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Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+ with Kirin 9000 SoC launched

22 October 2020 0

Huawei Mate 40 Pro models have finally gone official in China. The lineup includes Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, and Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS.

The main and the visible highlight of the phones have to be the cameras. The new Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ are 5G phones and include the new in-house Kirin 9000 chipset, which is based on the 5nm process.

Huawei Mate 40

The Huawei Mate 40 features a 6.5-inch Flex OLED display with a 2376x1080p resolution, 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by Kirin 9000 processor and coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It features a 50MP RYYB main camera, 16MP ultra-wide shooter, 8MP 3x telephoto lens. On the front, it gets a single 13MP selfie camera punched on the display. It draws its power from a 4,200mAh battery and has dual stereo speakers. The battery supports 40W wired fast charging. It runs EMUI and is IP53 rated.

  • 6.5-inch 90Hz OLED display
  • Kirin 9000 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Triple cameras – 50MP f/1.9, RYYB primary camera with OIS, 16MP f/2.2, wide-angle camera, 8MP f/2.4, a telephoto camera with OIS
  • Single 13MP ultrawide selfie camera
  • EMUI 11
  • 4,200mAh with 40W wired fast-charging support

Huawei claims its new Kirin 9000 chipset offers 10% faster CPU performance and up to 52% faster graphics performance compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. Both the phones Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ have a 6.76-inch OLED display with 1344x2772 pixels resolution, HDR10+ support, and a 90Hz refresh rate. Both the phones run Android 10-based EMUI 11 sans Google Play Services.

The main difference between the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ is the back camera configuration. However, the two have the same dual 13MP selfie camera punched into the display. The selfie snapper is capable of shooting 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/240fps. In fact, both the phones have the same 4400mAh battery with 50W fast wireless charging and 66W wired fast-charging support.

Hauwei Mate 40 Pro

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has three cameras on the back, where the 50MP is the main sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. It packs a large 1/1.28-inch sensor with an RYYB Quad Bayer type filter. It is followed by the 20MP ultra-wide Cine camera and a 12MP (125mm) periscope lens with 5x zoom. The main camera is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps as well as a slow-motion clip at 1080p resolution and 480fps. The phone comes in an 8GB RAM+128GB storage variant. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is priced at €1,199 ($1,418) for the lone 8GB RAM+128GB storage option. It is coming to Europe first in Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow color options.

  • 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED display
  • Kirin 9000 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Triple cameras – 50MP RYYB ultra-vision, 20MP ultrawide, 12MP 5x Periscope Zoom
  • Dual 13MP ultrawide selfie camera
  • EMUI 11
  • 4,400mAh with 66W wired/50W wireless fast-charging support
Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

The main difference between the camera configuration of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the zooming capability. The periscope lens on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ goes up to 10x optical zoom. Here the module features an 8MP sensor with an f/4.4 aperture. The other two cameras include a 12MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 20MP ultrawide sensor. Both phones have ToF 3D sensor as well. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ comes in 12GB RAM with a 128GB storage variant.

  • 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED display
  • Kirin 9000 SoC
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Quad cameras – 50MP f/1.9, RYYB primary camera with OIS, 20MP f/2.4, wide-angle camera, 12MP f/2.4, 3x telephoto camera with OIS, 8MP f/4.4, 10x periscope telephoto camera, ToF sensor
  • 50MP RYYB ultra-vision, 20MP ultrawide, 12MP 5x Periscope Zoom
  • Dual 13MP ultrawide selfie camera
  • EMUI 11
  • 4,400mAh with 66W wired/50W wireless fast-charging support
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS

Huawei also launched the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS with a different camera cutout on the back. The Porsche Design Mate 40 RS features the same camera setup as the Mate 40 Pro+, but it includes an additional color temperature sensor. It is the only phone in the series that is capable of 8K video recording. It comes in a 12GB/512GB storage variant in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black color options.


  • 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED display
  • Kirin 9000 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB storage
  • Quad cameras – 50MP f/1.9, RYYB primary camera with OIS, 20MP f/2.4, wide-angle camera, 12MP f/2.4, 3x telephoto camera with OIS, 8MP f/4.4, 10x periscope telephoto camera, ToF sensor, color temperature sensor
  • 50MP RYYB ultra-vision, 20MP ultrawide, 12MP 5x Periscope Zoom
  • Dual 13MP ultrawide selfie camera
  • EMUI 11
  • 4,400mAh with 66W wired/50W wireless fast-charging support
Price and availability
  • Huawei Mate 40(8GB/128GB) - €899
  • Mate 40 Pro (8/256GB) - €1,199.
  • Mate 40 Pro+ (12/256GB) - €1,399
  • Porsche Design Mate 40 RS (12/512GB) - €2,295.

The Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will be available in 5 color variants: Black, White, Mystic Silver, Green, and Yellow. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ will be available in only two color variants: Ceramic white and Ceramic black. There is no word on their availability.

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