Penta-camera system and £1,299 RRP for the latest flagship
Huawei’s latest flagship, the P40 Pro+, will arrive in the UK on June 25. The phone is part of the manufacturer’s P40 series, with the P40 and P40 Pro released in April.
The phone runs on Huawei’s EMUI 10 OS with Huawei Mobile Services. It runs on the Kirin 990 5G chipset and, like the P40 Pro, has a 6.58″ screen.
It has 8GB RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. Unlike the P40 and P40 Pro devices, the back of the phone is made from ‘nano-tech’ ceramic. It has an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The camera setup is comprised of a 40MP ultra-wide cine lens, a 50MP ultra vision wide lens, a 10x optical 8MP telephoto lens, a 3x optical 8MP telephoto lens, and a depth sensing ToF camera. The front camera is 32MP.
The battery is 4,200mAh and the phone supports 40W wired and wireless fast charging.
The P40 Pro+ will retail in Black and White Ceramic colours from £1,299, with operator support expected to be announced closer to release. Customers who purchase the phone will also receive a Huawei Watch GT 2 and a Huawei wireless charger stand.
At a briefing for the device, Huawei gave some updates on its Huawei Mobile Services app ecosystem. Monthly active users of HMS have grown by 25 per cent year-on-year in Q1 2020, from 570 million to 650 million, while the number of registered HMS developers has climbed from 650,000 to 1.4 million.
There are over 76 million registered Huawei ID users in Europe. Huawei has also launched its Petal Search widget, which comes pre-loaded onto the P40 Pro+. The widget enables users to search for apps directly through Huawei’s AppGallery.