Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has serious issues with its chip supply chain due to the recent U.S. ban. According to reports, the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series may experience a shortage in supply, especially the Mate 40. In addition, Huawei’s Kirin flagship chip series has come to an end for now because it can not use TSMC’s solution. Nevertheless, Huawei is still forging forward and the Mate 40 series will hit the market pretty soon. Although there have been numerous speculations regarding the Huawei Mate 40 series, there is no information on its launch date.
According to the latest information from @ChanganDigital, the Huawei Mate 40 series is now available for offline appointment. The reservation for this smartphone is available on Huawei Experience Store and some users have already paid deposits. The leak which shows “Huawei Experience Store Quality Assurance Sheet” reflects that the user deposited 300 yuan ($43) for the Mate 40 Pro.
Nevertheless, this image only shows a deposit receipt by the user. Anyone can easily forge this document although it looks quite authentic. We expect this smartphone to officially arrive in October. It is not surprising that offline pre-orders is starting two months before the official arrival of this device. In addition, Huawei has a huge market share and a large number of offline stores in China. Thus, the opening of offline reservations before going online seems to be a good strategy for increasing sales.
The Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will arrive with a 5nm Kirin 9000 processor. The new phones will use hyperboloid displays and a punch-hole design. There is a huge circular camera convex on the back. It is bigger than Huawei Mate 30 Pro. In terms of software, Huawei Mate 40 Pro will be pre-installed with EMUI 11 based on Android 11 and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). However, the Huawei Mate 40 will come with an EMUI 10.x system.
HUAWEI MATE 40 WILL HAVE LIMITED SALES IN PARTS OF THE WORLD
According to Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, 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.