Huawei P40 series: Pro-Plus flagship, the new Leica cameras, prices and more – CNET

Huawei P40 series: Pro-Plus flagship, the new Leica cameras, prices and more – CNET

Huawei presents its flagship phones, the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus, on Thursday in a live stream launch on YouTube. The new phones follow in the Huawei P30 s traces, by pulling out all the stops in their cameras. But it is not supported Google services, so that you do not have access to the Google Play Store. The kick-off event was in Paris, but because of the limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was pared back to an online-only event. 

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Huawei unveiled P40, P40 Pro and Pro Plus


The P40 cost 799 Euro (directly converted, that’s about $880, £730 or AU$1,450). The P40 Pro 999, – Euro (about $1,100, £910 and AU$1,820). Both ship on may 7. April. The P40 Pro Plus will cost 1,399 euros (about $1,540, £1,280, and AU$2,550) and will ship in June. None of them will be available officially in the United States, due to the Huawei current difficulties, with the US government, this is also the reason why you don’t have Google services.

camera-progress on the entire range include setups with up to five rear cameras with two optical zoom lenses, allowing for up to 18-240-mm-equivalent focal length (10x periscope zoom lenses with a less impressive 100x digital zoom). There is also a 50-megapixel 1/1.28-inch-RYYB wide-angle-sensor (Ultra-Vision-Sensor with 2.44 micron pixels), an “Octa” phase-detection auto focus array (faster AF), advanced computational photography, thanks to the XD-Fusion-image-Engine, and much more. 


These camera improvements, together with 5G, a new Mat of Nano-Tech-ceramic-finish-and IP68 are the most impressive new features of the Chinese competition to models like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro.   

The P40 Pro Plus Leica camera is clearly the highlight. On the upper side of the above-mentioned features, the P40 Pro Plus is an improved white balance sensors. They all have a new Golden Snap-function, and the best photo selects from a burst, automatically random people removed from the background and fixes the reflections. You can also with new accessories, including a Profoto studio lights (Profoto, a large studio-photography-player) and an underwater housing.

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the front camera is significantly expanded. It 32-megapixel f2.2 with ambient light and proximity sensors, and 4K-selfie-video-plus-depth-sensor for computational “blurry” low-light-unlock the face.

For video, it can pixel used in binning of 16 pixels for improved low-light sensitivity. It also enables you to download 4K time lapse at Tele, and allows dual-video capture (wide-angle and telephoto at the same time), and directional audio is calculated from three omnidirectional microphones.

Inside there’s a Kirin 990 5G processor, a slot for either dual SIM or a SIM and a nano memory card, Wi-Fi-6-Plus-and 40-watt wireless charging.

His new interface has been improved, swipe-from-side-multi-window support, and a multi-device control panel. You can alsoHuawei ‘ s new assistant, Celia./p>

In nonphone news, here’s what the company announced.

  • Bluetooth Hi-Res audio speaker system, Sound-X with 360-degree sound from a six-speaker array; a future upgrade it will be wise.
  • The Huawei Watch GT with updated real-time heart monitoring, and a champagne-Gold-Edition. There is also a Sport-oriented GT 2e-model with concealed crown, an integrated bracelet, stainless steel case, up to two weeks of battery life and, of course, a lot of Sport, and training modes.
  • Gentle Monster smart glasses will be available this summer.

Released on Sat, 28 Mar 2020 23:30:01 +0000

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