Huawei Mate 40 series officially launches, starts at EUR 899

Huawei is introducing their latest range of flagship devices under the Mate 40 series. Composed of the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+, the latest high-end smartphones from Huawei packs the latest chip from the brand, 90Hz OLED displays, and impressive camera hardware.

Huawei Mate 40

The Huawei Mate 40 might be the runt of the series but it’s anything but unimpressive. It has a 6.5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2376 x 1080 and runs at 90Hz. Breaking up its display is a 13MP f/2.4 selfie camera that rests on a punch-hole at the top-left.

At the back is a circular camera arrangement which houses its three cameras: a 50MP f/1.9 main lens, a 16MP f/2.2 cine camera ultrawide, and an 8MP f/24 telephoto. Its rear cameras now come with AI tracking that follows your subject around to ensure sharp focus while taking photos.

Powering the Huawei Mate 40 is the brand’s Kirin 9000E chip. Aside from the expected performance bump, it supports 5G and packs a 22-core Mali-G78 GPU. The new chip is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. As for battery, it has a 4,200mAh reserve with support for 40W SuperCharge.

Huawei Mate 40
Chipset Kirin 9000E 5G
Screen 6.5-inch OLED, 2376 x 1080, HDR10+, 90Hz
RAM 8GB
OS Android 10 with EMUI 11, AppGallery
Rear Camera 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision Main, 16MP f/2.2 Cine Camera Ultrawide, 8MP f/2.4 Telephoto
Front Camera 13MP f/2.4
Storage 128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1 expandable via NanoMemory Slot
Network Dual-SIM, 5G
Connectivity Dual-band WiFi 802.11ax 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
Battery 4,200mAh, 40W SuperCharge
Others In-display Fingerprint Scanner, 3.5mm Audio Jack, IP68 Dust/Water Resistance
Colors Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow

Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+

Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Both the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ come with a larger 6.76-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2772 x 1334 and runs at 90Hz. The two smartphones have a 13MP f/2.4 front-facing camera paired with a TOF 3D sensor for depth sensing and biometrics.

The same circular design can be found on the Pro and Pro+. The latter has a triple-camera arrangement composed of a 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision main, a 20MP f/2.2 Cine Camera Ultrawide, and a 12MP f/2.4 Periscope telephoto. Meanwhile, the Pro+ largely has the same set of cameras with the addition of a regular an 8MP f/2.4 SuperZoom lens and a TOF 3D sensor.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.

Both devices come with a Kirin 9000 5G chipset inside their chassis with 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Mate 40 Pro will come in 8GB and 12GB variants while the Pro+ comes exclusively with 12GB RAM. A 4,400mAh battery powers the two with support for 66W SuperCharge, 50W Wireless SuperCharge, and 5W Reverse Wireless charging.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Chipset Kirin 9000 5G
Screen 6.76-inch OLED, 2772 x 1344, HDR10+, 90Hz
RAM 8GB, 12GB
OS Android 10 with EMUI 11, AppGallery
Rear Camera 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision Main, 20MP f/2.2 Cine Camera Ultrawide, 12MP f/2.4 Periscope Telephoto
Front Camera 13MP f/2.4, TOF 3D (Biometrics, Depth)
Storage 256GB UFS 3.1 expandable via NanoMemory Slot
Network Dual-SIM, 5G
Connectivity Dual-band WiFi 802.11ax 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
Battery 4,400mAh, 66W SuperCharge, 50W Wireless SuperCharge, 5W Reverse Wireless
Others In-display Fingerprint Scanner, IP68 Dust/Water Resistance
Colors Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow

 

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
Chipset Kirin 9000 5G
Screen 6.76-inch OLED, 2772 x 1344, HDR10+, 90Hz
RAM 12GB
OS Android 10 with EMUI 11, AppGallery
Rear Camera 50MP f/1.9 Ultra Vision Main, 20MP f/2.2 Cine Camera Ultrawide, 12MP f/2.4 Telephoto, 8MP f/4.4 Periscope Telephoto, TOF 3D
Front Camera 13MP f/2.4, TOF 3D (Biometrics, Depth)
Storage 256GB UFS 3.1 expandable via NanoMemory Slot
Network Dual-SIM, 5G
Connectivity Dual-band WiFi 802.11ax 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
Battery 4,400mAh, 66W SuperCharge, 50W Wireless SuperCharge, 5W Reverse Wireless
Others In-display Fingerprint Scanner, IP68 Dust/Water Resistance
Colors Ceramic White, Ceramic Black

Price and Availability

The Huawei Mate 40 series devices will initially make their way onto Europe first at these prices:

  • Huawei Mate 40 – EUR 899 (PhP 52,000)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro – EUR 1,199 (PhP 69,000)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ – EUR 1,399 (PhP 80,000)

No word yet about pricing and availability in the Philippines.