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Huawei P40 series goes ‘Pro Plus’ with 100x SuperZoom cameras

Seems like the ‘Pro’ tag just ain’t enough these days
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26 March 2020 / 21:05IST

Nope, it does not have Google. Still, Huawei’s P40 series does look impressive on paper. The talk of the town is indeed the Huawei P40 Pro with the addition of a Plus (or P40 Pro+) version, because Pros are getting a bit too mainstream (Samsung has a few too). The highlight of the P40 Pro and the P40 Pro+ are their cameras. While the younger sibling, the P40, gets just three cameras, the P40 Pro gets four and the P40 Pro+ gets five. Yes! You read that right – five cameras on the back of the Pro and Pro+, and three on the front for accurate facial recognition and, well… better selfies! So what does that Pro+ tag get you? Both the Pro and Pro+ get a quad-curved 6.58in OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate for fluid scrolling. Both phones also get a 50MP primary camera (wide), a 40MP ultra-wide and a 3D ToF camera, but the Pro+ gets two telephoto cameras (8MP with 5x optical zoom and another 8MP with 3x optical zoom). All the three phones are powered by the new HiSilicon Kirin 990 that comes with integrated 5G, which also makes them power efficient when connected to such networks. The Pro and the Pro+ also get 4200mAh batteries, but only the Plus gets 40W wireless charging, which is quite impressive. The two phones will be available in 8GB/512GB and 8GB/256GB combos, and you do get external Nano Memory card support. What you still don’t get is Google’s bouquet of apps, so it’s interesting to see how Huawei fares without big G this year.

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