The cameras of the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro +, explained

The new Huawei P40s are already here. Punctual to your appointment. But this year they come with an important novelty: they have landed in a triple game. Unlike in recent years, in which the Chinese brand launched two models with slightly different specifications to shape its family of phones with a markedly photographic vocation, this time it has surprised us with three terminals with much in common, but also with important differences.

The entry to the new P40 series, if we leave aside the P40 Lite model that we have recently analyzed , and whose ambition is clearly more restrained, is the P40. To dry. Above it, like other years, is the P40 Pro, an option clearly intended for enthusiasts who want a mobile phone with advanced photographic features. And one step beyond this, and here comes the real novelty, we have the P40 Pro + model , which leads the P40 Pro in some important sections. Let’s see what the cameras of these new smartphones offer us.

Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro +: technical specifications

If you take a look at the table that we publish a little below you will see that these three mobile phones share some important components, such as, for example, their SoC and their 8 GB of main memory. However, if we stick to the photographic section, which is what really interests us in this article, there are important differences between them that it is possible to intuit if we keep in mind that the P40 has three cameras; the P40 Pro, four; And finally, the P40 Pro + is supported by no less than five cameras.

These smartphones have a lot in common, but their endowment of cameras is different. The P40 has three; the P40 Pro, four; and the P40 Pro +, five

The P40’s main camera integrates a very respectable 50 megapixel RYYB sensor (1 / 1.28 inches) that works in tandem with an aperture value of f / 1.9. The second camera of this mobile is a wide angle equipped with a 16-megapixel sensor that works side by side with an aperture value of f / 2.2. And finally, the telephoto lens uses an 8-megapixel sensor and an aperture value of f / 2.4. This camera offers us a 3x optical zoom and incorporates optical stabilization.

Now we go with the four cameras of the P40 Pro model . The main camera uses the same sensor and the same optics of the equivalent unit of the P40, but this mobile phone incorporates optical stabilization. The wide angle opts for a 40 megapixel sensor and an optics with an aperture value of f / 1.8 that clearly stands out for its luminosity. The third camera, the telephoto lens, uses a 12-megapixel RYYB sensor and an aperture value of f / 3.4. The optical zoom of this mobile reaches five magnifications and is assisted by optical stabilization. The fourth and final unit is a ToF 3D camera. In the article that I link right here we explain how these cameras work .

Now it is time to investigate the smartphone with the most ambitious photographic vocation of Huawei . The main camera of the P40 Pro + is identical to that of the P40 Pro; same sensor and same optics with stabilization. The wide angle of these two phones is also identical. But the picture changes if we stick to telephoto lenses. And is that the P40 Pro + has two, both with an 8-megapixel sensor but with different optics. The first uses an optical aperture value of f / 2.4 and has a zoom 3x optical, while the second uses an optical aperture f / 4.4 (much fainter than the other) and has a zoom 10x optical. Have a zoomof this caliber in a phone is a real cool, but, as we have just seen, its optics is not very light, so it will be interesting to see how it performs when we have the opportunity to thoroughly analyze this mobile phone. The last camera on the P40 Pro +, the fifth, is a 3D ToF unit.