Huawei Mate 40 may arrive with a different design than the leaks

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Recently, there have been many leaks on the Mate 40 family, the main among which, perhaps, were @Onleaks publications with renderings of the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro. True, all of them suddenly found themselves in great doubt. This was expressed by @RODENT950, who is a famous insider. According to him, Huawei has an engineering machine that is significantly different from what we’ve seen before. For example, it has a rectangular block of the main camera, and not round, as in the renderings (therefore, like in the P40?). Thus, everyone who has seen the Mate 40 before has seen a non-final sample, so it’s too early to draw final conclusions on the design.

Huawei Mate 40 may arrive with a different design than the leaks

Meanwhile, the basic advantages of the Mate 40 series have not yet been denied: an OLED display with rounded edges in the Mate 40 and a “waterfall” in the Mate 40 Pro, a Kirin 1000 chipset (aka Kirin 9000), a Leica camera with a 50-megapixel main sensor and a periscope. In the Pro version, proprietary fast-charging technologies over the wire and without, as well as EMUI 11 based on Android 11 (taking into account the release in October) should be present. Obviously, we will see more accurate design leaks already in September, when the presentation of the 5nm Kirin takes place.


Huawei’s hopes of growing and promoting its products are facing a problem with TSMC’s Kirin chip production. In the near future, a replacement for TSMC is not on the horizon. And the future Kirin 9000 (or Kirin 1000) could be the last processor created in cooperation between the two companies. It will be interesting to see what its flagships of the Huawei Mate 40 family will be.

The announcement of the smartphones will be in October, while insiders continue to supply information on what they will be. It is already known that the line will include four models, where, in addition to the traditional basic and Pro versions, the Huawei P40 Pro + and Huawei Mate 40 Porsche Special Edition will be presented. All new items should receive a Kirin 9000 (or Kirin 1000) chip. In addition to 8/12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage.

The Huawei Mate 40 will arrive with a 6.67-inch flat display with a 90Hz refresh rate. In addition to a 4,300mAh battery.

The Pro version should have a curved 90-hertz display. In addition to a 4600 mAh battery, a 32-megapixel front camera and a multi-module rear camera. It will have a ToF sensor and support for 5x optical zoom. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is expected to be priced between $ 860 and $ 1,065, depending on storage capacity.

On September 5, the company could announce the premiere of the flagship chip Kirin 9000 (Kirin 1000). And, possibly, the release date of Huawei Mate 40 will be announced on the same day.

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