Today, Huawei announces the most anticipated product, the HUAWEI Mate40 series, along with other products – HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio, PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2, HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear II smart glasses, and HUAWEI Sound wireless Hi-Fi.
I think this is the saddest closing of a happy event by Huawei, Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer BG. He spoke briefly about the unfair US government’s third round ban.
It followed by a even sadder music to close this event.
HUAWEI Mate40 Series
The HUAWEI Mate40 Series come with 3 variants – the HUAWEI Mate40, Mate40 Pro and the Mate40 Pro+. All of them are using the latest Kirin 9000 chipset based on 5nm technology. The GPU, NPU and the CPU are upgraded to the best performance.
HUAWEI Mate40 Series is installed with EMUI 11. Interesting features on the EMUI 11 are the multi-window, multi-screen collaboration, and the EOD (Eye on Display).
With EMUI 11, Huawei is also introducing the new Petal Maps, smarter gesture controls (You can now gesture left and right) and Huawei Assistant, Celia.
Huawei is also bringing back the rocker volume switch together with the virtual volume slider. It seems to be the best of both worlds.
HUAWEI Mate40 Series Rear Camera Comparison
The HUAWEI Mate40 Series is using the same image sensor.
And comparing with competitors, Mate40 Series has the largest sensor on a mobile phone.
Here is the camera comparison between Mate40 and Mate40 Pro
And here is the camera specs for HUAWEI Mate40 Pro+.
HUAWEI Mate40 Series Front Camera Comparison
Comparing the front camera sensor with competitors.
Now, both the front and back comes with Cine Camera.
And the dual-view can finally have one view from the front camera and one view from the back camera.
The Mate40 has IP53 rating, has a 6.5-inch screen with 90Hz refresh rate.
HUAWEI Mate40 Pro/Pro+
The Mate40 Pro/Pro+ has IP68 rated, a 6.76-inch screen, and a 90Hz refresh rate. The Mate40 Pro has 4,400 mAh of battery, 66W fast charging, and 50W wireless charging.
There is no pricing or availability date for the Singapore market yet. According to the PR, Singapore can look forward to the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro variant in Black and Mystic Silver, with pricing and availability to be revealed soon. There is no mention of the Pro+.
Here are the pricing in Euro.
Check out the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro Press Release for the Singapore market.
Singapore HUAWEI Mate40 Pro Press Release
Leap Further Ahead with HUAWEI Mate 40 Series: Huawei Unveils the Most Powerful Mate Line-up Ever
SINGAPORE, 22 October 2020 – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today bolstered its product line-up with the advanced HUAWEI Mate 40 Series, the latest revolutionary flagship smartphones that empower users to leap further ahead. Showcasing the pinnacle of Huawei technology, the new Series reinforces Huawei’s dedication to innovation and its unrelenting determination to create the best Mate ever.
The HUAWEI Mate 40 Series has the Mate Series DNA at its core. Over the last eight years, there have been 10 outstanding generations of Mate Series devices and now the latest flagship smartphones take Mate to new heights with the best technology in the industry. From powerful performance to unique user interactions, everything about the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series has been fine-tuned to provide the most exciting smartphone experience possible. HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ incorporate the world’s first 5 nanometer 5G SoC, Ultra Vision Cine Camera system and the iconic Space Ring Design, as well as a smarter, more attentive digital experience.
Richard Yu, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer BG said: “Each year the HUAWEI Mate Series brings the most exciting technology together into one stunning package. This is what defines the Mate Series DNA and is all made possible by our dedication to innovation. In these unprecedented times, we remain committed to creating a better future, with innovative technology that delivers a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of consumers. In the future, we will continue working closely with our partners to bring the Seamless AI Life experience to consumers all around the world.”
Leap further ahead with the iconic Space Ring Design
Marrying iconic design with innovative technology, HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ are informed by the design principle that form manifests function. The uncompromised design of the HUAWEI 88° Horizon Display creates an immersive viewing experience in a compact package, while the silky curve also means the devices are comfortable to hold. The handsets also offer IP 68 dust and water resistance, a choice of both virtual and physical volume controls and enhanced mistouch prevention algorithms.
Objects of sheer beauty, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ devices carry a small front camera cut-out, which is packed full of technology, with 3D Face Unlock, an Ultra Vision Selfie Camera and Smart Gesture Control.
Turn the devices over and you will see that the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series adopts the Space Ring Design, an evolution of the HUAWEI Mate Series’ iconic circular and symmetrical design. HUAWEI Mate 40 and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro are available in Black and White, as well as an enchanting Mystic Silver, a finish with a colour-shifting effect that evokes the mysteries of the unseen. There are also two vegan leather variants, Yellow and Green. Meanwhile, HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ features an exquisite nano-tech ceramic back panel available in two iconic colours: Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.
Leap further ahead with Kirin 9000 setting a new standard for performance
Powering the best Mate ever, the Kirin 9000 Series is fully equipped for 5G, capable of handling intensive computations and multi-tasking operations with ease. Embedded in HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+, the Kirin 9000 is the most sophisticated 5nm 5G SoC available, delivering vastly improved performance and power efficiency over its predecessor. For the first time ever, the flagship 5G SoC has more than 15.3 billion transistors , making it the densest and most full-featured 5G SoC to date. The powerful CPU features a three-level power efficiency architecture with cores running at clock frequencies of up to 3.13GHz. Also integrated into the SoC is a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, as well as an innovative NPU featuring two big cores and one tiny core, taking on-device AI to a new level.
The 24-core Mali-G78 GPU in HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ is the most powerful GPU ever seen on a Huawei device. This delivers advanced graphics performance and is complemented by an amazing audio visual experience for immersive gaming. The 90Hz display works together with 240Hz touch sampling rate for greater responsiveness and now provides haptic feedback to correspond with the visual experience. This entertainment set-up is completed with dual stereo speakers to create experiences with super bass stereo.
The HUAWEI Mate 40 Series is also equipped with the battery technology that is needed to keep up with the demands of 5G, supporting the fastest iteration of HUAWEI SuperCharge.
Leap further ahead with an all-round imaging system engineered to make photography simple
The camera system on the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series has been co-engineered with Leica to provide the best camera solution possible and sees breakthrough upgrades to the ultra-wide angle lens, powerful high-definition main camera, impressive telephoto camera and more. With the Dual Cine Cameras and Dual Ultra Wide Cameras on HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+, users can capture amazing wide angle videos and images from both the front-and rear-facing cameras.
When it comes to cinematic videography, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ are unparalleled. The Dual Cine Cameras feature a 3:2 cinema-style shooting ratio sensor. Capturing high quality footage is easier than ever with Steady Shot, while the XD Fusion HDR Video ensures balanced exposure, even when users are capturing with extreme lighting contrast. Other evolutions include Tracking Shot, while Story Creator allows for true cinematic effects. Background music, filters and effects can also be added with ease. Not neglecting audio, HUAWEI Mate 40 Series features Audio Focus, Audio Zoom, and dual stereo speakers.
The Ultra Wide Cine Camera now offers an even wider field of view, as well as richer detail, improved low light performance and distortion correction algorithms, allowing users to capture beautiful expansive landscapes, while the Super Sensing Wide Camera provides true high definition shots. Image quality has been further enhanced with Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus. Improved distortion correction targets the face, body and limbs, making the ultra-wide angle lens useful in more scenarios than ever. HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro features a Periscope Telephoto Camera to support 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom, and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ takes it further with a dual-telephoto camera system that enables 20x hybrid zoom and 100x digital zoom.
The Ultra Vision Selfie Camera on the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series take selfies and videos to new heights with support for 4K capture and the option to shoot in one of three available fields of view, ranging from up close and personal to ultra-wide. Slow-Motion Selfie adds even more versatility to the front camera by letting users add dramatic flair when documenting their fast-paced actions.
Leap further ahead with an all new user experience
HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ are set to revolutionise how consumers integrate smartphones into their lives with new user-centric features including Smart Gesture Control, which allows total hands-free control of your device. Simply hover your hand over the device to wake it up or navigate your phone by swiping left, right, up and down. There is also an air press gesture for call answering.
A device that is always there for you, the all new dynamic Eyes on Display on HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ can be activated at a glance, with fully customisable interactive displays hosting all the information you need from your phone. The ring of incoming calls can be reduced by making eye contact with your phone.
Improved MeeTime functionality is a gateway to a better connected, more intelligent life. When combined with the power of Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem, Multi-screen Collaboration offers an intuitive way for users to operate multiple devices at once, running several apps simultaneously, combining smartphone and PC to deliver unique experiences.
When it comes to privacy and security, the EMUI 11 operating system has always featured comprehensive security solutions to protect Huawei device users. The Trusted Execution Environment operating system is CC EAL5+ certified, which is the highest certification level for commercialised security microkernel. EMUI 11 also comes with new privacy features. When transferring images, users can easily purge sensitive personal data such as location, time and device details from the file before it is sent.
HUAWEI Mate 40 Series comes equipped with the innovative Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), bringing users a smarter, richer, more convenient and secure smartphone experience. During the launch, Huawei also unveiled new apps available for global Huawei users, including Petal Search, a search engine with support for multiple types of searches; Petal Maps, a map app that utilises the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series’ gesture control feature; and HUAWEI Docs, a unified word document service. These apps come together to lead the way towards a better digital life for the 700 million Huawei device users worldwide.
Local availability and pricing
Singapore can look forward to the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro variant in Black and Mystic Silver, with pricing and availability to be revealed soon.
During the launch, Huawei also introduced HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio, the company’s first over-ear noise-cancelling headphones and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI WATCH GT 2, and announced the global availability of the HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear II smart glasses and HUAWEI Sound wireless Hi-Fi.
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 @huawei.sg on Instagram and @huaweimobilesg on Facebook and Youtube.
Lets continue with the rest.
PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate40 RS
I like the PD HUAWEI Mate40 RS design. It has a very unique camera module. And it has the most powerful camera system from Huawei.
It also has another feature that is truly unique to PD HUAWEI Mate40 RS. It has an Infra-red thermo-sensor that is capable of measuring temperature from -20 deg Celcius to 100 deg Celcius.
Here is the pricing of the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate40 RS: 2,295 Euro.
PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Watch GT 2
The PD HUAWEI Watch GT 2 has its iconic Porsche Design watch face.
It is also made of premium materials.
And it has all-day continous SpO2 monitoring. Here is a summary of the PD Watch GT 2.
And here is the pricing: 695 Euro.
HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio
The HUAWEI FreeBuds Studio is something I did not anticipate. I think this is a good move for Huawei to product its own sound accessories, especially an over-ear headphones.
It comes in 2 color – Gold and Black.
It has a good ANC specs. It comes with 6 microphones which I think will be good for noise cancelling during a call. The battery is also amazing.
Here is a summary of the features of the FreeBuds Studio.
Here is the pricing: 299 Euro.
The HUAWEI Sound is the smaller of the HUAWEI Sound X that was launched recently. It is co-engineered with DEVIALET. In terms of shape, it has the similar shape as Sound X. The pricing is 199 Euro.
Huawei introduces 2 new accessories – the Ring Light Case and the M-Pen 2. One of the more oes is the Ring Light Case. You can use the ring light to lighten up the face. It can be charged wirelessly using reverse charging on the Huawei phone.
HUAWEI GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear II
The HUAWEI GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear II is already available in Singapore. You can check it out HERE.
That is all for now. Will update again if I have new information.