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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 Mate 50 Kunlun display variants sold out, consumers need to wait until October

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Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun variants sold

Huawei Mate 50 series is not going to leave the headlines space so easily. And why not, it is one of the most bashing devices in the history of smartphones. In the latest edition, the news is running regarding the sold-out scenario of Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun Glass variants.

Yes! Huawei Mate 50 series and especially its Kunlun Glass variants are so much popular among consumers that they sold out within seconds. However, every good thing has some negative impact and so has happened with the Mate 50 lineup.

The huge selling of the Mate 50 models brought a shortage in the units. Though the company increased the production capacity of the Mate 50 devices immediately after the sold-out result. Yet, the upcoming number of units was not enough to calm down consumer demand.

Hence, this supply chain will take some time to get back on the original track. According to the Weibo blogger @FactoryDirectorShiGuan, the Chinese tech giant has hyped the production capacity of the Mate 50 series Kunlun variants. But, the supply chain will be improved after mid-October.

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On the flip side, the blogger also states that the rush will slow down till November. So, instead of paying a higher price for the Mate 50, users can keep patience till November to grab the device with its actual cost tag.

Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun variants sold

Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun Glass.

Well, there is no doubt why Mate 50 Kunlun Glass Edition is so favored among users. Consequently, it is one of the strongest glass protectors that secures your device from almost every external drop and damage.

Moreover, these glasses have qualified for the first Swiss SGS five-star drop-resistance certificate. In comparison to the normal screen protectors, these mechanisms use 108 microcrystalline raw materials in their manufacturing.

The Kunlun Display Shields are 10 times tougher than ordinary ones. But at this moment, these elements are a little away from the user’s reach. Don’t worry, just a few days more, and you will have your favorite Mate 50 version in your hands.

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Huawei Mate 50 Pro adds face mask recognition feature

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Huawei mate 50 pro mask support feature

Huawei Mate 50 series has been continuously receiving new features with new software updates. Recently, Huawei has added face mask support for the Mate 50 Pro via a new firmware rollout.

HarmonyOS 3.0.0.150 software version has been rolling out for the Mate 50 Pro users that brings face mask recognition support.

According to the description of this feature, face recognition works accurately when the face is not covered by anything. While wearing a mask, the feature will allow the device to unlock the phone with eye scanning. You just need to look at the Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen to enable the face mask recognition process.

The feature is available in settings and if the user is opt-in to the feature, you just have to tap the slider and give your consent.

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Huawei mate 50 pro mask support feature

Face Mask:

Due to the pandemic, most peoples wear masks mostly in outdoor conditions. In that case, they may require the phone’s feature to make a payment or for other use cases. Hence, the phone’s support for facial authentication could get denied but with a such new feature, you won’t have to remove the mask.

Apple has already installed face mask support for face id in all of its iPhone devices since last year.

HarmonyOS 3.0.0.150:

This version of HarmonyOS 3.0 brings optimizations for system stability in certain situations to improve the phone’s inner performance for a better user experience.

Yesterday, we noted HarmonyOS 3.0.0.137, which improved camera shooting effects, adds support for 3D avatar, and also brings system senior mode for the users.

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Front camera:

Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with a wide front notch that resembles the Mate 20 Pro. However, the notch contains various sensors face facial security purposes.

The front module includes a laser sensor, ToF 3D depth camera, 13MP selfie camera with ultra-wide angle capability, proximity sensor, light sensor, and flood illuminator. these all combine a powerful face id system that is secured and reliable.

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After Huawei Mate Xs 2, one more external folding phone is coming

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Huawei Mate Xs 2 folding phone

Do you like foldable phones? If yes, then here is something interesting for you. Finally, we are getting the smell of a new foldable device in the air. After Huawei Mate Xs 2, one more external folding screen phone is on its way for consumers.

As per the latest reports brought by the Weibo tipster @DigitalChatStation, Mate Xs 2 is not the last model to showcase the external folding screen technology. Soon, there will be a newcomer on this list with some bashing features.

On the flip side, the tipster also hints at vital key specs of the device. He reports that the forthcoming flagship model will equip the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor which will deliver powerful performance. Besides, it will have a massive battery to accelerate the phone’s life and a huge main lens at the back.

In comparison to the inner screen, this device will be light and thin in terms of weight. These are just the tweaks, while there could be some more hidden features that we will fetch in the time ahead.

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It’s worth mentioning that the folding device we are talking about is not from Huawei. Although it’s not confirmed, some fans depict that this could be the impending Honor Magic V2. But, we still require an official statement on this matter.

Huawei Mate Xs 2 folding phone

Huawei Mate Xs 2

Huawei Mate Xs 2 is the latest and the most popular external folding phone on the market. With a weight of only 255g, it is the lightest foldable at present. As for the design, the phone adopts an ultra-light glass fiber, with an eagle-wing folding layout.

It is the first smartphone to feature a composite reinforced structure screen. Further, it carries a three-dimensional microfiber technology, and the color and texture are ingeniously combined. Concerned with the optical hood, the device sports a triple-cam framework at back with 50MP + 13MP + 8MP lenses.

But, as per the fresh information, the approaching model could also bring some outstanding characteristics and outlooks. In that manner, Huawei Mate Xs 2 will soon get a competitor in the market.

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