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Huawei P40 series unveils with quad curved display, up to five rear camera, EMUI 10.1 and more

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Huawei today announced the Huawei P40 Pro+, Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40, the new Huawei P40 Series flagship smartphones featuring cutting-edge designs with ground-breaking camera innovations that radically expand mobile photography and video capture possibilities.

The Huawei P40 Series continues the series’ heritage of imaging excellence. The large 1/1.28-inch sensor has a binned pixel size of 2.44μm to massively boost light intake for enhanced low-light performance, while an improved periscope design realizes 10x true optical zoom. The full line-up is powered by Kirin 990 5G and supports high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Plus. The advanced hardware is embedded in a beautiful and compact enclosure featuring the Huawei Quad-curve Overflow Display that delivers outstanding fluidity and responsiveness.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, “The Huawei P Series has always been about innovative aesthetics and democratizing premium imaging hardware, representing the very best of industrial design and technology. With an outstanding sensor, optics from Leica, powerful chipset and Huawei XD Fusion Engine, the Huawei P40 Series exemplifies our focus and offers an all-day Super Definition experience to help consumers realize their creative vision.”

Unprecedented design:

The Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+ are equipped with the Huawei Quad-curve Overflow Display. Inspired by the art of motion in nature, the display takes on a demi bullnose edge on all four sides, creating a shape that is reminiscent of water on the cusp of overflowing from the rim of a cup. The super-narrow bezels and streamlined round corners ensure a near borderless look that provides an immersive viewing experience and ergonomic hold, while an improved in-screen fingerprint scanner offers 30 percent faster biometric authentication.

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Available in three glossy glass finishes – Ice White, Deep Sea Blue and Black – and two matte glass colorways – Blush Gold and Silver Frost, the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 exude classical elegance from every angle. Huawei P40 Pro+ features an exquisite nano-tech ceramic back panel that is kilned and polished to ensure it stands the test of time with incredible durability and timeless style. This unique design comes in two iconic colors: White Ceramic and Black Ceramic.

All-day Super Definition photography:

Embedded in the Huawei P40 Series is the advanced Ultra Vision Leica camera system, available in triple-camera, quad-camera, and Penta-camera configurations. The Huawei P40 delivers outstanding photographic results with ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. The Huawei P40 Pro features an evolution of the Leica Quad Camera with a more powerful Ultra Wide Cine Camera and ToF Camera alongside 50x SuperSensing Zoom. The Huawei P40 Pro+ lets consumers see the unprecedented with the SuperZoom Array, which supports 10x true optical zoom and 100x maximum digital zoom.

The Huawei Ultra Vision Sensor included in the full Huawei P40 Series is Huawei’s largest CMOS sensor to date. Measuring 1/1.28 inches diagonally, it supports pixel binning to achieve a pixel size of 2.44μm and Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus for high-speed focus at any time of day, while the HUAWEI XD Fusion Engine integrates and processes data from multiple cameras to generate a comprehensive improvement in picture quality.

Huawei P40 Pro brings faraway subjects up close with 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x maximum digital zoom. For the first time ever, the 5x Optical Telephoto Camera in the Huawei P40 Pro includes an RYYB color filter array to boost light intake and improve the quality of zoomed shots. Huawei P40 Pro+ has a 100x SuperZoom Array with a new periscope design that reflects light five times, extending the light path by 178 percent to support 10x true optical zoom. The optically stabilized Ultra Vision Wide Camera and SuperZoom Array work in tandem with AI to realize Triple OIS+AIS for vastly improved photo and video stabilization.

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Skin tone and texture are faithfully reproduced by a new Multi-spectrum Colour Temperature Sensor and AI AWB algorithm that boosts color accuracy by 45 percent. Deep learning algorithms provide real-time portrait optimizations that enhance lighting and detail. Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+ have a 32MP AF Camera and IR Depth Camera that support autofocus and Bokeh reproduction to deliver the same outstanding portrait effects that are signature to Huawei devices, as well as IR Face Unlock for device unlock even in low light conditions. Huawei P40 Series also introduces Huawei Golden Snap, which includes AI Best Moment, a new smart photography feature that chooses the best frames from a Moving Picture. AI Remove Passerby and AI Remove Reflection can do away with unwanted subjects and glare from the frame, allowing users to easily enhance their images after the fact.

A powerful pocket-sized video camera:

The 40MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera in Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+ has a focal length that is equivalent to 18mm and a 1/1.54-inch sensor supporting the 3:2 aspect ratio. SedecimPixel Fusion Technology is built into this camera to support 16-in-1 pixel binning, producing superpixels that measure 4.48μm to boost light sensitivity up to ISO51200 and enable 7680fps Ultra Slow-Motion video capture.

Huawei P40 Series supports real-time Bokeh effects for videos. Similar to the results of a wide aperture lens, this feature adds progressive Bokeh to help highlight the main subject of the footage. The telephoto camera can capture high-quality zoom footage as well as 4K time-lapse videos. Directional Audio Zoom, available on Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+, allows users to zoom in on an audio source and amplify its sound at the same time.

An all-connected 5G powerhouse:

The Huawei P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G to deliver integrated 5G connectivity with the most comprehensive 5G band support, robust AI performance and power efficiency. Display responsiveness and gaming experience are taken to the next level by the upgraded graphics rendering engine making the most of the 90Hz panel on the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+. The 160MHz Wi-Fi 6 Plus technology featured in the full line-up offers high-speed connectivity with support for 2,400Mbps peak theoretical transmission speed. The industry-leading 40W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge is available on the Huawei P40 Pro+ for fast and convenient charging. The chipset is given the thermal headroom to deliver exceptional performance by the advanced cooling systems, including the bespoke 4-in-1 SuperCool system in the Huawei P40 Pro+.

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The EMUI 10.1 operating system introduces a host of new features that enable a richer, more seamless AI life. Huawei MeeTime 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. Users can also share their phone screen with the other party during the video call and mark-up notes to quickly share thoughts.

Huawei Share facilitates high-speed file transfer between the smartphone and other devices such as tablets and PCs. With Huawei Share on the Huawei P40 Series, consumers can stream music to a smart speaker, initiate screen projection and connect to Wi-Fi by tapping the device they want to connect to with their phone. New functionality added to the Multi-screen Collaboration allows users to easily answer video or voice calls hands-free directly through the PC, and open files and hyperlinks on the smartphone with native PC applications for enhanced productivity.

Working in close collaboration with global developers, Huawei offers a wide range of global and local apps on AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace. Users can also enjoy a rich library of quality entertainment media on Huawei Video, Huawei Music and Huawei Reader, with new additions from top content providers being added on a continuous basis.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Nova 9 launched with 50MP RYYB quad camera, first 100W charging and HarmonyOS 2

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Huawei nova 9 Series

On September 23, 2021, Huawei launched the much-awaited – Huawei Nova 9 series. This lineup consists of two models – Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro powered by the latest hardware and software technologies. It’s time that we enter inside these two devices to learn more of their information.

Display:

Huawei Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro launched with 6.57 and 6.72-inch OLED displays. These are refined with massive specifications including a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother motion graphics user interface, 300Hz touch sampling rate that responds as you touch the screen, and FHD+ resolution that makes your viewing experience mesmerizing.

The display provides a first look at the phone and keeps you attracted. Therefore, has a punch-hole camera cutout on the center top and the top left corner of the panel on the Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro respectively.

The wagon doesn’t stop there, the screen of the Nova 9 Pro boasts a billion color combinations to provide vivid content on your hand.

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120hz display

Camera:

The camera is the next segment of our focus, both of these phones has the same camera system and equips with XD Fusion ultra-clear image engine, similar to the Huawei P50 lineup. The rear quad camera has a combination of 50 RYYB main cameras + 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera + 2 MP depth of field camera + 2 MP macro camera.

Nova 9 Camera

Nova 9 camera system

Aside from the numbers, the main 50MP camera has an RYYB color system, which enhances the color system of the camera and provides brighter images.

Selfie: On the front side, the Nova 9 has a 32mp selfie shooter, while the Nova 9 Pro equips a dual 32MP selfie setup comprising of a 32Main camera with ultra-wide-angle and separate 32MP camera for finest bokeh shots.

Huawei Nova 9 dual selfie camera

The Nova 9 lineup has especially promoted a choice for the young generation, therefore, the front camera is perfect for trends such as vlogging. Hence, you’ll get ultra-wide-angle 4K video in Pro, dark-light video, AIS+3D portrait stabilization, front slow motion, and time-lapse photography, 3 Mic soundtracking, more.

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100W SuperCharge:

The biggest change that we’ve seen with this flagship is the adaptation of 100W super-fast charging that levels up your Nova 9 Pro’s 4000mAh battery in under 20 mins. Not only that, the Nova 9 Pro is the first smartphone to come with this much fast charging capability.

Huawei 100W SuperCharge

On the other hand, the Huawei Nova 9 comes with 66W SuperCharge, which also provides a faster-charging capability.

Design:

Huawei Nova 9 lineup brings an exquisite design that will surely bring your eyes to its design. The level of details and precision used on the rear side is beautiful that creates a beautiful gradient texture.

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Talking of the backside, the Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro has the new oval camera bump placed vertically. On the front side, it has a curved edge screen that enters curves on the left and right sides of the phone.

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Processing:

Both of these models have Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processors but are limited to the 4G network. However, it brings a more convenient and smooth communication environment for you through multi-network coordination, dual-network concurrency, multi-device communication sharing, and AI signal prediction.

New network optimization features

Software:

Huawei Nova 9 series comes with the new HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system along with smart features – MeeTime, customized themes, smart interactions, snippets, control panel, Super Device, and more.

HarmonyOS 2 customized themes

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Huawei Nova 9 Details: Top features, Specifications and Price

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Nova 9

Huawei Nova 9 is the standard model from the Nova 9 Lineup, that comes with various new features and looks almost identical to its predecessor – Nova 8 Pro. However, the Huawei Nova 9 has its own specialties and we’ll be going to look at their details.

For your information, this article showcases the Huawei nova 9 Details, hence there are three sections – Top features, Specifications, and Price.

Nova 9 Top Features:

  • 6.57-inch OLED display
  • 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate
  • Snapdragon 778G
  • 66W super-fast charging
  • 32MP selfie camera
  • Quad rear cameras
  • HarmonyOS 2.0.1
  • Display Fingerprint

Huawei Nova 9

Nova 9 Specifications:

Huawei Nova 9 sports a 6.57-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, center hole-punch design, and curved edges, and a new display fingerprint for a more convenient screen unlock.

The Nova 9 has a 50MP quad-camera system consisting of a 50 RYYB main camera, f/1.9 aperture + 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth of field camera, f/2.4 aperture, 2 MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture

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The front side of this phone brings a 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera. Both of these cameras are packed with different types of camera modes and photo enhancing features for you to take the most out of the camera specifications.

Huawei Nova 9 Pro

This phone measures 160mm x 73.7mm x 7.77mm and 175g. In terms of battery, it has a 4300mAh battery along with a 66W super fast charge and USB Type-C input. The Nova 9 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor for faster task executions but it only has a 4G LTE model.

Nova 9 Pricing

Model: Nova 9

Price: 

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  • 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM = 2699 ($417)
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM = 2999 ($464)

Colors: Black, Violet, Color 9, and Green

Huawei Nova 9 is opened for pre-order and there’s no information available about its availability outside of the Chinese market at the moment.

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Huawei Nova 9 Pro Details: Top features, Specifications and Price

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Nova 9 Pro

Huawei Nova 9 Pro is a high-end version of the Nova 9 lineup. This phone offers “Pro” specifications and lots of new features along with a processing power that makes you feel like a Pro. Everything about this phone delivers at a Pro standard.

So, let’s explore the Huawei Nova 9 Pro details and find out its Pro-grade capabilities.

Below we’ve mentioned Huawei Nova 9 Pro details that consist of three sections – Top features, specifications, and Pricing. You can check them according to your preference.

Nova 9 Pro Top Features:

  • 6.72-inch OLED display
  • 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate
  • Snapdragon 778G
  • 100W super-fast charging
  • 32MP Dual selfie camera
  • Quad rear cameras
  • HarmonyOS 2.0.1
  • Display Fingerprint

Huawei Nova 9 Pro

Nova 9 Pro Specifications:

The Nova 9 Pro features a 6.72-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2676 x 1236) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, center hole-punch design, and curved edges, and a new display fingerprint scanner.

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The Nova 9 Pro equips a 50MP quad-camera system consisting of a 50 RYYB main camera, f/1.9 aperture + 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth of field camera, f/2.4 aperture, 2 MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture

Compared to the standard version, the Pro model dual 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera. Both of these cameras are packed with different types of camera modes and photo enhancing features for you to make the most out of the camera specifications.

Huawei Nova 9 Pro measures 163.4mm x 74.4mm x 7.97mm and weighs 186g. In terms of battery, it has a 4000mAh battery along with a 100W super fast charge and USB Type-C input. The Nova 9 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor for faster task executions but it only has a 4G LTE model.

Nova 9 Pro Pricing

Model: Nova 9 Pro

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Price: 

  • 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM = 3499 ($541)
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM = 3899 ($603)

Colors: Black, Violet, Color 9, and Green

Huawei Nova 9 Pro is opened for pre-order and the first sale is in September 29 and there’s no information available about its availability outside of the Chinese market at the moment.

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