Huawei Mate 40/Pro to arrive with a waterfall screen

Huawei Mate 40

Huawei is currently working on the Mate 40 series and we expect to see this smartphone in a few months. While we await the official launch of this device, there are some leaks available. According to Teme (@RODENT950), the Huawei Mate 40 series will come with a  waterfall display.

Furthermore, Chinese display protector maker, @8090 Life Digital, also exposed the Huawei Mate 40 film. The image shows that this smartphone uses a waterfall screen design instead of the Mate30’s direct screen design.

Huawei Mate 40

According to previous reports, Huawei Mate 40 Pro will also use notch design to support face recognition. The Mate 40 series will continue the screen specifications of the P40 series -1200P + resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Huawei’s new Kirin flagship processor will most likely arrive this fall. Huawei Mate 40 series is also expected to be the first model to use Kirin’s new 5nm processor. 

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Recent speculations show that 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. 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. Also, this chip combines either 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.

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As for the exact 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.

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