We’ve got some big phone launches coming up this month – including the iPhone 12 and the OnePlus 8T. And we can now add the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro to that list. Huawei just announced a launch event for October 22.
In a tweet from the official Huawei Mobile account, we’re told that “unprecedented power is coming. The event is going to be getting underway at 2 pm central European summertime – that’s 5 am PT, 8 pm ET, 1 pm BST, and 10 pm AEST.
That would suggest that the performance of the Huawei Mate 40 is going to be one of the key features highlighted. Huawei usually debuts new chips with new Mate phones, and the talk is that the Mate 40 will be the first handset with the Kirin 1000 processor inside.
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In fact, it could be the last phone with a Kirin processor inside as well. The rumors are that Huawei’s ongoing problems with the US, and the companies operating from it, will mean that it’ll have to source chipsets from elsewhere instead of building its own.
Some live images of the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 Pro have leaked online. The leaked image shows that the alleged Huawei Mate 40 Pro phone features a dual punch-hole cutout design at the top. This hole is elongated and serves to house the front camera sensors in the upper left corner. Along with the slim bezels, the phone also appears to have a curved display on its sides.
The Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro series phones are reportedly expected to come with an OLED technology screen along with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. The standard Mate 40 may come with a 6.5-inch screen and Full HD+ resolution. Meanwhile it could be equipped with a larger 6.78-inch screen and Quad HD+ resolution. The company has already confirmed that the new flagship Kirin 9000 chipset will debut on the Huawei Mate 40 series.