Huawei unveiled three new smartphones at its online conference in Europe. This devices includes the compact Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus.

Huawei P40

The Huawei P40 arrive with the exact same design as the P40 Pro. So this offers users a premium soft matte finish at the back in five color options: Silver Frost, Ice White, Blush Gold, Black, and Deep Sea Blue.

Huawei P40
Huawei P40

Huawei dropped some premium features on the standard P40 in order keep the pricing low. So instead of getting the “overflow” curved display, buyers gets a flat 6.1-inch FHD+ 2340 x 1080 Pixels OLED display on the front with dual punch-hole cameras on the top left corner. The phone is not as water-resistant as the IP68 certified Pro and Plus models, but the IP53 rating ensures it can withstand a few splashes

The phone features just three camera sensors at the back but the rectangular camera housing remains the same size as the Pro and Plus variants. Since the phone comes with a smaller display and battery, it is lightweight and compact.

The Huawei P40 is powered by the Kirin 990 5G processor with support for SA/NSA 5G standards. The processor is paired with 8GB of RAM onboard with 128GB of storage. The phone comes in dual SIM and single SIM variants. Note that the single SIM model also accepts an additional eSIM.

Coming to the cameras, the Huawei P40 comes with a pretty strong triple camera setup. It consists of a 50MP f/1.9 UltraVision camera along with a 16MP UltraWide Angle shooter and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto shooter. The telephoto lens supports 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 30x digital zoom. The phone gets OIS and AIS for image stabilization and can shoot 4K 60fps videos.

There’s a 32MP selfie shooter upfront with an IR depth sensor for bokeh. Like the Pro models, the standard P40 also supports 4K 60fps video recording but it doesn’t have autofocus.

Huawei P40

As for the battery, you get a 3800mAh capacity one inside with 22.5W SuperCharge charging technology. The standard P40 model does not support Wireless Charging.

Huawei P40 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • 5G: 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 28(700), 38(2600), 41(2500), 77(3700), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G


  • Announced: 2020, March 26
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, April 7


  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm (5.86 x 2.80 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 175 g (6.17 oz)
  • Colours: Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM/eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP53


  • Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~86.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~422 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); EMUI 10.1


  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP16
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card slot: NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • UFS 3.0


  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 2.44µm, omnidirectional PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), AF
  • Features: Leica optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
  • IR TOF 3D, (biometrics sensor only)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps

Huawei P40 Camera Details


  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • Sensors: Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast charging 22.5W

Huawei P40 In Colours

Huawei P40 Price and Availability

The Huawei P40 price starts at €799 ($880) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB model and goes on sale on April 7.

Huawei P40 Price


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