March 26, 2019, Huawei released the P30 series in Paris , Extending the phone’s camera magnification to 50 times.

A year later, Huawei also chose to release the P40 series in Paris. The only difference is that this year’s Huawei global press conference was held online, and there was no crowded foreign media, and no media from China participated.

▲ Huawei P40 Pro. Picture from: MKBHD

However, Huawei also released up to 8 new products at this global conference, except that the P40 series accounted for In addition to the 3 seats, Huawei has followed the global shipment ranking of smart watches and audio equipment with corresponding new product updates.

Huawei P40 series: the spotlight still shines on the 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 “quadric overflow screen” design on this basis, meaning “the water glass is full of water”.

But since there are 3 models in the P40 series, the four-curved design is only used on the P40 Pro and P40 Pro + phones. The P40 continues Or use the ordinary straight-screen design.

On the screen specifications, the P40 uses a 6.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080; the P40 Pro and P40 Pro + are A 6.58-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2640 x 1200 and a 90Hz refresh rate display .

The quad-curved screen has brought a very high screen ratio to the P40 Pro and P40 Pro +. Although Huawei did not announce specific data at the press conference, it gives the The diagonal length of the P40 Pro screen 72.6mm and P40 screen 71.1mm is smaller than the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in terms of body size and frame width.

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Unlike last year’s P30 series, this year’s P40 series abandoned the water drop screen in favor of the popular diamond. Hole screen design.

Whether it is the smallest P40 or the highest specification P40 Pro, they have an oval opening in the upper left corner of the screen. At first glance, you can’t 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, of which the front Set camera up to 4K quality videoShooting, and added AI photo optimization; the role of the infrared depth of field lens is to achieve face recognition, gesture action recognition and face viewing without turning off the screen.

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 In addition to these two points, the front configuration of the three mobile phones is basically the same.

In addition, because the three P40s have different camera configurations, the design of the back cameras of the three phones is also slightly different. The P40 uses It is a three-shot design with a smaller camera module; the P40 Pro will be wider than the P40 due to the addition of a TOF camera.

As for the P40 Pro +, in addition to its TOF lens, it also adds a periscope design zoom lens, so its camera module It is the largest one. When you compare the P40 and P40 Pro + together, there will be a kind ofTaste of Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra.

Through the comparison chart below, we can see the size of the three mobile camera modules:

In terms of fuselage materials, the P40 and P40 Pro both use glass fuselage designs, which are available in snow white, deep sea blue, and black, respectively. Three mirror colors are available. In addition, two matte silver and Chenxi gold matte processes are available.

What is worth mentioning is the body material of the P40 Pro +. The machine body is made of nano-microcrystalline ceramic technology. According to the official introduction, the ceramic body is made after 5 days of processing, which is better than ordinary glass body in terms of feel and texture.

But it also reaches the series’ highest weight of 226 grams (the remaining two models: 175 grams / 209 grams).

Oh right, the bodies of the three P40 phones are dust- and water-resistant, of which P40 is IP53; P40 Pro and The P40 Pro + is IP68.

But compared to this new screen and new look, the focus of the P series is still on the camera update.

In terms of the main camera, this year Huawei again customized a large outsole CMOS for the P40 with a size of 1 / 1.28 inches, which is smaller than The iPhone 11 Pro Max and even the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra have larger subject sizes.

As for the general parameters, this main photo 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 focus, bringing the most intuitive changes , That is, the focusing speed is faster in a dark environment.

At the same time, due to the higher light input of CMOS, Huawei also used “dark light contrast” at the conference This traditional art can show the night shot gap between the P40 and the two flagships of Friendship.

In addition to the 50-megapixel main camera with super night shooting capability, the three P40s are equipped with several sub cameras, For your convenience, I will organize these data into a simple text sequence:

  • Huawei P40: 50MP main camera + 8MP 3x telephoto + 16MP super wide angle
  • Huawei P40 Pro: 50MP main camera + 12MP 5x telephoto + 40MP super wide-angle + TOF lens

  • Huawei P40 Pro +: 50MP main camera + 8MP 10x telephoto + 8MP 3x telephoto + 40MP super wide-angle + TOF lens < / li>

    In terms of parameters, the camera configuration of Huawei P40 and P40 Pro + are 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 model after the Galaxy S20 Ultra. 100x zoom camera.

    In terms of the shooting system, Huawei has added the XD Fusion image engine to the P40 series. With the help of this engine, portrait shooting The background blur, picture quality and picture color have been optimized for better performance.

    Even if you are a photographer, you can take good pictures with the help of the camera system.

    In the camera function, the P40 series has newly added the “AI wonderful moment” function, which is convenient for users to “roll over” when shooting You can adjust the picture later in the event of an accident.

    The author thinks that the better functions are “passer elimination” and “reflection elimination”, because these two are our daily shooting The most common situation encountered in.

    Under the blessing of this camera hardware and software system, Huawei claims that the P40 series has the best camera sensors, focusing systems, Phone with AI white balance and picture quality engine.

    Of course, when it comes to cameras, video shooting is another part of the P40 camera system.

    First of all, in terms of pictures, the 40-megapixel film lens supports 16-in-1 pixel synthesis technology, and a large pixel after synthesis The area has reached 4.48 μm, and the greater the amount of light, the brighter the video image is.

    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, ultra-telephoto.

    Yu Chengdong said that last year the P30 Pro was able to shoot the moon with your phone, and this year you can use the P40 Pro camera. Here comes the video of 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.

    Second is the auto focus tracking based on three pickup microphones. This feature has also been seen on other phones before. Features The principle is to automatically identify the focus based on the direction of the sound.

    I always think this feature is very helpful for Vlog shooting, because then I do n’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 P40 to record your life, Huawei is also at this conference We have launched a supplementary light in cooperation with Profoto, which can be carried in a 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.

    But 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 to choose from).

    Fortunately, all three phones support Huawei’s NM memory card.

    As for the battery configuration, Huawei P40 Pro is equipped with a 4200mAh battery, which supports 40W Huawei Super Fast Charge.

    However, this is not a big upgrade yet. The biggest upgrade is the 40W wireless fast charge that was updated together, according to Huawei ’s announcement. Data, this fast charge is 330% faster than the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s wireless charging speed, and more than 80% faster than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

    Finally, it is worth mentioning that this time the P40 series will be equipped with EMUI 10.1 operating system. This system has added a number of new themes , 3D off-screen display, optimized animation interaction details and split-screen operation functions (slide the edge to press the call out software bar).

    In terms of artificial intelligence, the system has also added a new artificial intelligence assistant “Hey Selia”. Countries and regions are online.

    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.In addition, the P40 and P40 Pro are both the same as last year, and the P40 Pro has more storage space than last year’s 999 yuan P30 Pro:

    • Huawei P40 (8 + 128GB): 799 euros (about RMB 6190)

    • Huawei P40 Pro (8 + 256GB): 999 Euros (about RMB 7740)

    • Huawei P40 Pro + (8 + 512GB): 1399 Euro (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 mobile phone cases of the P40 series. Except that there have been similar painted cases and diamond crystal cases before, this Huawei also brought a four-finger gaming case (with finger touch area on the edge of the case) and a diving phone case up to 10 meters deep.


      Followed by HUAWEI Sound X smart speaker cooperated by Huawei and French audio company This speaker is a mix of fabric and hard plastic, with a built-in 360-degree surround 6 speaker combination.

      According to Huawei official data, the maximum volume of this speaker can reach 98dB, which is Apple’s HomePod and Bose R evolve + twice.

      In addition, the speaker has also passed Hi-Res certification and supports HUAWEI Share function.Touch the NFC area of ​​your phone to let the speaker play music from your phone.

      Huawei ’s Watch GT series is also receiving an update tonight.

      First, the Watch GT 2 has added a new champagne gold color scheme (42mm). This color scheme offers two strap options, The selling price is 239 euros and 229 euros ( about 1859/1782 yuan) .

      Second is the newly launched Watch GT 2e. This watch is more sporty and younger, with a streamlined body design and stainless steel. The watch body, watch body and strap are combined into one, and the built-in A1 chip can also last up to two weeks.

      In function, HUAWEI Watch GT2e supports 100 built-in Different types of sports detection, water resistance up to 50 meters, and blood oxygen saturation can be detected, the price is 199 euros (about 1548 yuan).

      At the end of the conference, Yu Chengdong also wore Huawei and GENTLE MONSTER cooperates with the spring and summer 2020 glasses. There are two glasses updates this time, namely Smart MY MA 01 and Smart HER 01.

      Both glasses use FLATBA lens mosaic technology, the integrated design of the frame and lens is stronger, and It also supports efficient UV protection. According to Huawei’s official announcement, the two glasses will be unveiled at a domestic conference on April 8 or will be on sale at the end of May.

      The P series, which is still good at taking pictures, is becoming more and more “tide” P series

      With the experience of the Mate30 series last year, Huawei already has a good grasp on the Kirin 990 chip, which means that this year In the P series, Huawei no longer has to worry too much about 5G chips. Instead, it has taken advantage of the core chip shipments and has focused on cooperating with the upstream supply chain to create a better camera system for the P40.

      ▲ Picture from: MKBHD

      So, in addition to today we saw a brand new custom CMOS, as well as a periscope camera and an image quality engine. These make the P40 New technology for taking better pictures. 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 flagships in the industry.

      When writing the summary of this conference, I also noticed that the positioning of the P series is changing, and the focus of the Mate system The difference between performance and business positioning is that the P series is gradually changing from a partial student who focuses on taking pictures to a trendy product.

      ▲ Picture from: MKBHD

      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 is also becoming more catering to the tastes of young user groups in appearance. In the P40 Pro matte and ceramic body tonight, this change is demonstrated “to the fullest.”

      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 happening Change, it is becoming more in line with the taste of the public from the appearance and details.