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Huawei P40 launched as a Compact Flagship with 50MP Triple Cameras and 3x optical zoom

Huawei announced three new devices at its online conference in Europe, including the compact Huawei P40. We have already covered the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus in detail in our previous story here. So let’s take a closer look at what the standard P40 model has to offer.

Huawei P40 launched as a Compact Flagship with 50MP Triple Cameras and 3x optical zoom

The Huawei P40 comes with the exact same design as the P40 Pro. So you have a premium soft matte finish at the back in five color options: Silver Frost, Ice White, Blush Gold, Black, and Deep Sea Blue. The phone features just three camera sensors at the back but the rectangular camera housing remains the same size as the Pro and Plus variants. Since the phone comes with a smaller display and battery, it is lightweight and compact. The phone weighs just 175 grams which is pretty light and measures just 8.5mm in thickness. In comparison, the P40 Pro weighs 209 grams and is nearly 9mm thick.

Huawei has cut down on premium features on the standard P40 to keep the pricing low. So instead of the “overflow” curved display, you get a flat 6.1-inch FHD+ 2340 x 1080 Pixels OLED display on the front with dual punch-hole cameras on the top left corner. The phone is not as water-resistant as the IP68 certified Pro and Plus models, but the IP53 rating ensures it can withstand a few splashes.

huawei p40 Silver Frost

Huawei P40 Specs

Under the hood, the Huawei P40 comes with the Kirin 990 5G processor with support for SA/NSA 5G standards. You have 8GB of RAM onboard with 128GB of storage. The phone comes in dual SIM and single SIM variants. Note that the single SIM model also accepts an additional eSIM. As for the battery, you get a 3800mAh capacity one inside with 22.5W SuperCharge charging technology. The standard P40 model does not support Wireless Charging.

Interestingly, the new Huawei P40 models support NaIC in addition to GPS, AGPS, Glonass, and BeiDou. You also get support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. It runs on EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 OS with HMS services (unfortunately no GMS).

Coming to the cameras, the Huawei P40 comes with a pretty strong triple camera setup. It consists of a 50MP f/1.9 UltraVision camera along with a 16MP UltraWide Angle shooter and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto shooter. The telephoto lens supports 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 30x digital zoom. The phone gets OIS and AIS for image stabilization and can shoot 4K 60fps videos.

There’s a 32MP selfie shooter upfront with an IR depth sensor for bokeh. Like the Pro models, the standard P40 also supports 4K 60fps video recording but it doesn’t have autofocus.

Huawei P40 Pricing & Availability

The Huawei P40 starts at €799 ($880) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB model and goes on sale on the same day as the P40 Pro: April 7.

More Huawei coverage from today:

EMUI 10.1 brings an AI Assistant, New Multi-Window, MeeTime video calling app and lots more

Huawei Watch GT 2 is here powered by Kirin A1 chip, Comes in two sizes: 42mm & 46mm

Huawei P40 Pro Plus launched with 10x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom & World’s Fastest Wireless Charging

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