The Chinese firm, Huawei is committed to consistency in terms of their delivery of work as they have now officially revealed their Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus, with speedy 50W wireless charging.
Even though Huawei’s phones have been difficult to use outside of China because of the lack of Google’s apps and services, its recent flagships like the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus have continued to offer excellent camera performance. On paper, the Mate 40 Pro series looks to continue the trend.
Sporting a 6.7″ curved OLED display, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro carries a 50-megapixel main camera with a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens. The handset’s periscope zoom accommodates a maximum optical zoom of 7x. While the Mate 40 Pro Plus carries a similar spec, it bundles in a periscope camera with 10x zoom and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x zoom. Just for when you need to be a jack-of-all-trades photographer. The main affair of the show is Huawei’s 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset which the company has tipped as the world’s first 5G processor.
Internally, the phones have Huawei’s new Kirin 9000 chipset, which the company claims is the world’s first 5nm 5G processor. The chip pairs an 8-core CPU with a 24-core GPU. The Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, while the Mate 40 Pro has 8GB and 256GB, respectively. Both carry 4,400mAh batteries and support 50W wireless charging at speeds rivalling Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra. They also have 66W wired charging and reverse wireless charging to let you power up accessories or other handsets.
However, user delight might well stop there. The Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus will be first-in-line to receive Huawei’s HarmonyOS, which will replace the Google-flavoured Android so many of us use day-to-day. Accordingly, the company is pressing ahead with its own AppGallery, and aboard both phones users will have to leverage Petal Search and Maps in place of Google Search and Maps’ native apps.
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