Huawei P40 and P40 Pro 5G and P40 Pro Plus

Huawei has announced the launch on its P40 series in March. Although most brands have held back in launching their new phones due to the global pandemic outbreak,

Huawei has boldly set a foot forward in releasing three new smartphones under the P 40 series: Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro Plus on 7th April.

The highlights of the phone are Leica camera, powerful Kirin 990 processor with 5G technology support, Quad curve overflow display, 90Hz refresh rate and much more. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock features.


The phone is available in a set of impressive colors: Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, and Black. Let us discuss the specs of each phone under the P40 series.

Interestingly, the phone supports Celia, which supports voice call commands, setting the music, checking whether update and some other AI-enabled upgrades.

None of the phone sports the standard 3.5mm audio jack. A major highlight of the series is the highly unified Ultra vision camera set up and the 4 in 1 pixel binning has the capacity to capture even slightest details, be it day or night. High definition zoom and multiple focal lengths give you your desired shot with each click.

The price of all the three phones has not been disclosed yet but considering the specs set offered, all phones are expected to be in high-end section of buyers and will cost from Rs 67,190 for the base version, Rs 82,190 for pro and Rs 117, 190 for Pro plus.

Huawei P40


The P40 is 148.9×71.1×8.5mm in dimensions and weighs ~175 grams. The design is segregated intelligently to attract both glossy and refractive matte finish amongst the range of color options. It comes with IP53 dust and splash-resistance certificate. The phone sports a Dual SIM Dual standby network support. 

Display: The display is a 6.1″ OLED Capacitive touchscreen FHD + display with 1080×2340 p screen resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect ratio and has 16.7 million colors definition.

Variants: The phone is available in 8 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard storage which is expandable up to 256GB via Nano memory card.


Powering the base model of the series is the Hisilicon Kirin 990 5G with 7nm+ fabrication. The processor is Octa-core (2*2.86 GHz Cortex A76 + 2*2.36 GHz Cortex A76 +4*1.95 GHz Cortex A55) and the GPU used is Mali G76.

The Operating system running on this phone is Android 10.0 based on EMUI10.1 skin.


The rear is set up with Leica Ultra Vision triple-camera support

  • 50 MP Ultra Vision Wide Angle camera (f/1.9) PDAF, OIS
  • 16 MP Ultra-Wide Lens (f/2.2) AF
  • 8 MP Telephoto Camera (f/2.4) OIS and 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, and 30x Max Zoom.

The selfie camera is 32 MP (f/2.0) wide lens with HDR.

Both front and rear cameras can record videos at max 4k @ 60fps.

Battery: On the battery front, the phone does not give the best deal by providing a 3800 mAh battery. However, it supports a Type C 1.0 reversible connector and 22.5 W Huawei supercharging. The P40 wireless charging case also allows you to go wire-free for charging.


  • Wifi 6 Plus – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • 2G/3G/4G/5G, NA & NSA network architectures
  • Bluetooth v5.1
  • USB Type c

Huawei P40 Pro 5G

Design: Next in the series is the Pro version that also has a glass front and back in an aluminum frame and the dimensions are 158.20 x 72.60 x 8.95mm. It is slightly on the bulkier side with 209 grams weight. The IP rating for this version is IP68. The color scheme is kept the same for all the phones under this series.


Display: The P40 Pro boasts a large 6.58″ OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1200×2640 pixels screen resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio, 90 Hz refresh rate and HDR 10 certification.

Variants: The Pro has an 8GB RAM and 256 GB Internal storage with a nano memory card expansion slot with further 256 GB memory.


All the phones are powered by HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset with 2.86GHz octa-core (2×2.86GHz Cortex-A76+ 2×2.36GHz Cortex-A76+ 4×1.95GHz Cortex-A55) and the GPU is Mali- G76.

The operating system fuelling the phone is EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10.


The back of the phone shows Leica Quad camera set up with HDR and LED flash:

  • 50 MP Ultra vision sensor ( f/1.9), PDAF, OIS
  • 12MP telephoto lens ( f/3.4), 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x max zoom
  • 40MP Ultra wide cine camera ( f/1.8), PDAF, ultra low light video, slow-mo video, telephoto video,4k time-lapse video
  • 3D TOF depth-sensing camera

The front is mounted with a 32MP (f/2.2) wide lens with AF and IR TOF 3D biometric sensor and HDR support.

Battery: The phone has a 4200 mAh battery that comes with 40 W fast charging support and 27W fast wireless charging and 27 W fast reverse charging also.


  • Wifi 6 Plus – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • 2G/3G/4G/5G, NA & NSA network architectures
  • Bluetooth v5.1
  • Infrared port
  • USB 3.1, Type c 1.0 reversible connector.

Huawei P40 Pro Plus

Design: The Pro plus will be the last on the release list with an expected launch in June this year. The phone shall have a glass front with ceramic back and ceramic frame with phone dimensions 158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm and 226 grams weight. Dust and water protection is IP68. The color scheme for this has been restricted to Black Ceramic and White Ceramic.

Display: The display is 6.58″ OLED capacitive touchscreen and 1200×2640 pixels screen resolution and HDR 10 certification. It also boasts a 90Hz screen refresh rate.

Variants: The phone will sport a super memory storage space with 8GB RAM and 512 GB ROM and also has a 256GB space expansion Nano Memory slot.

Performance: Under its hood the Pro+ carries Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset with Mali-G76 GPU.

The Operating system is the latest Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS) with EMUI 10.1.

Camera: Going that extra mile, the rear camera set up offers a Penta camera configuration:

  • 50 MP Ultra vision camera ( f/1.9) Omnidirectional, PDAF, OIS
  • 8MP Telephoto Lens (f/4.4) periscope, PDAF, OIS, 10x Optical Zoom, 20x hybrid zoom, 100x Max zoom
  • 8MP ultra-wide ( f/2.4), PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom camera
  • 40MP Ultra wide cine lens( f/1.8), PDAF, ultra low light video, ultra slo-mo video, telephoto video, 4k Time-lapse video
  • 3D Depth sensing camera with ToF

The front is designed to have HDR- dual selfie camera with 32 MP (f/2.2) wide lens, AF and IR ToF3D biometric sensor.

Battery: The battery powering the phone is 4200mAh with 40Wfast charging and 40 W fast wireless charging and 27W fast wireless reverse charging support.


  • Wifi – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • 2G/3G/4G/5G, NA & NSA network architectures
  • Bluetooth v5.1
  • Infrared port
  • USB 3.1, Type c 1.0 reversible connector.

Considering the specs of all the above phones, you can decide on which Huawei model you want to consider buying. 


Let’s look at a bit more details about the performance of the new Huawei Kirin 990 Octa-Core Processor. It is very close to the Apple A13 or the Snapdragon 865 in terms of the multi-core performance.

However, the Kirin 990 is no match for the A13 when it comes to single-core performance.


However, the Kirin 990 is an incredible chipset for AI-related tasks and can help Huawei improve computational photography on the new Huawei P40 PRO.

Also, Kirin 990 comes with the 5G modem and it will be able to use 5G technology.

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