22 October 2020
In three days' time, we will see Huawei talk about its next-gen Android flagships under the new Mate 40 series. As we all are waiting for the event, WinFuture.de's Roland Quandt has shared Mate 40 Pro's detailed specifications and renders. The leak gives an in-depth look at the smartphone set to become official in the coming days.
The Mate 40 Pro is tipped to sport a 6.76-inch Quad HD+ (2772 x 1344 pixels) OLED display with a pill-shaped punch-hole. It houses a 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 3D sensor for depth detection. The choice of processor is claimed to be Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 9000 which is a 5G-capable processor. It is an octa-core chipset featuring four ARM Cortex-A55 cores and four ARM Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.04GHz and 2.54GHz respectively.
The European version is said to arrive in a single 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage configuration. In China, there will be multiple variants with up to 12GB of RAM. Huawei is even tipped to launch special editions like Mate 40 RS and Mate Pro+ that will essentially differ in camera specifications and product design.
Huawei has offered a triple camera setup on the back panel that is again a result of collaboration with Leica. These are said to be a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and OIS, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture, and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/3.4 aperture. The camera setup is said to be capable of offering up to 8K video recording and up to 5X optical zoom.
The whole package will be powered by a 4,400mAh battery and support for 65W fast charging. Huawei will bundle a new 65W USB Type-C SuperCharge adapter with the phone. Other important features include Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, and NFC support. However, it will still be running EMUI based on Android 10 instead of the newer Android 11. This is because of the U.S. trade ban that has made Huawei's life very difficult in the smartphone market.