A 100x zoom, a new voice assistant, and the ability to remove unwanted people from photos are some of the qualities of the Chinese brand's flagship phone: the P40 Pro +.
This Thursday, the Chinese company Huawei launched its latest family of cell phones, the P40 series, with which it claims to have surpassed competitors such as Apple and Samsung in terms of the camera.
During a video conference, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei, introduced the phones P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro + Although they will not have Google services, they will include the application store designed by Huawei, the AppGallery.
At first glance, the devices have a curved screen and rounded and coated corners to offer a better grip, as well as ceramic finishes on the Pro + to prevent scratches.
The entire high-end lineup is powered by the Kirin 990 5G processor and 4,200 milliamp batteries, however there are stark differences between each phone. The Huawei P40 includes a 6.1-inch OLED display, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, plus 3 cameras on the back.
For their part, the P40 Pro and P40 Pro + have a 6.58-inch, 90Hz OLED screen. Both have 8GB of RAM. The P40 Pro has 256GB of internal memory and four rear cameras, while the Pro + has 512GB and five lenses.
The "monster camera"
Like other companies, Huawei bet on teams capable of competing with professional cameras. The P40 Pro and Pro + include a RYYB sensor that can essentially replace green with yellow pixels, improve the quality of zoom shots, and be more accurate with colors. This sensor amounts to 50 megapixels (mp).
The other cameras are a 40 mp wide angle and an 8 mp telephoto. Both models feature a 5x optical zoom (5x) and a depth sensor capable of collecting 40% more light than the brand's previous family.
The Pro + includes a fifth lens that allows 10 optical and up to 100 digital (100x) magnifications, matching the crown jewel presented by Samsung in February this year: the S20 Ultra.
In fact, Yu claimed during launch that this device has more 100th approach quality than the Ultra, and called the P40 Pro + the "monster camera."
Finally, the front lens is tethered to a 32 megapixel sensor and is capable of recording 4K video. Yu highlighted a new feature that allows you to take screenshots and move around the interface using hand gestures.
Artificial intelligence for better images
According to Huawei, these phones can capture multiple frames when taking a photo for the user to choose their preferred scene. The firm ensures that teams are able to recognize more than 90 facial gestures and more than 30 poses for this purpose.
Other interesting qualities that work using artificial intelligence are "Remove passersby", which promises to remove other people who have been in the photos and "Remove reflection", which could erase the reflection of the user and the phone when taking shots in front of a glass.
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Likewise, Huawei assured that it made great improvements for its low-light shots. Yu claims that while the iPhone 11 Pro Max requires 5 seconds of exposure to capture a night scene, the P40 Pro + can do it in less than a second.
As for sound improvements, the new equipment incorporates 3 multidirectional microphones to be able to improve the sound of certain objects when the user zooms in on them. This tool is already included in other devices, such as the S20 Ultra.
It is worth mentioning that these teams also introduced Huawei's voice assistant, Celia, which will arrive to replace the Google assistant, as these teams do not have this tool due to the US veto on the Chinese company.
This series is available in three finishes of glossy glass, white, blue and black. As well as in two colors with a matte finish: pink gold and silver. For its part, the Huawei P40 Pro + includes a rear panel with ceramic finishes and will arrive in black and white.
According to the firm, the base price for the Huawei P40 is 799 euros (about $ 3,600,000) and that of the P40 Pro, 999 euros (about $ 4,400,000). Both will be available from April 7.
Likewise, the flagship phone, the P40 Pro +, will go on sale in June this year at 1,399 euros, that is, about $ 6,250,000.
In addition to the P40 series devices, Huawei announced other products, such as the Watch GT2e, the Sound X smart speaker and the new generation of Huawei X Gentle Monster Eyewear smart lenses.