While we wait for the official launch of the Huawei Mate 40 series, there are already leaks and speculations regarding this series. Weibo leakster, @RODENT950, is known for good leaks regarding Huawei and its devices. In a recent Tweet, he used emoticons to imply the screen shape of Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40. According to the Tweet, the Mate 40 will come with a single punch-hole display. However, the Pro model will use a dual punch-hole waterfall display. The arrow symbol indicates that the camera positions of the two phones are in the upper left corner.
Let's play a little with the emojis 😋
Mate 40 📲⤵️🕳️🔘↖️
Mate 40 pro 📲⤵️🌊💊🔘🔘↖️
— Teme (特米)😷 (@RODENT950) July 21, 2020
The Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro seems to use hyperboloid flexible screens but the curvature of Mate 40 Pro may be larger. There are also rumors that the Mate 40 series will adopt a dual-processor pattern. This means that the Mate 40 series outside China will not use the Kirin chip.
HUAWEI MATE 40 SERIES SPECULATIONS
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.
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.