HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Mystic Silver : Hands-On Preview!

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We had the opportunity to try out the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro, and here is our hands-on experience of the Mystic Silver model!

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Mystic Silver : Hands-On Experience!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Mystic Silver : A Hands-On Experience!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is the mainstream model in the HUAWEI Mate 40 series, with Mystic Silver as a signature colour.

Mystic Silver has a matte finish, with a colour gradient that changes hue at different angles.

Built around the new Kirin 9000 mobile platform, our review sample comes with 8 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

The HUAWEI Kirin 9000 is the world’s first 5nm 5G SoC, with :

  • a high-speed Arm Cortex-A77 core running at 3.13 GHz,
  • three sustained-performance Arm Cortex-A77 cores running at 2.54 GHz, and
  • four low-power Arm Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.05 GHz
  • two Big-Core NPUs + 1 Tiny-Core NPU
  • integrated HUAWEI Balong 5000 multi-mode 5G modem

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Silver display edge

Its Horizon Display has 88° curved edges on both sides, which supports virtual controls, even though it comes with physical volume control buttons.

This 6.75-inch OLED display boasts a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels, a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate.

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Silver buttons

The display has a pill-shaped punch hole, which conceals its 13 MP front camera (f/2.4 aperture) and a 3D depth sensor. It doesn’t have an LED flash but uses screen flash instead.

Arranged in its Space Ring design at the back, its Leica triple camera system is made up of :

  • a 50 MP main camera, with f/1.9 aperture,
  • a 20 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/1.8 aperture,
  • a 12 MP periscope camera with 5X optical zoom, and
  • a laser autofocus system.

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro comes with an IR emitter at the top, with a pair of microphone and speakers.

A second set of microphone and speaker is located at the bottom, next to the USB Type C port and the hybrid SIM tray.

Its double-sided hybrid SIM tray supports either two nano SIM cards, or a single nano SIM card with a HUAWEI NM card. The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro also supports an eSIM.

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is powered by a 4,400 mAh battery, and supports both 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

It comes with a 66 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge adaptor in the box, allowing for super-fast charging.

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Specification Comparison

We created this table to make it easier for you to compare the Mate 40 Pro against the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro+.

SpecificationsMate 40Mate 40 ProMate 40 Pro+
ModelOCE-AN10NOH-NX9NOP0AN00
Display Size6.5-inch OLED6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution1080 x 2376 pixels1344 x 2772 pixels
Display FeaturesDCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
ProtectionIP53IP68
Operating SystemEMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
PlatformKirin 9000EKirin 9000
Processor1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPUMali-G78 MP22Mali-G78 MP24
Memory8 GB LPDDR512 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options128 GB / 256 GB256 GB
External StorageNM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera13 MP camera (f/2.4)13 MP camera (f/2.4)
+ 3D depth sensing camera
Rear Main
Camera
50 MP (f/1.9)50 MP (f/1.9)50 MP (f/1.9)
Rear Ultra-Wide
Camera
16 MP (f/2.2)20 MP (f/1.8)20 MP (f/2.4)
Rear Periscope
Camera
12 MP, 5X (f/3.4)8 MP, 10X (f/4.4)
Rear Telephoto
Camera
8 MP, 3X (f/2.4)12 MP, 3X (f/2.4)
Rear Special
Camera
Laser AutofocusToF Camera
Connectivity5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1Type C
GPS SupportGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint SensorIn Display
AudioDual stereo speakers
Battery4,200 mAh4,400 mAh
Charging40 watt wired66 watt wired
50 watt wireless
Width
Height
Thickness
72.5 mm
158.6 mm
8.8 / 9.2 mm
75.5 mm
162.9 mm
9.1 / 9.5 mm
75.5 mm
162.9 mm
8.8 mm
Weight184 g / 188 g212 g230 g

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro will be available in five colour options (from left to right) – Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow.

It has a launch price of €1,199 with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro colour options

 

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