Huawei will finally unveil the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro at a conference on October 22, 2020. Following the US sanctions against it, the Chinese group could initially reserve its new smartphones for China. The flagships would not land in the rest of the world until 2021, We guess.
In a post on Twitter, Huawei has just confirmed the date of presentation of the Mate 40. “Unprecedented power is coming. Do not miss the announcement of 10/22/20 ” teases the Chinese brand. Covid-19 requires, Huawei should be satisfied with an online presentation broadcast live on YouTube and on its official website.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) October 10, 2020
Against the backdrop of American sanctions, Huawei has decided to launch Mate 40 exclusively on the Chinese market . Deprived of TSMC, Huawei is no longer able to manufacture Kirin SoCs until further notice. In this context, Huawei would prefer to reserve the stock of chipsets amassed for devices sold in China. TSMC is said to have produced as many SoCs as possible before the restrictions took effect. Currently, the sales of Huawei smartphones are very dependent on the Chinese market. To avoid the collapse of its income at the end of the year, the manufacturer would have been forced to make strategic choices.
Under these conditions, Huawei would not launch the Mate 40 in Europe until the first quarter of 2021, and smartphones have passed through the hands of several certification bodies in recent weeks. The flagships would be available in very limited quantities when released internationally .
On the technical side, Huawei Mate 40 will be powered by a Kirin 1000/9000 chip engraved in 5 nm by TSMC . If the sanctions remain, it could well be the last SoC developed by HiSilicon, the Huawei subsidiary dedicated for manufacturing of mobile chips.
Moreover, Mate 40 would benefit from a fast charging technology 66W, an optical system with 9 lenses and a new telephoto periscope with 5x zoom.