a big year for the multinational tech giant, Huawei

After announcing the launch of their foldable tablet-phone, the Mate Xs, they’re following up with the all-new Huawei P40 series, comprising of the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. 

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group states: “The Huawei P Series has always been about innovative aesthetics and democratising premium imaging hardware, representing the very best of industrial design and technology. With an outstanding sensor, optics from Leica, powerful chipset and Huawei XD Fusion Engine, the Huawei P40 Series exemplifies our focus and offers an all-day super definition experience to help consumers realise their creative vision.”

Before you think that smartphones cannot possibly innovate any further, read on for all you need to know about the P40 series from Huawei.

Let’s get the specifications out of the way

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Huawei P40 Pro (Image credit: Huawei)

The P40 and P40 Pro come in a new range of colours. Expect three glossy glass finishes: Ice White, Deep Sea Blue and Black, as well as two matte glass colourways in Blush Gold and Silver Frost. As for the P40 Pro+, it will be available in two iconic shades: White Ceramic and Black Ceramic.

Apart from its classy shades, the phones are also equipped with the Huawei Quad-curve Overflow Display. The display takes on a demi bullnose edge on all four sides, which was made to create a shape that is reminiscent of water on the cusp of overflowing from the rim of a cup.

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The Huawei P40 Pro’s Quad-curve Overflow Display (Image credit: Huawei)

The super-narrow bezels and streamlined round corners create a near borderless look that provides an immersive viewing experience as well as an ergonomic hold. The improved in-screen fingerprint scanner also offers a 30 percent faster biometric authentication. 

In terms of its processor, both phones are powered by the Kirin 990 5G to deliver 5G connectivity with the most comprehensive band support, robust AI performance and power efficiency in a form factor that is smaller than any of its predecessors. 

How about its camera? 

The Huawei P40 Pro features an evolution of the Leica Quad Camera, with an even more powerful SuperSensing Cine Camera and 3D Depth Sensing Camera to support the 50x SuperSensing Zoom. The Huawei P40 Pro+ takes it one step further with its Penta Camera: it lets consumers see the unprecedented with the SuperZoom Array, which supports 10x true optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. 

If you’re thinking about the quality of your selfies, the new Multi-spectrum Colour Temperature Sensor and AI AWB algorithm will result in a 45 percent boost in colour accuracy, making sure your skin tone and texture is faithfully reproduced. Besides that, its 32MP Selfie Camera and IR Depth Camera supports autofocus and bokeh simulation to deliver the same outstanding portrait effects that are signature to Huawei devices

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A quick dip wouldn’t hurt, but don’t make it regular (Image credit: Huawei)

But what’s really different in the P40 series is its Golden Snap, a new gallery feature that uses AI to pick your best frames out from a moving picture. The AI Remove Passerby and AI Remove Reflection can also remove unwanted subjects and glare from the frame, no photoshop required. 

The P40 is not fully waterproof, but it can endure light rainstorms if you forgot your umbrella, as well as a couple of spilt glasses of water. The P40 Pro, on the other hand, comes with an IP68 rating, which means it can withstand being in water up to 1.5 meters deep for about half an hour.

When is it available and how much is it? 

The P40 Series will be available in Singapore in Silver Frost, Blush Gold and Deep Sea Blue, priced at S$1,448 and S$1,048 for the P40 Pro and P40 respectively.

Customers can now make a pre-order till 3 April 2020 through the official telco operators such as M1, Singtel, Starhub, consumer electronic stores like Best Denki and Harvey Norman, as well as Huawei official online stores on Lazada and Shopee. Through these official channels, customers can enjoy a free premium bundle worth up to S$562, while stocks last.

The Huawei P40 Series will be available for sale islandwide from 4 April 2020 at all Huawei Concept Stores, major telco outlets, selected consumer electronic stores; Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

For more information, visit Huawei’s official website here

Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer who's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.