Alongside the Huawei Mate 40, the company also launched the Huawei Mate 40 Pro & Mate 40 Pro+ smartphones. Of course, there is also the PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 40 RS, but we will talk about that phone in the next article.
Unlike the Mate 40 that has the Kirin 9000E, Mate 40 Pro & Mate 40 Pro+ feature the Kirin 9000 which is the most powerful chipset by Huawei & also the World’s first chipset which is built on the 5nm manufacturing process & has an integrated 5G Modem.
The biggest design difference between the Mate 40 Pro & Mate 40 Pro+ is that the Mate 40 Pro has a Triple camera setup on the back whereas the Mate 40 Pro+ gets a Quad camera setup. Both phones offer Periscope-style Zoom camera, but the Zoom level is different on both. Also, the Mate 40 Pro+ has two Telephoto cameras.
Also, the Mate 40 Pro+ has Ceramic material hence two color options -Ceramic Black & Ceramic White.
Both phones are powered by the Kirin 9000 SOC which is a 5nm chipset with a 5G Modem. This SOC features an octa-core CPU with 1x Cortex-A77 core clocked at 3.13GHz, three Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.54GHz & four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.05GHz. There is a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU & an NPU with Dual Big Cores.
The Huawei Mate 40 offers 8GB RAM with 256GB storage whereas the Mate 40 Pro+ has 12GB RAM with 256GB storage.
There is a 6.76-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2772 x 1344 pixels on both phones & it features a 90Hz refresh rate. The display comes with curved sides that are curved at almost 90-degrees (88-degree to be precise).
Coming to the cameras, Mate 40 Pro+ has four cameras on the back that include a primary 50 Megapixel sensor with OIS & f/1.9 aperture lens, a secondary 20 Megapixel Cine Camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens & f/2.4 aperture, a 12 Megapixel Telephoto camera with 3X Optical Zoom + OIS, & an 8 Megapixel SuperZOOM camera with 10X Optical Zoom + OIS. There is also a 3D Time of Flight sensor on the rear.
The camera setup on the Mate 40 Pro is mostly the same, but it lacks the extra 3X Telephoto camera & the Time of Flight sensor. It has a 12 Megapixel Periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom. Also, it lacks OIS for the primary camera as it offers it only for the telephoto lens.
On the front, both phones offer a 13 Megapixel selfie camera paired with a 3D Time of Flight sensor that is used to detect hand movements over the display to do various things on the phone. Both the phones have a 4,400mAh battery inside & support 66W Fast Charging via the Type-C port. There is also support for up to 50W Wireless Charging.
Finally, EMUI 11 based on Android 10 runs out of the box with Huawei Mobile SErvices instead of Google Mobile Services.