New renders of the promising flagship Huawei Mate 40 have appeared on the web. The smartphone poses with a curved screen – according to rumors, for the first time in the series, both the standard Mate 40 and the top Mate 40 Pro will have this screen type.
Huawei Mate 40 latest renderings have been exposed
The images show almost no bezels, no embedded front-facing camera and a standard headphone jack. From all this, we can conclude that the pictures are far from reality, but the screen display may turn out to be quite believable.
According to the latest data, the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will soon be on the assembly line, which means that their design has already been fully approved. The premiere of the new smartphones should take place according to plan – in the middle or end of September. Versions of the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro for China will definitely be built on Kirin SoC, but in international versions, you can use the MediaTek platform.
Huawei Mate 40 series outside China may use a MediaTek chip
Over the past few months, there have been multiple reports regarding Huawei’s latest flagship smartphones. The Huawei Mate 40 Series will probably arrive in September but there are some uncertainties regarding this device. Whenever Huawei releases a new flagship Kirin chip, the Mate series debuts it in Q4 of the same year while the P Series also uses it in Q1 of the next year. This means that the 5nm Kirin 1020 or 1000 will be used in the Huawei Mate 40 series as well as the Huawei P50 series. Nevertheless, there are some uncertainties.
There are reportedly only 8 million processors there and Mate’s sales are often over 10 million units.
— Teme (特米)😷 (@RODENT950) July 17, 2020
In view of the latest U.S. ban, TSMC can no longer work on Huawei Kirin chips. Obviously, its current order with TSMC will be delivered. However, Huawei needs to be careful with this chip because it may not have alternatives. In view of this, Huawei will probably adopt Samsung’s method. According to reports from popular Huawei/Honor leakster, Teme (@RODENT950), the Kirin 5nm flagship chip may be exclusive to China. This means that only the Chinese version of the Huawei Mate 40 series will use this chip. We all know that Samsung has been using this strategy for years with its Exynos and Qualcomm chips. Thus, this is nothing new. However, who will be Kirin’s companion?
Teme believes that Huawei will go for a MediaTek chip against the rumor of an SD865+. Well, Qualcomm is American thus a business transaction between Qualcomm and Huawei is possible but unlikely. This leaves MediaTek as the most probable option. However, which MediaTek chip will Huawei use? Looking at MediaTek’s chip lineup, the Dimensity 1000+ is its best for now. This chip is obviously not on par with the Kirin 1020 or 1000 because it uses TSMC’s 7nm process. For now, it got to be the Dimensity 1000+ except MediaTek launches a new flagship chip.