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HWM Singapore|May 2020
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Liu Hongzuo

The Android-based Huawei P40 Pro is here to improve upon its photography features, despite lacking Google’s Play Store and having to convince everyone that it’s a flagship phone worthy of being among the people’s top choice in 2020.

The P40 Pro’s QuadCurve Overflow Display features rounded glass edges to emulate a near-overflowing glass of water with its almost bezel-less appearance. Its 6.58-inch OLED display features refresh rates up to 90Hz and a resolution of 2,640 x 1,200 pixels for a pretty vibrant and smooth experience, but what makes the display stand out more is that Huawei’s EMUI interface is now actually well-designed enough to appear crisp and sharp to the eye. Apps and videos render quite nicely on the device, befitting its flagship status.

The P40 Pro runs on the Android 10 operating system with Huawei’s latest EMUI 10.1 skin sitting on top of the OS. If you’re coming from an earlier version of EMUI, it’s worth noting that Huawei has finally brought Dark Mode interface to its users as a standard. The new 10.1 update also brings some hidden software enhancements such as a HD video calling feature embedded in the dailer called MeeTime. This function is similar to Apple’s FaceTime.

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