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Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro announced with speedy 50W wireless charging

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Huawei has announced the Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus, its latest flagship devices following the P40 series from earlier this year. The phones mark the debut of Huawei’s new flagship 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset and include curved 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED displays and 50W wireless charging. Alongside them, Huawei has also announced the step-down Mate 40.

Although Huawei’s phones have been difficult to use outside of China because of the lack of Google’s apps and services, its recent flagships like the P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus have continued to offer excellent camera performance. On paper, the Mate 40 Pro series looks to continue the trend.

The Mate 40 Pro Plus has a 50-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel ultrawide, an 8-megapixel periscope camera with a 10x zoom, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with a 3x zoom. In total, Huawei says the phone offers up to a 17x optical zoom.

Huawei consumer CEO Richard Yu showing the Huawei Mate 40 Pro (left) and Mate 40 (right).
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Meanwhile, the Mate 40 Pro has a similar 50-megapixel main camera and 20-megapixel ultrawide, but its periscope zoom lens is only 5x for a maximum optical zoom of 7x.

Internally, the phones have Huawei’s new Kirin 9000 chipset, which the company claims is the world’s first 5nm 5G processor. The chip pairs an 8-core CPU with a 24-core GPU. The Mate 40 Pro Plus comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, while the Mate 40 Pro has 8GB and 256GB, respectively. Both carry 4,400mAh batteries and support 50W wireless charging at speeds rivaling Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra. They also have 66W wired charging and reverse wireless charging to let you power up accessories or other handsets.

The Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus have in-display fingerprint sensors inside their 2772 x 1344 resolution displays, dual speakers, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The Pro is available in black, white, silver, yellow, and green, while the Pro Plus is available in only black and white.

On the software side, Huawei is continuing to invest in its own ecosystem of apps and services. New for the Mate 40 Pro is Petal Search and Maps. The lack of Google Maps, in particular, has been a real sticking point for Huawei’s recent devices, making this latest announcement very welcome.

As well as the Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus, Huawei has also announced a step-down Mate 40. It has a smaller 6.5-inch screen with a lower 1080p resolution and a slower Kirin 9000E processor. It also doesn’t have a periscope zoom lens and only has three cameras total. It’s got a 50-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel ultrawide, and an 8-megapixel telephoto with a 3x optical zoom. It has a smaller 4,200mAh battery with no wireless charging and a maximum of 40W wired fast charging, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Finally, there’s a Porsche Design version of the Mate 40, which features a unique sports car-inspired design, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a similar camera array to the Mate 40 Pro Plus.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus will retail for €1,399 ($1,655), while the Mate 40 Pro will cost €1,199 (£1099.99 / $1,418) and will be available from November 13th in the UK, and the Mate 40 will cost €899 ($1,063). The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS will cost €2,295 ($2,715). Release dates for the Mate 40 Pro Plus and Mate 40 were not announced onstage during the event.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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Apple will replace AirPods Pro for free with faulty noise cancellation, static or crackling

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Today, exactly one year after Apple first launched the AirPods Pro — and thus the same day the very first AirPods Pro owners will see their one-year warranties expire — Apple has launched a repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for another whole year if your AirPods Pro experience issues with noise cancellation or static.

Specifically, Apple will fix:

Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise or while talking on the phone

Active Noise Cancellation not working as expected, such as a loss of bass sound, or an increase in background sounds, such as street or airplane noise

Apple says only a “small percentage of AirPods Pro” are affected by the issues, but it apparently wasn’t just an early batch — Apple says affected units were manufactured “before October 2020,” meaning every AirPods Pro ever made might be eligible. That’s quite a recall if so. Apple says it will repair faulty AirPods Pro for two years after you first buy them.

We’ve heard complaints about degraded noise cancellation before, and at least one Verge editor has replaced their AirPods Pro under warranty. It’s nice to hear that Apple isn’t just cutting buyers off as soon as that warranty expires.

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This 55″ 4K TCL Smart TV Hangs on Your Wall for $200

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TCL 55″ S434 4K Smart TV | $200 | Best Buy

Best Buy has an insane deal going for a brand new 55″ 4K TCL smart TV. It’s the S434, which is pretty baseline for TCL’s lineup, but at just $200, there’s little to complain about. TCL’s panels are plenty sharp and accurate, and with this set, you’ll get HDR10 compliance for enhanced color and brightness in supported games and video content. This model has Android TV onboard for all your app needs, and with an included voice remote, all your favorite content is just a shout away with the help of Google Assistant.

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