Saturday, December 5

Huawei Unveils New Mate 40 Series

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Huawei has bolstered its product line-up with the brand-new Mate 40 Series, which features some notable upgrades that are worth taking note of if you’re in the market for a new device.

Firstly, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ incorporate the world’s first 5 nanometer 5G SoC, Ultra Vision Cine Camera system and the recognisable Space Ring Design.

New look, new technology

Marrying an exciting new design with innovative technology, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ both feature a Huawei 88° Horizon Display to create an immersive viewing experience in a compact package, while the silky curve also means the devices are comfortable to hold. The handsets also offer IP68 dust and water resistance, a choice of both virtual and physical volume controls, and enhanced mistouch prevention algorithms. A small and subtle front-facing camera features 3D Face Unlock, an Ultra Vision Selfie Camera, and Smart Gesture Control.

Turning the devices over, you’ll find the Space Ring Design, an evolution of the Huawei Mate Series’ circular and symmetrical appearance. Both the Huawei Mate 40 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro are available in black and white, as well as an enchanting ‘Mystic Silver’, a finish with a colour-shifting effect. There are also two vegan leather variants in yellow and green, and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ features a nano-tech ceramic back panel available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.

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Under the hood

Powered by the Kirin 9,000 Series, the new Mate series is 5G compatable, and captible of handling intensive computations and multi-tasking operations with ease.

The 24-core Mali-G78 GPU in both devices delivers advanced graphics performance and is complemented by an impressive audio-visual experience to help with gaming and media viewing. The 90Hz display works together with 240Hz touch sampling rate for greater responsiveness and now provides haptic feedback to correspond with the visual experience. This entertainment set-up is completed with dual stereo speakers to create experiences with super bass stereo.

Huawei Mate 40 Series

The Huawei Mate 40 Series is also equipped with the battery technology that is needed to keep up with the demands of 5G, supporting the fastest iteration of Huawei SuperCharge.

Making photography simple

Co-engineered with Leica, the camera system on the Huawei Mate 40 Series sees some big upgrades to the ultra-wide angle lens, a powerful high-definition main camera, and an impressive telephoto camera. With the Dual Cine Cameras and Dual Ultra-Wide Cameras on both devices, users can capture wide-angle videos and images from both the front-and rear-facing cameras.

There have been tweaks and improvements to the stabilisation, colour balancing, tracking, and AI, while the zoom on the Pro is also notably impressive, being able to achieve a 20x hybrid zoom and 100x digital zoom.

Pricing and availability

Pricing and availability of the Huawei Mate 40 series in South Africa will be announced at a later stage.

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