Not one, not two. Finally, Huawei has presented three mobiles to us. The Huawei P40 Pro Plus is the capital phone of the trio confirmed under the new P range. Beyond the visual differences to its smaller brothers, the device premieres a feature that no other phone has released to date and that has to do with the photography section of the P40 Pro+, as we will see below.
Huawei P40 Pro Plus Specifications
|Screen||6.58 inches AMOLED, Quad HD + resolution (2,640 × 1,440 pixels) and 19.8: 9 ratio|
|Main camera||50-megapixel 1 / 1.28-inch primary|
sensor with f / 1.9 focal aperture Secondary sensor with a 40-megapixel 1 / 1.54-inch wide-angle lens and f / 1.8 focal aperture
Tertiary sensor with 8-megapixel periscope lens, aperture f / 4.4 focal length and 10x optical zoom
Quaternary sensor with an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, f / 2.4 focal aperture, and 3x optical zoom
ToF quinary sensor
|Front Camera||32 megapixel primary sensor and focal aperture f / 2.0|
Secondary ToF sensor
|Internal memory||512 GB|
|Extension||Via Huawei NM Card|
|Processor and RAM||Huawei Kirin 990 with 5G|
GPU Mali G76
8 GB of RAM
|Battery||5,500 mAh with 55 W fast charging and 27 W wireless charging|
|OS||Android 10 under EMUI 10.1|
|Connectivities||5G SA and NSA, 4G LTE, WiFi 6 802.11 b / g / n / ax, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and USB Type-C 3.1|
Colors: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White
|Dimensions and weight||158.2 x 72.6 x 9 millimeters and 226 grams|
|Featured Features||On-screen fingerprint sensor, 55W fast charge, software face unlock, Artificial Intelligence photo processing, 3x and 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom, IP68 protection…|
|Release date||From June|
|Price||From 1,399 euros ($1500 when converted)|
Huawei Pro+ is the World’s First Mobile Phone with 10S Optical Zoom
First, it was the Huawei P30 Pro with 5x optical zoom and now it is the P40 Pro Plus with no less than 10x. Specifically, the phone’s photographic module is made up of five cameras, two of which are used for zooming, one sensor functions as the main camera, another with a wide-angle lens and the last ToF sensor to improve the bokeh results.
The main camera consists of a 50-megapixel sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and a size of 1/1.28 inch. In addition to a Night mode that improves freehand results, it features an algorithm called the “Huawei XD Fusion Engine” that helps achieve greater definition in body textures and more detail in high lights and shadows.
It’s accompanied by a 40-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens and optical and electronic stabilization for improved video stabilization. This sensor comes with the name “Cine Lens”, precisely because of its ability to record 4K videos at 60 FPS with a 52,000 ISO and a Professional mode that helps to calibrate the different parameters of the image in real-time.
Let’s take a look at the two sensors designed for zooming. The first, with 8 megapixels, is capable of providing a 10x optical zoom level thanks to the periscope lens. The second sensor uses a telephoto lens capable of providing up to 3 optical magnifications. The combination of these two lenses gives us a 100x digital zoom.
As for the front camera, the P40 Pro Plus has a single 32-megapixel sensor along with a ToF sensor for the facial unlocking functions. The latter will also support the main sensor in Portrait mode images.
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Huawei joins the cart of the 90 Hz displays with a 6.58-inch panel, AMOLED technology, and Quad HD+ resolution. It has a curved design that also moves to its chassis, built entirely of metal and ceramic. However, the most outstanding feature of the device is the absence of frames, with a minimum thickness that is limited to surrounding the contour of the screen.
Of course, the phone has an on-screen fingerprint sensor, plus a facial recognition system thanks to the two sensors in the notch. It is accompanied by a camera module that takes up practically a quarter of the back. And yes, it has IP68 protection against water and dust.
Huawei’s Most Advanced Technology without Google Services
That’s right. Due to the relations between Huawei and Google coupled with the current situation between the United States and China, Huawei P40 Pro Plus lacks the services of the latter. App Gallery will be the company’s solution for downloading applications, at least at the time of writing. The good news is that the phone has Android 10 under EMUI 10.1; another interesting thing about the mobile phone is in its chassis.
Kirin 990 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB internal storage and a generous 5500 mAh battery. As if this were not enough, it has a fast-charging system and wireless charging of 55 and 27 W respectively.
It also features reversible wireless charging, as well as a 5G module that is compatible with SA and NSA networks. The company itself states that it is “the module with the highest number of frequencies for 5G networks on the market”. The rest of the connectivity is supported by the following technologies: NFC, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and USB type C in its 3.1 version. In short, the latest from Huawei. Of course, without Google’s services.
Price and Availability
It’s time to talk about the price of Huawei’s flagship. The output value of the P40 Pro Plus in its only version with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage will be 1,399 euros ($1500 when converted). It will be available from June.
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