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    First Impressions: Huawei Mate 40 Pro Review

    The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has just been announced and it is scheduled to be released on Novermber 13th, 2020 in the UK.

    The Mate series is considered to be the main phone in the series. Powered by the new Kirin 9000 chipset and comes with a curved 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED displays and 50W wireless charging.

    It runs android at its core but as with other Huawei phones, does not Google services. This means that it cannot run access to the Google Play store. So apps like Youtube, Gmail, and the likes are not available. As an alternative Huawei launched its own app store and, to its credit, it’s done a lot to close the gaps in recent months. Big names like Amazon, Snapchat, TikTok, and Tinder are available while Facebook and WhatsApp can both be downloaded as apk files directly from their respective official websites. Other apps may be installed using apk files from third-party sources Android apps. 

    The other standout feature of the Mate 40 Pro is its multi-camera array which has once again been co-engineered with Leica. The main camera is a 50MP RYYB unit and Huawei calls this the largest sensor among flagship devices. I’ve shot a few pictures over the past few days and the results are excellent, with that large sensor really coming into its own in lower-light conditions and giving a natural blur. 

    There are another two cameras on the front and it’s great to see a wider angle lens that’s ideal for a selfie. The smart AI knows when you want to take a selfie with multiple faces in too, and it’ll automatically jump outwards.

    Huawei Mate 40 Plus Specifications

    Display6.76-inch FHD+ OLED
    (2,772 x 1,344)
    90Hz refresh rate
    ProcessorKirin 9000
    1x Cortex-A77 (3.13Ghz)
    3x Cortex-A77 (2.54Ghz)
    4x Cortex-A55
    50MP f/1.9 with OIS
    20MP f/2.4 ultra-wide
    12MP f/2.4 3x telephoto with OIS
    8MP f/4.4 10x periscope camera with OIS
    3D ToF

    13MP f/2.4
    3D ToF
    66W wired charging
    50W wireless charging
    OSEMUI 11
    Android 10
    ConnectivityBluetooth 5.2
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
    2.4Ghz and 5Ghz


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