Huawei Announces Pre-Order for HUAWEI P40 Pro+ 5G and Introduces Petal Search

Huawei finally announced the pre-order details for the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ 5G in Singapore. Additionally, Huawei also announces the availability of the Petal Search app which might be a game-changer to fight against Google Playstore.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro+ is available for consumers in Singapore to pre-order from 20th – 26th June 2020.

The price of the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ is at S$1,898. It is available in White Ceramic and will officially be on sale islandwide from 27th June 2020 at local telecommunications operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub); Huawei Concept Stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee, as well as authorized retailers (Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS and Harvey Norman).

Moving on, the more controversial topic is on the Petal Search app. As you might already know, Huawei’s latest handsets do not have GMS (Google Mobile Services) but are with HMS (Huawei Mobile Services). That means there is no access to Google Playstore where millions of apps can be accessed.

To overcome this, Huawei has its own store, AppGallery, which in my opinion, is lacking a lot of apps right now. With the introduction of Petal Search, Huawei wants to close the gaps on the apps availability.

According to Huawei, the Petal Search Widget (or app) is created in partnership with global search engine leaders (but they did not name any of them). This is to complement the gap between Android with GMS and with HMS.

I am not sure how this will go but it is a good start for Huawei. I will make another post just on Huawei Petal Search Widget. Check out the Press Release below for more information.

Press Release

Huawei Announces Pre-order Availability for P40 Pro+ in Singapore

Singapore, 19 June 2020 – The HUAWEI P40 Pro+, Huawei’s flagship camera smartphone featuring the ground-breaking Ultra Vision Leica Penta Camera and standout design, is now available for consumers in Singapore to pre-order from 20 – 26 June 2020.

The New Ultra Vision Leica Penta Camera

The Ultra Vision Leica Penta Camera delivers an all-day Super Definition experience. The Ultra Vision Sensor included in the HUAWEI P40 Series is Huawei’s largest CMOS sensor to date. The 50MP Ultra Vision Wide Camera features a massive 1/1.28-inch CMOS sensor, which supports super-sized binned pixels measuring 2.44μm and Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus for high-speed, accurate autofocus. Consumers can easily capture cinematic videos in any scenario, thanks to the 40MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera with built-in SedecimPixel Fusion Technology enabling extreme low-light performance.

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The SuperZoom Array unique to the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ utilises folded optics to realise up to 10x true optical zoom and 100x maximum digital zoom. Comprising of two telephoto cameras, it adopts an advanced periscope design that includes light-reflecting prisms to deliver unrivalled zoom performance. Combined with AIS, the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ provides the best image stabilisation ever on a HUAWEI P Series device.

Selfies are taken to a new level by the front-facing 32MP AF Camera and IR Depth Camera, which support accurate subject isolation and natural Bokeh effects.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro+ also takes full advantage of its multi-camera system with the HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine aggregating and processing data from multiple sources to generate a comprehensive improvement in picture quality. New features introduced with the HUAWEI P40 Series, including HUAWEI Golden Snap and Directional Audio Zoom, add even more versatility to the powerful cameras, allowing creators to easily capture incredible portraits and videos in low light conditions.

In April, 2020, the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has given the HUAWEI P40 Series the highly coveted TIPA World Awards 2020, crowning the three flagship smartphones – HUAWEI P40, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Pro+ – the Best Photo Smartphones of 2020. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the HUAWEI P Series has been recognised by TIPA, standing alongside a range of exceptional gear and solutions that professional photographers have come to love and rely on.

A New Aesthetic to Behold

The nano-tech ceramic back, made with a multi-step artisanal manufacturing process that involves five days of kilning and a custom polishing technique, gives the powerful camera smartphone excellent durability and timeless style, expressed in a classic white colour variant, White Ceramic. Combining cutting-edge camera technology and stylish design, the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ is equipped with a HUAWEI Quad-curve Overflow Display that features super narrow bezels and streamlined corners to offer a near borderless view. An in-screen fingerprint reader offers a fast and reliable way to unlock the device and apps.

Ultimate Performance for a Real Experience

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The HUAWEI P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G SoC to deliver integrated 5G connectivity with the most comprehensive 5G band support, robust AI performance, and power efficiency. The chipset is given the thermal headroom to deliver exceptional performance by the advanced cooling systems, with the bespoke 4-in-1 SuperCool system in this smartphone.

The industry-leading and world’s fastest commercialized 40W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge is also available on the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ for fast and convenient charging.

As part of the larger Huawei ecosystem, this smartphone also works in tandem with devices such as the HUAWEI Sound X, and newly launched HUAWEI MateBook series and MatePad Pro – via functions such as Huawei Share, and Multi-Screen Collaboration to give users the complete Huawei Seamless AI Life experience.

The EMUI 10.1 operating system introduces a host of new features that enable a richer, more seamless AI life. HUAWEI MeeTime[1] supports 1080p Full HD video call on Huawei smartphones, tablets and the HUAWEI Vision TV and delivers clear picture quality even in low light or weak signal conditions.

Local pricing and availability

Priced at S$1,898, the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ is available in White Ceramic and will officially be on sale islandwide from 27 June 2020 at local telcommunications operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub); Huawei Concept Stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee, as well as authorised retailers (Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS and Harvey Norman).


ModelConfigurationColourPrice
HUAWEI P40 Pro+8GB + 512GBWhite CeramicSGD 1898

Customers who pre-order the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ will enjoy a premium bundle which includes the newly launched HUAWEI Sound X worth S$498 and the HUAWEI SuperCharge Wireless Stand (Max 40W) worth $148, while stocks last. From 27 June onwards, purchase of the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ will entitle customers to a HUAWEI SuperCharge Wireless Stand (40W) worth $148 and a protective phone cover worth S$48, while stocks last.

In addition, customers with the new Huawei P40 Pro+ will also enjoy these exclusive offers and services, terms and conditions apply:

  • HUAWEI Mobile Cloud – Free 50GB HUAWEI Mobile Cloud storage for 12 months.
  • HUAWEI Video – Enjoy six months free access to TVB channel, three months free of dimsum entertainment, and one month free of MangoTV on HUAWEI Video.
  • HUAWEI VIP Prestige Service:
    • Two-year warranty
    • One year door-to-door repair pick-up and delivery service
    • One-time complimentary screen replacement within first three months of purchase
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Access a wide range of apps on AppGallery and new Petal Search widget

The HUAWEI P40 Pro+ runs on the latest version of Android and is pre-installed with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app distribution platform. Huawei has also released a new Petal Search widget that offers an alternative app search for users to conveniently access and download a wider variety of apps. Petal Search is now available for download on the AppGallery and can be added as a home-screen in the latest EMUI update (v 10.1.0.131).

To ensure the best user experience for its consumers, Huawei has been working with app developers to include more popular, and trusted apps. To date, AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries/regions with more than 400 million MAUs globally and the number of apps is growing continuously.

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About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world. For more information please visit: https://consumer.huawei.com/sg/ or find us @huaweimobilesg on social media.

[1] HUAWEI MeeTime is available on HUAWEI phones and tablets installed with EMUI 10.1 and above. Video resolution automatically adapts to network conditions and can reach up to 1080P.