Huawei Mate 40 series to arrive with significant upgrades

Huawei is still working on the Mate 40 series which will arrive in a few month’s time. While we wait for the official announcement of these smartphones, we have some speculations and rumors. According to popular Huawei analyst on Weibo (@鹏鹏君), the Huawei Mate 40 series is stepping up manufacturing and key debugging. Furthermore, he stated that the Mate 40 series will be upgraded in multiple fields. Generally, this smartphone series will come with a significant upgrade. There will be upgrades in the performance, 5G capacity, systems, ID design, and many other features.

Huawei Mate 40 Series

Huawei Mate 40 series is expected to arrive with Kirin’s new flagship processor. Furthermore, this smartphone should be available globally around the end of September. According to previous reports, Huawei Mate 40 Pro will also use notch design to support face recognition. The Mate 40 series adopts a waterfall screen design and will continue the screen specifications of the P40 series – 1200P + resolution and 90Hz refresh rate.

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The Huawei Mate 40 series is also expected to be the first batch of Huawei phones to use the Kirin 1020 processors.


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.

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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.

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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