The Huawei Mate 40 is being unveiled on October 22, we all know this as Huawei has confirmed as a lot, and it’ll probably land alongside the Huawei Mate 40 Professional. However whereas we’re now very near that date, we nonetheless know remarkably little concerning the cellphone.
There have been just a few rumors, however far fewer than we’d sometimes have this near a flagship launch, whereas Huawei itself has teased one or two issues, however that also leaves us with much more questions than solutions.
You’ll discover 5 of the largest questions beneath – these are issues that we don’t but know, and in some instances can’t even take a lot of a guess at, however that are main facets of the Huawei Mate 40.
1. The worth
To this point there haven’t been any Huawei Mate 40 value rumors, so we actually are left guessing. We will at the least look to the Huawei Mate 30 for an concept although. That began at €799 (round $880 / £700 / AU$1,300), whereas the Huawei Mate 30 Pro launched for £899.99 / AU$1,599 (round $1,200).
So we is likely to be taking a look at comparable for the Huawei Mate 40, however not essentially – costs usually change for brand spanking new fashions of a cellphone.
Sometimes they improve, so that you might need to pay extra, however given Huawei has been blocked from accessing Google Cellular Providers and the Google Play Retailer, it’s attainable it’ll look to tempt patrons with a lower cost tag. Although that ban was additionally in place for the Huawei Mate 30 vary. In any case, for now pricing is anybody’s guess.
2. The digicam configuration
The digicam is often one of the crucial thrilling facets of Mate telephones. In our Huawei Mate 30 Professional assessment for instance we praised its “class-leading low mild digicam.”
So the digicam particulars are among the many issues we’re most interested by, and so they’re additionally a facet that has been each leaked and teased a bit, however not sufficient to get a remotely clear image (no pun supposed).
A teaser image has proven what seems to be an uncommon octagonal association, whereas leaks have pointed to some sort of 3D imaging and a brand new ‘freeform’ camera lens, which may apparently scale back distortion in wide-angle photographs.
However we nonetheless don’t know concerning the quantity and kind of lenses, what number of megapixels there might be, or actually the rest on the digicam facet. We’re anticipating huge issues, but it surely stays to be seen what.
3. The display screen specs
One other key facet of the Huawei Mate 40 that we all know principally nothing about is the display screen.
There have been dimension leaks, with @OnLeaks (a leaker with a strong monitor report) claiming through HandsetExpert that the Huawei Mate 40 can have a roughly 6.4-inch display screen (a declare that’s backed up by a certification itemizing noticed by @stufflistings, that states a 6.5-inch display screen dimension).
@OnLeaks has additionally mentioned – through PriceBaba – that the Huawei Mate 40 Professional can have a roughly 6.7-inch one, however we’d take all of that with a pinch of salt, and there’s no phrase of decision or refresh price.
Huawei doesn’t at all times go in for tremendous excessive resolutions, even on its flagships, and the very best refresh price you’ll discover on one in all its cellphone is 90Hz, whereas many rivals such because the OnePlus 8T and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are as much as 120Hz, so it is going to be attention-grabbing to see whether or not the Huawei Mate 40’s display screen will get a lift.
4. The facility
As with the display screen, there have been some leaks concerning the Huawei Mate 40’s chipset, however they don’t all line up, with some calling it the Kirin 1000, others the Kirin 1020, and nonetheless others the Kirin 9000.
What they do all agree on although is that it is going to be a 5nm chipset. To this point the one smartphone chipset made on a 5nm course of is the A14 Bionic within the iPhone 12 vary, and it’s a transfer that might make this extra highly effective than another Android chipset. However we simply received’t know till the Huawei Mate 40 vary really launches.
We additionally don’t understand how a lot RAM the telephones can have, so there are lots of questions right here.
5. Whether or not you’ll be capable of purchase it
Maybe crucial query surrounding the Huawei Mate 40 is whether or not you’ll even be capable of purchase it. In the event you’re within the US we will reply that query now, and the reply is unfortunately no – or not with out importing it anyway.
As a result of ongoing Huawei ban within the nation you possibly can’t simply pay money for the corporate’s handsets there.
However that ban – and the ensuing limitations on its entry to Google companies – has meant that availability of Huawei telephones in different areas has been restricted too. The Huawei Mate 30 for instance didn’t land within the UK, although the Mate 30 Professional did.
So it’s unclear whether or not some, all, or not one of the Huawei Mate 40 vary will land within the likes of the UK and Australia.