Huawei P40

The Huawei P40 has now officially launched today. This was one of the most discussed smartphones of this year due to its unique design and powerful internals.

Huawei P40

Huawei P40

Editor Rating

The HUAWEI P40 comes in five monochrome colourways that were chosen to evoke the simplicity and purity of nature: Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black, Blush Gold, and Silver Frost. Grace and tranquilly are present in every tone, and they are emphasised by the matt reflective surface. Whether you’re shooting in low light or broad daylight, up close or far away, the Ultra Vision Leica Triple Camera is there to help. Don’t stress about it; just snap some photos of whatever it is that makes you happy and use those to represent how you’re feeling.


Bottom Line

In general, the new smartphone performs admirably. It comes with a high-quality camera that gives you a wide range of shooting options. The battery life, however, falls short of expectations.


  • Charging
  • Camera


  • Battery
Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2020
Announced Date Thursday March 26, 2020
Released Date Tuesday April 7, 2020
Warranty 1 Year
Versions ANA-AN00, ANA-TN00, ANA-NX9, ANA-LX4
Variants 6GB/128GB,$54
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM, e-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A, 5G
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G Bands 1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Extra Network Hybrid SIM Slot
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC
Connectivity Features Dual Band Wi-Fi
USB Type-C 3.1
USB On-The-Go
Body & Design
Height 148.9 mm
Width 71.1 mm
Thickness 8.5 mm
Weight 175 g
IP Rating IP53
Colours Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black
Body Features Glass Front
Glass Back
Aluminium Frame
Screen & Display
Display Type OLED
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, FHD+
Screen Size 6.1 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 86.3%
Ppi 422
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Touchscreen Yes, Multi-Touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, With Punch-Hole Display
Screen Protection
Display Features 16.7 Million Colours
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
Processor Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Mali-G76 MP16
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Storage Features UFS 3.0
Card Slot Yes, Nano Memory
AnTuTu 486583 (v8)
GeekBench 12619 (v4.4), 3148 (v5.1)
GFXBench 7fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide)
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto)
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
Rear Camera Video 4K@30/60fps
Front Camera 32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
Front Camera Video 4K@30/60fps
Camera Features RYYB Colour Filter Array
Octa PD Autofocus
3x Optical Zoom
5x Hybrid Zoom
30x Max Zoom
4-in-1 Pixel Binning
HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine
Quad Bayer Structure
AI AWB Algorithm
Leica Optics
Dual Pixel Detection
Speakers Yes, with Stereo Speakers
Multimedia Features
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 3800 mAh mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 22.5W
Fast Charging 22.5W
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version 10
Custom UI EMUI
Custom UI Version 10.1
Sensors & Features
Sensors Magnetometer / Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
In-Display Fingerprint - Optical
Hall Sensor
Features Gesture Sensor
Gravity Sensor
IR TOF 3D Biometrics Sensor
Laser Sensor
Colour Temperature Sensor

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