Huawei’s next flagship lineup – Huawei Mate 40 series is currently preparing for its launch later this year. Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro are now already appeared in new CAD renders leak, which gives our first look at this upcoming flagship.
A well-known tipster, Onleaks has now brought us a very early tour of the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro’s design, camera, and display. The tipster collaborated with Pricebaba and Handsetexpert to bring these CAD renders online.
First take a look at Huawei Mate 40, followed by the Mate 40 Pro.
Huawei Mate 40:
The Huawei Mate 40 comes with triple rear camera setup and retaining a circular camera design from the Mate 30 Pro. But the camera system in the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro is quite massive compared to the Mate 30 Pro.
On the front side, it has a new pill-type punch-hole design and screen size of about 6.4-inches with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the display is slightly curved on the edges similar to the P40 Pro.
The Huawei Mate 40 measures at approximately 158.5 x 72.5 x 8.9mm (10.4mm including the rear camera bump).
Huawei Mate 40 Pro:
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes with a waterfall display that is curved heavily on both the left and right sides almost reaching the back panel. Meanwhile, Huawei has brought back the volume rocker alongside the power key, and stick them at the very bottom of the frame.
However, Huawei may still provide user options to play with both physical and virtual key system in the new Mate 40 Pro to use the waterfall display curve.
According to the information, Mate 40 Pro display measure roughly 6.7-inches and comes with pill-type punch hole to house two selfie camera. It will also include an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The left side of the phone remains blank, the bottom side has a USB Type-C port with speaker grille alongside sim-card tray.
Talking about the camera, the phone has the same camera shape and layout as the standard Mate 40 but the Pro version has a quad-camera setup including the Periscope Zoom lense.
The tipster reveals that Huawei Mate 40 Pro measures at 162.7 x 75.5 x 9mm. The design of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro seems to be wearing a Ceramic coating but since it’s a CAD render, we’ll leave that speculation out of the discussion at the moment.
Disclaimer: Huawei Mate 40 series is yet to be launched, therefore these are not official render but the accuracy of the tipster speaks for himself as well as his leaks record.
U.S. is confused over Honor – Ban or Not
After banning Huawei, the U.S. government is now aiming at Honor. The US agencies have recently conducted a meeting to discuss whether to add the former subsidiary of Huawei to the US entity list or not. The meeting seems to soon turn into an argument due to the lack of agreement among the members.
A report from The Washington Post reveals, there are apparently four security organizations that are presenting their perspective on this matter. The Pentagon and Energy Department wants the authorities to black-listed Honor in the market. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department and State Department are strictly against this vote.
In 2019, the Trump administration banned Huawei in suspicion of being a security threat to the nation. Afterward, the US companies withdrew their supply and left Huawei to struggle alone. However, taking it as an opportunity the company started to polish its technologies and making its own empire. Still, there is a long way to cover.
On the other hand, the Chinese firm never accepted the false blame and always opposes them. Furthermore, the Huawei authorities claim all the charges of the US Federal Ministry groundless.
Last December, Huawei sold its subsidiary to a group of Chinese businesses. Thereafter, Honor regained its supply chain including chipsets, Google Mobile Services as well as other partnerships with global tech makers.
Why the US wants to Blacklist Honor:
There is no clear statement why the US wants to ban Honor. The company is no longer part of Huawei and become an independent firm last year. Moving ahead, it doesn’t have a strong position in 5G networking devices manufacturing, which causes any security threat in the country and causes a ban like it did with Huawei.
However, if the company is anyhow banned in the US, it’ll surely bring devastating outcomes. It might lead the owners to give up on the company as it’ll directly cut the supplies from the biggest market. But first, the US has to clear its confusion to ban Honor or not. If yes, then why?
Chip makers to boost 5G RF component production, could help Huawei to bring back 5G phones
The 5G RF (radio frequency) components are a big concern for Huawei as it’s forced to launch its flagship with 4G network access. Launched on July 29 this year, the Huawei P50 series packs a sumptuous camera system, software capabilities, and design. However, the smartphone lacks a 5G communication network.
As reported previously, core 5G components use radiofrequency waves divided into Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW). Among them, the smartphone makers prefer BAW, whose market is mainly ruled by US chipmakers that are restricted to sell 5G chips to Huawei due to US-Sanctions.
Furthermore, a recent report shows that like other markets, the chip industry has its own working flow. It includes manufactories, packaging, and testing plants to supply 5G RF components. Now the chip foundries are working to expand their business relations and planed of producing more 5G smartphone chips. The positive side of this news is that Huawei could also get access to 5G RF components to bring its 5G smartphones.
Chip Market Status in China:
According to the report, Vanchip Technologies which is a sub-foundry of MediaTek is seeking to work with GaAs. The two parties are accelerating their production to meet the 5G demands across the mainland.
Moving ahead, Qualcomm also contacted Wenmao that will responsible for G sub-6GHz power amplifier (PA). Adding to this, another Chinese supplier Hongjie Technology will provide Qualcomm the advanced 6-inch wafers.
In this line, Qualcomm also extending the RF collaboration on 5G RF front-end products with GlobalFoundries (GF). The collaboration includes sub-6 GHz and cutting-edge mmWave technology to unlock everyday 5G access.
Global Chip Market Status:
The United States and Japan are monopolizing the global chip market at present. The fabless manufacturers including Qualcomm, Qorvo, and Skyworks are planning to work together.
Besides, the other manufactures such as ASE, Amkor, and Changjiang Electronics Technology have ramp-up system-in-package (SiP) and antenna packaging (AiP) integration in their products.
Honor of Kings announce 120Hz support, Huawei Nova 9 come with 90Hz
Huawei Nova 9 will unveil on September 23rd offering four different solid colors- Blue, Violet, Green, and Black. The Nova 9 lineup comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display and features a 300Hz touch sampling rate for maximized touch interactions.
Along with the launch, the Nova 9 will also become one of the unique devices with 90Hz refresh rate support Honor of King game. According to the official information, the next Honor of Kings S25 will also launch on September 23. In this regard, this game expands the new 120 Hz game mode support for more devices for Xiaomi, Black Shark. realme, and others. (check the list below).
Meanwhile, the yet-to-launch Huawei Nova 9 along with Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro 12.6 will support 90 Hz game mode. However, Huawei Nova 9 originally supports a 120 Hz screen rate, and the 300 Hz touch sampling rate providing a 10-bit color depth.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Huawei Nova 9 along with a Lenovo tablet will support the 90Hz refresh rate. However, it’s interesting that Huawei Nova 9 gets a different variation of the game with a high-performance refresh rate for faster gameplay.
Device List for 120 Hz Support:
- iQOO: iQOO 8 and 8 Pro
- Vivo: Vivo X70 Pro+
- Redmi: Redmi K40 Pro
- Xiaomi: Xiaomi 11 Ultra and 11 Pro
- Tencent: Tencent ROG phone 3, ROG phone 5, Red Magic 6, and 6 Pro
- Black Shark: Black Shark 4, 4 Pro, 4S, 4S Pro, and Black Shark 4 Oversea Version
- realme: realme GT, and GT Neo2
Note: The players of the listed devices can find the switch button for high frame rate mode in the setting interface to enable this function.
Honor of Kings:
Also known as Glory of Kings, it’s a Chinese multiplayer battle arena launched by Tencent games. It was launched in October 2015 and counts among the world’s most popular and one of the highest-grossing games of all time.
Moreover, the official information shows, the next’s season of the game will be updated on 23rd September from 0:00-7:30. The website will be taken down for the changes by the time.