HUAWEI P30 Pro is a beast phone and has one of the best camera in the smartphone market. I had a great chance of reviewing the P30 Pro and took many pictures with it last year. It was a loan unit but I decided to buy the phone as well after returning it.
Thanks to Trump, all new HUAWEI phones can’t have access to Google Services, though its EMUI at least uses Android OS underneath – this includes the new HUAWEI P40 and P40 Pro. However, HUAWEI does offer their own version of App Gallery and if you can live without using any of the Google Services on the phone, you are in for another treat this year!
HUAWEI’s new flagship phone again shakes the smartphone camera industry market with ground-breaking camera innovations. The phone is powered by Kirin 990 5G processor that supports Telstra 5G network and Wi-Fi 6 Plus, along with an embedded hardware featuring HUAWEI Quad-curve Overflow Display.
As HUAWEI puts it, this creates “a shape that is reminiscent of water on the cusp of overflowing from the rim of a filled cup”. It has super narrow bezels for a near borderless look.
In Australia, you’ll be able to grab the Deep Sea Blue (glossy glass finish) and Silver Forst (refractive matte glass finish).
HUAWEI goes for an all out advanced Ultra Vision Leica camera system, available in triple-camera, quad-camera and penta-camera configurations this time. The P40 Pro features a more powerful Ultra Wide Cine Camera and ToF Camera alongside 50x SuperSensing Zoom.
You can do 5x Optical Zoom, 10x Hybrid Zoom, and 50x Digital Zoom. The 5x Optical Telephoto Camera includes an RYYB colour filter array to boost light intake and improve quality of zoomed shots. If you check the official product page and video (below this post), you can see the true capabilities of the new camera system and they look pretty awesome!
HUAWEI P40 Series (P40 and P40 Pro) are available for pre-order now and will be available from Thursday 16 April here in Australia. The P40 RRP is $1,099 and P40 Pro is $1,599, and both come with a complimentary VIP service to help consumers set up their new device. If you pre-order the HUAWEI P40 Pro no w, you’ll also get a free pair of HUAWEI Freebuds 3 valued at AU $299.
It’d be interesting to see whether HUAWEI’s new flagship phone can get enough interest and praises, even without having Google service. We’ll have to wait for the official reviews on this one.