Six things you need to know about the new Huawei P40 Series

by - Saturday, March 28, 2020

Have you taken for granted the good ol' days where you should've replaced a headphone, replenished your skincare stash, or in this case update your lagging mobile phone with a new one before the quarantine? (Trust me I have my own regrets, too!)

But if you think about it, there might be a reason why you opted to delay gratifying yourself. What if it's because you're meant to meet the latest Huawei smartphone innovation – the HUAWEI P40 series? 😍


Locked on my screen last night, I witnessed the unveiling of HUAWEI's latest phone lineup all the way from Paris. Let me catch you up to speed with the fantastic announcements made on the 1.5 hours live stream.

THREE NEW FLAGSHIP PHONES


The brand marks the P40 series as the age of visionary photography where they continue the heritage of imaging excellence on top of video capture possibilities. The phones feature cutting-edge designs with ground-breaking camera innovations to evoke that sleek yet powerful tool.

HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ are equipped with a curved edge on all four sides with super-narrow bezels and streamlined round corners to ensure an ergonomic hold. Users are in for a treat because these gadgets also house an enhanced in-screen fingerprint reader that offers 30 percent faster biometric authentication.

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Available in three glossy glass finishes – Ice White, Deep Sea Blue and Black – and two innovative refractive matte glass finishes – Blush Gold and Silver Frost, the HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 exude classical elegance from every angle. 


HUAWEI P40 Pro+ features an exquisite nano-tech ceramic back panel that is kilned and polished to ensure it stands the test of time with incredible durability and timeless style. This unique design comes in two iconic colors: Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.

THE BRAND'S LARGEST CMOS SENSOR YET


Here's a friendly tip: If you want to use a phone as a camera alternative, make sure to also check its sensor size before buying. The larger the sensor, the more light it will catch. In the case of the P40 series, it boasts a large 1/1.28-inch sensor, with a binned pixel size measuring 2.44Ξm, to massively boost light intake for enhanced low-light performance. 

Other notable features are the Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus for high-speed focus at any time of day and the HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine that integrates and processes data from multiple cameras to generate a comprehensive improvement in picture quality.

ADVANCED ULTRA VISION LEICA CAMERA SYSTEM

Triple-camera, quad-camera and penta-camera configurations are embedded in the HUAWEI P40 series to achieve all-day super definition photography. Plain and simple.
  • HUAWEI P40 - ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto lenses
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro - an evolution of the Leica Quad Camera with a more powerful Ultra Wide Cine Camera and ToF Camera alongside 50x SuperSensing Zoom
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro+ - features SuperZoom Array (supports 10x true optical zoom and 100x maximum digital zoom) on top of the Ultra Wide Cine Camera and ToF Camera 
HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ have a 32MP AF Camera and IR Depth Camera that support autofocus and Bokeh reproduction to deliver the same outstanding portrait effects that are signature to Huawei devices. I've seen some portrait shots taken using this latter and I was really blown away with the on-point bokeh effect! ðŸ˜Ū

This phone series also enables the users to remove passerby and remove reflection in just a few clicks with the help of its AI tech. With most of my photos taken during travels, I can't wait to explore this feature and improve my photos with minimal taps on the screen in the future.

A POWERFUL POCKET-SIZED VIDEO CAMERA

The 40MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera has a focal length that is equivalent to 18mm and a 1/1.54-inch sensor supporting the 3:2 aspect ratio. The cam's light sensitivity is also boosted up to ISO51200 plus the 7680fps Ultra Slow-Motion video capture is also attainable with this camera lens!


Real-time bokeh effects for video? The P40 series is proud of its progressive Bokeh to help highlight the main subject of the footage. The telephoto camera can capture high-quality zoom footage as well as 4K time-lapse videos. Directional Audio Zoom, available on HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+, allows users to zoom in on an audio source and amplify its sound at the same time.

5G CAPABLE UNITS


The HUAWEI P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G to deliver integrated 5G connectivity with the most comprehensive 5G band support, robust AI performance and power efficiency. Now, all we need are a 5G sim upgrade and a quick 5G rollout nationwide courtesy of our telcos!

Also, display responsiveness and gaming experience are taken to the next level by the upgraded graphics rendering engine making the most of the 90Hz panel on the HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+.

INTRICATE HUAWEI ECOSYSTEM

Apart from the phones, the following new releases also kept me on the edge of my seat. Read on to know why! 😉


  • HUAWEI Share - This feature facilitates high-speed file transfer between the smartphone and other devices such as tablets and PCs. With Huawei Share on the HUAWEI P40 Series, users can stream music to a smart speaker, initiate screen projection, and connect to Wi-Fi by tapping the device they want to connect to with their phone.

  • AppGallery - The phone's official app marketplace is powered with a rich library of quality entertainment media on HUAWEI Video, HUAWEI Music and HUAWEI Reader, with new additions from top content providers being added on a continuous basis. 

  • HUAWEI WATCH GT2e, HUAWEI Sound X and the latest HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear - Here are other tech innovations that are designed for everyone to live a better digital life.

    I'm most excited to know more about their newest eyewear for one reason – it's the same eyewear that Yoon Se-ri in Crash Landing on You is wearing! (Hello, fellow CLOY fans!) I love the Gentle Monster specs that she's wearing on the series that I badly wanted one for myself. Never thought that I'd see the day it becomes accessible locally (plus with a tech upgrade!)
As someone who has a penchant for both photo and video taking, I see the HUAWEI P40 series is a versatile content partner who won't let you down – may it be photo or video-wise. With its advanced camera technology, one can only imagine the possible content we can create using these phones in the near future.



You can avail the new P40 and P40 Pro in Lazada Flagship Store and MemoXpress and enjoy freebies worth Php 12,285. This includes HUAWEI Freebuds at Php 8,990, Band 4 at Php 1,890, 50GB cloud storage for 1 year at Php 588, GCash voucher at Php 70, Php 50 worth of Paymaya credits, Php 100 discount in GMovies and a Booky Prime membership for 3 months at Php 597. The final payment for purchases via Lazada must be settled from April 22 to 24.



Pre-order may also be done via Shopee Flagship Store as they offer freebies with a total worth of Php 10,395 (HUAWEI Freebuds at Php 8,990, 50GB cloud storage for 1 year at Php 588, GCash voucher at Php 70, Php 50 worth of Paymaya credits, Php 100 discount in GMovies and a Booky Prime membership for 3 months at Php 597.

So what do you think of the new products launched? Drop a comment below or tweet me at @HearItFromPatty! 😊

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