Some of the biggest camera modules in recent years
Huawei has taken the circular camera module that graced the Mate 30 series last year and increased its size quite dramatically. The bump houses three larger sensors and a mysterious fourth sensor, which could be a laser autofocus setup or a 3D Time-of-Flight sensor, on the standard Huawei Mate 40 flagship.
There is no word on the related specs just yet, but Huawei usually throws everything it can at the camera department. So it certainly wouldn’t be surprising to see the same thing happen with the high-end Mate 40.
Huawei is sticking with curves and holes on the display
That’s why it’s certainly no surprise to see that curved-edge screens coupled with in-display fingerprint scanners have been selected for both the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro. There are some very important differences, however.
Whereas the standard model settles for a 6.4-inch display complete with relatively subtle curves, the Pro-branded device goes all-out with a waterfall display that measures in at 6.7-inches.
In both cases, those are coupled with slim bezels and an extra-wide punch hole for the two selfie cameras. The resulting devices measure in at 158.6 x 72.5 x 8.9mm (Mate 40) and 162.8 x 75.5 x 9mm (Mate 40 Pro) excluding the camera bumps.
Huawei Mate 40 series announcement, launch, chipset
Both Huawei Mate 40 flagships look set to be announced in October or November with the next-generation Kirin 1020 chipset based on the 10-nanometer process. But due to the US government restrictions on Huawei at the moment, rumors are floating around about possible variants with different processors.
The devices are expected to hit shelves in China shortly after their debut ahead of an international launch that includes Europe. There, Huawei has been struggling to compete recently, but the company won’t be pulling out of the market anytime soon.
Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing just yet and discounts due to the lack of Google apps and services are highly unlikely.