A few months have passed since Huawei launched its latest P40 series of smartphones in the international market. Although the phone lacked Google services, it packed some enticing features and a camera to die for. With all that, we thought Huawei will definitely bringing the phones to Nepal. However, the phones are no were to be seen as of now. So the question arises, will the Huawei P40 Series launch in Nepal? Well, before we answer that question, let’s dive a bit into what the series has to offer.
Huawei P40 Series of Smartphones
Like many other smartphone manufacturers this year, Huawei also has gone the route of launching three smartphones in a lineup. Among the three, the Huawei P40 is the most inexpensive coming in at a price of EUR 799. For the price, the phone packs 6.1 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels display with a 19.5:9 ratio. It also packs all the other powerful internals like the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, 6/8GB of RAM, and 128/256GB of internal storage.
Just like previous Huawei flagship smartphones, the main focus of the P40 is also the camera. The phone packs f/1.9 50MP wide-angle, f/2.4 8MP telephoto, and an f/2.2 16MP ultra-wide lens. Among the three, the wide-angle and the telephoto lens comes with OIS and PDAF. The P40 is no slouch in the front camera department packing an f/2.0 32MP shooter. With all theses combo, the phone can take some mean pictures.
And finally, keep it awake is a 3800mAh battery backed by a 22.5W charger. Besides these, the P40 comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and a new back finish. For those wondering, yes, the P40 comes with running a customer version of the Android 10.0 without the Google Play Mobile Services. Instead, as mentioned earlier comes with HMS powered by the EMUI 10.1.
Huawei P40 Pro
The Huawei P40 Pro is very similar to the P40 with few key exceptions. It comes with a larger 90Hz 6.58 inches display with 1200 x 2640 pixels resolution. This means better picture quality with a new level of smoothness. In the memory side of things, there are some key differences as well. The phone comes with a minimum RAM of 8GB compared to 6GB of the regular P40. The storage, however, carries from 128GB, 256GB, all the way up to 512GB.
The P40 Pro comes with a total of 4 rear camera set up. The main sensor is the same f/1.9 50MP, while this phone gets an f/2.4 12MP Persicope, a new f/1.8 40MP ultra-wide, and a TOF 3D lens. With these combinations, the Huawei P40 Pro is a photography beast. It will rival, if not beat, most of the flagships of 2020.
Talking about the battery, the phone comes with a beefier 4200mAh battery supported by a 40W charger. It also supports fast wireless and reverse wireless charging at 27W.
Huawei P40 Pro+
The Huawei P40 Pro+ and the P40 Pro have a lot in common. They both have the same 90Hz 6.58 inches display with 1200 x 2640 pixels resolution. The battery size also remains the same and so does the charging capability.
But that definitely is not the end story. The main area where the P40 Pro+ defers from the regular Pro is where it matters the most, the cameras. The Huawei P40 Pro+ packs a total of 5 cameras. What! These combinations are made by an f/1.9 50MP main shooter, f/4.4 8MP periscope telephoto, f/2.4 8MP telephoto, f/1.8 40MP ultra-wide, and a 3D TOF sensor. Wow, that was a mouth full! With all these lenses no wonder, the P40 Pr0+ is ranked as the best smartphone camera in the world by DXO Mark.
Not only in the rear end, but the P40 Pro+ has something new to offer in the front camera as well. The phone packs a dual selfie shooter made by an f/2.2 32MP and a TOF sensor. This basically means more bokehlicious selfies. Although I love the inclusion of a secondary front camera, the pill-shaped cut out is too much for me. Smartphone manufacturers seriously need to find an alternative way to implement front cameras. Both the notch and pop up design is not quite working out so well, at least not for me.
So with all these features, the Huawei P40 Pro+ sets out to be one of the best smartphones in the market. It has it all from rich design, powerful hardware, and an astronomical camera.
Huawei P40 Price in Nepal | Will it Launch?
With all these features and capabilities, we expect the P40 series to sell very well all around the world. Well, at least that would have been the case if not for the lack of Google Services and the unfolding global situation due to COVID-19. For many, the lack of Google services is a deal-breaker. However, to combat this Huawei has been relentlessly working on its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). They have been working with developers around the globe, even in Nepal, to provide needed apps on their mobile platform. However, it will take a lot of time to match what Google has to offer.
The phones, most likely, won’t make their way to Nepal. Even if they do, they will only be available in limited quality. As for price, the P40 series of phones are priced internationally at EUR 799 for the P40 (128GB), EUR 999 for the P40 Pro (256GB), and EUR 1399 for the P40 Pro+ (512GB). The Huawei P40 price in Nepal could range from Rs 95,000 all the way up to Rs 1,70,000, depending on the phone and specifications.
It is really sad to see such a glorious and capable phone disregarded in such a way. I hope this changes in the days to come.
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