Despite the trade conflict with America, Huawei continues to release smartphones tirelessly, now without Google services.
The Chinese tech giant has just unveiled its latest flagship, the P40, in three different flavours. The hardware of an exceptionally high level, but the software remains an Achilles heel for the time being.
Whether Samsung, Huawei or Apple is proposing a new smartphone: at the time of the announcement, it is almost always the most potent device ‘that money can buy’.
This is no different with the Huawei P40, although we must immediately distinguish between the ‘regular’ P40, the P40 Pro and the absolute showpiece, the P40 Pro +. Incidentally, they are all devices that are ready for 5G and the new Wi-Fi 6 Plus standard, thanks to the Kirin 990 chip.
The two Pro versions have the most in stock, the specifications of the entry-level P40 are of course a little less impressive, but still very high.
Two things that immediately stand out: the entry-level P40 has a classic screen (if you can say that of an OLED screen), the other two devices have a display that curves on the sides. There is also a slight difference in sharpness: 2,340 x 1,080 pixels for the base model with a 6.1-inch screen, 2,640x 1,200 pixels for the higher versions that compete with a 6.58-inch display.
We also note that the Pro and Pro + offer a screen frequency of 90Hz versus 60Hz for the Huawei P40. In specific applications that should provide smoother images.