The Huawei Mate 40 series is coming very soon and the anticipations are getting stronger. Although we have a few official confirmations, most of the reports on this series are speculations. According to another speculation, the Huawei Mate 40 series may arrive in four versions. The report on Weibo (@鹏鹏君) claims that this series will have Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Porsche Design, and Mate 40 Pro+. In addition, the entire series supports 5G and is currently stepping up manufacturing and key debugging.
Furthermore, this series will arrive with unique features in terms of product performance, system optimization, and ID design. The Huawei Mate 40 series continues the naming of the P40 series. Recall that the P40 series have Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei P40 Pro+. However, the Mate 40 series adds the Porsche design version.
Although the source of this information is associated with a couple of authentic reports, there is no official confirmation that the Mate 40 series will have a Mate 40 Pro+ and a Porsche Design version. Thus, it is best to take this with a grain of salt.
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.