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Huawei P40, P40 Pro available now, offered on postpaid, too

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The preorder period has ended. Huawei’s new 5G-enabled flagship phones are now officially available in the Philippines.

(Update, June 15: They’re now being offered by Smart Communications, too! Read Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro now on Smart Postpaid.)

The Huawei P40 is priced at P36,990 (around $729), while the Huawei P40 Pro costs P50,990 ($1,004) — pretty competitive considering the handsets are compatible with the local 5G networks. Yeah, 5G is still in its infancy in the country, but this should be good news for those who think “future-proofing.”

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What’s more, the Pro model is deemed the best camera phone on image-quality rating site DxOMark. The Kirin 990-powered series also runs Android 10-based EMUI 10.1, which brings with it new features such as Huawei MeeTime and more Multi-screen Collaboration capabilities, to name two.

The good news is you can still get freebies worth P3,290 ($65) in total if you buy a Huawei P40 or Huawei P40 Pro from Lazada, Shopee, or Abenson by May 31:

  • Huawei Band 4 (P1,890 or $37)
  • 50GB cloud storage free for a year (P588 or $12)
  • P70 ($1.38) GCash voucher
  • P50 ($1) PayMaya credits
  • P100 ($2) discount on GMovies
  • Booky Prime membership for 3 months (P597 or $12)

No word yet on when the Huawei P40 Pro Plus is going to be sold in the Philippines, but the most premium of the lineup is scheduled for international release in June.

Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro on Globe Postpaid

Coinciding with their local availability is the release of the two smartphones’ preorder details on postpaid. Both are being offered for pre-purchase on Globe Telecom’s ThePlan 1799 from today, April 25, until May 2, with freebies that include the Huawei FreeBuds 3 earphones and a pair of Huawei Gentle Monster eyewear.

READ ALSO: Watch: 5G and 4G speed tests on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Globe makes history with 1st 5G service in Southeast Asia

Pay P1,799 ($35) each month for 24 months plus the one-time cash out (P7,200 or $142 for the regular model and P24,000 or $473 for the Pro edition). Take note that the said postpaid plan comes with the following:

  • 15GB of data
  • unlimited text to all networks
  • unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 100 minutes of all-net calls
  • free access to Amazon Prime for six months
  • 3 months access to iFlix VIP
  • 1GB Facebook

The plan mix can be customized depending on your preference.

Unboxing the Huawei P40 Pro with former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach

Huawei P40 specs

  • 6.1-inch OLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor
  • 4G/5G connectivity
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Triple 50-megapixel, f/1.9 (main), 16-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 8-megapixel, f/2.4 with OIS (telephoto) rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel front camera and IR sensor
  • Fingerprint reader (under-display)
  • 3,800mAh battery with 22.5-watt fast charging
  • EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 with Huawei Mobile Services

Huawei P40 Pro specs

  • 6.58-inch OLED display, 2,640 x 1,200 resolution with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor
  • 5G connectivity
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB storage
  • Quad 50-megapixel, f/1.9 with OIS (main), 40-megapixel, f/1.8 (ultra wide), 12-megapixel, f/3.4 with OIS (telephoto with 5x optical zoom), 3D ToF camera (depth) rear cameras
  • Dual 32-megapixel front camera, depth sensor
  • Fingerprint reader (under-display)
  • 4,200mAh battery with 40-watt fast charging, 27-watt fast wireless charging
  • EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 with Huawei Mobile Services

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.