Huawei P40 Specifications: The recently Huawei P40 series have been gaining attention of Android phone users but not because of Google services. It’s camera features is fast becoming a talking point and despite it been launched without Google services, some persons might just decide to get any of these device.

The new Huawei P40 is the third most premium among all the three Huawei P40 series released by the company. It is under the radar of the Huawei P40 Pro Plus and the Huawei P40 Pro. It comes with smaller display size, battery size and less camera features. But, it also maintain same premium build and water fall display design.

Maybe Huawei is struggling without Google services but if you ask me. i’d say they doing quite fine. I mean, how long will it take before persons start to realize that maybe Google Playstore is not the only store to get Android Apps. Things are fast changing in the Smartphone world and i won’t be surprise if Google services gets a tough competition soon.

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Anyway, the above is just a speculation given the fact that Huawei now have an App Gallery that comes with this new Huawei phone. I guess not using Google services has given them an alternative. Back to business of complete specifications of this new camera phone from Huawei.

Just after the summary of the specifications of the phone is the table showing in details all the features. Like always, we’ll be skipping all technical grammars and focusing on expected performance and user experience.

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Huawei P40 Build and Display

It seems this phone also maintains same build quality with those of the Pro and Pro Plus with an OLED display type. It comes with a huge display size of 6.1 inches and it has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~422 ppi density). There is no refresh rate or HDR feature but it is dust and water resistant.

This phone is a beauty to behold. And it feels very sleek when you hold it in your hands. Of all three, it has a smaller size and much lighter in weight. You can easily carry the phone anywhere without much hassles.

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Huawei P40 Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage

It comes with Huawei own HiSilicon chipset, the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+) a great chipset in number of ways. For processing data, the phone uses Octa-core 2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76, 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 for processing data and 1.95 GHz Cortex-A55 for power efficiency.

The phone comes in a single variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage and there is also a space for external storage via microSD card. This is relatively good as more files can be saved and the phone can process more data with the installed RAM size. If you manage to fill up the internal storage, then you have the option of external storage up to 256GB via microSD card.

Huawei P40 Camera

Well, taking away Google services does not mean taking away camera. And Huawei gave users a strong reason why they should consider buying the new Huawei phone. Its not very often we see Android Phones with camera quality considered to be better than those of Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Phones.

It comes with a main shooter of 50MP with its sensors at 1/1.28 beating the 1/1.33 sensor found in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Can the Huawei 50MP with bigger sensor beat the 108MP of the Samsung Galaxy in a photo contest? We’ll just to have to wait for a camera test to confirm.

There is also 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom feature and a 16MP ultrawide cameras at the back. The cameras comes with some features such as; omnidirectional PDAF, OIS and gyro-EIS in video mode.

Up front the phone uses a 32 megapixel dual camera placed in a somewhat big punch hole at the top left screen. The front and back cameras can take awesome photos and even shoot 4K videos.

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Huawei P40 Software and Battery

The phone run out of the box Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS) where AOSP refers to Android Open Source Project and HMS refers to Huawei Mobile Services. It also accompanied by the EMUI 10.1 graphical user interface. Powered by a 3800mAh with fast charge and wireless charge features enabled. You can use the phone for a long time and also get it fully charged in no time. We put together the full specifications of the phone in the table below.

Huawei P40 Specifications

TechnologyGSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Download SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Dimensions148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm (5.86 x 2.80 x 0.33 in)
Weight175 g (6.17 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM/eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP53 dust/water resistant

TypeOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~86.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~422 ppi density)

OS (Operating System)Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); EMUI 10.1
Chipset (Processor)HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
CPU DetailsOcta-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G76 MP16

Card Slot (SD Card)NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal Storage128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 3.0
Triple Lenses50 MP (wide) omnidirectional PDAF, OIS
Periscope 8 MP (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
16 MP (ultrawide)
FeaturesLeica optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
Dual Camera32 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, AF
IR TOF 3D, (biometrics sensor only)
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
3.5mm JackNO
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SensorsInfrared face recognition, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer,
gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum

BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery
Fast ChargingFast charging 22.5W
ColorsSilver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black
PriceAbout N324,000

The phone might not be coming with Google Services supports but don’t write it off at least not yet. You should see its water fall display on all four sides then have a taste of how its EMUI is seamlessly blends with the Android 10. Having Google services would have been incredible but Huawei is proving they can survive without those services.

The Huawei P40 is yet to be announced for sale in the global market. But, in its most expensive variant, it is expected to cost about N324,000 Naira. As at now we can not say for sure if the phone will be sold in the Nigeria market. We’ll update this post when there is any news regarding this phone availability in the market.

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