Huawei presented today the new P40 Pro, one of the new top smartphones of the Chinese brand, which promises to become the king of photography in the mobile world again.
It is known that for Huawei, the separation with Google was one of the worst actions taken, since it lost in addition to its applications, support for Android updates. But the brand did not let itself go down, meeting the challenge and producing what will be one of its references for this year.
As usual in the brand, the new P40 Pro offers a premium camera experience, with improved sensors and a focus on optical zoom.
In order to see the photos taken with the best possible quality, Huawei installed a new 6.58-inch OLED screen with a high resolution of 1200p and a 90Hz image refresh rate. In addition to being smoother in use, it has a unique feature, a curved four-sided screen, which gives a very interesting feeling when looking at the equipment.
In the upper left corner of the screen, we will find a perforation with a 32MP selfie camera and autofocus, something much expected by fans, in addition to a ToF sensor. In the space between the sensors, Huawei took the opportunity to put the necessary technology for 3D facial unlocking, with user recognition even at night, due to the infrared sensors.
We come to the most interesting part, the camera of the Huawei P40 Pro!
This comes with a rectangular module on top of the equipment, where we will find a new 50MP sensor with a RYYB filter, which captures photographs at 12MP. Accompanying it is an ultra-angular sensor similar to the one currently used in Mate 30 Pro, with 40MP, RGGB filter and auto focus.
Still in the rear camera we will have a periscope lens for capturing images with 5x optical zoom, with a new 12MP sensor with RYYB filter, and capacity for better pictures at night, due to the larger lens opening that helps in the entry of more light. Finally, Huawei installed a ToF camera for portraits and autofocus assistance.
To support the entire Huawei P40 Pro system, we will find a Kirin 990 5G processor, the first 7 nanometer SoC 5G developed by the brand itself, which together with 8GB of RAM manages all the equipment. In terms of internal storage, this model will have 128 or 256GB UFS3.0 options.
The battery of the new smartphone is the same as the one already used in the P30 Pro, with a capacity of 4,200mAh, with the difference that it can be charged by 40W, which is quite good for those looking for a device with a fast charging speed for short stops such as a service station or a cafe. In addition to cable charging, it will also be possible to charge wirelessly at the same speed, if the charger used has this capacity.
It is also important to say that the Huawei P40 Pro is IP68 certified, which ensures that the equipment supports splash, water and dust resistance.
Huawei Mobile Services
This is considered the most crucial point for the decision to purchase new Huawei equipment, the absence of Google services such as Google Maps, Youtube or Gmail.
As an alternative to the ban imposed by the USA on the use of US brands in the manufacturer's equipment, the App Gallery, Huawei's new application store, was created and developed to the maximum.
In the App Gallery it is already possible to find a very large number of applications that we usually use, but there are still some that are more difficult to bring to new equipment.
Alternatively, it is possible to use the Huawei Phone Clone application, which in addition to copying contacts, messages or multimedia, can also help bring some applications that we use most.
In addition, it is also possible to access applications from the official website of the app itself, or through other online platforms, such as Aptoide. Installing APK’s can also be an alternative to the Google Play Store, but you are advised to do it more carefully.
Pricing and availability
For now in Portugal the Huawei P40 Pro is in pre-sale, with a value starting at € 1,049.99, which offers Freebuds 3, a Wireless Charger and 50GB of Huawei Cloud.
Its distribution should start only at the end of April, and will reach all those who pre-booked the equipment first.
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