Huawei’s P40 Pro and MateBook pack punch but smartphone is limited by software

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Huawei fans will be happy to know the P40 series is now available in Australia, with the P40 Pro featuring a high-quality Ultra Vision Leica Quad Camera with Huawei XD Fusion Engine. The smartphone’s camera is capable of incredible zoom capabilities and has an overflow display as well as a high definition selfie camera. The camera also manages to take impressive images in low-light environments. 

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Photo taken in low-light environment using the P40.

Battery life is a big selling point, as is its cutting edge design. With light use, you should be able to get two full days’ worth of activity. 

The one thing that could be a deal-breaker is the lack of available software due to the absence of Google services such as Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube.

The RRP for the Huawei P40 is AU$1099 and the P40 Pro is AU$1599. 

P40 Pro highlights in a nutshell:

  • Ground-breaking camera innovations that radically expand mobile photography and video capture possibilities, including the advanced Ultra Vision Leica camera system.
  • Cutting-edge design including the HUAWEI Quad-curve Overflow Display that delivers outstanding fluidity and responsiveness.
  • Powered by Kirin 990 5G to deliver integrated 5G connectivity with the most comprehensive 5G band support, robust AI performance and power.
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P40 Pro featuring a high-quality Ultra Vision Leica Quad Camera

While Huawei’s new high-end laptop – the MateBook X Pro – is competitively priced, the hardware has not changed much since its predecessor. Weight, dimensions and design are pretty much identical, with a 13.9 inch LCD panel. The obvious difference is the newer Intel i7-10510U CPU. 

Pricing for the Huawei MateBook X Pro starts at AU$3299. 

MateBook X Pro highlights in a nutshell:

  • The world’s first Ultra FullView display achieving a 91% screen to body ratio and unique 3:2 aspect ratio allowing users to take full advantage of the screen
  • Stylish and lightweight design at only 14.6mm thick and weighing 1.33kg (can easily fit in handbag or backpack)
  • New Huawei Multi-screen Collaboration enabling users to seamlessly collaborate and transfer files between smartphone and notebook
  • Quad speakers offering exceptional surround sound experience and perfectly clear audio
  • Impressive battery life offering up to 13 hours on a single charge, plus quickly charges as a result of the 65W Type-C portable adapter (so you can work, shop online and watch videos or your current fav show in a day on a single charge)
  • A one-touch fingerprint power button that turns on and unlocks the notebook in less than 1 second – for ease and security

Find more out at the Huawei Australia website