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Huawei P40 series pre-order starts in New Zealand, bundles free Watch GT 2 and FreeBuds 3

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Huawei today has officially launched its latest Huawei P40 and P40 Pro flagship in New Zealand, as its pre-order goes live with a number of gift bundles and cashback.

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro available to purchase in two colors of Frost Silver and Deep Sea Blue. These phones are priced at NZD999 and NZD1499 respectively.

Also, some of the retailers not only offering freebies but they also giving away some price cut compared to each other.

  • 2Degrees – Free Huawei Watch GT2 and Freebuds 3.
  • JB HIFI – Free Gentle Monster x Huawei Glasses.
  • Noel Leeming – Free Watch GT2 and Freebuds 3.
  • PB Tech – Bose headphones bundle worth $649.

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro:

Display:

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro both of these devices sport 6.1-inch and 6.58-inch OLED display respectively. The P40 has a flat display panel, while the Pro Quad-curve Overflow Display design.

Camera:

The Ultra Vision sensor in the 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.

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Huawei P40 Pro can zoom up to 5X optical, 10X hybrid, and 50X maximum digital zoom to capture the farthest. Also, it includes an RYYB Color filter array to improve the light intake and quality of the zoom shots.

Also, Huawei P40 Pro provides powerful videography experience powered by 40MP ultra-wide cine camera tagged with  SedecimPixel Fusion technology.

With its quad-camera setup, the Huawei P40 Pro achieved 128 points on the DXOMARK ranking standing on the top of this camera review benchmark.

5G and Wi-Fi 6+:

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro come with all scenario 5G connectivity supplied by Kirin 990 5G chipset and the new Wi-Fi 6 Plus technology boasting peak transmission speed up to 2400Mbps.

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Battery:

Huawei P40 packs with a 3800mAh battery and 22.W Huawei SuperCharge. On the other hand, the Huawei P40 Pro has a 4200mAh battery with the support of 40W Huawei SuperCharge and 27W Wireless charging.

Software:

From the software side, this flagship series pre-installs EMUI 10.1 os with a number of new features such as MeeTime calling. Instead of GMS, the phone comes with the Huawei Mobile Services and users can download required apps from AppGallery.

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Despite no 5G, Huawei increased foldable phones sale in Chinese market in 2022

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Despite having no access to a 5G chipset, Huawei phones are rumbling over China’s foldable device segment and maintained its lead throughout 2022.

According to the data released by China’s CINNO research, Huawei shipped approx 1.44 million units of foldable display devices. The Chinese tech maker completed this task with a sales growth rate of 132% year over year. However, its market share decreased by 2.8 percent, while still covering over 50% of the overall Chinese market.

This sale count is contributed by the strong sales of the P50 Pocket and Mate X2 Collector’s Edition. Since its launch in December 2021, the Huawei P50 Pocket has been the single-season sales champion of China’s foldable phones market for three consecutive quarters in Q1, Q2, and Q3 of 2022. While the Pocket S jumped to the top sales in the fourth quarter.

Huawei foldable phones 2022

Samsung comes second with a market share of 22.8%, a year-on-year decrease of 9.7 percentage points, Samsung has the largest decline within a year.

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OPPO ranked third with a 7.7% market share, up 4.3 percent year over year. Coming to the last three Xiaomi, Vivo, and Honor with a market share of 6.6%, 5.8%, and 5% respectively.

Overall sales of foldable smartphones in China have increased by 144% year over year (YoY) with 2.83 million units shipment throughout the year. This is a massive growth among customers and it continues to rise over quarters.

(via – mydrivers)

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Huawei VP is using a new phone, would it be P60 or Mate X3?

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Today, the Vice President of the Huawei Consumer Business Smartphone Product Line appeared on Weibo with a new device, as it only mentions “a Huawei phone” instead of showing an exact name. It reveals a possibility, of whether the Huawei smartphone VP is using either the Huawei P60 series or the Mate X3 device.

Either of these phones is not confirmed for launch for the moment but Huawei officials use them ahead of the release for various purposes under the testing unit.

Looking at the launch schedule, Huawei could unveil Huawei Mate X3 foldable phone first and the P60 series later. Therefore, it’s possible that the Huawei VP is using a Mate X3 instead of a P60. Yet, there’s no official confirmation on this matter.

Huawei VP P60 Mate X3

Mate X3 and P60:

Both Huawei Mate X3 and P60 series are under immense wait for consumers. The Mate X3 will get you a new side-folding design, proceeding from the Mate X2 model with a lightweight and better hinge system.

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On the flip side, the Huawei P60 series will be a new camera photography beast. It will boast a new XMAGE imaging system and variable aperture camera technologies. Furthermore, Huawei has also planned to install new HarmonyOS 3.1 pre-installed with improvements.

(source – Weibo)

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It took 4 years to develop Huawei Kunlun glass

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Huawei Mate 50 series is the first flagship to pack with Kunlun Glass, a new type of protected display that brings powerful durability and Huawei revealed that it took 4 years of research and development to make this come true.

China’s CCTV broadcasting has published a new documentary on Huawei, which reveals how Huawei forge Kunlun glass along with insights from Huawei Smartphone product Line vice president – Bruce Lee.

Huawei Mate 50 series with Kunlun Glass is unbreakable and Bruce Lee said that Kunlun Glass has been developed for 4 years. At this time, the company has gone through various challenges and made its way through them.

According to Lee, Kunlun Glass found inspiration from the hard and durable reinforced concrete structure. After 24 hours of crystal growth, 108 processes, and a 1600-degree melting process, a piece of mobile phone panel glass contains hundreds of billions of high-strength nanocrystals, which are impact-resistant.

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Huawei Kunlun Glass 4 years

The process also prevents cracking, so that the crash resistance of the whole machine equipped with Kunlun glass is increased by 10 times.

After the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series, Huawei also opened an upgrade service for old Huawei smartphones. These eligible devices could upgrade with Kunlun display including the P50 series and P40 series.

The forefront of such technology has allowed Huawei to provide something that’s not even available on other smartphones. In Huawei’s lab test, it is found that the glass has been dropped on the floor flat on display but it has remained without any damage.

Although, you may not drop the phone on a daily basis but Huawei has made it more secure if you drop it accidentally.

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