Official Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro +: where to buy the new top of the range

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Today is the big day: the Mate 40 family, in particular Huawei Mate 40 Pro e Mate 40 Pro +, was officially unveiled during the digital keynote just held. We are facing the new iterations of the much appreciated Mate family, updated with the latest hardware innovations from Huawei. Unfortunately, the US ban continues to affect Ren Zhengfei's company: nevertheless, it is a high-end smartphone with all the trappings. Below you will find all the details on specifications and price, along with info on where to buy Huawei Mate 40 Pro in Italy.

28 / 10 Update: Huawei expands the distribution in Italy of the new top of the range. Find all the details at the end of the article.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro + official: all the news, with top display and camera

With dimensions of 162,9 x 75,5 x 9,1 mm and a weight of 212 g, Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro + introduce the Space Ring Design, to emphasize the importance that is given to the camera (which we will talk about later). They have a renewed screen OLED da 6,7 "Full HD + (2772 x 1344 pixels) with density of 456 PPI, refresh rate a 90 Hz and 240 Hz touch sampling. Below it we find the ID sensor in the display for biometric unlocking of the device.

Thehorizon display with an 88 ° curvature that flows into the side frame: to promote functionality, we are witnessing the reintroduction of the physical buttons for volume adjustment on the right side. Huawei has also developed special software algorithms to prevent typing errors resulting from possible inadvertent touches. To protect them from water and dust there is the certification IP68.

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Kirin 9000, last bastion of the alliance with TSMC

Huawei Mate 40 is powered by the Kirin 9000, the last SoC to have been baked by TSMC factories before the US ban ax. Made with a 5 nm production process, it contains a powerful CPU formed as follows: 1 x Cortex-A77 a 3,13 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A77 at 2,54 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 2,04 GHz. The management of the graphics part, on the other hand, is controlled by the ARM GPU Mali-G78 with 24 cores, all assisted by 8 GB of RAM LPDDR5 e 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage with expandability via NanoSD up to 256GB. In addition, the highly efficient NPU core allows for advanced AI capabilities.

Huawei presents Kirin 9000, 5G and increasingly powerful

Obviously this is a dual SIM 5G, with Wi-Fi 6 support, Bluetooth 5.2, Dual-frequency GPS, IR sensor and NFC. The USB Type-C 3.1 port guarantees support for Desktop mode, even in wireless form. The multimedia sector is supported ad hoc by the implementation of two stereo speakers for sound as surround as possible. To power everything we find a battery from 4.400 mAh able to charge even faster than before. This is thanks to the Huawei standard SuperCharge 66W, also available in refill form wireless to 50W (also reverse to 5W).

The news is not lacking in the camera

The collaboration with Leica is carried out with Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro +, whose photographic department is one of the main innovations. The Space Ring Design surrounds the triple camera from 50+20+12 MP f/1.9-1.8-3.4 optically stabilized via OIS. The primary sensor Ultravision is thus flanked by a wide-angle lens, enhanced by technology free form which prevents distortions and chromatic aberrations (only on Pro +). Technology is also introduced Full Pixel OctaPD Autofocus to improve focus.

Il periscopial telephoto lens has a focal length with 5x optical zoom, thus guaranteeing a hybrid 10x zoom and a 50x digital zoom. The telephoto lens is enhanced on board Mate 40 Pro +, relying on a dual telephoto lens with 10x optical, 20x hybrid and 100x digital zoom, as well as on a sensor ToF.

huawei mate 40 pro +
Huawei Mate 40 Pro +

The video department also benefits from the hardware / software innovations, with the ability to record 4K video with the function Steady Shot and subject tracking. The technique XD Fusion HDR guarantees a more balanced exposure of images, with an improved rendering of the new features Tracking Shot and Story Creator. The sound has not been underestimated, with the Audio Focus and Audio Zoom functions, with the ability to edit the clips recorded with background music. In addition, you can also record audio in videos via Bluetooth devices paired with the Mate 40.

On the front, however, the perforated display contains the dual selfie camera with sensor from 13 MP f / 2.4. The secondary is dedicated to the system of 3D Face Unlock and integrates a motion sensor useful for the management of Air Gestures. Now you can take selfie videos in 4K and Slow-Motion Selfie.

The software is enriched by EMUI 11

The aforementioned Air Gestures enable the Smart Gesture Control function, to control the smartphone without touching it: by moving your hand you can navigate the interface and answer phone calls. Furthermore, with Eyes On Display the sensor understands if we are looking at it, keeping the screen active or lowering the volume of phone calls when looking at it.
Recall that the software is the EMUI 11 based on Android 10 and not on the latest Android 11. For the software you will find all the news in the dedicated article.

With Mate 40 Pro we see improved MeeTime video calls and the Multi-Screen Collaboration allows you to better combine smartphone and PC. Huawei has also thought about security, starting with the CC EAL5 + certification of the microkernel. With the EMUI 11, then, it is possible to delete data such as position, time and details from the images we are transferring. Furthermore, the notes can be encrypted via biometric data or PIN. Huawei Mate 40 Pro is moved by Huawei Mobile Services, gradually enriched with new components. From today, the Petal Search search engine, Petal Maps for navigation and the Huawei Docs document suite are introduced.

Data Sheet

  • OLED display from 6,7 "Full HD + (2772 x 1344 pixels) with a density of 456 PPI and a refresh rate a 90 Hz;
  • dimensions of 162,9 x 75,5 x 9,1 mm and weight of 212 g;
  • certificazione IP68;
  • HiSilicon Kirin 9000 octa-core processor;
  • ARM GPU Mali-G78 MP24;
  • 8 GB of RAM LPDDR5;
  • 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage with expandability via NanoSD;
  • ID sensor in the display and 3D Face Unlock;
  • triple camera from 50 + 20 + 12 MP f / 1.9-1.8-3.4 with OIS, wide angle, 5x telephoto lens, Octa PD autofocus and LED flash (Mate 40 Pro);
  • quad room from 50 + 20 + 12 + 8 MP f / 1.9-1.8-3.4-2.4 with OIS, wide angle, 10x telephoto lens, Octa PD autofocus and LED flash (Mate 40 Pro);
  • dual selfie camera 13 MP f/2.4 with 3D sensor;
  • support dual SIM 4G / 5G, Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Dual-frequency GPS, IR sensor, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1 and stereo speaker;
  • battery by 4.400 mAh with SuperCharge charging 66, wireless at 50W and reverse at 5W;
  • Android 10 operating system with EMUI 11 and Huawei Mobile Services.

Price and availability in Italy: where to buy Huawei Mate 40 Pro | Update 28/10

Huawei Mate 40 Pro has a list price of €1249 and is available in preorder on the Huawei store (here you find the page dedicated to the product). The device can be purchased in the three standard colors, Black, White and Mystic Silver, in addition to those in Sunflower Yellow and Olive Green vegan leather. By pre-ordering it by November 15, you will be entitled to a pair of Huawei FreeBuds Pro (value of 179 €), 6 months of Huawei Music, 3 months of Huawei Video and 50 GB on Huawei Cloud for 12 months. Furthermore, the purchase of the smartphone entitles you to € 30 discount for every € 200 spent.

As for the marketing in Italy on other sales platforms, starting today - 28 October - the Chinese company has expanded its distribution. Huawei Mate 40 Pro is also available at major electronics stores of consumption, operators e Amazon. At the time of writing, the device is not yet active in online shops, but things should change in the next few hours. Below you will find the link for the main stores.

In the case of Huawei Mate 40 Pro +instead, there are two variants in nano-ceramic: Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. No information, however, on price and availability. We remind you that it was also presented Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design, illustrated in detail in this article, as well as the more modest Mate 40.

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