It has already become a tradition and an ordinary story: it is in the Mate line that the fresh top-end Kirin SoC debuts, It arrives for a short period before the release of the flagship chip from Qualcomm. This last one becomes the most powerful solution in the world of Android and models with it onboard top all performance charts. In the case of the Huawei Mate 40, it will be the Kirin 1000.
Kirin 1000 will be announced on September 5 – will debut on the Mate 40
Huawei has made it a rule to first present its top-end processor to a wide audience, and a little later, the first flagship with it on board. Despite the US sanctions, the company managed to get out, and it will manage to get a decent number of units of the new system on a chip from TSMC, and also did not refuse to arrange its announcement.
According to the renowned informant @RODENT950, the Kirin 1000 will be unveiled on September 5th. The announcement will take place in Berlin as part of the IFA 2020 exhibition. The source also reports that the Chinese will be able to create a stock of the new SoC in the amount of 15 million units.
The Kirin 1000 will be the first official mobile chip to feature 5nm technology. Its architecture will include high-performance Cortex-A78 cores, which should provide a performance boost over the Kirin 990. It is known that the chipset will surpass the Apple A14 in size and cost.
According to rumors, four smartphones will debut within the Huawei Mate 40 family, where, in addition to the base one, they will present the Pro version, the Mate 40 Pro+ and the luxury Mate 40 RS Porsche Design. Interestingly, there is a forecast that only flagships for the Chinese market will receive the Kirin 1000, and beyond its borders they will be available with Dimensity 1000+. Whether this is true or not, we will find out in the fall during the announcement of the new series.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro renders reveal the complete design of the smartphone
Following the Huawei Mate 40, a similar leak occurred for the bigger version of the flagship family – the Mate 40 Pro. The photos demonstrate a number of fundamental differences between the two editions. So, the Pro version has a waterfall display and four rear cameras with a periscope for advanced optical zoom. But the design of the rear and front cameras is similar: a strip with two sensors in the screen and a huge round block on the back panel.
Noteworthy is an important feature different than its predecessor – the volume rocker is now not touch-sensitive, but physical. The designated dimensions are 162.8 x 75.5 x 9-10.4 mm (including the camera protrusion) with a 6.7” OLED screen. There is no clarity on the technical characteristics yet, because the situation with the Kirin 1000/1020 has not yet been clarified. The tentative date for the presentation is the end of October.