Although Huawei is having a hard time selling phones, they are pushing hard for things to happen. Thanks to the lack of Google services on their phones, people have a hard time selecting Huawei phones as the software side is pretty much crippled. None the less, there is news that Huawei will soon be launching the Mate 40 Pro in the Nepali smartphone market.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is powered by the Kirin 9000 SoC based on TSMC 5nm process. After the iPhone 12 lineup, the Mate 40 Pro is the second phone to be manufactured in the 5nm process.
Here is a quick run-down of the specs of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro:
- 6.76-inch Full HD+ OLED Display
- 90Hz display refresh rate
- HiSilicon Kirin 9000 5nm SoC
- 8GB of RAM
- 256GB of Internal Storage
- Triple-camera setup on the rear (50MP+20MP+12MP)
- 13MP f/2.4 + Depth Sensing Camera on the front
- Stereo speaker setup
- 4400mAh battery with 66W Huawei SuperCharge
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has one of the best camera phones you can buy in the market right now. Huawei phones already produced good phones and the Mate 40 Pro is clearly not an exception. You can expect the new SoC to be power-efficient but powerful at the same time. Since it’s built on a 5nm process, the company can put in more transistors and other components without increasing the power consumption or worsening the thermal performance.
The display, however, isn’t the strong point about this Huawei flagship phone. For one, it doesn’t feature a 120Hz display like most of the other Android flagships do. It is also not very accurate in terms of color rendition. The display is definitely inferior to Samsung and Apple displays and on par with the OnePlus displays.
However, it’s the software that kills this phone. Since there are no Google services on board, you won’t be able to use basic apps like Gmail and YouTube out of the box. This will definitely be a deal-breaker for a lot of people.
But you are a Huawei smartphone enthusiast, you can probably get by without the Google Play Services. And maybe even sideload it.