Release date & price
Huawei officially announced the new Huawei Mate 40 series on October 22. It is expected to launch somewhere in November 2020. There are 4 new models coming soon Huawei Mate 40. Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro Plus, Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will come in 5 color variants: Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, and Yellow. On the other hand, Mate 40 Pro+ will come in 2 super premium color variants: Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. As for the Mate 40 RS Porsche Design, it comes in 3 color variants: Ceramic White, Ceramic Black, and Collectors Edition.
As for the prices, they are quite high. Huawei Mate 40 will be priced somewhere around $1100, Mate 40 Pro around $1400, Mate 40 Pro Plus will be more than $1600, and Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design will be priced $2700. Huawei Porsche Design has the same specifications as Mate 40 Pro Plus only difference is in design.
Huawei Mate 40 comes with a 6.5-inch OLED display having a screen resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels. It has great viewing angles, a pixel density of 402PPI, an 89.3% screen-to-body ratio, and a 90HZ refresh rate. On the other hand, Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with a 6.76-inch OLED display with a screen resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Pixel density is 456PPI and it also comes with a 90HZ display and 94.1% screen-to-body ratio.
Huawei Mate 40 has a triple camera system: 50 MP main shooter which will capture photos with impressive quality and a lot of details, an 8MP telephoto camera with optical zoom, and a 16MP ultrawide camera that can capture 120˚. It has a single 13MP selfie camera which will shoot some great selfies. The selfie camera itself can capture videos at 4k at 30/60fps.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro also has a triple camera system: The same 50 MP main shooter, a 12MP periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, and a 20MP ultrawide camera that can capture 120˚. It has a dual selfie camera: Same 13MP selfie camera and TOF 3D depth camera. The selfie camera can also capture videos at 4k at 30/60fps.
On the other hand, Mate 40 Pro Plus has a penta-camera setup: 50 MP main camera, 12MP telephoto camera with 3x zoom, 8MP periscope telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom, a 20MP ultra-wide camera, and TOF 3D depth camera. It has the same dual selfie camera as the Mate 40 Pro (13MP + TOF 3D).
Huawei Mate 40 series have Kirin 9000E 5G chipset, which is one of the best flagship chipsets available. It will handle both gaming and everyday usage without a problem. All of them have Mali-G78 MP22 GPU, which is great for graphical effects. Mate 40 comes in 2 versions: 8GB RAM & 128GB storage, 8GB RAM & 256GB storage. Mate 40 Pro also comes in 2 versions: 8GB RAM & 256GB storage, 8GB RAM & 512GB storage. And Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with only one single version 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Storage is also expandable through an SD card on all of the phones.
Mate 40 comes with a Li-Po 4200 mAh battery, which will provide around a day of usage. It has a 40W fast charging technology, so it should recharge its battery in less than an hour. It does not support wireless charging.
On the other hand, Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with a Li-Po 4400 mAh battery, which will provide around a day of usage. It has a 66W fast charging technology, so it should recharge its battery in half an hour. It has fast 50W fast wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging.
AnTuTu is a Benchmark app for android users. It gives your device an overall numerical score as well as an overall score for each test it performs. It’s useful for comparing your device’s speed and performance with other options on the market.
According to AnTuTu scores, the Huawei Mate 40 series will have a score of approximately 700k which is better than 100% of the phones available on the market.
As a result of a ban on trading with the US, Huawei can’t preload newly released phones with Google apps like Maps and YouTube, the Play Store or Google Assistant. New Huawei P40 phones all come with a new android 10 but without Google services. Don’t let this disappoint you, there is a chance of getting your services back, you can do in two ways with and without an USB drive.
Which one you should buy?
The Huawei Mate 40 series phones are excellent flagship smartphones. They have a great 5G chipset overall great specs and an excellent 90HZ display. Their camera has been ranked as one of the best smartphone cameras so far. Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus are much better(cameras especially) than the base model but it also comes with a higher price. So if you have a higher budget we recommend you go with either Mate 40 Pro or Mate 40 Pro Plus since it’s one of the best flagship phones. But if you want to save a little go for Mate 40.