According to Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, stated that Huawei’s consumer business sales revenue in the first half of the year hit 255.8 billion yuan ($36.8 billion). In addition, the company shipped about 105 million units. He also revealed that the Huawei Mate 40 series will use the Kirin 9000 chip. This will be the last generation of Kirin flagship chips for now. This is due to the recent ban on Huawei by the U.S. government. Yu Chengdong said that Kirin’s high-end chips are out-of-stock and there will be no reproduction anytime soon.
Now, a recent report from @evleaks claims that the Huawei Mate 40 will not be widely available. This is because Huawei does not have enough chips to produce this smartphone. Previous reports show that the Mate 40 and its Pro sibling will use different firmware. While the Mate 40 Pro will use EMUI 11 (Android 11), the Mate 40 will come with the EMUI 10.x system.
EMUI 11 will be official at Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) which will hold from September 12. Recall that EMUI 19, Huawei’s first EMUI system based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) also arrived at HDC 2019. On Huawei P40 mobile phones, Huawei no longer uses Google GMS, and instead uses its own HMS ecosystem.
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 are reports that it will be called Kirin 9000. Recall that the Kirin 990 5G uses Cortex A76 architecture. This sparks speculations that the Kirin 9000 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.