Huawei launches the P40 Pro+ with 5G in Australia

Huawei will launch their new flagship P40+ Pro in Australia on Friday August 7th. The P40+ Pro is Huawei’s first foray into the 5G market in the region.

The P30 was one of the best smartphones on the market when we reviewed it last year and I’d expect this year’s version to be just as good, with one gigantic caveat… Google.

Whilst the P40 range is still running the Android variant EMUI as its OS, the ongoing ban of Huawei’s products in the US means there are no Google applications available on the handset. No Gmail, no Google Photos, no Play Store, which for many could be an instant deal breaker.

If that doesn’t put you off then the P40+ Pro will be a killer phone for you to enjoy. Equipped with a Kirin 990 5G heart the phone also includes Wi-Fi 6, a 6.58″ OLED 90Hz display, 8GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

The rear camera is decked out with a 50MP wide-angle f/1.9, 40MP ultra-wide f/1.8 and 8MP 10x optical zoom f/4.4 array of lenses. The front is no slouch either with a solid 32MP f/2.2 + depth camera.

Available to order from the normal suite of retailers this coming Friday the new P40+ Pro will set you back more than a few bones at A$2,099. That’s a lot of meatballs with no Google apps!

On the plus side, purchases come with a bonus Huawei Watch GT 2e valued at A$349.