Huawei introduces the Mate 40 series with the first 5nm 5G SoC

Today, Huawei introduced its Mate 40 series, including the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+. They're powered by the all-new Kirin 9000 processor, promising 25% better CPU performance, 150% better NPU performance, and more. It's the first 5nm 5G chipset, with the first 5nm chipset being Apple's A14 Bionic.

And of course, Huawei touted the new design of its latest handset. It's got a new, refined circular camera housing. The Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro come in two materials and five colors. The regular glass finish comes in black, white, and the all-new Mystic Silver. There are also vegan leather options in yellow and green.

And of course, the Mate 40 Pro+ is made out of ceramic. Just like the P40 Pro+, it comes in black and white colors.

All of the displays have a 90Hz refresh rate. The Mate 40 is 6.5 inches while the Pro and Pro+ are 6.76 inches. As the Mate 30 series did, it has Huawei's Horizon Display, along with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

And then, of course, there are the cameras. The cameras aren't too different from what we saw in the P40 series, since the P-series is typically the one where Huawei makes its camera innovations. We've got 50MP f/1.9 RYYB main sensors. The ultra-wide lenses are 16MP f/2.2 and 20MP f/1.8 on the Mate 40 and the Pro, respectively. And unsurprisingly, there are 3x and 5x zoom lenses, respectively; however, it doesn't seem like the 5x zoom lens is RYYB as it was on the P40 Pro.

The Mate 40 Pro+ packs in two telephoto lenses, similar to the P40 Pro+. It's got both a 3x zoom lens and a 10x zoom lens, promising up to 17x optical zoom range.

The Pro series is also getting dual front cameras. This adds one as an ultra-wide sensor for group selfies.

Huawei also talked up EMUI 11 and all of its new features. For example, the Mate 40 series is getting something called an Eyes-On Display, a version of an always-on display that's only on while you're looking at it. It's also introducing Petal Maps, its own navigation service, something that it's going to need with the lack of Google services.

The Mate 40 Pro series is getting 66W wired charging, and Huawei is also introducing a 66W car charger and a 50W wireless charger.

That's not all, because Huawei introduced the sexy new Porsche Design Mate 40 RS. It's made out of ceramic, and it comes in black and white.

As for the price, the Mate 40 will cost €899, the Mate 40 Pro is €1,199, the Mate 40 Pro+ is €1,399, and the Porsche Design Mate 40 RS is €2,295.

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