Mystery still surrounds the Huawei Mate 40 series. In addition to the classic model, this new product family might also welcome the Mate 40 Pro and the Mate 40 Pro +. If these devices pique your curiosity, you’ll be delighted to hear that the brand has officially announced the date of its keynote conference.
In a Twitter post, Huawei confirmed the unveil date of the Mate 40. “Unprecedented Power is coming. Don’t miss the announcement on 22.10.20,” teases the Chinese brand. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic, Huawei will only hold a live broadcast presentation on YouTube and on its official website.
Against the backdrop of American sanctions, there is talk of Huawei possibly deciding to launch the Mate 40 exclusively to the Chinese market. Deprived of TSMC, the firm is no longer able to produce Kirin SoCs until further notice. In this context, Huawei might be planning to reserve the stock of chipsets amassed for devices sold in China. TSMC is said to have produced as many SoCs as possible before the restrictions took effect. Currently, the sales of Huawei smartphones are very dependent on the Chinese market. To avoid the collapse of its income at the end of the year, the manufacturer has been forced to make strategic choices.
On the technical sheet side, the Mate 40 will be powered by a Kirin 1000/9000 chip engraved in 5 nm by TSMC. But, if the sanctions persist, it could well be the latest SoC developed by HiSilicon.
Moreover, the Mate 40 would benefit from 66W fast charging technology, an optical system with 9 lenses and a new telephoto periscope with 5x zoom.