Huawei P40, MatePad Pro launching 2 April

Huawei’s latest photography-centric flagship smartphones—the P40 and P40 Pro are coming to Malaysia on 2 April 2020. That aside, making their way to local shores are the MatePad Pro and new Watch GT 2e.

With the Movement Control Order in effect amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the Malaysian launch will be a virtual one, happening at 6PM on Thursday, 2 April 2020.

To catch the livestream, tune in to Huawei Malaysia’s YouTube channel or head over to its Facebook page.

The launch will also be broadcast over TV channels such as TV3, NTV7, 8TV as well as other Facebook platforms namely BH Online, Metro, OhBulan!, TV3, News Straits Times, and others.

Huawei P40 launch Malaysia
  • Save

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be making a debut, while the range-topping P40 Pro+ will only be coming later. Purported specs are 8GB RAM + 128GB of storage for the base P40; 8GB RAM + 256GB of storage of the P40 Pro.

The P40 packs a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display (2340×1080) while the P40 Pro gets a 6.58-inch OLED screen (2640×1200) with a 90Hz refresh rate and an unconventional 22:10 screen aspect ratio. Huawei calls the new display a Quad-Curve Overflow Display and it incorporates a punch-hole dual-camera setup reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

  • Save

Under the hood, both feature the latest Kirin 990 5G chip and they run EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 (and yes, sans Google Mobile Services).

In terms of optics, the new P40 series adopts a now-popular rectangular camera array on the back housing up to a quad-camera system. On the P40, it consists of a 50MP f/1.9 wide-angle main camera, 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera. Meanwhile, the P40 boasts a 50MP f/1.9 wide-angle camera, 40MP f/1.8 ultra-wide-angle camera, 12MP f/3.4 telephoto camera, and 3D depth sensing camera.

  • Save

The P40 is equipped with a 3,800mAh battery that charges up via USB-C and supports Huawei SuperCharge (22.5W), while the P40 Pro packs a larger 4,200mAh battery that supports Huawei SuperCharge (40W) as well as Wireless Huawei SuperCharge (27W).

Another key difference between the two models is that the P40 only has IP53 splash resistance while the P40 Pro boasts IP68 dust- and water-resistance.

  • Save

Huawei MatePad Pro

Huawei’s “Pro” tablet that takes the fight to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Apple iPad Pro, will be the first 5G tablet to arrive in Malaysia. Powered by the Kirin 990 chip, it comes with an iPad Pro-ish keyboard cover and a stylus cleverly called the “M-Pencil” which charges when it’s attached to the MatePad Pro.

  • Save

Huawei Watch GT 2e

This stylish smartwatch is a sportier version of the Huawei Watch GT 2 and it features sports bands like the Apple Watch.

Huawei is also expected to announce updates to its AppGallery and Huawei Care 2020.

Stay tuned for the launch!

Subscribe to Vernonchan.comNever miss a story, read stories on Feedly and Medium

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.