Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is working hard on the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series. This series is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated smartphones in China in the second half of the year. According to clues from the company, this device is already in the testing phase. However, there seems to be some delay with its supply chain.
Specifically, due to the US ban, Huawei is reassessing its inventory and looking for alternative suppliers. A brief interruption may cause the mass production time of Mate 40 to be slightly delayed. Note that alternative suppliers include MediaTek, Qualcomm, etc. Thus we can understand that even switching suppliers is a complex process. There is a huge complexity of component conversion or switching platforms.
Of course, the report emphasizes that Huawei can still release these smartphones in September and October. However, its availability in the market depends on the production and stocking conditions. In other words, the supply for the first batches may be very tight. The company has to cope with these hassles because they are not going away anytime soon.
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In the past two weeks, there has been a lot of reports about the configuration of Mate 40. These include a 9P free-form curved lens (improving the picture effect of each focal length), an under-screen camera, a 120Hz refresh rate display, etc.
Huawei Mate 40 series may launch with an ultra-thin continuous optical zoom module
In other reports, Huawei is currently testing a 5.9mm ultra-thin continuous optical zoom module. The module is developed by Ophelia Central Academy. The lens of this module is composed of 3 groups of “1GMO6P”. The equivalent focal length reaches 85~170 mm, and the aperture is 3.1~5.1. With this lens group, a single module can achieve high-power continuous zoom and real-time focusing. It can also maintain high-magnification continuous zoom resolution. Furthermore, it delivers high image quality in a focal length of 3 to 7 times. At the same time, with the support of long-axis piezoelectric motor technology, this product can effectively improve the stability, repeatability, and accuracy of the lens.
Although Huawei did not develop this technology, it will probably have the honors of launching it. This is another plus for Huawei smartphones which are currently struggling in the European market. However, make no mistake about this, Huawei’s smartphone business is doing well. In fact, the company recently surpassed Samsung to become the largest smartphone brand in the world. As hard as it is to believe, it is true.