Huawei is about to launch its new phones Huawei Mate 40 along with its siblings. The Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro Plus are likely to be the last flagship smartphones of 2020. They were announced at the end of October and there is no other phone is coming before 2021.
Of course, these phones are coming without the Google Mobile services but the new phones have high-end power. These phones will not be available in the US. How significant these phones are debatable so we can’t say much about the new phones.
In today’s article, you will find all the details about the Huawei Mate 40 and its siblings.
Huawei Mate 40 release date and price
The Mate 40 series is recently launched on October 22. But you will not be able to buy the new phone from the launch date. In fact, if you are from the US then you won’t be able to buy this phone. The new Huawei Mate 40 series will not be available in the US.
We have no news about the exact availability of the phone in the US. But it is expected that Huawei Mate 40 Pro might be available at the very least in the UK at some point.
If we talk about the price of the Huawei Mate 40 then it is only available in euros so far. The price of the standard Mate 40 will be €899 (around £810 / $1,065 / AU$1,500). The Huawei Mate 40 Pro will cost you €1,199 (roughly £1,080 / $1,420 / AU$2,000). While the Mate 40 Pro Plus will be available at €1,399 (around £1,260 / $1,655 / AU$2,330), and the Porshe Design Huawei Mate 40 RS will cost you €2,295 (approximately £2,070 / $2,715 / AU$3,820).
Design and display
If we talk about the design of the new Mate 40 series then the three main model looks similar. These phones come with a curved screen, with a camera cut-out at the top left corner, and also with a big circular camera block on the back.
The camera design that these phones have is called ‘Space Ring Design’. This design is eye-catching, which contains the lenses in a ring around a central circle.
There are also some differences between these three phones. The Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro come in black, white, mystic silver glass finishes or vegan leather in yellow or green. While the third Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus comes in ceramic white or ceramic black colors.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus come with IP68 water resistance support. This is standard for all flagship phones, while the Huawei Mate 40 comes with IP53 water resistance. So we will recommend you to not use it in water.
There is also a 4th version of the Huawei Mate 40 series which is Porshe Desing Huawei Mate 40 RS. It comes with an octagonal camera housing, and lines down the middle of the back. This phone comes in two different colors, which include ceramic white and ceramic black.
If we talk about the screen of the new phones then the Mate 40 comes with a 6.5-inch screen size. The resolution of this phone is 1080 x 23766 screen. It has a refresh rate of 90Hz and 68-degree curved edges.
While if we talk about the screen size of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus then it has a 6.76-inch screen size. The new phones come with a resolution of 1344 x 2772 with steeply curved edges of 88 degrees. Both phones have a refresh rate of 90Hz. The Mate 40 has the same screen but it is not confirmed so far. All the models come with an in-screen fingerprint scanner.
Huawei Mate 40 camera and battery life
If we talk about one of the most important parts of the mobile that is the camera then the Huawei Mate 40 series have a 50MP/f1.9 main camera. But there is a difference between the other lenses of the phones. On the standard Mate 40, you will get a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and also an 8MP of telephoto camera with an aperture rate of f/2.4. The standard Mate 40 offers you 3x optical zoom and optical image stabilization.
While the Mate 40 Pro has a 20MP of an ultra-wide sensor with an aperture rate of f/1.8. There is also a 12MP f/3.4 periscope sensor available on the phone. It will offer you OIS and 5x optical zoom. While on the front of the phone, there are dual selfie cameras available which include a 12Mp snapper and a 3D depth sensor.
The Mate 40 Pro Plus has OIS with the 50MP main camera and also has a 20MP f/2.4 ultra-wide sensor. The new phone has an 8MP of periscope sensor with an aperture of f/4.4 with 10x optical zoom and OIS. It also has a 12MP of telephoto sensor with an aperture of f/2.4 which has 3x optical zoom and OIS. There is also a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor for depth sensing.
While the 4th version Porsche Design Mate 40 RS has a 50MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.9. There is a 20MP f/1.8 of an ultra-wide sensor, an 8MP of periscope with an aperture of f/4.4, and with the 10x zoom and OIS. There is also a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom and OIS. The new phone contains a ToF sensor and a color temperature sensor.
If we talk about the battery life of the phones then the Huawei Mate 40 has a 4,200mAh battery size. The charging speed of the phone is not confirmed so far. While the other two variants Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus have a battery size of 4,400mAh with a 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging speed. We don’t have clear information about the Huawei Mate 40 RS variant so we assume that it matches the Pro models.
Specs and features
All the models of the Mate 40 series will come with a Kirin 9000 chipset. This chipset is a 5nm chipset which is almost similar to the A14 Bionic found in the iPhone 12 range. Huawei also made some big claims about this chipset.
If we talk about the RAM and storage of the new phones then the Mate 40 has 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. In the Mate 40 Pro, you will get 8GB RAM and internal storage of 256GB. The Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with 12GB of RAM and with 512GB of internal storage.
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