Huawei has announced the launch of its flagship Mate 40 series on October 22nd at 8pm in China (5:30pm IST). The lineup is expected to consist of the standard Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and a Mate 40 Pro. The upcoming flagship smartphones will arrive as the successor to the last year’s Mate 30 series.
Huawei confirmed the launch date of the Mate 40 series on its official Twitter account. The tweet mentions ‘Unprecedented Power is coming,’ along with a photo of the sky from what looks like a telescope hinting at improved hardware and camera specifications over its predecessor.
Huawei Mate 40 series launch set on October 22nd
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) October 10, 2020
Apart from the official Huawei Twitter handle, the Huawei Consumer Business CEO and Executive Director Richard Yu also confirmed the news from his social media handle. As of now, the brand has only announced the China launch of the upcoming series and there’s no word on the global availability.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro expected specifications and features
In August this year, PriceBaba — in collaboration with OnLeaks — had reported exclusive renders of the Mate 40 Pro. The smartphone will come sporting a pill-shaped dual punch-hole camera setup compared to the wide notch on the last year’s Mate 30 Pro. The device will feature a 6.7-inch curved display with an integrated fingerprint scanner. The power and volume rocker buttons are located on the right while the bottom of the device is home to the USB-C port, speaker grille and a SIM card tray.
On the back, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro will have a circular camera module housing four lenses and a LED flash located outside it. The exact details of the camera setup are not known yet but one of the sensors is expected to be a periscope lens. As for the core specs, the Huawei Mate 40 series will reportedly be powered by the flagship Kirin 9000 chipset based on 5nm architecture with a built-in 5G modem.
At the moment, there’s not much known about the upcoming Mate 40 series. We will learn more details on October 22nd.