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HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Black : Hands-On Preview!

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Black : A Hands-On Experience!

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

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Black : A Hands-On Experience!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is the mainstream model in the HUAWEI Mate 40 series. Its Black colour option has a highly-reflective glass surface.

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

 

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.

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+.

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40 Pro Mate 40 Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 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 Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 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
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 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.

 

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

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 : 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

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.

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+.

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40 Pro Mate 40 Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 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 Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 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
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 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.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Unboxing Experience!

We had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro, and here is our unboxing experience!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : A Quick Primer!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is the mainstream model in the HUAWEI Mate 40 series, with a 6.76-inch display that has a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels, a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate.

Built around the new Kirin 9000 – the world’s first 5nm 5G mobile platform, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage.

It has a 13 MP front camera with a 3D depth sensor, and a triple camera system that consists 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.

All that is powered by a 4,400 mAh battery, with support for 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Unboxing Experience!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro comes in a black cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look at the box, before we unbox it :

At the end of the unboxing process, this was what we found inside the Mate 40 Pro box :

  • HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro smartphone + TPU bumper case
  • Set of HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro documents (not shown here)
  • 66 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge USB adaptor
  • USB Type A to USB Type C data and power cable
  • Pair of white HUAWEI USB Type C earphones

 

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+.

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40 Pro Mate 40 Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 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 Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 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
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 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.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Silver vs Black Colour Comparison!

We managed to get our hands on the Mystic Silver and Black colour options of the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro!

Take a look at both colour options, and let us know which YOU prefer!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : A Quick Primer!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is the mainstream model in the new Mate 40 series, with a 6.76-inch display and a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,400 mAh battery with support for 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera with a 3D depth sensor, and a triple camera system that consists 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.

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Colour Options

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

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Silver vs Black Colour Comparison

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is so new, it’s not available for sale yet, but we managed to get our hands on two of the five available colours.

Here is our video comparing the Mystic Silver and classic Black colour options :

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Specifications

Specifications HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro
Model NOH-NX9
Display Size 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 MP camera (f/2.4)
+ 3D depth sensing camera
Rear Main
Camera
50 MP (f/1.9)
Rear Ultra-Wide
Camera
20 MP (f/1.8)
Rear Periscope
Camera
12 MP, 5X (f/3.4)
Rear Telephoto
Camera
Rear Special
Camera
Laser Autofocus
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,400 mAh
Charging 66 watt wired
50 watt wireless
Width
Height
Thickness
75.5 mm
162.9 mm
9.1 / 9.5 mm
Weight 212 g

 

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Kirin 9000 | Kirin 9000E : World’s First 5nm 5G Mobile SoCs!

The HUAWEI Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E lay claim to being the world’s first 5G mobile SoC built on the 5 nm process technology.

Find out what HUAWEI’s latest and possibly last 5G platforms offer, and how they differ!

 

Kirin 9000 | Kirin 9000E : World’s First 5nm 5G Mobile SoCs!

The Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E are HUAWEI’s most powerful mobile SoCs (System on a Chip) – the brains of their new Mate 40 Series smartphones.

Fabricated on the latest 5 nm EUV process technology, they pack a whopping 15.3 billion transistors. That’s 30% more transistors than the Apple A14, which HUAWEI makes a point to note.

CPU Performance

They both have eight Arm Cortex cores, with a triple-tier architecture :

  • a boosted Arm Cortex-A77 core running at 3.13 GHz
  • three high-speed Arm Cortex-A77 cores running at 2.54 GHz
  • four low-power Arm Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.05 GHz

HUAWEI claims that they will deliver 10% better performance with 25% better power efficiency than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.

GPU Performance

The Kirin 9000 has a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU that is supposedly 52% faster than the Snapdragon 865+, with 50% better power efficiency.

The Kirin 9000E has a 22-core Mali-G78 GPU, which should be slightly less powerful.

NPU Performance

The Kirin 9000 has 2 Big-Core NPUs and 1 Tiny-Core NPU that deliver up to 2.4X better performance with 2.5X better power efficiency than the Snapdragon 865+.

The Kirin 9000E has just 1 Big-Core NPU and 1 Tiny-Core NPU.

Integrated 5G Modem

Both mobile SoCs come with an integrated Balong 5000 multi-mode 5G modem.

HUAWEI claims it offers up to 5X faster upload speeds and 2X faster download speeds than the separate Snapdragon X55 modem that is paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.

ISP Performance

They both also feature ISP 6.0 – their 6th generation image signal processor.

Compared to the Kirin 990, it offers 50% higher bandwidth, 48% better noise reduction capability, and better HDR video processing capability.

 

Kirin 9000 | Kirin 9000E : Specifications Compared

We created this table for an easier comparison of both mobile SoCs :

Specifications Kirin 9000 Kirin 9000E
Fab Process 5 nm EUV
Transistors 15.3 Billion
CPU 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP24 Mali-G78 MP22
Memory
Support
LPDDR5 / LPDDR4X
ISP ISP 6.0
Modem Balong 5000

 

Kirin 9000 | Kirin 9000E : Availability

The Kirin 9000 will debut in the Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ smartphones.

The Kirin 9000E will debut in the Mate 40 smartphone.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus : Specifications, Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus is a 6.76-inch smartphone powered by the new Kirin 9000 5 nm processor.

Here is what you need to know about it, including its specifications, price and availability!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus : A Quick Primer!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus is the top-of-the-line model in the new Mate 40 series, with a slightly larger 6.76-inch display.

Built around the new Kirin 9000 – the world’s first 5 nm mobile platforms, it offers a new level of CPU, GPU and AI performance, with integrated 5G connectivity.

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus is a slightly larger IP68-rated smartphone, with a 6.76-inch display and a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000, it comes with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,400 mAh battery with support for 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera with a 3D depth sensor, and a quad camera system at the back that consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture,
  • a 20 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture,
  • an 8 MP periscope camera with 10X zoom and f/4.4 aperture,
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a ToF (Time of Flight) depth sensing camera.

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus : Specification Comparison

We created this table to make it easier for you to determine how the Mate 40 Pro Plus compares against the other models differ :

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40 Pro Mate 40 Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 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 Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 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
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 g

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus will be available in two colour options (from top to bottom) – Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.

It has a launch price of €1,399 with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Specifications, Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is a 6.76-inch smartphone powered by the new Kirin 9000 5 nm processor.

Here is what you need to know about it, including its specifications, price and availability!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : A Quick Primer!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is the mainstream model in the new Mate 40 series, with a slightly larger 6.76-inch display and Kirin 9000 – the world’s first 5 nm mobile platforms.

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is an IP68-rated smartphone, with a 6.76-inch display that has a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels, a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate.

Built around the Kirin 9000, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,400 mAh battery with support for 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera with a 3D depth sensor, and a triple camera system that consists 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.

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Specification Comparison

We created this table to make it easier for you to determine how the Mate 40 Pro compares against the other models :

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40 Pro Mate 40 Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 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 Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 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
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 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.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 40 : Specifications, Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate 40 is a 6.5-inch smartphone powered by the new Kirin 9000E 5 nm processor.

Here is what you need to know about it, including its specifications, price and availability!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 : A Quick Primer!

The HUAWEI Mate40 is the baby of the new Mate 40 series, with a slightly small 6.5-inch display.

Built around the new Kirin 9000E – the world’s first 5 nm mobile platforms, it offers a new level of CPU, GPU and AI performance, with integrated 5G connectivity.

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is a slightly larger IP53-rated smartphone, with a 6.5-inch display and a resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000E, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,200 mAh battery with support for 40 watt wired charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera, and a triple camera system at the back that consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera, with 1.9 aperture
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture, and
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 : Specification Comparison

We created this table to make it easier for you to determine how the Mate 40 compares against the other models differ :

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40 Pro Mate 40 Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 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 Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 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
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 g

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 : Price + Availability

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

It has a launch price of €899 with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.

 

 

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HUAWEI Mate40 | Mate40 Pro | Mate40 Pro+ Details!

HUAWEI just introduced the new Mate40 Series flagship smartphones, powered by the world’s first 5 nm mobile processors! Here is what you need to know!

 

HUAWEI Mate40 | Mate40 Pro | Mate40 Pro+

The HUAWEI Mate40 family consists of three flagship models – Mate40, Mate40 Pro and Mate40 Pro+.

Built around the new Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E – the world’s first 5 nm mobile platforms, they offer a new level of CPU, GPU and AI performance, with integrated 5G connectivity.

HUAWEI Mate40

The HUAWEI Mate40 is a slightly smaller IP53-rated smartphone, with a 6.5-inch display and a resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000E, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,200 mAh battery with support for 40 watt wired charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera, and a triple camera system with a 50 MP main camera, 16 MP ultra-wide camera and an 8 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom.

HUAWEI Mate40 Pro

The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro is a slightly larger IP68-rated smartphone, with a 6.76-inch display and a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,400 mAh battery with support for 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera with a 3D depth sensor, and a triple camera system with a 50 MP main camera, 20 MP ultra-wide camera, a 12 MP periscope camera with 5X optical zoom, and a laser autofocus system.

HUAWEI Mate40 Pro+

The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro+ is a slightly larger IP68-rated smartphone, with a 6.76-inch display and a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000, it comes with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,400 mAh battery with support for 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera with a 3D depth sensor, and a quad camera system with a 50 MP main camera, 20 MP ultra-wide camera, 8 MP periscope camera with 10X zoom, a 12 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom, and a ToF camera.

 

HUAWEI Mate40 | Mate40 Pro | Mate40 Pro+ : Specifications

We created this table to make it easier for you to determine how the three models differ :

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40
Pro
Mate 40
Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 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 Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 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 Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 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
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 g

 

HUAWEI Mate40 | Mate40 Pro | Mate40 Pro+ : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate40 will be available in five colour options (from left to right) – Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow.

It has a launch price of €899 with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.

 

The HUAWEI Mate40 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.

The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro+ will be available in two colour options (from top to bottom) – Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.

It has a launch price of €1,399 with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

 

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HUAWEI Malaysia : Repair + Warranty Deals (Limited Time)

HUAWEI Malaysia just announced repair and warranty deals for a limited time! Check out what deals they are offering, and grab them before they expire!

 

HUAWEI Malaysia : One Price Repair Deals (Limited Time)

For a limited time, HUAWEI Malaysia is offering everyone the opportunity to replace parts of their out-of-warranty devices at special all-in prices, which include both replacement parts and service fees.

The price for LCD screen replacement starts at RM99, while the back cover and mainboard replacements start at RM69 and RM159 respectively.

On top of that, if you are replacing your LCD screen or mainboard, you only need to top-up RM9 to replace the back cover!

These replacement parts will come with a 90-day warranty, starting from the day you collect your repaired device.

All you have to do is visit any HUAWEI Authorised Service Centre between 12 August 2020 until 1 October 2020.

 

HUAWEI Malaysia One Price Repair : Eligible Devices + Availability

The HUAWEI Malaysia One Price Repair deals are only eligible for these devices from 12 August 2020 until 1 October 2020.

LCD Screen Back Cover Mainboard
Y5 2018
Y6 II
Y7 2016
Y7 2018
MediaPad T1 10.0
MediaPad T3 7
MediaPad M3 lite 8
MediaPad M3
nova lite
nova 2i
nova plus
HONOR 7X
HONOR 7A
HONOR 8
HONOR 8 Pro
HONOR 9 Lite
HONOR 10
P9 Plus
P10
P10 Lite
Mate 10
Y6 II
Y7 2016
Y7 2018
MediaPad T3 7
MediaPad M3 lite 8
HONOR 7A
HONOR 9 Lite
HONOR 10
nova 2i
nova 3e
Mate 9
Mate 10
Mate 10 Pro
P10
P10 Lite
Y6 II
Y7 2016
Y7 2018
MediaPad T3 7
MediaPad M3 lite 8
nova lite
nova 2i
nova 3e
HONOR 7X
HONOR 7A
HONOR 8 Pro
HONOR 9 Lite
HONOR View 10
HONOR 10
P10 Plus
P10
P10 Lite
Mate 9 Pro
Mate 9
Mate 10 Pro
Mate 10

 

HUAWEI Care Warranty : 10% Discount

On top of the HUAWEI One Price Repair offer above, HUAWEI Malaysia is also offering a 10% discount for HUAWEI Care.

Do note that the 10% discount is only available at these selected Customer Service Centers :

  1. Customer Service Centre Eco City Mall, KL
  2. Customer Service Centre Pavillion, KL
  3. Customer Service Centre Plaza Berjaya, KL
  4. Customer Service Centre Sunway Pyramid, Selangor
  5. Customer Service Centre Klang Parade, Selangor
  6. Customer Service Centre Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 
  7. Customer Service Centre Taman Molek, Johor 
  8. Customer Service Centre Taman Flora Utama, Batu Pahat
  9. Customer Service Centre Brown Road, Penang
  10. Customer Service Centre Ixora Hotel, Penang
  11. Customer Service Centre De Garden, Ipoh
  12. Customer Service Centre Lorong Haji Ahmad, Kuantan
  13. Customer Service Centre Aman Central, Alor Setar 
  14. Customer Service Centre Air Jernih, Terengganu 
  15. Customer Service Centre Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  16. Customer Service Centre Kuching, Sarawak 

 

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HUAWEI Mate Xs Foldable Smartphone : Hands-On Preview!

We recently had access (for a limited time) with a few HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphones, and here is our hands-on preview!

We will also share with you EVERYTHING you need to know about the HUAWEI Mate Xs, including its specifications and price!

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Hands-On Experience!

Let’s start with our hands-on experience with the new HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphone. Be sure to check out how the Falcon Wing mechanism works, and look at how flat the display looks after it’s fully unfolded!

The only buttons you will find on the Mate Xs are located along the right edge – the Power button which doubles as the fingerprint sensor, and the Volume control buttons.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs comes with a dual-slot hybrid card tray at the top. It supports two nano SIM cards, or a single nano SIM card and an NM card (for additional storage of up to 256 GB).

Even though it comes with a substantial camera bar on the right side, there is no 3.5 mm audio jack. Only a USB Type C, which supports USB 3.1 Gen1 – basically USB 3.0.

There is no “front camera”, because of its foldable design – you can just flip it over and use the back display and the “rear cameras” for selfies. This gives you great flexibility because the Leica quad camera system offers :

  • a 40 MP main camera, with f/1.8 aperture
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera, with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a Time of Flight camera, with f/2.2 aperture

But its main killer feature is the ability to unfold the display to create a large, tablet-like 8-inch OLED display!

When folded, the front display is 6.6-inch in size, while the rear display is 6.38-inch in size.

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Improved HUAWEI Mate X!

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is basically an improved version of their first foldable smartphone, the HUAWEI Mate X.

It features the same design, with an external 8-inch foldable display, and a Leica quad-camera system. But there have been some changes internally.

New 5G Mobile Platform

Instead of pairing the Kirin 980 mobile SoC with the Balong 5000 5G chip, the HUAWEI Mate Xs uses the new Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC, with a triple-tier architecture :

  • two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores at 2.86 GHz
  • two ARM Cortex-A76 sustained performance cores at 2.36 GHz
  • four ARM Cortex-A55 low-power cores at 1.95 GHz

It also comes with a powerful 16-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU, and a new Da Vinci neural architecture with 2 big NPUs and 1 small NPU.

Improved Cooling

Keeping the Kirin 990 5G cool is a new flexible bionic graphite cooling system that folds with the display, and dissipates heat through both sections.

Improved Falcon Wing Mechanism

While it uses the same foldable design and foldable OLED display, the Falcon Wing mechanism has been improved somewhat.

Leica Quad Camera System

The Leica quad camera system which works as both front and rear cameras offer great flexibility due to its mix of cameras :

  • a 40 MP main camera, with f/1.8 aperture
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera, with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a Time of Flight camera, with f/2.2 aperture

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the new HUAWEI Mate Xs against its predecessor, the HUAWEI Mate X.

Specifications HUAWEI Mate Xs HUAWEI Mate X
Display 8-inch OLED display : 2200 x 2480 pixels
Folded main screen : 6.6-inch (1148 x 2480 pixels)
Folded secondary screen : 6.38-inch (892 x 2480 pixels)
Operating System EMUI 10.0.1 EMUI 9.1.1
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP16 ARM Mali-G76 MP24
NPU 2 x Big Core + 1 x Tiny Core 2 x Big Core
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 512 GB internal storage
NM Card slot (Up to 256 GB)
Front Camera None
Rear Cameras Leica Quad Camera System
– 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
– 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 8 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
– ToF camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity 5G NR : Sub 6 GHz
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side Mounted
Other Sensors Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity,
Gravity, Hall, Infrared, Ambient Light,
Barometer, Colour Temperature
Battery 4,500 mAh battery
55W fast charging
Dimensions 78.5 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
11 mm thick
Weight 300 g

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is available in select countries, with these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 11,111
  • Australia : A$4,099
  • Europe : €2,499

That works out roughly to US$2,699 / £2,899 / S$3,699.

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : What’s Different?

The HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphone has been announced, and will soon be here!

But what’s the difference between the HUAWEI Mate Xs, and the HUAWEI Mate X? Let’s find out!

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : What’s Different?

Let’s start with our hands-on experience with the new HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable smartphone. You won’t be able to tell the HUAWEI Mate Xs from the HUAWEI Mate X by touching and feeling them – they both look and feel identical.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is basically an improved version of their first foldable smartphone, the HUAWEI Mate X.

It features the same design, with an external 8-inch foldable display, and a Leica quad-camera system. But there have been some changes internally.

New 5G Mobile Platform

The HUAWEI Mate X pairs the Kirin 980 mobile SoC with the Balong 5000 5G chip. While that offers 5G connectivity and a good mobile platform, the separate chips mean higher power consumption and thermal output.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs, on the other hand, uses the new Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC, which has a multi-mode 5G modem built in. It also comes with a powerful 16-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU, and a new Da Vinci neural architecture with 2 big NPUs and 1 small NPU.

Improved Cooling

Keeping the Kirin 990 5G cool is a new flexible bionic graphite cooling system that folds with the display, and dissipates heat through both sections. The HUAWEI Mate X does not appear to feature this cooling design.

Improved Falcon Wing Mechanism

While it uses the same foldable design and foldable OLED display, the Falcon Wing mechanism has been improved somewhat in the HUAWEI Mate Xs.

So that’s really all that have changed from the HUAWEI Mate X to the new HUAWEI Mate Xs.

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the new HUAWEI Mate Xs against its predecessor, the HUAWEI Mate X.

Specifications HUAWEI Mate Xs HUAWEI Mate X
Display 8-inch OLED display : 2200 x 2480 pixels
Folded main screen : 6.6-inch (1148 x 2480 pixels)
Folded secondary screen : 6.38-inch (892 x 2480 pixels)
Operating System EMUI 10.0.1 EMUI 9.1.1
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP16 ARM Mali-G76 MP24
NPU 2 x Big Core + 1 x Tiny Core 2 x Big Core
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 512 GB internal storage
NM Card slot (Up to 256 GB)
Front Camera None
Rear Cameras Leica Quad Camera System
– 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
– 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 8 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
– ToF camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity 5G NR : Sub 6 GHz
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side Mounted
Other Sensors Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity,
Gravity, Hall, Infrared, Ambient Light,
Barometer, Colour Temperature
Battery 4,500 mAh battery
55W fast charging
Dimensions 78.5 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
11 mm thick
Weight 300 g

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Price + Availability

HUAWEI did not reveal when the Mate Xs would be available, but they confirmed that it has a MSRP of €2,499, which works out to roughly US$2,699 / £2,899 / A$3,999 / S$3,699 / RM 10,999.

 

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HUAWEI Mate Xs : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

Right after HUAWEI announced their new Mate Xs foldable smartphone, we had exclusive access to a few of these new foldable devices… for a short time.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the HUAWEI Mate Xs, including our video preview, and two official HUAWEI promo videos!

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Improved HUAWEI Mate X!

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is basically an improved version of their first foldable smartphone, the HUAWEI Mate X.

It features the same design, with an external 8-inch foldable display, and a Leica quad-camera system. But there have been some changes internally.

New 5G Mobile Platform

Instead of pairing the Kirin 980 mobile SoC with the Balong 5000 5G chip, the HUAWEI Mate Xs uses the new Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC.

This not only reduces the amount of power used, the Kirin 990 5G also offers better CPU and NPU performance.

Improved Cooling

Keeping the Kirin 990 5G cool is a new flexible bionic graphite cooling system that folds with the display, and dissipates heat through both sections.

Improved Falcon Wing Mechanism

While it uses the same foldable design and foldable OLED display, the Falcon Wing mechanism has been improved somewhat.

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the new HUAWEI Mate Xs against its predecessor, the HUAWEI Mate X.

Specifications HUAWEI Mate Xs HUAWEI Mate X
Display 8-inch OLED display : 2200 x 2480 pixels
Folded main screen : 6.6-inch (1148 x 2480 pixels)
Folded secondary screen : 6.38-inch (892 x 2480 pixels)
Operating System EMUI 10.0.1 EMUI 9.1.1
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP16 ARM Mali-G76 MP24
NPU 2 x Big Core + 1 x Tiny Core 2 x Big Core
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 512 GB internal storage
NM Card slot (Up to 256 GB)
Front Camera None
Rear Cameras Leica Quad Camera System
– 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
– 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 8 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
– ToF camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity 5G NR : Sub 6 GHz
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side Mounted
Other Sensors Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity,
Gravity, Hall, Infrared, Ambient Light,
Barometer, Colour Temperature
Battery 4,500 mAh battery
55W fast charging
Dimensions 78.5 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
11 mm thick
Weight 300 g

 

HUAWEI Mate Xs : Price + Availability

HUAWEI did not reveal when the Mate Xs would be available, but they confirmed that it has a MSRP of €2,499, which works out to roughly US$2,699 / £2,899 / A$3,999 / S$3,699 / RM 10,999.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Malaysia Telco Deals!

HUAWEI just launched the Mate 30 Pro 5G, and here are the Malaysia telco deals at a glance! Find out what your telco is offering, and compare it against the other telcos!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is built around the brand new Kirin 990 platform, with a triple-tier architecture :

  • two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores at 2.86 GHz
  • two ARM Cortex-A76 sustained performance cores at 2.36 GHz
  • four ARM Cortex-A55 low-power cores at 1.95 GHz

It also comes with a powerful 16-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU, and a new Da Vinci neural architecture.

The 4G model comes with 2 NPUs – 1 big + 1 small, but the 5G model will have 3 NPUs – 2 big + 1 small. This should give the 5G model a significant boost in AI capabilities.

In the front, it has a 32 MP selfie camera, but in the back, it features a new SuperSensing Quad Camera that consists of :

  • a 40 MP SuperSensing main camera (f/1.6)
  • a 8 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom (f/2.4)
  • a 40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
  • a 3D Time-of-Flight camera

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is powered by a large 4,500 mAh battery, and supports 40 W wired charging, and 27 W wireless charging.

Recommended : HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Who Should Buy One?

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G vs 4G Specifications

Specifications HUAWEI
Mate 30 Pro (5G)
HUAWEI
Mate 30 Pro (4G)
Display 6.53-inch OLED display
– 1176 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi)
– HDR10 + DCI-P3 colour gamut
Protection Gorilla Glass 6 + IP68
Operating System Android 10 with EMUI 10
System Platform HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990
CPU 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.86 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1.95 GHz)
NPU 2 Big Cores + 1 Tiny Core 1 Big Core + 1 TinyCore
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MC16
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage
NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 32 MP with f/2.0 lens
3D ToF camera
Rear Cameras 40 MP main camera (f/1.6)
8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4)
40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
3D ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G : NSA and SA modes
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
5G : NA
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Battery 4,500 mAh
40 W wired charging
27 W wireless charging
Dimensions 73.1 mm wide
158.1 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 198 g

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Malaysia Telco Deals!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G has a recommended retail price of RM 4,199 (~S$1,409 / ~US$1,009 / ~£779 / ~A$1,519) here in Malaysia, and comes with exclusive gifts worth RM 537 :

  • HUAWEI Wireless In-Car SuperCharge charger
  • HUAWEI Care (1-year extended warranty)

And here are the four Malaysia telco deals for the Mate 30 Pro 5G :

Telco Best Deal Alternate
Celcom EasyPhone : RM 99 per month Platinum Plus : RM 1,458 one-time
UMobile HERO P139 : RM 1,599 one-time HERO P99 : RM 1959 one-time
Maxis Zerolution : RM 99 per month
Digi PhoneFreedom 365 : RM 68 per month

If you prefer to purchase the Mate 30 Pro 5G outright though, here are some great deals :

Store Price Free Gifts
DirectD

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger

HUAWEI Soundstone CM51
HUAWEI Body Scale
HUAWEI CM510 Bluetooth Speaker
Gadgets House

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro case

HUAWEI Smart Band 3
HUAWEI Mini Bluetooth Speaker
HUAWEI Premium Store

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger
HUAWEI Body Scale

This is really the best time ever to purchase the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G smartphone!

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Why You Should Buy It NOW!

When HUAWEI announced the Mate 30 Pro 5G, people asked – why do we need to buy one when there is limited or no 5G coverage?

Find out who should purchase the Mate 30 Pro 5G, and why you should purchase it NOW.

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Who Should Buy One?

First thing we should get across is that not everyone needs a 5G smartphone right now. So who should purchase one, and why right now?

Let’s start with some reasons why the Mate 30 Pro 5G may be the right choice for you :

Reason #1 : Your Ticket To 5G Connectivity Worldwide

If you travel a lot, a 5G smartphone like the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G will allow you to enjoy the best of both established 4G networks and new 5G networks globally.

So far, 47 countries have already commercialised 5G networks, so the Mate30 Pro 5G will let you enjoy the best possible connectivity, whether it’s 5G or 4G.

Reason #2 : Best Possible 5G Connectivity

HUAWEI is the only end-to-end 5G network supplier, delivering everything from the core network to terminal equipment. This is why the 5G networks in most countries are built by HUAWEI, including China, UK, Germany, Italy and Dubai.

Needless to say, they tested the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G extensively against their 5G networks, guaranteeing that it will deliver the best possible 5G connectivity of any 5G smartphone.

Reason #3 : Integrated 5G Baseband + Faster AI Performance

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is built around the Kirin 990 5G platform, which is different in two aspects from the Kirin 990 platform used in the regular Mate30 Pro (4G) :

  • Integrated 5G baseband with support for SA / NSA modes
  • 3 NPUs (2 big + 1 small), instead of just 2 NPUs (1 big + 1 small)

This should give the 5G model a significant boost in AI performance, in addition to 5G network connectivity.

We should also note that by integrating the 5G baseband into the chip, it will use significantly less power than discrete (separate) 5G chips used in other 5G smartphones.

Reason #4 : All-Aspect Antenna Design

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G uses an all-aspect antenna design. Out of its 21 antennas, 14 are 5G antennas, ensuring a stable 5G connection and eliminating the possibility of a “death grip”.

Thanks to close optimisation with their 5G network equipment, HUAWEI also reports that it not only delivers 50% faster 5G connectivity than competing 5G smartphones, it also consumes less power.

At a recent test in Langkawi, HUAWEI was able to demonstrate a download speed of 1.8 Gbps!

Reason #5 : First SIRIM-Certified 5G Smartphone

While other brands have tried to be the first to introduce 5G smartphones, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is the first SIRIM-certified 5G smartphone.

Not only is it the first 5G smartphone certified for use in Malaysia, it is certified for use with 5G networks globally.

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Our Opinion

Many of us no longer change our smartphones every year, using them for 2.5 years or longer.

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While the Mate 30 Pro (4G) is a great smartphone in its own right, the 5G model will keep you future-proofed.

With 5G networks here in Malaysia and around the world coming online this year, opting for the 5G model will mean you don’t have to upgrade your smartphone to enjoy 5G connectivity.

More importantly, it is just slightly more expensive than the 4G model at RM 4,199 (roughly US$1,019 / £776 / A$1,523 / S$1,399).

So the decision for us is really a no-brainer – if you are planning to purchase the HUAWEI Mate30 Pro, it’s really a smarter choice to opt for the 5G model.

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Why Buy It Now?

Now, if you like the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, you should take advantage of their pre-order / early bird offer.

HUAWEI Malaysia is offering this pre-order / early bird special – exclusive gifts worth RM 537 :

  • HUAWEI Wireless In-Car SuperCharge charger
  • HUAWEI Care (1-year extended warranty)

On top of that, these online retailers are offering even sweeter deals for pre-orders / early bird purchases :

Store Price Free Gifts
DirectD

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger

HUAWEI Soundstone CM51
HUAWEI Body Scale
HUAWEI CM510 Bluetooth Speaker
Gadgets House

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro case

HUAWEI Smart Band 3
HUAWEI Mini Bluetooth Speaker
HUAWEI Premium Store

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger
HUAWEI Body Scale

So this is really the best time ever to purchase the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G smartphone!

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Price + Launch Deal In Malaysia!

Get ready to buy the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G this week! Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about its specifications, price and availability in Malaysia!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is built around the brand new Kirin 990 platform, with a triple-tier architecture :

  • two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores at 2.86 GHz
  • two ARM Cortex-A76 sustained performance cores at 2.36 GHz
  • four ARM Cortex-A55 low-power cores at 1.95 GHz

It also comes with a powerful 16-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU, and a new Da Vinci neural architecture.

The 4G model comes with 2 NPUs – 1 big + 1 small, but the 5G model will have 3 NPUs – 2 big + 1 small. This should give the 5G model a significant boost in AI capabilities.

In the front, it has a 32 MP selfie camera, but in the back, it features a new SuperSensing Quad Camera that consists of :

  • a 40 MP SuperSensing main camera (f/1.6)
  • a 8 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom (f/2.4)
  • a 40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
  • a 3D Time-of-Flight camera

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is powered by a large 4,500 mAh battery, and supports 40 W wired charging, and 27 W wireless charging.

Recommended : HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Who Should Buy One?

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G vs 4G Specifications

Specifications HUAWEI
Mate 30 Pro (5G)
HUAWEI
Mate 30 Pro (4G)
Display 6.53-inch OLED display
– 1176 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi)
– HDR10 + DCI-P3 colour gamut
Protection Gorilla Glass 6 + IP68
Operating System Android 10 with EMUI 10
System Platform HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990
CPU 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.86 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1.95 GHz)
NPU 2 Big Cores + 1 Tiny Core 1 Big Core + 1 TinyCore
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MC16
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage
NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 32 MP with f/2.0 lens
3D ToF camera
Rear Cameras 40 MP main camera (f/1.6)
8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4)
40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
3D ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G : NSA and SA modes
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
5G : NA
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Battery 4,500 mAh
40 W wired charging
27 W wireless charging
Dimensions 73.1 mm wide
158.1 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 198 g

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G Colour Options

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is available with either a glass or vegan leather back, with these colour options :

  • Glass : Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Black
  • Vegan Leather : Forest Green and Orange

At the moment, we have no idea what colours are really available at launch. We will keep you updated as we know more!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G will retail for RM 4,199 (roughly US$1,019 / £776 / A$1,523 / S$1,399) from 7 February 2020 onwards, at :

  • HUAWEI online stores / retailers : RM 4199 | RM 4199 | RM 4199
  • all HUAWEI Experience Stores nationwide
  • Maxis, Celcom and U Mobile
  • Digi (soon)

Every purchase of the Mate 30 Pro 5G will come with these exclusive gifts worth RM 537 :

  • HUAWEI Wireless In-Car SuperCharge charger
  • HUAWEI Care (1-year extended warranty)

On top of that, these online retailers are offering even sweeter deals for pre-orders / early bird purchases :

Store Price Free Gifts
DirectD

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger

HUAWEI Soundstone CM51
HUAWEI Body Scale
HUAWEI CM510 Bluetooth Speaker
Gadgets House

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro case

HUAWEI Smart Band 3
HUAWEI Mini Bluetooth Speaker
HUAWEI Premium Store

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger
HUAWEI Body Scale

So this is really the best time ever to purchase the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G smartphone!

Recommended : HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : Macau!

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : Macau!

As soon as we got our hands on the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, we took it to Macau to grab some photo samples!

Check out the unedited photo samples we took, and see for yourselves why people are saying it has the best cameras they ever used!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) is the pinnacle of Chinese smartphone technology, boasting their latest Kirin 990 processor and arguably, the world’s most advanced quad-camera system from Leica!

Despite shipping without GMS, HUAWEI sold over 1 million units of the HUAWEI Mate30 Series smartphones in China… in just 3 hours!

A big reason why so many people loved the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) is its Leica SuperSensing Quad Camera System that consists of :

  • 40 MP Cine Camera (f/1.6 aperture)
  • 40 MP SuperSensing Wide-Angle Camera (f/1.8 aperture)
  • 8 MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom (f/2.4 aperture)
  • 3D Depth Sensing Camera

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is particularly popular because of its 40 MP SuperSensing Cine Camera, which supports 4K 60fps video recording, with these groundbreaking features :

  • an ISO of up to 51200,
  • Cinematic Time-lapse capability,
  • real-time video bokeh effect, and
  • an ultra-slow motion mode that records at up to 7680 fps!

Recommended : How HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Captures 7680 FPS Video!

For those who want to buy the HUAWEI Mate30 Pro directly, here are some online purchase links :

 

Historic Old Macau!

This time, we focused on the streets of peninsular Macau. This is the old, heavily-populated part of Macau where most of the Portuguese-influenced sights like Senado Square is located.

As this part of Macau is heavily-urbanised with many old buildings, it has great character wherever you go – offering great opportunities for street photography.

As usual, we took these photo samples using the Auto mode with no manual adjustments – because this is precisely how the vast majority of smartphone users take their photos!

We want our photo samples to reflect EXACTLY what any HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) user can achieve, if he/she took the same photos in the same spot, at the same time, as we did.

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : Macau!

We started the day with noodles and congee at Rua dos Mercadores. Note how congested the city looks – the buildings here are at least seven stories tall.

We resized this photo to ensure it loads quickly, but the detail in the original photo is amazing – you can zoom Into the balcony of the residential units and check out what plants they have in their mini-garden, or what clothes they hung out to dry!

This view of Rua Central emphasises the congestion in this part of Macau that cramps about 600,000 residents in just 8.5 square kilometres.

This photo shows pretty good control of the highlights and shadows. The sun was really bright, beating down mercilessly on the residences on the left, while the rest were in shadows.

The highlights were slightly overblown, but it did a good job of preserving details in the shadows. You can clearly read the small signboards further down the road.

Just off Rua Central is this unique green-coloured Theatro Dom Pedro V. (伯多祿五世劇院) | Dom Pedro V Theatre.

Built to commemorate King Pedro V of Portugal, this neo-classical building now hosts orchestral performances, opera and musical festivals.

Again, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) opts to let the highlights blow out a little, in exchange for preserving details in the shadows. You can clearly make out the man standing next to the pillar, as well as details of the theatre’s ornate windows and doors.

On arrival at the A-Ma Temple, we find it bustling with lion and dragon dance troupes preparing for the Macau International Parade!

It was a really bright day – you can see some glare from the bright sun in the upper right quadrant. Yet, you can zoom in and clearly see the faces of each person in this picture, even though they are in the shadows.

We stepped inside the A-Ma Temple for a short respite from the crowds outside. Built in 1488 to worship the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, it is the oldest temple in Macau!

This is yet another high-contrast shot. The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) did a decent job on the harshly-lit leaves, and kept the skies blue instead of completely white.

But more importantly – you can clearly see the craggy texture of the boulder, as well as the stone stairs, even though they are in the shadows.

Next Page > Onwards To The Monte Fort!

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : The Monte Fort!

Next, we headed off for the Monte Fort – the tallest point in Macau, and its historic military centre.

Instead of doubling back along the same route, we went down Rua da Barra for more scenic opportunities.

The 40 MP wide-angle camera is particularly useful in such shots, although it’s not quite as wide as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY).

The good news though is that your subjects in these wide-angle photos will not look distorted.

Even side roads offer great photographic opportunities, thanks to its combination of unique architecture, weathered look and old world cobble-stone pavements.

This high-contrast shot shows how well the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) controls both the brightly-lit leaves and cobblestones, yet ensuring we can clearly see the vines and moss on the old walls and the design of the louvred windows and doors.

The new world (tour vans) trying to navigate the narrow streets of old, historic Macau…

Yet another very high-contrast shot. While the harshly-lit buildings in the background lost some details, it still preserved enough that we can make out the building facade as well as the vans.

Yet you can clearly make out the crawling vines, and weathered walls of the green building on the left, as well as its window and door.

On the way, we spotted this unique structure – a doorway into the Patio do Cotovelo “inner” street with businesses lining both sides.

The detail is AMAZING! More so when you blow it up to 100% of its 40 MP resolution. You can see the brickwork in great detail, and zoom right to the shop at the end of the lane!

So here we are, at the Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte or 大炮台). Built between 1617 and 1626 on top of Mount Hill, it is the historic military centre of Macau.

In this almost uniformly-bright photo, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) demonstrates its ability to capture incredible detail. Blowing up the picture allows us to see the individual leaves of the tree, as well as the details of the stone walls.

The fort covers an area of 8,000 square meters, with 32 of these muzzle-loading (state-of-the-art in those days!) cannons to protect Macau against pirates and eventually, the Dutch!

Again, this was an incredibly bright day, creating harsh shadows. Yet, you can’t tell that from this photo – the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) was able to control the highlights so that cannon, which is in direct sunlight, isn’t blown-out.

And yet, you can also see the colour of the flowers next to it, in the shadows. Also notable is the fact we can make out details of the distant building in the far background.

These days, it has become the favourite past-time of every tourist to use one of these cannons to “shoot” at the Grand Lisboa! LOL!

On this incredibly bright day, it’s noteworthy that we can zoom in and see details of the Grand Lisboa’s facade, which would be washed out in other cameras… and yes, you can make out the clouds in the bright blue sky!

This view offers the best perspective of Macau – the new and the old. The modern (and frankly, really odd-looking) Grand Lisboa in the distance, and the crumbling ruins of the old Monte Fort.

Again, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) impressed us with its ability to preserve details in very bright conditions, even though the Grand Lisboa is miles away!

On the way back from the Monte Fort, we stumbled upon this unique home that is built over a street. I don’t even know what such a feature is called… a bridge house???

In any case, this is a great photo to zoom in, and be amazed at the amount of detail captured in a single photo.

You can examine in detail, the intricate brickwork of the overhead house. You can even zoom past the tunnel, into the shops in the distance!

As you can tell – Macau offers a lot of unique photographic opportunities, even in places you would least expect them – off the beaten path!

And the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) has the cameras that will let you capture incredible detail in every photo. Best of all – its Auto mode works incredibly well, letting you take awesome photos without any special skill or setup!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro : Where To Buy?

For those who want to buy the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro directly, here are some online purchase links :

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Roadshow Deals Revealed!

HUAWEI Malaysia just kicked off their first Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro roadshow at Sunway Velocity Mall with a bunch of great deals.

Best of all, you will see the same or similar deals at the many roadshows they are planning to host over the next few weeks!

So check out the HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro roadshow deals, and grab them when they come to a roadshow near you!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Roadshow @ Sunway Velocity Mall

Here is a quick look at the first HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro roadshow at Sunway Velocity Mall, and the deals HUAWEI Malaysia is offering.

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Roadshow + Christmas Deals

At the Sunway Velocity Mall roadshow, every HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro comes with a FREE HUAWEI SuperCharge Wireless Car Charger and HUAWEI Care (extended 1 year warranty + 1 month screen crack warranty)

In addition, the first 100 to buy the Mate 30 Pro will each receive the HUAWEI Freelace earphones worth RM 369.

Those who purchase a unit at the roadshow will also get to participate in a lucky draw, where they can win a range of prizes.

HUAWEI Malaysia also shared with us their Christmas Promo, where every purchase of select HUAWEI products will receive FREE Christmas-themed freebies.

In addition, every purchase will entitle the buyer to a chance to win a HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, a HUAWEI Watch GT 2 or a HUAWEI 360 Camera.

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Online Deal for Malaysia

If you are too lazy to get to a roadshow, you can grab this HUAWEI Mate 30 online deal, which gives you these great freebies :

  • HUAWEI Speaker
  • HUAWEI Wireless Car Charger
  • HUAWEI Gift Box
  • HUAWEI Premium Gift Box

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Online Deal for Malaysia

If you are too lazy to get to a roadshow, you can grab this HUAWEI Mate 30 online deal, which gives you these great freebies :

  • HUAWEI SuperCharge Power Bank (10,000 mAh)
  • HUAWEI Wireless Car Charger
  • HUAWEI Premium Gift Box

 

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1 Million Mate30 Phones Sold In 3 Hours In China! How About Malaysia?

HUAWEI sold an amazing 1 million units of the HUAWEI Mate30 Series smartphones in just 3 hours in China!

But what about Malaysia, where HUAWEI just kicked off public sale of the HUAWEI Mate30 Series smartphones?

 

HUAWEI Mate30 Phone Sales In Malaysia

The HUAWEI Mate30 smartphones were just released for public sale a week ago, after an exclusive referral sales program.

Even so, HUAWEI Malaysia says that 70% of their Mate30 Series vouchers have already been redeemed from the HUAWEI Member Centre!

What exactly is driving the sale of the HUAWEI Mate30 smartphones here in Malaysia? Let’s find out…

 

Why The HUAWEI Mate30 Is Popular In Malaysia

Here are some reasons why we believe HUAWEI Mate30 has so far struck a clear note with Malaysians.

No GMS? No Problem!

First, let’s get the elephant out of the room – the worry about HUAWEI Mobile Services, instead of Google Mobile Services.

Malaysians are generally quite tech-savvy and have quickly embraced solutions to the problem, as this video demonstrates :

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Greatly Expanded HUAWEI AppGallery

Thanks to massive investment in the HUAWEI AppGallery, it has seen a massive expansion in the number of apps. More importantly – many key apps were launched within a month!

Over a period of just two months – from September to October 2019 – there were 200,000 new users of HUAWEI App Gallery, with 100 million apps downloaded in Malaysia alone!

On a daily basis, HUAWEI reported over 1.5 million downloads, and that 27 popular or critical apps were added in a single month.

SuperSensing Cine Camera

Malaysians LOVE to take photos and videos with their smartphones, and they are very particular about image quality and camera features.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is particularly popular because of its 40 MP SuperSensing Cine Camera, which supports 4K 60fps video recording, with these groundbreaking features :

  • an ISO of up to 51200,
  • Cinematic Time-lapse capability,
  • real-time video bokeh effect, and
  • an ultra-slow motion mode that records at up to 7680 fps!

Recommended : How HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Captures 7680 FPS Video!

Interactive AI Gesture Control

This is a really cool feature that seems to have impressed many Malaysians.

Its 3D Depth Sensing Camera and a Gesture Sensor are used to identify your face and detect your gestures, which are then used by its Tiny-Core NPU to interpret your gestures.

By simply looking at the screen, and swiping your hands, you can “command” the Mate 30 Series smartphone to perform many commands like unlocking the screen, change pages, and take screenshots.

AI Private View + AI Auto Rotate

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Series smartphones offer an AI Private View mode, which hides your private messages if it cannot recognised the face of the person viewing them!

They also have an AI Auto-Rotate capability, that uses the front 3D camera to analyse your eye orientation to automatically determine if they should lock the rotation of the display.

Multi-Screen Collaboration

The HUAWEI Multi-Screen Collaboration feature is incredibly powerful and useful.

Enabling it lets you easily drag-and-drop files between your Mate 30 Series smartphone and laptop. It even lets you use your laptop’s keyboard to type messages directly on your phone!

Long Battery Life!

Malaysians are prodigious smartphone users, which is why we always have a power bank handy!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Series smartphones though, comes with a large 4200 mAh (Mate30) or 4500 mAh (Mate30 Pro) battery, which means they last a full day and then some!

And when it’s time to recharge them, it appears Malaysians love its super-fast 40W wired charging and world-leading 27W wireless charging capabilities!

 

HUAWEI Mate30 Telco Deals For Malaysia!

It looks like more Malaysians will soon become HUAWEI Mate30 owners, thanks to a bevy of new offers from Malaysia’s top telcos. Let’s check out the new HUAWEI Mate 30 Series telco deals for Malaysia!

Celcom : One-Time Purchase Offers

Celcom Offers RRP Plan Price / Month One-Time Purchase Price
HUAWEI Mate30 RM 2799 RM 188 RM 299
Buy Mate30 Free P30 RM 2799 RM 188 + RM 48 (Sub Line) RM 1599
RM 148 + RM 48 (Sub Line) RM 1699

Celcom : Instalment Packages

Celcom Instalment Packages RRP Plan Price / Month Device Price / Month (Plan + Device Price) / Month
HUAWEI Mate30 (Owned) RM 2799 RM 188 RM 28 RM 216
HUAWEI Mate30 (Rental) RM 2799 RM 188 RM 15 RM 203

Digi : Instalment Package (Owned)

Digi Instalment Package RRP Plan Price / Month Device Price / Month (Plan + Device Price) / Month
HUAWEI Mate30 (Owned) RM 2799 RM 160 RM 28 RM 188

Maxis : Instalment Packages

Maxis Instalment Package RRP Plan Price / Month Device Price / Month (Plan + Device Price) / Month
HUAWEI Mate30
Buy 1 Free 1
RM 2799 RM 188 + RM 48 (Sub Line) RM 99 RM 335
HUAWEI Mate30 Pro
Buy 1 Free 1
RM 3899 RM 188 + RM 48 (Sub Line) RM 199 RM 435

 

HUAWEI Mate30 : Where To Buy?

For those who want to buy the HUAWEI Mate30 directly, here are some online purchase links :

 

HUAWEI Mate30 Pro : Where To Buy?

For those who want to buy the HUAWEI Mate30 Pro directly, here are some online purchase links :

 

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The HUAWEI Mate 30 | Mate 30 Pro Referral Program Guide!

HUAWEI Malaysia is kicking off a special Mate 30 | Mate 30 Pro Referral Program for less than 2 weeks!

Here is the Tech ARP guide to the HUAWEI Mate 30 | Mate 30 Pro Referral Program for Malaysia!

 

What Is The HUAWEI Mate 30 | Mate 30 Pro Referral Program?

The HUAWEI Mate 30 | Mate 30 Pro Referral Program is a limited sale program in Malaysia.

It aims to encourage the first batch of Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro owners to reach out and get other people to buy them too.

The reason why they are doing this is to make sure the second batch of owners will have someone to help them clone their Android apps, or find alternative apps.

 

How Does The Mate 30 | Mate 30 Pro Referral Program Work?

Step 1 : Decide on a model

Here is the official price list for the HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro for Malaysia :

  • HUAWEI Mate 30 (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM 2,799 / ~US$669 / ~£539 / ~A$989
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB) : RM 3,899 / ~US$929 / ~£749 / ~A$1,379

Step 2 : Decide on a colour

The HUAWEI Mate 30 and HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro smartphones are available in two colour options – Black and Space Silver.

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Step 3 : Obtain a referral code

You need to get a referral code from an existing Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro owner.

To get things started though, HUAWEI Malaysia’s Country Director Bill Liu is offering his personal referral code (33995) for everyone to use for two days – 27 to 28 October 2019.

Step 4 : Purchase through the Referral Program

Finally, head over to https://mate30seriesreferral.3ex.com.my/, and make your purchase with the referral code!

 

Why HUAWEI Created The Mate 30 | Mate 30 Pro Referral Program

HUAWEI decided against a general public sale of the HUAWEI Mate 30 and HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro smartphones, due to US restrictions on Google Mobile Services.

They began limited sales in Malaysia through the Exclusive Ownership Campaign, where existing or previous HUAWEI Mate users were allowed to purchase the Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro.

These early adopters received a whole bunch of freebies. In exchange, they had to learn how to live without Google Mobile Services, with help from HUAWEI through an exclusive service hotline and WhatsApp channel.

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And now, they will serve as HUAWEI’s unofficial geek squad! That is why you need a referral code from one of these existing Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro owners, to be able to purchase a unit under the Referral Program.

 

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How HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Captures 7680 FPS Video!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro has a spectacular new video recording feature – the ability to capture 7680 fps ultra-slow motion video!

Find out how the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is able to capture video at a blazing 7680 frames per second!

 

The HUAWEI 7680 FPS Video Showcase!

HUAWEI shared with us four new short video samples to showcase the Mate 30 Pro‘s ability to deliver 7680 fps ultra-slow motion video.

Together with two additional videos they released earlier, we created this video showcase of their 7680 fps slow-motion capability.

 

How HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Captures 7680 FPS Video!

It would be impossible for a human being to react fast enough to capture the “right moment”, so when you start recording, its NPU (Neural Processing Unit) analyses a second of video to determine the best time start recording at 7680 fps.

This process of analysing the video data and triggering at the right moment is a very strenuous process, using an AI algorithm and about 2 GB of RAM.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro then captures 945 frames in 120 milliseconds. That approximately 3.5 GB worth of data is then expanded into 32 seconds of 30 fps ultra-slow motion video.

As you can tell, recording video at 7680 fps (frames per second) takes A LOT of processing power.

Even with its powerful Kirin 990 processor, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro can only do it at the 720p resolution, and only for a fleeting 0.12 seconds.

So if you are wondering when will you be able to record 7680 fps video at 1080p or 4K resolution, or for longer than 0.12 seconds… we did some calculations, and a future smartphone must be capable of processing all this data in an instant :

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  • 720p @ 0.24 seconds : 7.0 GB of data
  • 1080p @ 0.12 seconds : 7.8 GB of data
  • 1080p @ 0.24 seconds : 15.6 GB of data
  • 4K @ 0.12 seconds : 31.4 GB of data
  • 4K @ 0.24 seconds : 62.8 GB of data

In addition, all that data must fit into the smartphone’s memory. Such a smartphone would need anywhere from 10 GB to 64 GB of memory!

This is why the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s new ability to record 7680 fps video at 720p is, frankly, freaking amazing. The most other flagship smartphones can do is 960 fps at 720p.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro‘s 7680 fps ultra-slow motion video capability is literally far and above its competitors. 8X better, to be exact!

 

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The HUAWEI 7680 FPS + ISO 25600 Video Showcase!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro has two spectacular video recording features – the ability to capture ultra-slow motion video at 7680 fps, and ultra-low light video at up to ISO 51200.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about both features, and our video showcase!

 

The HUAWEI 7680 FPS + ISO 25600 Video Showcase!

HUAWEI shared with us two short videos to showcase the Mate 30 Pro‘s ability to deliver 7680 fps ultra-slow motion video, as well as ultra-low light video recording at ISO 25600.

Together with two additional videos they released earlier, we created this video showcase of their 7680 fps and ISO 25600 video recording samples.

 

How The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Delivers 7680 FPS Video!

It would be impossible for a human being to react fast enough to capture the “right moment”, so when you start recording, its NPU analyses a second of video to determine the best time start recording at 7680 fps.

This process of analysing the video data and triggering at the right moment is a very strenuous process, using an AI algorithm and about 2 GB of RAM.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro then captures 945 frames in 120 milliseconds. That approximately 3.5 GB worth of data is then expanded into 32 seconds of 30 fps ultra-slow motion video.

As you can tell, recording video at 7680 fps (frames per second) takes A LOT of processing power.

Even with its powerful Kirin 990 processor, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro can only do it at the 720p resolution, and only for a fleeting 0.12 seconds.

So if you are wondering when will you be able to record 7680 fps video at 1080p or 4K resolution, or for longer than 0.12 seconds… we did some calculations, and a future smartphone must be capable of processing all this data in an instant :

  • 720p @ 0.24 seconds : 7.0 GB of data
  • 1080p @ 0.12 seconds : 7.8 GB of data
  • 1080p @ 0.24 seconds : 15.6 GB of data
  • 4K @ 0.12 seconds : 31.4 GB of data
  • 4K @ 0.24 seconds : 62.8 GB of data

 

The HUAWEI Mate 30 High ISO Capability

In low light conditions, it is possible to increase the camera’s ISO value – basically boosting the signal from its image sensor.

While this effectively increases the sensitivity of the image sensor to light hitting its photodiodes, it can increase noise. Therefore, the ability to increase ISO levels without introducing significant noise is highly desirable.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro boasts the ability to increase ISO levels up to ISO 51200, which is incredibly high. What this means is you have greater capability to take photos and record videos in low-light conditions.

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Colour Comparison!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are now available in Malaysia through the Exclusive Ownership Campaign with two colour options!

But should you choose Black or Space Silver? To help you make that decision, here are our colour comparisons for the HUAWEI Mate 30, and the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Product Presentation

At the official launch at the W Kuala Lumpur, Matthew Ng, Deputy Country Director, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group, presented the key features of the HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones.

Here is a summary of the HUAWEI Mate 30’s key features :

  • HUAWEI Kirin 990 mobile platform with Big-Core + Tiny-Core NPU
  • EMUI 10 operating system
  • Leica SuperSensing Triple Camera System that consists of :
    • 40 MP SuperSensing Camera
    • 16 MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera
    • 8 MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom
  • 4,200 mAh battery with 40W wired charging and 27W wireless charging

Here is a summary of the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s key features :

  • HUAWEI Horizon Display which curves at an angle of 88 degrees to maximise display area
  • HUAWEI Kirin 990 mobile platform with Big-Core + Tiny-Core NPU
  • EMUI 10 operating system
  • Leica SuperSensing Quad Camera System that consists of :
    • 40 MP Cine Camera
    • 40 MP SuperSensing Camera
    • 8 MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom
    • 3D Depth Sensing Camera
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 40W wired charging and 27W wireless charging

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Colour Comparison

The HUAWEI Mate 30 is available in two colour options – Black or Space Silver. Here is our comparison of the two colours :

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Colour Comparison

The HUAWEI Mate 30 is available in two colour options – Black or Space Silver. Here is our comparison of the two colours :

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 and HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro smartphones will be available in two colour options – Black and Space Silver.

Here is the official price list for the HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro for Malaysia :

  • HUAWEI Mate 30 (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM 2,799 / ~US$669 / ~£539 / ~A$989
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB) : RM 3,899 / ~US$929 / ~£749 / ~A$1,379

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Both devices will only be offered to existing HUAWEI Mate users under the Exclusive Ownership Campaign, from 3 October until 22 October 2019 with FREE gifts worth RM 1,155 / ~US$276 / ~£223 / ~A$409.

  • DJI Osmo Mobile 3 (worth RM 499)
  • HUAWEI Back Casing (worth RM 68)
  • HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless car charger (worth RM 289)
  • HUAWEI Care : 1 year extended warranty + 6 months Screen Crack Warranty (worth RM 299)

On top of that, HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro owners will enjoy privileges through the HUAWEI Members app, like :

  • Malaysia Airlines : Discounts of up to 15% with the chance to win free flight tickets
  • Plaza Premium : Free Plaza Premium First Access
  • Godiva : Free soft serve ice-cream
  • Nando’s : Free ¼ chicken meal with 2 sides

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 vs Mate 30 Pro For Malaysia

For your convenience, we created this table to easily show you what’s different between the two models in Malaysia :

Specifications HUAWEI Mate 30 HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro
Display 6.62-inch OLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (~389 ppi)
– HDR10 + DCI-P3 colour gamut
6.53-inch OLED display
– 1176 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi)
– HDR10 + DCI-P3 colour gamut
Protection IP53 Gorilla Glass 6 + IP68
Operating System EMUI 10
System Platform HiSilicon Kirin 990
CPU 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.86 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1.95 GHz)
NPU 1 Big-Core + 1 Tiny-Core
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MC16
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB UFS 3.0 storage
NM Card (up to 256 GB)
256 GB UFS 3.0 storage
NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 24 MP with f/2.0 lens 32 MP with f/2.0 lens
3D ToF camera
Rear Cameras 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4)
16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
40 MP main camera (f/1.6)
8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4)
40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
3D ToF camera
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Battery 4,200 mAh
40 W wired charging
27 W wireless charging
4,500 mAh
40 W wired charging
27 W wireless charging
Dimensions 76.1 mm wide
160.8 mm tall
8.4 mm thick
73.1 mm wide
158.1 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 196 g 198

 

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