HarmonyOS update rolling out for Huawei P40 Series

Last year, Huawei announced three new smartphones at the online-only event, as it took the wraps off the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and the P40 Pro+. The new smartphones come as the company’s flagship for 2020 and replace the P30 series of phones that were quite popular with buyers across the globe for their almost professional-grade camera performance.

The phones were launched with the EMUI 10.1 and since then all devices had received a number of updates in the form of EMUI 10.1, EMUI 11, and more. Now, it’s time for the HarmonyOS update, the company has started rolling out the HarmonyOS (C00E160R3P6) update for the P40 Series with a package size of about 1.26GB. This update adds a multi-camera shooting mode.

By changing the camera position, you can get more wonderful videos and photos of the lens. At the same time, the service center will add a new file center function to make viewing files more convenient. Recommend you to update the experience. Below you can check the complete changelog.

Huawei P40 Series HarmonyOS Changelog:


  • The camera mode is newly added. During the shooting process, you can choose a HarmonyOS 2 mobile phone or tablet (multi-camera mode supported) in the same WLAN network as the lens to shoot wonderful images from multiple angles, and remotely take pictures.
  • Fix the problem that the camera watermark cannot be automatically rotated in some scenes;

Service Center

  • Added a new file center function, which can generate a universal card and add it to the desktop, making it easier to view files. You can also view files of other devices in the HyperTerminal (currently only mobile phones) across devices.

Control Center

  • The Control center and notification center can be quickly switched by swiping left and right.
  • Optimize the interface display of the control center.

Application Assistant

  • Optimize the operation experience of the drop-down status bar in the game scene.


  • Incorporate security patches to enhance mobile phone system security.

HarmonyOS Huawei P40 Series

Huawei P40 Pro, P40 Pro+: Specifications

The two P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ sports a 6.58-inch octa flex display which is curved on both sides. The display is capable of Quad HD+ resolutions and a 90Hz refresh rate. It also supports DCI-P3 HDR colour gamut.

Under the hood, both the phones come running Huawei’s own Kirin 990 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM on the P40 Pro and 8GB of RAM on P40 Pro+. For storage, the P40 Pro gets up to 256GB storage while the P40 Pro+ gets 512GB of memory for storing photos, videos and games.

The cameras are definitely the biggest highlight of the two phones, and it where the two phones differ slightly. For the P40 Pro+, Huawei has gone ahead with a Leica Ultra Vision camera set-up that will comprise of a 50 MP primary lens, a 40 MPsecondary lens, an 8-MP periscope lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, a ToF sensor, and finally a colour temperature sensor too — making it a total of 6 sensors onboard for photography.

The P40 Pro, on the other hand, brings a quad-camera set-up which again has the same branding but will comprise of a 50-megapixel primary lens, a 40-megapixel secondary lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a fourth ToF sensor. There will also be a colour temperature sensor on the P40 Pro.

The two phones also get a 4,200 mAh battery with support for 40W wired charging and also 40W super-fast wireless charging on the P40 Pro+ while, 27W wireless charging on the P40 Pro. For software, the phone will come running HMS-based EMUI 10.1.


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