Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, will unveil the Huawei Mate 40 series later this year. This smartphone is Huawei’s annual flagship and we expect some innovations. In recent times, there have been speculations that the Mate 40 series may come with an on-screen camera. However, this technology is to mature yet and there is no certainty.
Although an on-screen camera will bring a great effect on the full-screen design, it is probably just an illusion for now and not reality. According to a popular Weibo leakster, @ChanganDigital, the Huawei Mate 40 engineering model does not use an on-screen camera.
However, there could be a glimpse of hope for two reasons. Firstly, there could be a significant difference between the engineering model and the real deal. Secondly, the Huawei Mate 40 series has more than one phone. Thus, the engineering model spotted by the leakster could be a lower variant. Thus, all hopes are not lost for the Mate 40 series to use an on-screen camera.
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According to recent speculations, the Huawei Mate 40 series will come with a 90Hz display. Although there are two samples (90Hz and 120Hz), Huawei cares so much about its batteries thus it will most likely go for a 90Hz display. Furthermore, the Mate 40 series will arrive on schedule. Its 5nm processor will be delivered before mid-September. According to @MobileWaferDarren, Huawei is going to need a lot of chips before the end of the year. The company will need 5nm, 7nm, 16nm, and 28nm mobile chips. It will also need a TWS headset Bluetooth chip developed by HiSilicon. All these chips in their numbers will be available before mid-September.
From previous reports, the Mate 40 series will use a 5nm Kirin processor. This chip should combine the Cortex A77 or A78 CPU architecture + Mali G77/G78 GPU architecture. Such a combination will guarantee a better performance for the 120Hz high refresh rate screen experience.
As for the name of the next Kirin 5nm chip, there has been some confusion. While there was a report that claims that it will be Kirin 1000, others say it will be Kirin 1020. Either way, there are reports that the development code of Kirin 1000 is “Baltimore”. Recall that the Kirin 990 5G uses Cortex A76 architecture. This sparks speculations that the Kirin 1000 may use Cortex A77/A78 architecture and Mali G77/G78 GPU architecture. With this combination, the performance of the CPU and GPU will increase dramatically. In all, we will have to wait a few months to get the exact architecture of this chip.