Huawei mate 40 pro review

Huawei Mate 40 Pro releasing but without Google services which is Sad

In a way, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the last of its kind. By this time next year, unless something seriously drastic changes, Huawei phones will be nothing like the Mate 40 Pro. Because this will be the last smartphone from Huawei to feature a Kirin chipset, as the Huawei ban now blocks the company from even producing its own processors.

Huawei is currently surviving on stockpiled on components and it might have to halt smartphone production eventually. But in the meantime, they are launching their latest and greatest phone the Mate 40 Pro on October 22nd just 4 days from now and we have quite a lot of info about the handset.

Huawei mate 40 pro camera


Honestly, though it looks very weird and at the same time looks very different than other smartphones in the market. This is a Porsche edition and costs 2000 Euros but the regular Mate 40 Pro looks different. Here are some official marketing materials of the Mate 40 Pro and Huawei has decided to retain the waterfall display, the notch is similar to the P30 Pro which again was borrowed from the Galaxy S10 Plus.

The back looks weird again. Not we are fans of it either. Honestly, the back of Mate 40 Porsche’s design looks better than the Mate 40 Pro in our opinion. Also, the retail box of the handset confirms that Huawei will offer the device with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Huawei mate 40 pro camera result image of moon
Moon image in daylight captured in Mate 40 Pro

The camera is the main selling point of the Mate 40 Pro and one of Huawei’s executives shared a camera sample of the handset. He posted a picture of the moon in broad daylight, revealing impressive details of the moon’s surface. The image is of low quality because we couldn’t find the source but the details of the moon’s surface are really good.

Huawei was one of the first companies that made taking pictures of the moon trendy and with the Mate 40 Pro they are likely going to set a sort of new benchmark for the zooming capabilities of a smartphone. Due to the US sanctions, Huawei has decided to sell its Honor smartphone division to refocus its resources.

Huawei mate 40 pro front screen

Honor’s phones, which offer nearly the same features and specs as Huawei flagships but at more affordable price points, are partly responsible for Huawei’s rise in the smartphone market, making up nearly half of Huawei’s overall sales. So this is certainly bad news for Huawei but it could turn out to be a win-win situation for Honor. Because distancing itself from Huawei will make sure Honor doesn’t fall under the US ban and they can do business like other smartphone companies including using Google services.

The deal is expected to land Huawei up to $3.7 billion in cash and Xiaomi is the potential buyer. Ming-Chi Kuo a famous analyst predicts that if Huawei doesn’t get smartphone chips from somewhere it’s more likely they will even exit the smartphone market altogether which is a shame for the smartphone industry.

Anyway, we don’t recommend buying the Mate 40 Pro for the simple fact that it doesn’t have Google services unless you live in Chin but the last time we checked you don’t so we don’t recommend it even if it’s a great handset.

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