Huawei has just lifted the veil on its new high-end smartphone, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro as well as the Mate 40 and the Mate 40 Pro + during the presentation conference on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
The Chinese manufacturer during this presentation clarified that only the Mate 40 Pro will be marketed in Europe and France especially and without the services of Google! That is to say without the Google Play Store and all other Google services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and other Google Mobile Services.
But to compensate for this lack, the firm has deployed its own services and relies on Huawei Mobiles Services. A set of applications and services cooked in-house in Huawei’s labs such as Petal Maps which replaces Google Maps, the intelligent voice assistant Celia to replace the Google assistant and App Gallery which replaces the Google Play Store.
The characteristics of the Mate 40 Pro
Even if Huawei’s smartphone is deprived of Google services, its technical sheet remains very interesting with features worthy of a flagship and a very neat design.
The Mate 40 Pro has a 6.76-inch Oled panel with a QHD + definition of 2772 × 1344 pixels, an ultra-curved screen and a 90Hz refresh rate.
Under this Oled panel, there is also an optical fingerprint reader as well as a 3D depth of field sensor that can be used in 3D facial recognition and more of that, the panel also houses a 13 megapixel front photo sensor for selfies.
And still in relation to the screen, Huawei also presented some very interesting functions like the Eyes on Display, the equivalent of Always on Display which activates the screen once you look at it
Regarding the processor, Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro is powered by a Kirin 9000 SoC (Among the best on the market) engraved in 5 nm and composed of 8 cores (4 ARM Cortex-A55 cores and 4 ARM Cortex-A77 cores) as well as a chip Chart Mali G-7. And thanks to this SoC, we will have an improvement according to the manufacturer of CPU performance to 30% and a GPU improvement of 50%.
For photo sensors, and to attract more people, Huawei is focusing on photography and video with on the back of the phone a 50 MPx wide-angle Cine Camera module with aperture at f / 1.9 and another 20Mpx ultra wide-angle without forget the periscope module with a zoom x5 and a resolution of 12 MPx.
Finally and before concluding the article, another very important point that will perhaps bring the competition to its knees (Apple iPhone 12 and Samsung Note 20) is SuperCharge technology, because Huawei speaks of a 66W supercharge and 50W wireless against the 15W of the competition.
Availability and prices
The Mate 40 Pro is marketed for 1199 euros in France in black and silver and can be pre-ordered now and will be available from November 12, 2020.
See this pre-order offer at the same price of 1199 euros with the new Huawei Freebuds Pro:
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