Last year, Huawei unveiled the Mate 30 series in September. It appears that due to US sanctions, the Mate 40 series is unlikely to launch this month. According to a new report on Winfutrue.de, Huawei will host the unveiling of the Huawei Mate 40 series livestream in mid-October in China. As for the global release, the Mate 40 series could hit European markets by next year.
– Huawei Mobile UK (@HuaweiMobileUK) September 15, 2020
At the recent Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) in China, Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, confirmed that the Mate 40 series will debut soon. In addition, the UK wing of the company confirmed with a tweet that the next generation Huawei Mate will soon be breaking its cover. As a reliable tipster Evan blass had revealed earlier, the Mate 40 series could hit international markets in the coming year.
Apple recently unveiled the Apple A14 Bionic as the world’s first 5nm chipset. The post revealed that Huawei will be the first brand to launch a 5nm chipset with an integrated 5G modem. The Kirin 9000 5nm with 5G support is expected to power the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro +.
Apple’s A14 5nm SoC requires an external modem for LTE connectivity. As for the Mate 40, it is likely to feature the Kirin 9000E, which is said to be an upgraded version of the Kirin 990 5G chipset. The report also states that the Mate 40 series will offer faster charging capabilities than the previous series.
Although the Mate 40 series comes with ruggedized cameras, it will not offer Google mobile services due to US sanctions. Earlier this month, it was reported that Huawei had cut component orders for the Mate 40 series by 30%, as it likely expected interest and shipments to drop.