Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the new #1 on DxOMark Mobile

Joanna Estrada
October 22, 2020

There are two sides to Huawei's journey in 2020. "We are suffering from the USA government's third round of bans", he said. Along the way, it introduced a new OS that's making its debut on wearables (but could end up powering its phones), and found effective workarounds to increasing restrictions around hardware. Excitingly, the Mate 40 Pro and Pro+ also feature dual stereo speakers, which according to Huawei also produce significant bass.

The Mate 40 Pro takes design cues from both its predecessor and the P40 series: you'll find dual cameras at the front, and the camera now goes up to a 120-degree field of view.

The Huawei Mate 40 series comes in four models, namely the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+ and Porsche Design Mate 40 RS. And with the 90Hz display on the Mate 40 Pro, along with its 240Hz touch sampling rate, it should provide for a super-smooth gaming experience.

Huawei Mate 40 Series cameras Even back when we had to rely on leaks and rumors, we knew that the Mate 40 Series would be coming with quite the interesting-looking main camera set-up. The interesting part about the screen is that it extends over to the mid-frame at an 88-degree angle, and in a year where most manufacturers have dialed back on extreme curves, Huawei is sticking to this particular trend. On the front side, you get a single 13-megapixel shooter meaning there is not a pill-shaped notch but a punch-hole, which looks less distracting. Apart from that, you get the same goodness as a 5nm chipset. The premium Huawei P40 Pro+ packs five rear cameras and large 6.58-inch display.

There is less number of sensors on the Mate 40. Under the hood, it packs the octa-core Kirin 990 SoC paired with up 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. However, it comes with a quad rear camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and OIS support, a 40-megapixel super-wide camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 12-megapixel camera with f/3.4 aperture, and a 3D deep-sensing camera. The series will be powered by the Kirin 9000 chipset that is tipped to come with a 24-core GPU. This means that, on top of not being able to buy chips from United States companies like Qualcomm, Huawei now has nobody to make the ones it designs for itself. However, if you use facial recognition, it will be less secure than on the Pro models. The phone comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and Huawei's nano memory card slot. It also conveniently comes with a 66-watt fast charging brick out of the box. The phone comes with a 3,800mAh that supports 25W fast charging. The charge is limited to 40W on the Mate 40.

Instead, the new Huawei phones will run on the Chinese firm's own Huawei Mobile Services using the EMUI 11 operating system, which is based on Android 10. There's a new "air press" feature that let you answer calls if your hands are preoccupied, an eyes-on display that essentially turns AOD off and enables it again only when you're looking at the device.

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