Today, after one year, Huawei additionally decided to discharge the P40 arrangement in Paris. The main contrast is that the current year’s Huawei worldwide public interview was held on the web, and there was no packed outside media, and no media from China took an interest.
Notwithstanding, in spite of this, Huawei additionally discharged up to 8 new items at this worldwide public interview. Notwithstanding the P40 arrangement involving 3 seats, Huawei has followed the worldwide shipment positioning as of late with savvy watches and sound hardware with relating new items. Update.
Huawei P40 series: spotlight still shines on a new camera
Huawei tried the hyperboloid screen on the P30 and Mate 30 series last year, and this design is continued to be used on the P40 series. At the same time, Huawei also added a “quadrature full screen” design on this basis, meaning The glass is full of water. “
In terms of screen specifications, the P40 uses a 6.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080; the P40 Pro and P40 Pro + are 6.58-inch OLED screens with a resolution of 2640 x 1200 and support a 90Hz refresh rate display.
The quad-curved screen brought a very high screen ratio to the P40 Pro and P40 Pro +. Although Huawei did not release specific data at the conference, it gave the diagonal lengths of the P40 Pro screen 72.6mm and the P40 screen 71.1mm. Compared with iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the size and width of the frame are smaller.
Different from last year’s P30 series, this year’s P40 series abandoned the water drop screen in favor of the popular drilling screen design.
Whether it’s the smallest P40 or the highest-spec P40 Pro, they have an oval opening in the upper left corner of the screen. At first glance, you may not ignore its existence.
According to Yu Chengdong, the entire P40 series is equipped with a 32-megapixel front lens, infrared depth lens, and ambient light sensor. The front camera supports up to 4K image quality video shooting and adds AI photo optimization. The role of the infrared depth lens is to achieve Face recognition, gesture and motion recognition and face watching without turning off the screen.
But it is worth mentioning that the front lens used by the P40 is a fixed focal length lens, while the P40 Pro and P40 Pro + are autofocus lenses. Except for these two points, the front configuration of the three phones is basically the same.
In addition, because the three P40s have different camera configurations, the back cameras of the three phones are also slightly different. The P40 uses a three-camera design and the camera module is smaller. The P40 Pro has a TOF camera, so it will be better than The P40 is wider.
As for the P40 Pro +, in addition to its TOF lens, it also adds a periscope design zoom lens, so its camera module is the largest one. When you compare the P40 and P40 Pro + together, there will be a Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra. the taste of.
Through the following comparison chart, we can see the size of the three mobile phone camera modules:
In terms of fuselage materials, both the P40 and P40 Pro use glass fuselage designs. They are available in snow-white, deep-sea blue, and black mirror color options. In addition, two matte silver and matte silver matte processes are available. The processed body color is optional.
More worth mentioning is the body material of the P40 Pro +. The fuselage is made of nano-microcrystalline ceramics. According to the official introduction, the ceramic fuselage is processed for up to 5 days, which is better than ordinary glass fuselage in terms of feel and texture.
But it also weighs up to 226 grams in the series (the remaining two: 175 grams / 209 grams).
Oh right, the bodies of the three P40 phones are dust- and water-resistant. The P40 is IP53; the P40 Pro and P40 Pro + are IP68.
However, compared to this new screen and new appearance, the focus of the P series is still on the update of the camera.
In terms of the main camera, this year Huawei once again customized a large bottom CMOS for the P40 with a size of 1 / 1.28 inches, which is larger than the main camera size of the iPhone 11 Pro Max and even the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
As for the general parameters, this main camera has reached 50 million pixels. Using the RYYB arrangement, the light input has increased by 40%.
According to Huawei, this CMOS is the first camera sensor to support 8-core full-pixel focusing, and the most intuitive change is that it focuses faster in low-light environments.
At the same time, due to the higher light input of CMOS, Huawei also used the traditional art of “dark light camera comparison” at the press conference to demonstrate the night shooting gap between the two flagships of the P40 and Friends.
In addition to the 50-megapixel main camera with powerful night shooting capabilities, the three P40s are equipped with several secondary cameras. In order to facilitate your reference, I will organize these data into a simple text sequence:
- Huawei P40: 50MP main camera + 8MP 3x telephoto + 16MP ultra-wide-angle
- Huawei P40 Pro: 50MP main camera + 12MP 5x telephoto + 40MP ultra wide-angle + TOF lens
- Huawei P40 Pro +: 50MP main camera + 8MP 10x telephoto + 8MP 3x telephoto + 40MP super wide-angle + TOF lens
From the parameters, the camera configuration of Huawei P40 and P40 Pro + is very close, but the periscope lens added by P40 Pro + can bring 10x optical zoom and 20x dual camera zoom to the phone.
In addition, this periscope lens also makes the P40 Pro + the second camera to achieve 100x zoom after the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
In terms of the shooting system, Huawei has added the XD Fusion image engine to the P40 series. With the help of this engine, the background blur, picture quality and picture color of the portrait have been better optimized.
Even if you are a photographer, you can take good pictures with the help of the camera system.
In terms of camera functions, the P40 series has newly added the “AI Wonderful Moment” function, which is convenient for users to adjust the picture in the event of a “rollover” accident.
The author believes that the more convenient functions are “passer elimination” and “reflection elimination”, because these two are the most common situations we encounter in the daily shooting.
With the blessing of this camera hardware and software system, Huawei claims that the P40 series has the best camera sensors, focusing system, AI white balance and image quality engine mobile phones available.
Of course, when it comes to cameras, video shooting is another part of the P40 camera system.
First of all, in terms of pictures, a 40-megapixel film lens supports 16-in-1 pixel synthesis technology. After synthesis, a large pixel area has reached 4.48 μm. A larger amount of light brings in a brighter video picture.
According to Huawei, the P40 Pro’s video shooting ISO value can reach up to 51200, and it supports OIS + AIS image stabilization, 7680 fps slow motion, and ultra-long focal length shooting.
Yu Chengdong said that last year the P30 Pro was able to take pictures of the moon with mobile phones, and this year, you can use the P40 Pro camera to record the moon.
In addition, the camera can also turn on the “telephoto + wide-angle” dual-lens mode to shoot video at the same time, you can enable two cameras to record different scenes at the same time when recording.
The second is autofocus tracking based on three pickup microphones. This function has been seen on other mobile phones before. The function principle is to automatically identify the focus according to the direction of the sound.
I always think this function is very helpful for Vlog shooting because then I don’t need to worry about whether the focus is on the passersby behind.
Of course, if you are a mobile photography enthusiast and want to use the P40 to record your life, Huawei also launched a supplementary light in cooperation with Baofutu at this conference, which can be carried in your backpack.
In terms of mobile phone configuration, Huawei P40 series are equipped with Kirin 990 5G processor, and they all have 8GB of storage, and support eSIM and WiFi-6 networks.
However, in terms of storage specifications, the P40 uses a 128GB chip; the P40 Pro uses 256GB; the P40 Pro + uses 512GB (this configuration is the European version, the national bank version P40 provides 6GB of storage, and both the P40 and P40 Pro have 128GB -512GB space optional).
Fortunately, all three phones support Huawei’s NM memory card.
As for battery configuration, Huawei P40 Pro is equipped with a 4200mAh battery and supports 40W Huawei Super Fast Charge.
However, this is not a big upgrade. The biggest upgrade is the 40W wireless fast charge that was updated together. According to data released by Huawei, this fast charge is 330% faster than the wireless charging speed of the iPhone 11 Pro Max and is faster than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra It’s also over 80% faster.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that this time the P40 series will be equipped with EMUI 10.1 operating system. The system has newly added multiple sets of themes, 3D screen display, optimized animation interaction details, and split-screen operation functions (slide the edge and press the call out software bar ).
In terms of artificial intelligence, the system has also added a new Hey Celia artificial intelligence assistant, which will be launched in many countries and regions in the future.
This year’s P40 pricing in Europe has not changed much, except that P40 Pro + is 150 Euros more expensive than last year’s P30 Pro. Both P40 and P40 Pro are the same as last year, and the P40 Pro has more storage space than last year’s 999 yuan P30 Pro. Even bigger:
- Huawei P40 (8 + 128GB): 799 Euros (about RMB 6190)
- Huawei P40 Pro (8 + 256GB): 999 Euros (about 7740 RMB)
- Huawei P40 Pro + (8 + 512GB): 1399 Euros (about RMB 10839)
In addition to mobile phones, there are these new things
Although the P40 series is the protagonist of this conference, some peripheral accessories are also updated simultaneously.
The first is a variety of phone cases for the P40 series. In addition to similar painted cases and diamond crystal cases, Huawei also brought a four-finger gaming case (with finger touch areas on the edge of the case) and a depth of 10 meters. Diving phone case.
The second is the HUAWEI Sound X smart speaker, which is a collaboration between Huawei and French audio company Divaré. This speaker is designed with a mix of fabric and hard plastic and has a built-in 360-degree surround 6 speaker combination.
According to Huawei’s official data, the maximum volume of this speaker can reach 98dB, which is twice that of Apple’s HomePod and Bose Revolve +.
In addition, the speaker is Hi-Res certified and supports the HUAWEI Share function. As long as you touch the NFC area of the speaker with your phone, you can let the speaker play the music on the phone.
And Huawei’s Watch GT series has also received an update tonight.
The first is the new addition of the Champagne Gold color (42mm) for the Watch GT 2. This color combination offers two strap options, which are priced at 239 euros and 229 euros ( about 1859/1782 yuan).
Followed by the newly launched Watch GT 2e, this watch is more sporty and younger. It uses a streamlined body design and a stainless steel body. The body and strap are integrated into one, and the built-in A1 chip can also last up to two weeks.
In terms of function, HUAWEI Watch GT2e has built-in support for 100 different types of sports detection, up to 50 meters waterproof, and can detect blood oxygen saturation, the price is 199 euros (about 1548 yuan).
At the end of the conference, Yu Chengdong also wore the 2020 spring and summer glasses cooperated by Huawei and GENTLE MONSTER. There are two glasses updates this time, namely Smart MY MA 01 and Smart HER 01.
Both glasses use FLATBA lens inlay technology, which enhances the integrated design of the frame and lens while supporting efficient UV protection. According to Huawei’s official announcement, the two glasses will be unveiled at a domestic press conference on April 8 or will be on sale at the end of May.
The P series that is still good at taking pictures, the P series that is more and more “tide”
With the experience of the Mate30 series last year, Huawei already has a good grasp of the Kirin 990 chip, which means that in this year’s P series, Huawei no longer has to worry too much about the problems on the 5G chip, but instead uses the core chip that it has mastered. The advantages of shipping, focusing on cooperation with the upstream supply chain, to create a better camera system for the P40.
Therefore, in addition to the new custom CMOS we see today, there are new technologies such as periscope cameras and image quality engines that make the P40 even better. Although some of these technologies have not appeared for the first time, as the P series, which has always been known for taking pictures, the addition of these new technologies will obviously allow mobile phones to reach new heights, making them continue to be the best photo flagship in the industry.
When writing the summary of this conference, I also noticed that the positioning of the P series is changing. Unlike the Mate system, which focuses on performance and business positioning, the P series is gradually moving from a partial student who focuses on taking pictures to a fashion The orientation of the product has changed.
In fact, from last year’s P30 Pro, we can already see that the P series has not only improved on the camera but also it has become more cater to the taste of young user groups in appearance. Tonight, the P40 Pro is matte. And the ceramic body, this change is demonstrated “to the fullest.”
The Huawei P40 series is still the Huawei P we are familiar with because it is still very good at taking pictures, but its style is changing, and it is becoming more in line with the public’s taste in terms of appearance and details.