Huawei P40 vs Huawei P40 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro Plus – What’s Different?

Huawei on Thursday announced its latest flagship series, the Huawei P40 at a global online event as promised. As ‘P’ stands for photography, the Huawei P series always bought great evolution to the camera and the Huawei P40 series did the same. Huawei and its partner Leica starting a new chapter in the smartphone camera department with the announcement of the P40 series. A total of three devices announced at the online launch event – the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+. Check here for a comparison overview of Huawei P40 vs Huawei P40 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro Plus.

Huawei P40 Series Display and Performance

Huawei P40 and P40 comes with an innovative “refractive matte finish” that resists fingerprints. On the other hand, the Huawei P40 Pro+ has a Nano-tech Ceramic back which is extremely scratch-resistant and durable with a “diamond-like shine” and “sapphire-like toughness”.

Coming to display, the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ comes with 6.58-inch (2640 x 1200 pixels) Flex OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Considering the standard P40, it comes with a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

All the three smartphones are powered by Kirin 990 5G SoC and feature an in-display fingerprint reader. The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 Pro+ are IP68 certified for dust and water-resistant while the P40 has IP53 ratings.

Camera and Storage

Huawei P40 comes with the triple rear camera setup. This includes a 50-megapixels RYYB, f/1.9 primary camera, 8-megapixels telephoto shooter and 16-megapixels ultrawide-lens.

Huawei P40 Pro comes with the quad rear camera setup. The sensors include a 50MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 40MP ultra-wide cine camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP RYYB periscope camera with f/3.4 aperture, and a ToF camera for depth sensing.

At last but not least, the Huawei P40 Pro+ has a Penta-camera setup on the back. This includes a 50MP  RYYB Ultra Vision camera with f/1.9 aperture, OIS, 40MP ultra-wide cine camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP periscope camera with f/4.4 aperture, OIS, 10x optical zoom, 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 3x optical zoom, ToF camera for depth sensing.

On the front, there is a 32-megapixels camera with f/2.2 aperture, IR Depth / Gesture camera for Pro bokeh. It also supports 4K video recording and Faces Unlock.

Software

The Huawei P40 series smartphones run on Android 10 with the company’s own EMUI 10.1 skin on top. Followed by Huawei Mate 30 series, this would be another flagship series missing the Google Play Services. Instead, the devices come preinstalled with the company’s own app ecosystem called Huawei AppGallery.

Huawei is also making partnerships across various companies to improve its AppGallery and replace Google’s ecosystem. Moreover, Huawei also announced a Google Assistant alternative called Celia supporting languages like English, French, and Spanish. It can handle anything from basic tasks (e.g. adding reminders, making calls) to AI-powered features like AI lens and AI touch shopping.

Compare Huawei P40 vs Huawei P40 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro+

 Huawei P40Huawei P40 ProHuawei P40 Pro+
Display6.1-inch OLED6.58-inch OLED6.58-inch OLED
Resolution2340 x 1080 pixels2640 x 1200 pixels
90Hz
2640 x 1200 pixels
90Hz
ProcessorKirin 990 5G OctaCore CPUKirin 990 5G OctaCore CPUKirin 990 5G OctaCore CPU
RAM8GB RAM8GB RAM8GB RAM
Storage128GB128GB/256GB512GB
Primary Camera50MP UltraVision with RYYB, 4-in-1 pixel binning, f/1.9
16MP ultra wide-angle camera, f/2.2
8 megapixel telephoto with OIS, f/2.4
50MP UltraVision with RYYB, 4-in-1 pixel binning, f/1.9, OIS
40MP video and ultra-wide-angle camera, f/1.8
12MP SuperSensing Telephoto, f/3.4
TOF sensor
50MP UltraVision with RYYB, 4-in-1 pixel binning, f/1.9, OIS
40MP video and ultra-wide-angle camera, f/1.8
8MP 10X optical super periscope telephoto
8MP 3X optical telephoto
TOF sensor
Secondary Camera32MP, f/2.232MP, f/2.232MP, f/2.2
OS versionAndroid 10 (EMUI 10.1)Android 10 (EMUI 10.1)Android 10 (EMUI 10.1)
Google ServicesNoNoNo
Battery3800mAh4200mAh4200mAh
Charging40W wired charging40W wired charging
40W wireless charging
40W wired charging
40W wireless charging
Dimensions (mm)148.9 x 71.06 x 8.5mm158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95mm158.2 × 72.6 x 9mm
Weight175g203g226g
Release DateMarch 2020March 2020March 2020
SensorsFingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light, compass, accelerometerFingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light, compass, accelerometerFingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light, compass, accelerometer
Price€799 ($876)€999 ($1,095)€1,399 ($1,534)

Price and Availability:

The HUAWEI P40 and HUAWEI P40 Pro come in Black, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Silver Frost, and Blush Gold colors. The P40 8GB RAM with 128GB and P40 Pro 8GB RAM with 256GB are priced at €799 (US$ 875 / Rs. 67,120 approx.) and €999 (US$ 1095 / Rs. 82,125 approx.), respectively. Both the models will go on sale starting from April 7th.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro+ comes in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White colors, is priced at €1399 (US$ 1530 / Rs. 1,17,420 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 512GB storage version and will be available from June 2020.