Top things that Make Huawei Mate 40 Pro the Best Flagship of the Year
Touted to be the most powerful Mate line-up ever, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is a testament of Huawei’s relentless dedication to ground breaking technology innovation and the determination to create unparalleled market differentiators.
Keeping at its core the Mate Series DNA, the latest flagship smartphone cuts at the edge with a rare amalgamation of best-in-breed technology, powerful performance and unique user interactions, delivering a superlative smartphone experience hitherto unmatched. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro boasts of the world’s first 5 nanometer 5G SoC, Ultra Vision Cine Camera system and the iconic Space Ring Design, as well as a smarter, more attentive digital experience – a truly Seamless AI Life experience that Huawei stands by.
Let us take a look at some of the iconic features of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro conjuncts iconic design with innovative technology in its very form factor. The unique HuaweiI 88° Horizon Display design creates an engaging and immersive viewing experience in a condensed package, while the silky curve also means the devices are comfortable to hold. The smartphone also offers IP 68 dust and water resistance, built for both virtual and physical volume controls and enhanced mistouch prevention algorithms.
The smartphone also incorporated the proprietary Space Ring Design, a natural evolution from the Huawei Mate Series’ iconic circular and symmetrical design.
Unparalleled Camera and video/audio capabilities
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has a small front camera cut-out, which is packed full of technology, with 3D Face Unlock, an Ultra Vision Selfie Camera and Smart Gesture Control.
The Mate series all-round imaging system is especially engineered to make photography simple. The camera system has been co-engineered with Leica to provide the best camera solution possible and includes breakthrough upgrades to the ultra-wide-angle lens, powerful high-definition main camera, impressive telephoto camera and more. With the Dual Cine Cameras and Dual Ultra Wide Cameras on Huawei Mate 40 Pro, users can capture amazing wide angle videos and images from both the front-and rear-facing cameras.
Talking of cinematic videography, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the best of what is out there. The Dual Cine Cameras feature a 3:2 cinema-style shooting ratio sensor. Capturing high quality footage is easier than ever with Steady Shot, while the XD Fusion HDR Video ensures balanced exposure, even when users are capturing with extreme lighting contrast. Other evolutions include Tracking Shot, while Story Creator allows for true cinematic effects. Background music, filters and effects can also be added with ease. Not neglecting audio, HuaweiI Mate 40 Pro features Audio Focus, Audio Zoom, and dual stereo speakers.
The Ultra-Wide Cine Camera offers an even wider field of view, as well as richer detail, improved low light performance and distortion correction algorithms, allowing users to capture beautiful expansive landscapes, while the Super Sensing Wide Camera provides true high definition shots.
The image quality has been further heightened with Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus. Improved distortion correction targets the face, body and limbs, making the ultra-wide angle lens useful in more scenarios than ever. Huawei Mate 40 Pro features a Periscope Telephoto Camera to support 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom.
The Ultra Vision Selfie Camera on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro take selfies and videos to new heights with support for 4K capture and the option to shoot in one of three available fields of view, ranging from up close and personal to ultra-wide. Slow-Motion Selfie adds even more versatility to the front camera by letting users add dramatic flair when documenting their fast-paced actions.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro is powered by the Kirin 9000 Series, fully equipped for 5G, capable of handling intensive computations and multi-tasking operations with ease. The Kirin 9000 is the most sophisticated 5nm 5G SoC available currently, delivering hugely improved performance and power efficiency over its predecessor. For the first time ever, the flagship 5G SoC has more than 15.3 billion transistors, making it the densest and most full-featured 5G SoC to date. The powerful CPU features a three-level power efficiency architecture with cores running at clock frequencies of up to 3.13GHz. Also integrated into the SoC is a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, as well as an innovative NPU featuring two big cores and one tiny core, taking on-device AI to a new level.
The 24-core Mali-G78 GPU in Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the most powerful GPU ever seen on a Huawei device. This delivers future-forward graphics performance and is complemented by an amazing audio visual experience for immersive gaming. The 90Hz display works jointly with 240Hz touch sampling rate for greater responsiveness and now provides haptic feedback to correspond with the visual experience. This entertainment set-up is completed with dual stereo speakers to create experiences with super bass stereo.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is also equipped with the battery technology that is needed to keep up with the demands of 5G, supporting the fastest iteration of Huawei SuperCharge technology.
Unrivalled User Experience
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is set to transform how consumers interact with and integrate smartphones into their lives with new user-centric features including Smart Gesture Control, which allows total hands-free control of your device. Simply hover your hand over the device to wake it up or navigate your phone by swiping left, right, up and down. There is also an air press gesture for call answering.
Moreover, the all new dynamic Eyes on Display on Huawei Mate 40 Pro can be activated at an eye-glance, with fully customisable interactive displays hosting all the information you need from your phone. The ring of incoming calls can be reduced by making eye contact with your phone.
The new Improved MeeTime functionality paves the way for a better connected, more intelligent life. When combined with the power of Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem, Multi-screen Collaboration offers an intuitive way for users to operate multiple devices at once, running several apps simultaneously, combining smartphone and PC to deliver unique experiences.
Privacy and Security Capabilities
The Huawei EMUI 11 operating system has been known to provide exhaustive security solutions to protect Huawei device users. The Trusted Execution Environment operating system is CC EAL5+ certified, which is the highest certification level for commercialized security microkernel. The EMUI 11 also packs in new privacy features. When transferring images, users can easily purge sensitive personal data such as location, time and device details from the file before it is sent.
Further, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes equipped with the innovative Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) feature, bringing users a smarter, richer, more convenient and secure smartphone experience. During the launch, Huawei also unveiled new apps available for global Huawei users, including Petal Search, a search engine with support for multiple types of searches; Petal Maps, a map app that utilises the Huawei Mate 40 Series’ gesture control feature; and Huawei Docs, a unified word document service. These apps come together to lead the way towards a better digital life for the 700 million Huawei device users worldwide.
The Huawei Mate 40 is available in Black and White, as well as, enchanting Mystic Silver, a finish with a colour-shifting effect that conjures the mysteries of the unseen. There are also two vegan leather variants, Yellow and Green.
 Transistor count figure obtained from Huawei laboratories.