The Chinese telephony giant and the world’s leading cell phone manufacturer, Huawei, presented its new flagship on Thursday Mate 40 Series, a family with which you introduce a revolutionary processor with 5G connectivity and new features in its camera system aimed at enhancing the recording and sharing of quality video in real time.
Historically, Huawei has dedicated the most innovative technologies to its premium Mate Series range, which in recent years was the first to introduce a phone with a 7 nanometer Soc or with a 5G Soc on the market.
This year, the company took a leap in quality with the Mate 40 Series, which consists of three models: Mate 40, 40 Pro and 40 Pro +.
It is a cell phone line that will not be available in the Argentine market, as it happened with previous editions, since the Chinese brand decided dispense with the mobile business in the country to bet squarely on telecommunications and innovation around 5G.
The top of the range: Mate 40 Pro
In the same way that Samsung has in its Galaxy S20 or Apple with the iPhone 12 Pro, the Mate 40 Pro arrives to compete with the Kirin 9000 processor, the first 5-nanometer SoC with 5G connectivity, which improves power and efficiency compared to the Kirin 990 5G chip from Mate 30 Pro.
In this sense, the new Chinese cell phone improves the CPU by 30 and the GPU by 50 percent, according to the company. Altogether, it is one hundred percent faster than its Mate 30 Pro predecessor.
The presentation of the Huawei Mate 40 Series was made through an event via streaming. Photo: Huawei.
The company has also improved the SuperCharge charging system. The charging power was increased by 60 percent wired, and 85 percent wireless charging over the previous model. Specifically, Mate 40 Pro has a 4,400mAh battery (4,200mAh in Mate 40) and 60W SuperCharge system and 50W wireless charging.
The screen, for its part, maintains the Horizon design from Mate 30 Series, waterfall type and with 88 degree curvature, focused on the most immersive content.
The update in Mate 40 Pro supposes the presence of stereo speakers housed – horizontally – on the left and right of the screen, as well as physical buttons for volume control.
It is, in the new model, a 6.76 inch OLED screen (slightly larger than the Mate 30 Pro) with a resolution of 2,772 x 1,344 pixels and a refresh rate of 90Hz.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro has a 6.76-inch OLED screen display that does not fit in the palm of the hand. Photo: AP.
In addition, the perforated camera in the screen, which eliminates the notches on the top and the frames, and extends the surface to reinforce the feeling of immersion. It has a fingerprint reader under the screen.
Mate 40, for its part, it reduces its size to 6.5 inches diagonally and offers a resolution of 2,376 x 1,080 pixels, with a 90Hz refresh rate and a Horizon screen with 68-degree curvature.
UltraVision Cine Camera
Huawei also updated the Mate 40 Pro camera. In this case, although it maintains the circular design of its predecessor, it debuts a design called Space Ring, inspired by a telescope.
The novelties in this element are focus on videoThanks to the UltraVision Cine camera and 5G connectivity, you can record and share video with better quality in real time.
The camera system employs a Super Sensing Wide as the main 50 megapixel lens, which is accompanied by a 12 megapixel telephoto lens (5x periscope and 7x with optics) and the second generation of the introduced Cine Camera lens. in Mate 30 Series, in this case 20 megapixels.
The key feature for the company is XD Fusion HDR Video, which offers “excellent image performance” against backlight, allowing you to maintain the clarity of the background without losing detail or contrast, both day and night.
Huawei has also introduced the function Steady Shot, which stabilizes motion video recording; Tracking Shot, which tracks the main element of the recording to keep it framed; Y Story Creator, a specific mode for videos focused on social networks.
The Huawei Mate 40 Series case incorporates an LED ring to improve the light when taking a selfie. Photo: Huawei.
As usual before each launch, the Chinese brand included in its series Pro + model which shares the characteristics of Mate 40 Pro, but differs on camera.
In this case, Pro + consists of a 50 megapixel Super Sensing Wide lens, a 20 megapixel wide angle, a depth ToF lens and an 8 megapixel telephoto lens, offering 10x with periscope system, 3x with telephoto and 17x optical zoom.
In the case of the standard model of the series, Mate 40, the camera is also led by a 50-megapixel Super Sensing Wide lens, which in this case is accompanied by a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel three-magnification telephoto and five-magnification optical zoom.
Gesture sensor and a new EoD mode
The front camera, for its part, called Ultra Vision Selfie Camera, combines a selfie camera with a 3D Depth Sensing Camera lens. With this configuration, the company allows to enlarge the background shown in self-portraits without distorting them, both individually and in groups.
Additionally, they improved capture with a feature that adjusts the angle so that the image is straight.
With the gesture sensor that integrates next to the camera, the function Eye on Display (EoD), for its part, replaces the always-on screen based on the user’s gaze. This means that the screen it will be activated when it detects that the user is looking at it, and it will stay that way as long as the user looks at it.
It also introduces the detection of new gestures by artificial intelligence, which allow you to perform different actions without directly touching the smartphone.
The Mate 40 Series works with the EMUI 11 software, and has IP68 water resistance on Mate 40 Pro and Pro + from IP63 on Mate 40.
Mate 40 will be available in Europe for 899 euros, with a configuration of 8GB RAM and 128GB capacity, while Mate 40 Pro will cost 1,199 euros (8GB + 256GB) and Mate 40 Pro + 1,399 euros (12GB + 256GB).
The luxury Porsche edition
The collaboration between Porsche and Huawei continues with the new Mate 40 series, with the new Porsche Design Mate 40 RS, which integrates the Kirin 9000 processor and a camera system with which it reaches 100x magnification. It stands out for the use of materials and finishes that reinforce its ‘premium’ character.
Porsche Design Mate 40 RS, the luxury edition of the Chinese brand. Photo: Huawei.
From the hand of Porsche, Huawei has also presented an edition of its Watch GT 2 watch, with a titanium body, ceramic casing and sapphire crystal.
Porsche Design Mate 40 RS will be available with a price of 2,295 euros, with a configuration of 12GB RAM and internal capacity of 512GB, while the watch will be priced at 695 euros.