The new Huawei Mate 40 phones will be launched soon – interestingly enough, this news comes from the Huawei Mobile UK Twitter account. This is unexpected, because we only heard a few days ago that a rumor that the next generation of flagships will only come to Europe in 2021.
This is probably still the case. Lecturer Roland Quandt reports that the phones will be launched in a live stream currently planned for mid-October. This would apply mainly to the Chinese market, but the tweet is proof that Huawei has not given up on launching its best phones in Europe, even though it takes longer than usual.
– Huawei Mobile United Kingdom (@HuaweiMobileUK) 15 September 2020
Alleged sources inside claim that the Kirin 9000 that will power the Huawei Mate 40 Pro will be the first 5nm chipset with an integrated 5G modem. While Apple unveiled the first 5nm chip yesterday, its design depends on an external modem.
Note that some leaks claim that the Kirin 9000 will be used by the Mate 40 Pro and Pro +, while the vanilla Mate 40 will have to deal with an outdated disc called the Kirin 9000E. Whatever chipsets Huawei has received so far, it will get it all, as TSMC halted delivery yesterday due to U.S. sanctions.