Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Huawei’s latest flagship phone the Huawei mate 40 Pro has just been announced. In this Smartphone, you will get a beautiful glass design with waterproofing, an awesome curved OLED with a fast refresh rate, a powerful next-gen chipset, dedicated stereo speakers, excellent battery life with super-fast charging, and some of the best cameras in the business.
So what cool new features does it have in store, let’s find out the key features and Huawei Mate 40 Pro Price in Nepal.
Built & Design
The mate 40 pro is a sleek looking device built from curved glass and Aluminum. As you might expect from a modern flagship. The phone is quite comfy in the hand and I like the ring-shaped camera bump on the back. This finish though is quite breathtaking it’s more than just silver depending on how it catches the light it bursts into an array of different colors.
Another thing you’ll notice is that the physical volume keys are back. In the previous model, the mate 30 pros utilized a software slider instead. And of course, as a top tier flagship, the Mate 40 pro brings full ip68 water and dust resistance.
On the front is a 6.76-inch curved OLED display with a somewhat odd 1344 by 2772 pixel resolution. This works out to a pixel density of 460 PPI. The mate 40 pro’s screen is slightly more curved than what we saw last year at 88 degrees around the edges. The difference is really quite subtle though. As is the popular trend the mate 40 pro has a fast 90-hertz screen refresh rate and 240hz touch sampling rate. This means that swiping on this display is quite smooth and responsive.
This OLED display is top class and the content on-screen looks crisp and bright. Maximum brightness is great up to 485nits with the slider and it boosts up to over 800 nits in auto mode when in bright conditions. As far as color reproduction goes there are plenty of options in settings with multiple color modes and a color wheel for customization. By using it we were able to get some really accurate colors here.
One design element that might not be for everyone though is the pill shape cutout for the dual selfie cam. At least it includes an upgraded TOF camera that is behind some cool features. These include some hands-free gesture controls. You can scroll and even swipe by moving your hand inside of the camera and it’s handy for taking screenshots too. You have to be very deliberate with your gestures for them to be registered though. It doesn’t seem super practical for everyday use on the go.
Just like the mate 30 pro another feature using the TOF camera is smart screen rotate. The UI will detect which orientation to use based on where your face is and auto-rotate to face you. this can be super convenient if you’re using the phone while lying in bed. Where the UI would otherwise auto-rotate the wrong way based on the accelerometer. this camera also can detect if there are other faces watching the screen. And the phone can hide sensitive notifications based on that.
Of course, the TOF camera also enables an extra secure face to unlock, Which even works in the dark. Otherwise, you can unlock the phone with the under-display optical fingerprint reader. We had a very pleasant experience with this reader in terms of speed and reliability. It’s up there with the best available.
Audio & Sound
Unlike the many recent Huawei phones that vibrate their displays to produce sound for voice calls. The mate 40 pro has a conventional earpiece. It isn’t used toward a stereo speaker setup though even better you get a dedicated second speaker for stereo sound. These speakers aren’t front-facing but are located on the top and bottom of the phone.
the mate 40 Pro earned a very good rating in our loudness test. And the audio quality here is great a nice improvement over the single speaker of last year’s model. You get nice vocals lively highs and even some bays.
Performance of Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Storage is expandable on the Mate 40 Pro on top of the 256 or 512 gigs built-in. But you’ll need to use a proprietary nm card to do so not a micro sd. The mate 40 pro’s interface is Huawei’s latest EMUI version 11 based on Android 10. It offers plenty of unique software features. Partly due to the fact that Huawei is still operating independently from google services.
For example, instead of a google feed, you get Huawei’s alternative. Today panel Huawei is proud of its pedal search engine it’s a viable alternative to google search and gets its own widget on the home screen. It can even help you find where you can download a particular app. There’s also an edge panel and it holds shortcuts that launch your apps in floating windows. Great for multitasking and quick toggles have been spiced up with small animations when you press them.
There are a bunch of proprietary apps like video health the gallery and the music app. You’ll be getting your apps from Huawei’s app gallery which does still show ads when you open it. But they are doing a great job in expanding the app library which is growing every day.
You can also get apps from alternative sources like amazon’s app store or sideloading but keep in mind that regardless some still won’t work without google play services.
One of the most exciting things about the mate 40 Pro is that it’s the first device we’ve seen with a next-generation five-nanometer chipset. It’s called the Kirin 9000 and in benchmarks, it easily has the upper hand over all current android devices. It sits at the top of the charts and CPU tests. And compared to devices with a similar resolution its GPU scores come out on top too.
Of course like the last generation, it provides support for 5g network speeds as well. As far as sustained performance goes the mate 40 pro does an alright job for a time but we did encounter thermal throttling after prolonged use. The phone tends to give you a few minutes of near-top performance. Alternating with a minute or so of about 50 maximum. This may or may not be noticeable depending on what you’re doing.
Battery & Charger
Powering the mate 40 pro and all of its features is a 4,400 milliamp-hour battery. About average size for the class but you should also take into account the power efficiency coming from the 5-nanometer chipset.
The Mate 40 Pro did a great job in our battery life tests. Scoring an endurance rating of 97 hours with a screen refresh rate set to 90 hertz. Bumping this down to 60 hertz resulted in an even better score of 101 hours.
As far as charging goes the mate 40 Pro comes well equipped with this huge 66-watt supercharger. With it, we were able to charge the battery from zero to 87 percent in just half an hour and we achieved a full charge in 45 minutes.
The Mate 40 Pro also supports up to 50-watt fast wireless charging and you can use the mates reverse wireless charging to charge other devices.
The Mate 40 Pro has three cameras on the back. A 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with five times zoom, and a 20-megapixel ultra-wide cine camera.
Specifications of Huawei Mate 40 Pro
|Display||6.76 inches, OLED, HDR10, 90Hz|
|Resolution||1344 x 2772 pixels|
|Camera||Triple – 50 MP(wide), 12 MP(periscope telephoto), 20 MP(Ultrawide)|
|Selfie Camera||13 MP(Ultra-wide)|
|video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/480fps, 720p@960fps, 720p@3840fps, HDR, gyro-EIS|
|Processor||Octa-core (1×3.13 GHz Cortex-A77 & 3×2.54 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.05 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|OS||Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services|
|Battery||Li-Po 4,400 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 66W
Fast wireless charging 50W
Reverse wireless charging 5W
|Sensor||Face ID, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum|
|Chipset||Kirin 9000 5G (5 nm)|
Huawei mate 40 Pro Price in Nepal
Huawei Mate 40 Pro price in Nepal for base variant is NPR 168,200 as of October 25, 2020.
The Latest Huawei Mate 40 Pro Price in Nepal updated on daily basis from the local market shops/Showrooms and price list provided by the dealers of Huawei in Nepal.
|Huawei Mate 40 Pro 8HB/256GB||Rs.168,000 (Expected)|