Huawei typically launches its flagship Mate series smartphones in September or October, and is expected to follow the same timeline in 2020. This year’s Mate 40 series will comprise the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro. Recently, a leaked screen protector of the Mate 40 Pro suggested that the device will sport a curved display just like its predecessor, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
We can now confirm that the Pro variant will indeed have feature a curved waterfall screen. Pricebaba has obtained 5K renders as well as a 360-degree video of the Mate 40 Pro via tipster OnLeaks, to bring you a glimpse of the phone ahead of the launch. The renders have revealed quite a few details about the upcoming device, so let’s take a look.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro to feature waterfall display, dual selfie cameras
The most noticeable design change in the Mate 40 Pro is dual punch-hole cutout in the top left corner of the display, replacing the Mate 30 Pro’s wide notch at the top. According to OnLeaks, the Mate 40 Pro’s screen will measure roughly 6.7-inches. The smartphone is also expected to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner like its predecessor.
As for other elements, Huawei is getting rid of the iffy touch controls for the volume rocker seen on the Mate 30 Pro launched last year, and has opted for physical volume buttons instead. These, along with the power button, are placed on the right edge. The left side is bare, and on the bottom edge, you will find the USB Type-C port with a speaker grille. The SIM card tray is also located at the bottom, but this isn’t shown in the renders.
There are circular and oval-shaped cutouts on the top edge, which OnLeaks says are likely to be sensors. Since the Mate 30 Pro featured an IR blaster, we assume that the circular sensor will serve the same purpose.
On the back panel, Mate 40 Pro can be seen sporting a protruding circular quad-camera setup like its predecessor. OnLeaks has confirmed that one of the cameras will be a telephoto lens. Next to the camera module is the LED flash and what’s likely to be a depth sensor. Huawei branding is also visible on the bottom left corner of the rear panel.
According to Onleaks, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro will measure 162.8 x 75.5 x 9mm, with the thickness around camera bump going up to 10.4mm.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro specifications and features (rumoured)
There’s not much known about the Mate 40 Pro at the moment. However, the device is likely to be powered by the next-generation 5nm HiSilicon Kirin 1020 SoC manufactured by TSMC.
As was the case with the Mate 30 Pro, the Mate 40 Pro will also come without Google apps and services on board. As of now, we are at least a couple of months away from the Mate 40 Pro launch, and more details should surface in the interim.