Huawei has finally unveiled the Mate 40 series which comprises the vanilla version, the Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus. 

Huawei Mate 40

Huawei Mate 40 Launched

The Mate 40 is built around a 6.5-inch display. Compared to the 6.76-inch on the Pro model, there is not a major difference. Huawei could have made the Mate 40 a more compact phone. But anyway, the technology used for the Mate 40’s display is OLED. A little less resolution than on the Pro series which is 2376x1080px. Thankfully, there is no compromise on the refresh rate and touch sampling rate. The Mate 40 has a 90Hz refresh rate together with 240Hz touch sampling, the same as on the Pro series.

There is less number of sensors on the Mate 40. A triple rear camera setup consisting of 50-megapixel primary, 16-megapixel ultra-wide, and 8-megapixel telephoto lens. The primary sensor is taken from the Pro lineup however it lacks the periscope lens. 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. However, if you use facial recognition, it will be less secure than on the Pro models. It is because the Mate 40 lacks a 3D ToF sensor.

Huawei Mate 40 rear camera

Well, the absence of some sensors is not the only difference. Mate 40 comes with a watered-down version of the Kirin 9000 chipset. They have named it as Kirin 9000E. The difference between both the chipset is that the Kirin 9000E has 2 less GPU Cores and has a downgraded NPU. Apart from that, you get the same goodness as a 5nm chipset.

Mate 40 also comes with a smaller battery capacity of 4,200mAH. Not only that, but it also doesn’t feature the 65W fast charging. The charge is limited to 40W on the Mate 40. Most importantly, the smartphone lacks wireless charging. Huawei has given a 3.5mm headphone jack for all the compromises made. There is no headphone jack port on the Pro models.

Huawei mate 40 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA/Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, October 22
  • Status:. Exp. release 2020, November

Design

  • Dimensions: 158.6 x 72.5 x 8.8 mm (6.24 x 2.85 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 188 g (6.63 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
  • Colors: Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)

DIsplay

  • Type: OLED, HDR10+, 90Hz
  • Size: 6.5 inches, 102.7 cm2 (~89.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2376 pixels (~402 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services

Hardware

  • Chipset: Kirin 9000E 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.13 GHz Cortex-A77 & 3×2.54 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.05 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G78 MP22
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card slot: NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, optical zoom
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
  • Features: Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 13 MP, f/2.4, (wide)
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/240fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4200 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 40W

Models: OCE-AN10

Huawei mate 40 Price and Availability

Huawei Mate 40 in colors

The Huawei Mate 40 comes in various color options such as Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, and Yellow options. It is priced at €899 (~$1063) and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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