Despite the pandemic, Huawei was bold enough to launch its new smartphone Huawei P40 Pro on 26th March 2020. It was tough for the company to lose google support and even more challenging to launch a new phone during the global pandemic. But bringing the camera monster, it is ready to take the challenges. The price for Huawei P40 Pro in Nepal is NPR. 129,990. Let’s have a more in-depth insight into the phone.
Huawei P40 Pro Overview
Huawei P40 Pro gives a premium camera experience with a jaw-dropping optical zoom. The 90Hz refresh rate is the highest for Huawei. Additionally, a 40W fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging of the battery are a great move from the brand, and the selfie camera now has autofocus. But, it has no Google Mobile Services.
Design and Build Quality
Huawei P40 Pro features a new 6.58-inch curved OLED display which has a high resolution of 1200p with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The pill-shaped notch on the top-left houses a new 32MP selfie snapper and a ToF snapper. The new flagship is IP68, rated for water and dust resistance. Also, it has an optical fingerprint scanner. The display has options of Vivid and Normal.
The phone’s volume rocker and power key are on the left side, while on the top of the phone lies a noise canceller and the IR blaster. Similarly, the bottom has a primary speaker, mouthpiece, USB Type-C port, and the hybrid SIM tray. The backplate has a camera hump placed, which rises from the back.
The Huawei P40 Pro employs a Kirin 990 5G chipset, an octa-core processor with Cortex CPUs of 2xA76 + 2xA76+ 4xA55. The clocks rates at 2.86GHz, 2.36GHz, and 1.95GHz, respectively. 16-core Mali-G76 handles the GPU. It has 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. The internal storage is upgradeable up to 256GB using Nano memory cards. Both the fingerprint and 3D face unlock are available.
The phone runs EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10. The phone has no Google Service and has no access to the Play Store.
Like all the recent Huawei/Honor devices, this one lacks Google services too. But, the launch of this phone doesn’t have any sales or profit-making motive. Rather, they want to showcase Huawei’s latest innovation to Nepalese customers.
The P40 Pro camera has better quality and higher resolution. The rear camera is a 50MP Quad Bayer sensor as the primary camera, the ultra-wide camera of 40MP, a 12MP telephoto camera, and a Tof one (time of flight).
The autofocus of the camera has improved. The primary camera’s default output is 12.5MP images, while the ultra-wide camera gives 10MP photos. Furthermore, the image has plenty of details, even in highly complex areas without visible noise. The colors are vivid and warmer. But the pictures are overly-sharpen; however, it doesn’t ruin the images. Likewise, the ultra-wide photos are amazingly top-class with impressive dynamic range and accurate colors.
The photos at night from the primary camera are flagship-grade. They have a balanced exposure, very low noise, great details, and acceptable sharpness. The night-mode in ultra-wide camera takes time to process but works wonderfully on the telephoto camera. The phone can automatically decide when to use the 5x zoom camera in low-light.
Portrait shots with the primary camera are the best seen with highly balanced sharpness.
The selfie snapper now has two cameras and autofocus. The primary selfie is a 32MP camera, while the other camera is ToF.
The selfie has enough details and is high quality even in the higher resolution. It has the right color and contrast. The ToF camera also helps while shooting a portrait, giving an excellent separation.
Videos up to 4K @60 fps are recordable with both the primary and ultra-wide camera. But the videos of 1080p makes slightly more sense. Tons of shooting modes are available in video. The 4K footage @ 30fps is excellent compared to 60fps, which has a visible drop in sharpness. Similarly, the telephoto camera’s footage is incredible as well.
Lastly, the 4K clips from selfie camera are pretty amazing though it lacks details but are still fine.
The smartphone packs a 4200 mAh Li-Po battery, supporting a 40W supercharge. It takes 30 minutes to fill 80% of the battery. Besides, P40 Pro supports smart charging, meaning if you keep the phone for the charge for a whole night, it lowers the charge’s speed and fills just before sunrise. It also supports 27W wireless charging and even reverses wireless charging.
Huawei P40 Pro Specifications
|Display||6.58 inches IP68 dust/water resistant
1200 x 2640 pixels
|Chipset||Kirin 990 5G|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 + 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 + 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|OS||Android 10, EMUI 10.1, no Google Play Services|
|RAM and Storage||8GB/128GB,
|Rear Camera||50MP wide-angle,
12MP periscope telephoto
|Battery||4200 mAh, non-removable
40W Fast charging
27W Fast wireless charging
27W Fast reverse wireless charging
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display),
Infrared face recognition
|Colors||Silver Frost, blush gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black|
Huawei P40 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
The price for Huawei P40 Pro in Nepal is NPR 129,990 for the 8/256GB variant. However, the phone may not be available in retail stores, and you may have to buy by contacting the authorized distributor of Huawei in Nepal, which is Call Mobility.
|Huawei Variant||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Huawei P40 Pro (8/256GB)||NPR 129,990|
Huawei P40 Pro is an absolute winner when it comes to image quality. It has even better pictures than Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Max in some cases. We can say the phone is among the best, even though Google cut them off using the Android platform. Other smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S20+, Oppo Find X2, are some you should consider before buying the P40 Pro.