Huawei P40 Pro and Pro Plus phones rivals the best cameras CNET

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Huawei P40 Pro and the Plus-first impressions: CNET editors…


Huawei has just taken the wraps off of its latest superphone series. It is the P40, P40 Per&nbsp unveiled;and the P40 Pro Plus in event live stream on YouTube Thursday, and there is no question that these phones are all about the cameras. The P40 cost 799 euros (about $880, £730 or AU$1,450); the P40 Pro 999, – Euro (about $1,100, £910, or AU$1,820). Both ship on may 7. April. The P40 Pro Plus will cost 1,399 euros (about $1,540, £1,280, or AU$2,550) and ships in June. None of them will be available officially in the US, and no one will have access to Google services, through Huawei-lasting difficulties with the U.S. government..

The standard P40 comes with three rear cameras, the P40 Pro-UPS, up to four, and the P40 Pro Plus comes with five. All three models feature a 50-megapixel standard zoom lens, equipped with a larger sensor for better low-light imaging. The standard P40 also has zoom a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel optical. 

The P40 Pro-ups, a 40 megapixel ultrawide-lens and 12-megapixel 5x optical zoom. It is also a time-of-flight sensor has a better depth-sensing add an artfully out-of-focus background for your portraits. 



The P40 Pro Plus is the hero of the trio. It comes with the standard 50-megapixel-zoom, a 40 megapixel ultrawide-angle camera, an 8-megapixel optical zoom, as well as the time-of-flight depth sensor. The zoom capabilities are, what the Pro-Plus apart from the rest. This is the first time we have seen a 10x optical zoom on a phone, and I’m interested in how you are offered in comparison to the 4x optical zoom on Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Pro-Plus can also 100x zoom reach-same as the S20 Ultra. Huawei showed a comparison photo of the two phones taken at 100 times zoom. Huawei vision has a clear, but I will retain judgment until I have both phones side by side. 

Apart from the zoom, the P40-range, improved low-light imaging promises to be, which is exciting, as Huawei phones have already been excellent in the dark. You also get various AI updates, including a mode that, apparently, automatically removing passers-by in their photos. Again, I’m going to wait and see how this works, that is, outside the presentation. 



Beyond the cameras, the cell phones have some impressive hardware. The display on the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus wraps over the sides of the phone, that there is basically no aperture at all. It looks good in pictures and videos shown of Huawei to hold out so far, but if it makes you a little awkward, it remains to be seen. The screens of themselves are OLED, have high resolutions and support for HDR — this is all pretty much what you would expect. 

Under the hood, 990-processor is Huawei’s latest Kirin that supports 5G. It also promises better performance and better power consumption. I’ll be doing that test soon. 

Other Goodies include fast on-screen fingerprint scanning, faster wireless charging and updates of the Huawei EMUI 10.1 software for better multitasking. 



Speaking of software, these phones are not supported, Google services, so that you have access to the Google Play Store, Gmail, Maps and so on. This is a big disadvantage for most people, but Huawei made a lot of noise about the growth of developers it is working with and the number of people, with their own app store. There are many apps on the Huawei app gallery, but it’s worth it, if you have your favorites available, before you spend your money. (Read more about how it is, you use a phone without Google services in our Huawei Mate 30 review from a few months ago.)

Overall, these phones are pretty much what I camera capabilities, attractive design, 5G, the latest processors and no Google would expect from Huawei might be awesome. But how it all comes together in the real world remains to be seen, if I set the phones to the sample. 

Released on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:21:00 +0000

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