You can now pre-order the successor to Huawei’s P40, the P40 Pro+. The device will be available in select European stores on June 25th. The camera system on this phone is substantial. The Huawei’s P40 Pro+ has an advanced 5-camera module that includes a 100x (digital) zoom as it’s main feature. This kind of camera system puts the Huawei P40+ in Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra territory. Like any other Huawei device, the P40 Pro+ doesn’t include access to Googles official apps and services due to US fears of Huawei and China in general, which has resulted in trade restrictions. The Huawei P40 Pro+’s camera truly makes up for that, though.
The Huawei P40 Pro+ comes with a Leica branded “Ultra Vision” camera system. The Leica camera has some nice specs like a huge 1/1.28-inch sensor, a pixel size of 2.44μm, and support for Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus. According to Huawei, the included RYYB color filter array makes “precise clarity” and focus possible in just about all lighting conditions.
Huawei calms that the new P40 Pro+ has “the best image stabilization ever on a HUAWEI P Series device” courtesy of its two telephoto cameras that offer a 3x and 10x optical zoom, respectfully. The AI-assisted image stabilization technology and the 100x maximum digital zoom capability are also quite noteworthy. The Pro+’s cameras in-total are: An ultra-wide 50 MP main sensor, an ultra-wide 40MP secondary sensor, an 8MP telephoto sensor at a 3x fixed zoom, and another 8MP telephoto sensor at a 10x fixed zoom. In addition to the main camera module, around the front of the Huawei P40 Pro+ you will find a 32MP selfie camera with auto-focus and an IR depth-sensing camera. Huawei claims that the two front facing imaging devices in the Huawei P40 Pro+ work together to “produce flawless selfies.”
Huawei is banking on this nice camera package to give the P40 Pro+ an edge in video calling. Also, the “40MP Ultra-Wide Cine Camera” is supposedly specially designed to give the Huawei P40 Pro+ excellent low-light video capture performance. The main camera system also supports HDR content capture, 4K time-lapse videos, and “Ultra Slow Motion” recording. A neat feature we really liked was the ‘Directional Audio Zoom’. This makes it possible to use the Huawei P40 Pro+ to zoom in on an audio source in a video and amplify its volume.
Huawei calls it an ‘Overflow’ display, but that just means that it’s edge-to-edge, with a little curve. The Huawei P40 Pro+ has a Samsung-made 6.58-inch 2,640 x 1,200 AMOLED panel. As you would expect, the display is sharp and has excellent color reproduction and perfect inky blacks. The Huawei Pro+ also includes 5G connectivity and 40W wireless charging, the former of which Huawei claims provides “the most comprehensive 5G band support.”
The Huawei P40 Pro+’s only real issue is it’s lack of Google services. The US government added Huawei to its “Entity List” last summer. This means quite a few restrictions for the Chinese phone company, among them being no Chrome or Gmail for Huawei phones. The Huawei P40 Pro+ is also pretty expensive, coming in at just over $1,500.
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