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Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+ with 5nm 5G SOC, stunning cameras, and more now official!

Tech giant Huawei today unveiled its newest line of flagship smartphones, the Mate 40 Series.
Back Camera: 50MP f/1.9 RYYB Ultra Vision Wide w/ Full Pixel Octa PD Autofocus, OIS + 40MP f/1.8 SuperSensing Cine + 8MP f/4.4 10x Optical Telephoto w/ OIS + 8MP f/2.4 3x Optical Telephoto w/ OIS + ToF 3D Depth Sensing + Color Temperature Sensor + dual-tone LED flash
Huawei Mate 40 Series

Huawei Mate 40 Series include the vanilla Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+

Similar to previous Mate releases, these devices are equipped with class-leading aesthetics, next-generation chips, and very powerful cameras.

Huawei said that it used materials from green packaging. With this, the company claimed that it has reduced hazardous materials by 21,778 tons and saved 210,000 trees.

Design-wise, it retained the Mate's symmetrical design. At the back, Huawei uses a glass-like material in different colors with a Space Ring Design for the cameras. Mate 40 Pro+ retained the Nano-Tech Ceramic technology similar to the P40 Pro+. There are versions with Vegan Leather as well.

Huawei also highlighted that these phones can work even in a cold environment, unlike other smartphones.

In front, it uses a curved panel with 88-degree curvature with side controls.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ boast a large 6.76-OLED display with 2772 x 1334 resolution. The refresh rate is still 90Hz, but it now has a 240Hz touch sample rate.

The company said that it retained the 90Hz instead of going to 120Hz as it is the best balance between smoothness and battery efficiency.

Mate 40 has a 6.5-inch FHD+ 2376 x 1080 OLED display with a single punch-hole while the Mate 40 Pro devices come with a pill-shaped punch-hole to house the selfie cameras and other sensors.
Kirin 9000 series
Kirin 9000 series

Inside, Mate 40 is powered by the Huawei Kirin 9000E 5G octa-core processor with Mali-G78 GPU and a new NPU. Mate 40 Pro and Pro+ are equipped with the beefier 5nm Kirin 9000 SoC with a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU.

Huawei said that this is the first 5nm 5G SoC with 15.3 billion transistors, 2x faster 3rd Generation 5G Balong Modem, next ISP, and improved NPU for AI tasks.

Mate 40 is paired with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and a 4,200mAh battery with USB-C 40W SuperCharge.

Mate 40 Pro goes with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and a 4,400mAh battery with 66W USB-C SuperCharge, 50W Wireless SuperCharge, and Reverse Wireless Charging.

Mate 40 Pro+ has the same battery and charging capabilities as the Mate 40 Pro, but it is paired with a larger 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.
Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro camera specs
Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro camera specs

For cameras, Mate 40 uses a Leica triple-camera setup. It is packed with the 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision main cam + 16MP f/2.2 Cine Camera for ultra-wide shots, and 8MP f/2.4 3x telephoto with OIS. In front, it has the 13MP f/2.4 Ultra Vision Selfie Camera.

Mate 40 Pro has the 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision main cam + 20MP f/1.8 Cine Camera for distortion-free ultra-wide shots, 12MP f/3.4 OIS telephoto sensor. For selfies, it uses a 13MP f/2.4 Ultra Vision Selfie Camera + 3D Depth Sensing Camera. It also has an intelligent 100-degree wide selfie mode.
Mate 40 Pro+ camera specs
Mate 40 Pro+ camera specs

Mate 40 Pro+ highlights a 5-rear camera configuration starring a 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision Camera with OIS + 20MP f/2.4 Cine Camera + 12MP f/24 3x Optical Zoom with OIS + 8MP f/4.4 SuperZoom with 10x Optical Zoom and OIS + 3D Depth Sensing Camera with AF.

In front, it has the same selfie camera configuration found on the Mate 40 Pro.

Huawei also boasts that the phones have 240fps unlimited slow-motion video capabilities and more.

Mate 40 still has a 3.5mm headphone jack, In-Display fingerprint reader, WiFi 6, 5G, 4G LTE, advanced GPS capabilities, and dual SIM slots.

All three phones now go with a powerful stereo speaker setup, X-axis Linear Motor, and Haptic feedback.

The Mate 40 Series is powered by the EMUI 11 skin based on Android 10 OS. Huawei said that it has an improved Dynamic Always On Display (AOD), Eyes On Display), Gesture Controls (Air Wake, Swipe Scroll Press, Eye Control), Multi-screen Collaboration, and Petal Maps.

Euro price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Huawei Mate 40 - EUR 899 (around PHP 51K)
Huawei Mate 40 Pro - EUR 1,199 (around PHP 69K)
Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ - EUR 1,399 (around PHP 80.4K)

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