Just one week after its global debut, the Huawei P40 series is set to arrive in Malaysia tomorrow. On top of that, the Chinese company is also launching a number of other products locally at the same time, including the MatePad Pro and Huawei Watch GT 2e.
Of course, this launch event is happening via an online live stream, and those that watch it stand a chance to win some Huawei products. That being said, the exact mechanic has not been revealed yet, and it remains to be seen what products are being offered.
Regardless, the P40 series is quite exciting. It’s made up of three devices: the standard P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+. Out of the three phones, the latter is the highest-end offering with the most sophisticated camera system.
A Leica-branded penta camera system is found on the back of the P40 Pro+. It consists of a 50MP RYYB f/1.9 primary shooter, a 40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide angle sensor, an 8MP f/4.4 SuperZoom periscope telephoto lens (10x optical), a shorter 8MP f/2.4 periscope telephoto shooter (3x optical), and a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor.
Aside from that, the P40 Pro+ also has a unique quad-curve OverFlow Display that wraps around all four edges of the device. The display itself is a 6.58-inch 2640 x 1200 OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate; not quite as fast as its competition, but still reasonably good.
Rounding out the specifications of the P40 Pro+ include a Kirin 990 5G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, a 32MP f/2.2 selfie camera with a depth sensor, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, a 4,200mAh battery, and an IP68 rating.
As for the P40 Pro, it’s not that much different from the Pro+. Both devices share the same design, chipset, battery capacity, and camera configuration. Well, for the most part anyway: the regular Pro doesn’t come with the extra 10x optical zoom periscope telephoto lens. It also has half the internal storage at 256GB.
And then there’s the standard P40. the most affordable device in the series. It comes with a smaller 6.1-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display without the quad-curve screen design or 90Hz refresh rate, a simpler triple camera setup (50MP f/1.9 primary + 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle + 8MP f/2.4 telephoto), and a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera paired with an IR sensor.
Other specifications of the P40 include a Kirin 990 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 3,800mAh battery, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, and an IP53 rating.
The Huawei P40 series, along with the MatePad Pro and Watch GT 2e, will be launched in Malaysia tomorrow on 2 April via an online live stream at 6PM. You can catch the launch event over at the phone maker’s Facebook page.