Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro achieved the first place in DxOMark Camera reviews with a 108MP quad-camera module. The camera module is the same as that of Xiaomi Mi Note 10, with a Samsung HMX 1.33-inch CMOS image sensor.
Huawei smartphones remain at the top of DxOMark since the launch of Huawei P20 Pro. The 40MP IMX600 image sensor has been used for over two years; in comparison, the brand new Samsung HMX isn't worse than it. Nevertheless, Huawei executives insist that the camera competition shouldn't blindly go for the end of high resolution.
For higher competitiveness, Huawei P40 Pro will have a new primary camera, which is still a product developed by Sony. The 52MP IMX700 image sensor supports 16-in-1 pixel-binning, and the output of 3.25MP photos, which means significant improvement of night shots. The other primary camera will be the 40MP IMX608 Cine Camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
The periscope telephoto lens will support 5x zoom, which is the same as Huawei P30 Pro. The fourth camera may be a ToF sensor.
Apart from Huawei P40 and P40 Pro, the rumored Huawei P40 Pro Premium is likely to be included, with the introduction of a super periscope telephoto lens with 10x zoom. Like Samsung S20 Ultra, Huawei P40 Pro Premium is designed for breaking the highest DxOMark camera score.
Huawei P40 Pro Premium only has a memory combination of 12GB+512GB. The other smartphones will be equipped with a standard RAM of 8GB.
As for the hardware, Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro Premium will be powered by Kirin 990 5G clocked at a higher frequency. The processor, which is built on the TSMC 7nm processor, will be launched today, with WiFi 6 support. As for Huawei P40, it will be equipped with Kirin 990 5G SoC.
In terms of the display, Huawei P40 will use the BoE AMOLED hole-punch display, while Samsung and LGD will be the suppliers of screens for the other two smartphones. In particular, the Samsung AMOLED screen will be a dual-lens hole-punch double curved screen, supporting the 90Hz refresh rate.
The battery life won't be disappointing at all, because Huawei P40 Pro will pack a 4000mAh battery and support 65W wired fast charging and 27W wireless charging.
The prices of Huawei P40 Series are lower than those of the Mate 30 Series. As for Huawei P40, the 8GB+128GB version will be available at 4,488 yuan, the 8GB+256GB version, 4,988 yuan. Huawei P40 Pro with 8GB+128GB memory will be available at 5,988 yuan; 8GB+256GB, 6,388 yuan; 8GB+512GB 6,988 yuan.
The prices are acceptable as they are about 1,000 lower than those of Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Besides, Huawei P40 Pro Premium with 12GB+512GB memory will cost 8,288 yuan.
The pricing is strategic. There is no doubt that the camera performance of Huawei P40 Pro will be higher than that of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. However, P40 Pro with the highest specs will cost 11 yuan less than Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. Which smartphone will you choose?
If you are determined to buy the best smartphone, according to DxOMark, you'll have to spend more.
The price of Samsung S20 Ultra is astonishing; in comparison, the price of Huawei P40 Pro Premium is reasonable.
Which one is more attractive to you? Huawei P40 Pro or Huawei P40 Pro Premium?