All You Need to Know about the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro: Key Features, Sample Photos, Videos and More

It’s 2021 and I’m still blown away with my HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro experience for the simple reason that aside from having the industry’s most advanced chipset and is 5G ready, the camera is soooo freakin’ great! And it’s not just me huh? Even DXO Mark, the authority when it comes to ranking smartphone camera performances rated the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Plus the top 2 best smartphone cameras in 2020. The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is hailed as their #1 in the Selfie Camera category too. Here’s proof:

Before I tell you more about the Mate 40 Pro’s legendary Ultra Cine Camera system, here are the other impressive notable highlights:

It’s 5G enabled!

5G service was officially rolled out last year by our leading telcos and I believe this is one of the few things I’m thankful for in 2020. 5G is 10 times faster than 4G so switching to a 5G enabled smartphone is seriously the smartest thing you can do this 2021. If you’re working from home, attending online classes, have an online business, a gaming enthusiast, a content creator or anyone who uses the internet heavily, then 5G is one of the best tools for you to achieve your productivity goals. With 5G, you can enjoy seamless clear video calls, super-fast uploads/downloads, lag-free gaming, instant loading of videos (yes no more waiting), download apps in seconds etc.  Telcos like SMART offer affordable 5G GIGA Plus packages (I subscribe to this every month for only P600 with around 45GB) suited to every budget.

It has the smartphone industry’s leading chipset

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro features the world’s first 5nm 5G SoC- the  Kirin 9000, which packs more than 15.3 billion transistors. It is the smartphone industry’s most advanced. The Kirin 9000 is not only powerful and more power-efficient than its predecessor, it also ensures an impactful, high-speed experience.

Looooong Battery Life with Super 66W Super Fast Charging

The Mate40 Pro has a large battery capacity of 4400mAh and supports a 66W HUAWEI Wired SuperCharge and the new generation 50W HUAWEI Wireless SuperCharge. In my experience, my Mate 40 Pro lasts for almost 2 days and the super-fast 66W SuperCharge powers-up my phone in less than an hour.

Watch this video I made last month to view the amazing productivity and camera features of the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro.

Best in Photography and Videography

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is no doubt the BEST Photography and Videography smartphone today with its ULTRA VISION CINE CAMERA SYSTEM.

The front camera has a 13MP FOV field of view, 100 degree Ultra Vision Selfie Camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera. The rear camera on the other hand, has a Periscope Telephoto Camera, a 1.9F, 50MP Super Sensing Wide Camera and a 1.8/F, 20MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera. With the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro, users can easily capture their best moments in photos and videos anytime and anywhere, in true all-scenario style.

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro supports real-time HDR that is enabled by default. Even when you’re in places where there’s extreme contrast in lighting, the XD Fusion HDR Video allows details in both dark and bright areas to come through clearly.

There’s also Steady Shot or AI Image Stabilization which opens the door to countless video possibilities. Slow walks in the park, or wild panning shots can now be reliably shot handheld. No more need to buy a gimbal.

On the Mate 40 Pro, Front and Rear Dual-View Video let you capture with both front and rear cameras.  By using this feature, you can film your subject and your reaction at the same time.

The Ultra Vision Selfie Camera has ultra-wide video mode in 4k… yes, 4k!

Another vlog solution feature is the fun Slow-Motion Selfie feature. Capturing at 240fps, this feature lets you slow down the action to just 1/8 of real-time during playback.

You can also create pro like video content with the Mate 40 pro’s Story Creator feature. It has six templates, each offering a custom set of shots to help you capture your story with cinematic flair.

Follow subjects using Tracking Shot. The AI in the Mate 40 pro intelligently identifies various subjects in the frame. Simply tap the Tracking Shot button in Video mode. Tap your subject of choice on the viewfinder to start tracking.

The Ultra Vision Selfie Camera system features Audio Focus, a Huawei-developed directional sound pickup solution which lets you amplify the voice of a subject in focus while boosting clarity and minimising the ambient noise.

While the rear camera system supports Audio Zoom. The more you zoom into a subject, the more his or her voice is amplified in the captured footage.

To view all these said features and sample footage, check out this video I made last month…

Sync and Share with HUAWEI Share

Of course, after shooting photos and video footage, transfer them easily with just one tap with the HUAWEI SHARE and  HUAWEI Multi-Screen collaboration features. This is one of the best things I love by embracing the HUAWEI Ecosystem.  All my HUAWEI gadgets are synced to give me a fully intelligent and connected experience.

Get your favorite popular apps on the AppGallery and Petal Search Widget

All HUAWEI devices are pre-installed with AppGallery, which offers a wealth of global and localized apps that enrich the Huawei device user experience. You can search, download, manage and share mobile apps on it, as well as enjoy exclusive local activities and special offers, with new content from top providers being added on a continuous basis.

No need to worry because several Google apps can work on Huawei devices. Take for example Gmail- there’s no more need to have the Gmail app because has a pre-installed HUAWEI EMAIL app where you can log in both Gmail and Yahoo Mail. YouTube, Google Drive, Google Search can be accessed via Huawei browser and can be placed on Huawei devices home screen too.

Here’s a list of leading apps which users can download at the AppGallery:

Social and Entertainment: ZOOM Cloud Meetings, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, Line, Viu, iFlix, WeSing, Kumu, Wattpad, Real Drum, iWant, Musixmatch, SoundHound, Midifun Karaoke, MX Player, 9GAG, Cashalo, Pinterest, Platinum Digital Songbook,  SM Cinema, WeChat,  Snapchat, iFlix, WISH 107.5, Kumu, Twitch, VLC, imo, Weibo

Shopping: Shopee, Lazada, Booky, Metrodeal, Watsons, Beauty MNL, Zaful , OLX Buy and Sell, Atome,  My Home Credit, Shopback, Carousell, Viu, Viber, Akulaku, Oshopping, Ali Express, Alibaba, MetroDeal

Business and Finance: SSS, PayMaya, Gcash, Cliqq, Metro Bank App, BDO Mobile, BPI Mobile, SSS, Union Bank, Globe At Home, Fast Cash, LANDBank, Pesoloan, Pondo Peso, Robinsons Rewards, GlobeOne, Eastwest Mobile, PNB Mobile Banking, Security Bank, My SMAC

Food and Delivery: LBC Connect, foodpanda, McDo, Shakey’s Super App, Eatigo, Cliqq by 7-eleven, Booky, Lalamove, Zomato,

Games: FreeFire, Mobile Legends, Asphalt9, Lords Mobile, Candy Crush, Plants Vs. Zombies

Work and Education:  Meriam-Webster Documents, Swift Keyboard, SHAREit, Microsoft Office Mobile Suite

News: GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Flipboard, ClickTheCity

GPS and Maps, and other tools: HERE WeGo, AccuWeather, DU Recorder, QR & Barcode Scanner, Speedtest by Ookla, ES File Explorer File Manager,  Clean Manager, CamScanner, CM Launcher 3D, Parallel Space

Travel: Traveloka, Trivago, Uber, Skyscanner, Klook, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines,,

Editing: Canva, Cam 360, VidMate, WPS Office, PicsArt, Beauty Plus, Filmora Go, VLC, Youcut, Viva Video

Meanwhile, HUAWEI’s Petal Search Widget is a new search tool that allows Huawei smartphone owners to search and find everything they need like apps, news, images, and more

Petal Search allows you to install apps not only from AppGallery but also from official and third-party websites. It also provides suggestions and trending apps information. The search tool does not limit the results to news, images, and entertainment only. It lists apps from a number of sources and always lists the origin of the source alongside. The Huawei AppGallery is completely integrated into the widget and any apps already available in the AppGallery will appear at the top of any search in the new tool. Hundreds of new apps continue to be added to the AppGallery every week.

With all these innovative and unmatched features, there is no doubt that the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the Best smartphone to date. And guess what? The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is affordably priced at only P55,999.00!

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