Huawei P40 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Huawei P40 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Huawei P40 is a 2020 smartphone. It measures 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm and weighs 175 g. It has a OLED display measuring 6.1" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 2340 and 422 ppi pixel density.

There is Dual front camera with 32 MP. The main camera is Triple with 50 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU with 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM memory. The battery is 3800 mAh.

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Huawei P40 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Huawei P40

Release date

2020, March 26


148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm (5.86 x 2.8 x 0.33 in)


175 g (6.17 oz)

Body build

Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame


Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Black


3800 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po

Approximate price400 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

6.1" inc

Screen area

91.3 cm2

Screen format

19.5:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 2340 px

PPI /points per inch/

422 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Other - DCI-P3

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

50 MP, Triple

Camera specs

-50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28'', 2.44µm, omnidirectional PDAF, OIS
-8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
-16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), AF


Leica optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@960fps; gyro-EIS
Front camera, selfie

32 MP, Dual


32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
IR TOF 3D, (biometrics sensor only)



Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps


Operating system OS

Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); EMUI 10.1


- HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)

Processor CPU

- Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-G76 MP16

External memory

NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)

Internal memory

128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM

Antutu 8 score 496357 (Rank 104 of 1138)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 754 (Rank 315 of 1569)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 2939 (Rank 238 of 1564)

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM/eSIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack No
- 32-bit/384kHz audio

Other features

- Sensors - Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass , Infrared port
- Fast charging 22.5W
- IP53 dust and splash protection
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Huawei. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Huawei may not be reflected.

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei P40 was around 400 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, March 26.
The weight of the Huawei P40 is 175 g.
The screen size of the Huawei P40 is 6.1" inches.
The size of the Huawei P40 is 148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm (HxWxD).

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