The Huawei P40 Pro 5G: the new era is here.

13 May 2020

Huawei have undoubtedly released some of the most impressive smartphones in recent years, taking photography to new heights with their incredible low-light and zooming capabilities, and introducing us to cutting-edge technology such as in-screen fingerprint scanners and reverse charging.

But Huawei won’t rest on past glories. The Huawei P40 Pro 5G marks the start of a new era with their very own mobile ecosystem and app store, Huawei AppGallery.

Introducing Huawei AppGallery


Strictly speaking, Huawei AppGallery isn’t new; it’s already available in over 170 countries and is the world’s third largest app store. Plus, it’s getting bigger every day. But the Huawei P40 Pro 5G is the first Huawei smartphone available on EE to solely use Huawei AppGallery – the place to go to download over 45,000 apps for your phone.

The Huawei P40 Pro 5G also boasts a Phone Clone feature, which lets you transfer many apps from your old phone during the initial set up. It’s a great way to get started before exploring what’s available on Huawei AppGallery. You can learn more about Phone Clone here.

It’s an exciting time to see the Huawei brand grow. And the Huawei P40 Pro 5G still excels in all the areas Huawei has become famous for – it recently received the top DxOMark score for its main camera – one of the top awards for mobile photography.

Introducing the new Huawei P40 Pro 5G

Huawei P40 Pro 5G side view

The P40 Pro 5G perfectly welcomes a new era for Huawei, brilliantly blending your favourite features with new and exciting technology.

It’s a beautiful phone, but it packs a real punch too. We’re talking a superfast Kirin 990 5G chip that makes your phone feel blazingly fast and takes full advantage of our speedy 5G network.

What’s more, the Huawei P40 Pro 5G features 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space, a large battery that can be charged quickly (70% in just 30 minutes), reverse charging, water and dust resistance, and a dual SIM so you can use two numbers on one phone.

Four fab Leica lenses take your photography to new levels

Huawei P40 Pro 5G camera module on a black background

Huawei continues to make photography the primary focus on the P40 Pro 5G, with four Leica lenses making up the phone’s camera module. This includes a main 50MP Ultra Vision Camera lens that takes advantage of a new sensor that lets in up to 40% more light than its predecessors. The result means brighter, more detailed images even in extreme low light and vibrant day-time images. There’s a superfast autofocus onboard too, so you can point and shoot whenever the perfect photo opportunity pops up without worrying about blurry results. Images remain sharp and detailed.  

The phone’s 12MP telephoto lens features a 50x zoom – combining optical and hybrid zooming capabilities to produce the final up-close image. The lens can zoom in up to 5x optically, giving you incredibly detailed close-ups and the ability to see parts of the image that can barely be seen by the naked eye. Having such a powerful zoom gives you so many more options and avenues to explore when it comes to editing your images.

The 40MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera captures broader images that pack in more detail, but it also acts as a powerful video recorder. This lens is capable of recording 4K video at 60 frames per second for silky smooth, and super-steady, clips.

a hand holding the Huawei P40 Pro 5G under water

The P40 Pro 5G’s incredible low-light capabilities are carried across to video too, so now you can capture more detail than ever in your night-time videos. And the out-of-this-world 7680 frames-per-second Ultra Slow Motion video recording that first appeared on the Mate 30 Pro makes its way to the new Huawei P40 Pro 5G, too. Even the 32MP selfie camera features 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, so you can star in your own high-quality video recordings.

Finally, the P40 Pro 5G’s 3D Depth Sensing Camera delivers real-time depth detection, so you can take beautiful looking photos with blurred backgrounds. This adds a sprinkling of creative magic to those portrait photos of friends, family and pets.

The Huawei P40 Pro 5G also uses the power of Golden Snap AI (artificial intelligence) to give your photos that little boost that can make all the difference. With pixel-level enhancement, the Huawei P40 Pro 5G analyses the environment and people in your photos to restore the original look with great lighting, natural colour and sharp detail.

Then there’s the neat Golden Snap AI Remove Passerby option that lets you quickly remove people from your photos, the Golden Snap AI Remove Reflection tool that lets you take away reflections after taking your shot, and the Golden Snap AI Best Moment feature that automatically captures the best photos from your 4K video clips.

Screen star

view of the Huawei P40 Pro 5G's screen from bottom to top

Flip the phone over and you’ll discover the other star of the show on the new Huawei P40 Pro 5G – the Quad-Curve Overflow Display. This gives the P40 Pro 5G an elegant appeal, with all four corners of the 6.58-inch display curving for a barely-any-bezels look, immersive viewing experience and a phone that feels comfortable in your hand.

The display’s refresh rate has been boosted too. It now refreshes 90 times a second for super-smooth scrolling when you’re browsing a webpage or social media site. And if you’re a keen gamer that enjoys playing the latest hi-res games where every split-second counts, the extra fast and smooth refresh rate will give you that competitive edge.

The Huawei P40 Pro 5G’s new Quad-Curve Overflow display keeps those handy features that proved such a hit on their recent phones too, including a superfast fingerprint scanner built in to the screen that lets you securely unlock your phone in an instant. There’s a fast face unlocking option too, if you prefer that method of opening up your phone, which works in both bright light and low-light conditions.

So if photography and screen smarts are key considerations for your next phone, and you like the idea of trying out a new ecosystem on a supremely stylish phone, the Huawei P40 Pro 5G’s is well worth a look.

Cloud storage

Huawei P40 Pro front and back

You can get 50GB of free Huawei Cloud storage when you buy the Huawei P40 Pro 5G. Simply take a look under the Cloud section in the phone’s Settings. The offer is available until 31st December 2020 (you’ll need to add the storage before this date too).

The increased storage is free for one year from the date you redeem the offer. There’s a charge for the service after the first year.

5G is fast. Faster than anything you’ve seen before. But
what are the facts and figures behind the (mightily impressive) headlines? If
you’ve been wondering what 5G speeds you can achieve on the UK’s number one
network, or how fast you can ping data over the 5G airwaves, we’ve got the

Here’s everything you need to know about 5G speeds.

How fast is 5G in

Up till now, we’ve tended to talk about download speeds in
megabits per second (Mb/s). The more Mb/s, the faster your speed. With 4G on EE,
average download speeds are around 30 Mb/s.

5G takes things to a whole new level – we’ll even need a new
abbreviation. That’s because 5G speeds could reach 1000 Mb/s – or 1 gigabit per
second (1Gb/s).

How fast is 5G in the

The magic number of 1Gb/s will require all our 5G
infrastructure to be up and running, and we’re still in the early days. But
with a 5G phone and 5GEE plan, right now, you can expect maximum download
speeds of around 100 Mb/s in some of the UK’s busiest cities and towns.

Find out when 5G is coming to your area > https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/5g-on-ee/5g-uk-coverage

Is 5G really that
much faster than 4G?

When 4G first hit the UK, it was a revolution. 4G speeds made so
much possible – so many of the apps we rely on today, from those that help us
hitch a ride to booking a holiday, wouldn’t work without it.

5G isn’t a replacement for 4G, but it adds another level.

All wireless communications take place over radiofrequencies. 5G
mainly uses higher frequencies than 4G, and it’s those higher frequencies that
make 5G faster.



What frequencies does
5G use?

Our 5G network is currently using frequencies around 3.4
gigahertz (GHz), while our 2G, 3G and 4G networks use frequencies ranging from
around 800 megahertz (MHz) to 2.6 GHz.

Is 5G faster than broadband?

With such impressive 5G speeds, you might be wondering if
you still need conventional (fixed line) broadband? Should you embrace the
mobile revolution and opt for a 5G router instead?

A 5G router could be a great option if you’re in a 5G area
that doesn’t get great fixed line broadband, because 5G WiFi could give you
equivalent speeds to ultrafast fibre broadband (that’s over 300 Mb/s).

Find out more about 5G WiFi > https://shop.ee.co.uk/dongles/pay-monthly-mobile-broadband/htc-5g-hub/details

I’m convinced! How do
I get a 5G phone?

We have the latest 5G phones and a great range of 5G plans
to take care of all your data needs.

Buy a 5G phone > https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/best-5g-phones

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