Tonight, Huawei held a new product launch conference. The company released the Huawei Mate 40 series, which consists of the original model and the Pro variant. It continues the Mate central axis symmetry design and launched a futuristic ‘Hing ring design’.


The Huawei Mate 40 series adopts a curved screen design, which extends the picture to a wider area, bringing a more immersive visual experience. At the same time, the high refresh rate and high touch sampling rate make the display smoother and more responsive.

The Huawei Mate 40 uses a 6.5-inch 68-degree curved screen with a resolution of 2376 x 1080, a refresh rate of 90Hz, a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, a P3 color gamut, and supports 2D face recognition and under-screen fingerprint unlocking.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro + use a 6.76-inch 88-degree curved screen, 2772 x 1344 resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, a P3 color gamut, 3D face recognition and fingerprint unlocking under the screen.

Huawei Mate 40 series

The Mate 40 uses a front single camera, while Pro and Pro + models use a front dual camera.

The phones come in bright black, glaze white, secret silver, green and yellow.


Under the hood, the Huawei Mate 40 series sports a brand new 5nm 5G SoC Kirin 9000, which brings faster performance, lower heat dissipation, and more energy-efficient operating experience. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ are equipped with 24-core Mail-G78 GPU.

The charging speed of the Huawei Mate 40 series has been upgraded again – wired 66W or wireless 50W. The 4400mAh battery also supports reverse charging.

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The Huawei Mate 40 series run the EMUI 11 system.

One of the most interesting features is the upgraded AOD to a smart off-screen display. The phone in the off-screen state can accurately capture your eyes, and when you turn on the display of personalized animations, it can understand you.

By the way, the original Mate 40 comes with a new processor of Kirin 9000E.

Kirin 9000 Series

Generally talking, the CPU has eight cores, including one 3.13GHz A77 large core, three 2.54GHz A77 middle cores, and four 2.04GHz A55 small cores. Thus, it slightly surpasses the Snapdragon 865 Plus 3.1GHz, and is currently the highest frequency mobile processor.

At the same time, it integrates the 24-core Mali-G78 GPU. For the first time in the world, the architecture exceeds the Kirin 990 Mali-G76. The number of cores is also increased by half, and the performance is increased by 60%.

In terms of AI, it integrates two large cores and one micro-core NPU, with a performance increase of 100%, and a quad-core ISP.

As for 5G, the industry’s first four-network synergy technology can efficiently integrate Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi 5Ghz, main card 5G, and secondary card 4G. This brings aggregated high network speed and low stability under changing network conditions.

As for security, the Kirin 9000 chip is the world’s first mobile terminal chip to pass the international CC EAL5+. Moreover, the HarmonyOS microkernel has obtained the highest security certification level for commercial OS kernels-the international information technology security assessment standard CC EAL5+ certification. It has also passed the mobile financial chip and carrier certification (domestic), international FIDO identity verification standards, ePrivacyseal and other international authoritative security privacy certifications.


First of all, the Huawei Mate 40 features a 50-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8-megapixel 3X telephoto lens. Compared with the ultra-wide-angle, it can achieve 5x optical zoom.

Huawei Mate 40 series

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes with a 50-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle movie lens, and a 12-megapixel 5X periscope lens. Compared with the ultra-wide-angle, it can achieve 7x optical zoom.

Huawei Mate 40 series

Finally, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ has a 50-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a ToF lens, an 8-megapixel 10X periscope, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. Compared with the ultra-wide-angle, it can achieve 17 times the optics Zoom.

The 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is the world’s first FREE-FORM lens, which can solve the problem of distortion in shooting.

It ranks first in DXoMark with scores of 136.

Huawei Mate 40 Prices

  • Huawei Mate 40 8GB+128GB – 899 Euros
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro 8GB+256GB – 1199 Euros
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ 12GB+256GB – 1,399 Euros

Huawei Mate 40 series

Argam Artashyan

By Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.