Huawei P40 Pro vs Huawei P30 Pro: What's Changed?

Huawei P40 Pro vs Huawei P30 Pro: What’s Changed?

Aside from the P40, Huawei also revealed the more powerful P40 Pro. So, what improvements does it offer over its predecessor, the P30 Pro? Should you upgrade? Find out in the specs comparison below.

Huawei P40 Pro specs:Huawei P30 Pro specs:
6.58-inch FHD+ (2640 x 1200) Flex OLED Quad-Curve Overflow Display, 90Hz6.47-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) OLED display, 398ppi
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G 2.86GHz octa-core CPUHiSilicon Kirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core CPU
Mali-G76 GPUMali-G76 MP10 GPU
128GB, 256GB storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB UFS 2.1
NM card support, up to 256GBNM card support
Quad-rear cameras:
* 50MP Ultra Vision Camera, F1.9 RYYB (main, OIS, Octa PD AF)
* 40MP SuperSensing Cine Camera, F1.8 (ultra-wide)
* 12MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera F3.4 RYYB (periscope), 5x optical, OIS)
* ToF camera
Triple-rear cameras:
* 40MP F1.6 (main)
* 20MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
* 8MP F3.4 (telephoto)
* ToF camera
32MP AF  F2.2 front camera + IR Depth/Gesture Camera32MP F2.0 front camera
Single-SIM + eSIM (for select models)
WiFi 6 PlusWiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.0
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
IR Face UnlockFace Unlock
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
IR BlasterIR Blaster
EMUI 10.1 (Android 10) w/ HMSEMUI 10 (Android 10) w/ GMS
4,200mAh battery w/ 40W Fast Charging, 27W Wireless Charging, Wireless Reverse Charge4,200mAh battery w/ 40W Fast Charging
158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
203 g192 g

Summary of improvements of the P40 Pro:
• Higher display resolution
• Slimmer bezels
• 90Hz refresh rate
• Newer and more powerful CPU
• Better cameras
• Front camera + IR Depth Sensing
• 5G connectivity
• Newer WiFi version
• Newer Bluetooth version

The Huawei P40 Pro brings a lot of improvements compared to the P30 Pro of last year. Looking at the display, it now has a slightly larger screen with a higher resolution and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate.

Performance-wise, the newer Kirin 990 5G chipset will bring better performance compared to the P30 Pro’s Kirin 980. RAM capacity is almost the same, but the P40 Pro has a faster storage type. Although the P30 Pro has a higher 512GB storage option.


In terms of imaging, the P40 Pro delivers tons of improvements, especially in the features department including zoom capabilities. It has a higher camera resolution in all cameras, and new capabilities compared to the P30 Pro. For the front camera, the resolution is the same, although the P40 has extra sensors for better selfies.

In terms of connectivity, the P40 Pro offers the newer 5G, WiFi 6 Plus, and Bluetooth 5.1. For the software, it runs on EMUI 10 based on Android 10 out of the box, but instead of GMS, it has HMS. The P30 Pro, on the other hand, has GMS.

Battery capacity is the same on both devices at 4,200mAh with 40W fast charging.

Should you upgrade?

If you have the P30 Pro, you can consider upgrading to the P40 Pro if you really need the 90Hz refresh rate, 5G connectivity, and new camera features. If not, you might want to wait for next year’s flagship instead.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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