Huawei Malaysia just introduced the brand new Huawei P40 series on our shores, just one week after the global debut of the smartphones. Three devices make up the lineup: the standard P40, the higher-end P40 Pro, and the range-topping P40 Pro+.
Naturally, out of the three devices, the P40 Pro+ is the most exciting one. It comes with the most sophisticated Leica-branded penta camera system, which is made up of a 50MP RYYB f/ 1.9 main sensor, a 40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide angle shooter, 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.
Collectively, these five cameras allow the P40 Pro+ to do up to 100x digital zoom, and it can supposedly take higher quality images at this level of zoom compared to its main competition.
Besides that, the P40 Pro+ also has a quad-curve OverFlow Display. It wraps around all four edges of the phone, making it more ergonomic and more comfortable to hold. As for the display itself, it’s a 6.58-inch 2640 x 1200 OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate.
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 complemented by a depth sensor, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, a 4,200mAh battery, and an IP68 rating.
And then there’s the P40 Pro, which is largely similar to the Pro+ model except for a number of hardware differences. For one, it doesn’t have the latter’s extra 10x optical zoom periscope telephoto lens, so its zooming performance won’t be quite as impressive. Besides that, it has 256GB of internal storage as well; half of the Pro+’s capacity.
Finally, we have the most affordable device in the series, the standard P40. Just like its other two higher-end siblings, the P40 is powered by a Kirin 990 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. But beyond these hardware, it’s quite a different smartphone.
In the camera department, the P40 sports a simpler triple camera setup made up of a 50MP f/1.9 primary sensor, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle shooter, and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto) lens. The selfie camera, on the other hand, is a 32MP f/2.0 unit paired with an IR sensor.
On top of that, the P40 also has a smaller 6.1-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display without the quad-curve screen design or 90Hz refresh rate of the other two smartphones in the series. Other specifications of this variant include 128GB of internal storage, a 3,800mAh battery, and an IP53 rating.
The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be available for pre-order in Malaysia from tomorrow onwards until 10 April; deliveries will be made on 11 April. The P40 retails at RM2,799, while the P40 Pro goes for RM3,899. As for the P40 Pro+, it will be made available at a later date for RM4,999.