Junior flagship Huawei P40

Huawei officially introduced the familyflagship P40. There are three smartphones in it (not counting poor relatives drawn from the ears of the number of renamed devices of other lines): this is the “base” - Huawei P40, the upgraded one - Huawei P40 Pro, and the very top-end - Huawei P40 Pro +. And although all three models are built on the top Kirin 990 5G chipset and have the same amount of RAM - 8 GB, the differences between them look very significant.

Huawei P40

The junior flagship Huawei P40, if it is with nothingcompare, the thing is great. 5G supports, compatible with Wi-Fi 6 Plus standard, navigation capabilities have the broadest. The body is covered with glass with a silky surface texture so that no prints remain. Five color options.

Screen 6 OLED.1 ″, pixel density 422 ppi. The fingerprint scanner is built-in. The hole for the camera had to be made larger so that there was a place not only for the 32-megapixel module for taking selfies, but also for the additional infrared for face recognition in low light conditions.

As befits P series smartphones, the Huawei P40 received a Leica camera system. In his case, it is a block of three modules.

Main camera with a new RYYB sensor (receivesmore light in comparison with the more traditional RGGB) with a resolution of 50 MP can add large pixels from small pixels using 4-in-1 technology. It boasts the new super fast Octa PD autofocus system. It has an aperture of f / 1.9 (not bad, but it happened more).

A 16-megapixel wide-angle (focal length equivalent to 17 mm - this is a very wide angle) part-time works like a macro - can shoot from a distance of 2.5 cm.

The 8-megapixel telephoto camera has optical stabilization (yes, only that) and provides 3x optical zoom. Maximum possibilities for zooming in on the picture - 30x digital zoom.

The battery is 3800 mAh, implemented fast charging 22.5 W and wireless charging. The port is of course Type C, it is also designed for headphones.

Built-in memory capacity 128 GB. You can expand it, but you need a proprietary NM card.

There is virtually no protection against water - only IP53. This is one of the sad differences from the more flagship flagships.

Huawei P40, of course, excommunicated from Google services. But HUAWEI Pay supports.

The Russian price is 50 thousand rubles. It will be possible to pre-order from April 2, 2020 (when pre-ordering, HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 wireless headphones are offered as a gift), buy as in HUAWEI company stores and company partner stores from April 10. Coloring options on the Russian market will be available, alas, not all - only silver and black colors.


Single SIM - Nano SIM + eSIM
Dual SIM - Nano SIM + Nano SIM

Main features of Huawei P40:

Screen OLED, 6.1 ″, 1080 × 2340, 422 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
Iron HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
2.86 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76, 2 x Cortex-A76, 4 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G76
Memory: RAM 8 GB, ROM 128 GB, NM-Card
Mobile Internet5G
Mobile Networks5G Bands 1,3,28,38,41,77-79
LTE Bands 1-9,12,17-20,26,28,34,38-41
UMTS 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 3800 mAh, fast charge 22.5W, wireless charge
Dimensions148.9 x 71.06 x 8.5 mm
Weight175 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 50 MP, f / 1.9, 1 / 1.28 ″, 2.44μm, 23.00mm, RYYB, 4-in-1, Octa PD autofocus

- 16 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 17.00mm, 2.5 cm macro

- 8 MP, telephoto, f / 2.4, 80.00mm, OIS
front camera: dual,

- 32 MP, f / 2.0

- infrared
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10, EMUI 10.1
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Illumination, Fingerprint (screen), Hall, Face (FaceID), NFC
USBType-C v3.1

Tatyana Kobelskaya