Huawei Mate 40 launch timeline leaked, could sport 5nm chipset

Huawei’s new flagship series Mate 40 is coming soon. Here’s what we know about the phone so far.

| Updated on: Jun 13 2020, 09:22 IST
Huawei Mate 40 is coming soon
Huawei Mate 40 is coming soon (Huawei)
Huawei Mate 40 is coming soon
Huawei Mate 40 is coming soon (Huawei)

Huawei's next premium smartphone Mate 40 is expected to launch later this year. According to a leakster on China's Weibo, Huawei's Mate 40 series could launch in October. If the leak is to be believed, this will be a month-long delay as Huawei has traditionally launched its Mate series in in September.

The leakster has also revealed some specifications of the upcoming Mate 40 series. According to the leak, Huawei Mate 40 will run on a 5nm processor. Right now, there's no clarity on which chipset it's going to be, but speculations are it will be Huawei's next-gen Kirin 1000.

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That said, this is the second major leak for the Mate 40 series. Just recently, a report claimed Huawei's Mate 40 could be the world's first commercial smartphone to have under-display camera. The technology is quite different from the current cut-out modules to house selfie camera or a pop-up module. As the name implies, camera sensors will be under the display, allowing a smartphone to have an edge-to-edge full screen.

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Apart from this, not much is known about the Huawei Mate 40 series. It is safe to predict the phone will not have Google apps due to restrictions by the US. Huawei has already started pushing its own AppGallery which has equivalent apps to Google's top apps such as Gmail and Google Maps.

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First Published Date: 13 Jun, 09:22 IST
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