Space-ringed Huawei Mate 40 packs mighty visual features

Buying a smartphone these days is no longer about connectivity but how far it can go to match, if not replace, another device. Take the newly-launched Huawei Mate 40 Series, for instance. It can give some top cameras and video cameras a good run for the money with its top notch camera and video features.

On the front of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ is a small front camera packed with 3D face unlock, an ultra vision selfie camera and smart gesture control.

Flip it over and the space ring design makes the smartphones stand out, not just for their looks but for the wide variety of camera options with the dual cine cameras and dual ultra wide cameras backed by a camera system co-engineered with Leica.

From steady shot to shot tracking, the cameras make it easy to capture high quality video along with true cinematic effects packed with background music, filters and effects.

Zoom is something that everyone wished for every now and then and the new cameras do not disappoint here — 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom for the Huawei 40 Pro and even better for the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ with 20x hybrid zoom and 100x digital zoom.

At the heart of the Huawei Mate 40 series is the Kirin 9000 series that is powerful enough to handle the video capturing and fully equipped for 5G.

As smartphones are used in a plethora of environrments, the new handsets give peace of mind with IP 68 dust and water resistance, a choice of both virtual and physical volume controls and enhanced mistouch prevention algorithms. 

Driven by the EMUI 11 operating system, the smartphones let users purge sensitive personal data such as location, time and device details from the file before its transmitted.

Availability and pricing for the region is not available yet but the Huawei Mate 40 smartphones do sound like an attractive option for those who value capturing high quality photos and videos, and wants to be 5G ready.