Oct 19, 2020 News
Huawei has been in a turmoil lately, and 2020 hasn’t really been their year for the taking. They’ve gone through the coronavirus, like every other manufacturer - but on top of that, they’ve had to, and are still dealing with the whole US administration fiasco which has definitely hurt their model of business globally. They can’t use Google services on their phones, and that means the exemption of the Play Store, and apps like Youtube, Gmail and more from Google. Moreover, their supply of Kirin chipsets from American company TSMC was also stopped by the US government due to similar reasons.
However, one thing is to admire about the Chinese behemoth, that they don’t give up, and even after all the hardships and shortcomings, they’re still going on. We also have on our hands the complete leaks and renders of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro which is going to come soon in a few weeks time.
Apart from the whole Google Services issue, the phone looks fantastic. The design with the waterfall display, front camera cutout and a seemingly glass back make the phone look premium and top-tier - as the Mate series has always been. Moreover, the screen is going to be a 6.67” OLED display with a support of 90Hz refresh rate. Huawei really impressed everyone with their panels ever since doing business with the display king - Samsung.
For performance, the new Mate 40 Pro is going to sport the Kirin 9000 chipset, perhaps the last time a Huawei phone runs the Kirin SoC. Along with that, there’s going to be 8 gigs of RAM and 256GB of storage in the global variant of the phone. The battery situation seems improved as well, with the Mate 40 Pro consisting of a 4,500mAh battery unit, with support of up to 60W fast charging.
Moving on to cameras, the phone has a triple camera setup in the back with a donut ring module. We can see a fourth sensor as well, which is probably going to be a depth sensor or an autofocus lens.
All in all, the Mate 40 Pro looks great, and we can’t wait for it to arrive in the market, as it’s definitely upsetting to see such a creative phone manufacturer face so much adversity.