A Quick Look at the Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro

Huawei is quickly becoming one of the most well-known international mobile phone manufacturers and some industry experts are even claiming that their product line may one day rival giants such as Samsung and Apple.  One example of this trend can be seen in the recent release of their P40 line.  Although slightly mirroring the Samsung Galaxy S20, the fact of the matter is that the P40 and the P40 Pro bring much to the table in terms of innovation and sheet functionality.  Let is therefore take a look at each of these models in greater detail. 

The Huawei P40

The P40 is considered to represent the entry-level model within this series and yet, little is left to the imagination in terms of its “bells and whistles”.  The P40 and the P40 Pro both boast an all-glass back and are available in a variety of metallic tones.  They also offer a large rectangular camera mounted within the top-rear left-hand corner.  

Perhaps the most striking feature of the P40 is its 6.1-inch display screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz.  6.1 inches is quite standard within the industry and this size is generally able to accommodate the majority of user requirements.  Bezels around all edges and curved corners add to the aesthetic appeal of this model. 

The P40 offers a 50 MP camera as well as optical image stabilisation.  This is a nice touch for professional photographers as well as anyone who is looking to snap a few images while out and about.  However, the P40 Pro offers a slight upgrade. A 32 MP selfie camera is likewise found on the front of the device.

In terms of specs, the P40 is equipped with the Kirin 990 chipset, 5G connectivity and the ability to access 6 gigabytes of RAM.  Storage capacities of between 128 and 256 gigabytes can be selected with the P40 package (depending upon your requirements).

The Huawei P40 Pro

To be clear, the outer design of the P40 Plus is virtually identical when compared to the P40.  One noticeable difference is the fact that the screen size has been increased to 6.58 inches.  While this is not a massive improvement, it is still worth mentioning.  The same 60 Hz refresh rates are offered by the P40 Plus. 

The camera of the P40 Plus has been upgraded to handle a 40 MP ultra-wide sensor in combination with the standard 50 MP main sensor.  5X zoom and optical image stabilisation are also included. In addition to the 32 MP selfie camera, the P40 Plus offers an upgraded depth sensor in the front-facing camera. 

As mentioned in the last section, the P40 Pro has been designed around the Kirin 990 processor.  However, it is also equipped with a 4-layer “SuperCool” feature.  This system is said to keep the phone at a lower temperature when performing tasks which require a fair amount of memory.  This might also help to slightly extend the battery life of the P40 Plus.  While a standard 8 gigabytes of RAM is offered, users have the option to increase this capacity up to 512 gigabytes (more than the 256 gigabytes offered by the standard P40). 

So, we can see that both of these models have some interesting features to offer.  The main differences include camera functionality, display size and memory capacity. It is a good idea to look at both in greater detail in order to make an informed choice.  There is no doubt that Huawei is here to stay.  It will be interesting to see how consumers react to these latest iterations.