October 22, Huawei unveiled its latest flagship, Huawei Mate 40 series, which offers the latest hardware and software technologies including the latest chipset, camera, display, and design. There’s a lot explore and we’ll be going lead you through all that this Mate flagships has to offer.
Richard Yu, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer BG said: “Each year the HUAWEI Mate Series brings the most exciting technology together into one stunning package. This is what defines the Mate Series DNA and is all made possible by our dedication to innovation. In these unprecedented times, we remain committed to creating a better future, with innovative technology that delivers a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of consumers. In the future, we will continue working closely with our partners to bring the Seamless AI Life experience to consumers all around the world.”
New Design Philosiphy:
Marrying iconic design with innovative technology, HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ are informed by the design principle that form manifests function. The uncompromised design of the HUAWEI 88-degree Horizon Display creates an immersive viewing experience in a compact package, while the silky curve also means the devices are comfortable to hold.
The handsets also offer IP 68 dust and water resistance, a choice of both virtual and physical volume controls and enhanced mistouch prevention algorithms. Objects of sheer beauty, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ devices carry a small front camera cut-out, which is packed full of technology, with 3D Face Unlock, an Ultra Vision Selfie Camera and Smart Gesture Control.
Turn the devices over and you will see that the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series adopts the Space Ring Design, an evolution of the HUAWEI Mate Series’ iconic circular and symmetrical design. HUAWEI Mate 40 and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro are available in Black and White, as well as an enchanting Mystic Silver, a finish with a colour-shifting effect that evokes the mysteries of the unseen.
There are also two vegan leather variants, Yellow and Green. Meanwhile, HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ features an exquisite nano-tech ceramic back panel available in two iconic colours: Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.
5nm Kirin 9000:
Powering the best Mate ever, the Kirin 9000 Series is fully equipped for 5G, capable of handling intensive computations and multi-tasking operations with ease. Embedded in HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+, the Kirin 9000 is the most sophisticated 5nm 5G SoC available, delivering vastly improved performance and power efficiency over its predecessor.
For the first time ever, the flagship 5G SoC has more than 15.3 billion transistors , making it the densest and most full-featured 5G SoC to date. The powerful CPU features a three-level power efficiency architecture with cores running at clock frequencies of up to 3.13GHz. Also integrated into the SoC is a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, as well as an innovative NPU featuring two big cores and one tiny core, taking on-device AI to a new level.
The 24-core Mali-G78 GPU in HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ is the most powerful GPU ever seen on a Huawei device. This delivers advanced graphics performance and is complemented by an amazing audio visual experience for immersive gaming.
The 90Hz display works together with 240Hz touch sampling rate for greater responsiveness and now provides haptic feedback to correspond with the visual experience. This entertainment set-up is completed with dual stereo speakers to create experiences with super bass stereo.
The HUAWEI Mate 40 Series is also equipped with the battery technology that is needed to keep up with the demands of 5G, supporting the fastest iteration of HUAWEI SuperCharge.
New Powerful Camera System:
The camera system on the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series has been co-engineered with Leica to provide the best camera solution possible and sees breakthrough upgrades to the ultra-wide angle lens, powerful high-definition main camera, impressive telephoto camera and more.
With the Dual Cine Cameras and Dual Ultra Wide Cameras on HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+, users can capture amazing wide angle videos and images from both the front-and rear-facing cameras.
When it comes to cinematic videography, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ are unparalleled. The Dual Cine Cameras feature a 3:2 cinema-style shooting ratio sensor. Capturing high quality footage is easier than ever with Steady Shot, while the XD Fusion HDR Video ensures balanced exposure, even when users are capturing with extreme lighting contrast.
Other evolutions include Tracking Shot, while Story Creator allows for true cinematic effects. Background music, filters and effects can also be added with ease. Not neglecting audio, HUAWEI Mate 40 Series features Audio Focus, Audio Zoom, and dual stereo speakers.
The Ultra Wide Cine Camera now offers an even wider field of view, as well as richer detail, improved low light performance and distortion correction algorithms, allowing users to capture beautiful expansive landscapes, while the Super Sensing Wide Camera provides true high definition shots. Image quality has been further enhanced with Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus. Improved distortion correction targets the face, body and limbs, making the ultra-wide angle lens useful in more scenarios than ever.
HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro features a Periscope Telephoto Camera to support 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom, and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ takes it further with a dual-telephoto camera system that enables 20x hybrid zoom and 100x digital zoom.
The Ultra Vision Selfie Camera on the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series take selfies and videos to new heights with support for 4K capture and the option to shoot in one of three available fields of view, ranging from up close and personal to ultra-wide. Slow-Motion Selfie adds even more versatility to the front camera by letting users add dramatic flair when documenting their fast-paced actions.
User expereince powered by new software ecoystem:
HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ are set to revolutionise how consumers integrate smartphones into their lives with new user-centric features including Smart Gesture Control, which allows total hands-free control of your device. Simply hover your hand over the device to wake it up or navigate your phone by swiping left, right, up and down. There is also an air press gesture for call answering.
A device that is always there for you, the all new dynamic Eyes on Display on HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro+ can be activated at a glance, with fully customisable interactive displays hosting all the information you need from your phone. The ring of incoming calls can be reduced by making eye contact with your phone.
Improved MeeTime functionality is a gateway to a better connected, more intelligent life. When combined with the power of Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem, Multi-screen Collaboration offers an intuitive way for users to operate multiple devices at once, running several apps simultaneously, combining smartphone and PC to deliver unique experiences.
When it comes to privacy and security, the EMUI 11 operating system has always featured comprehensive security solutions to protect Huawei device users. The Trusted Execution Environment operating system is CC EAL5+ certified, which is the highest certification level for commercialised security microkernel. EMUI 11 also comes with new privacy features. When transferring images, users can easily purge sensitive personal data such as location, time and device details from the file before it is sent.
HUAWEI Mate 40 Series comes equipped with the innovative Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), bringing users a smarter, richer, more convenient and secure smartphone experience. During the launch, Huawei also unveiled new apps available for global Huawei users, including Petal Search, a search engine with support for multiple types of searches; Petal Maps, a map app that utilises the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series’ gesture control feature; and HUAWEI Docs, a unified word document service. These apps come together to lead the way towards a better digital life for the 700 million Huawei device users worldwide.
Breaking: Qualcomm said recent change won’t impact supply to Huawei
A few days ago, a report appears that the U.S. has decided to put a close on new licenses applied to supply to Huawei including technologies from Qualcomm but the chip seller has confirmed that the recent changes from the U.S. administration won’t impact supply for the tech company.
During the Q1 2023 earning call, Alex Rogers – President, of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) & Global Affairs said the recent changes made by the U.S. commerce department remain unknown to Qualcomm and the company doesn’t see any significant impact of those new changes in shipment to Huawei.
“So I don’t think it’s fair to characterize it as the latest restrictions on Huawei. What we’ve seen in our news reports the effect that Commerce is considering not issuing new licenses outweighs. And we haven’t heard anything from Commerce itself.” told Alex.
He said, Qualcomm already has licenses for a while, that allow us to ship 4G and other chipsets including Wi-Fi to Huawei. He emphasized that these licenses were issued after the commerce department’s confirmation that these don’t pose any threat to national security.
“Those will continue for some number of years and so within the scope of those licenses we don’t see an impact,” Alex added.
This is quite a big revelation made by the chipset seller. As previous reports revealed the U.S. has barred the export of 4G, Wi-Fi 6, 7, and AI chipset to Huawei under a new strategy.
Still, there are some clouds that need to confirm on this matter because Huawei has already planned its upcoming flagship that will launch this year. This includes P60, Mate X3, and Mate 60 series. Interestingly, all of these will solely use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ chipsets.
It’s also possible that Huawei could stock a big quantity of Qualcomm chips that could stay in use for an entire year. For now, it’s good news, and we’ll keep you posted on further updates.
Huawei Sound X gets limited time price cut, starts at 1999 yuan
Huawei Sound X is a smart speaker that offers immersive sound for your ears and recently, Huawei began to offer a big price cut of up to 200 yuan (30 USD) on its initial version in China.
According to the price cut details, Huawei Sound X Gilt Theater Edition is priced at 2399 yuan, a limited-time discount of 100 yuan (15 USD). On the other hand, Huawei Sound X Interstellar Black Edition is priced at 1999 yuan, a limited-time discount of 200 yuan.
To note, this price cut will come into effect on February 3, 2023, for only 24 hours (one day). This is
According to the information, the Huawei Sound X series brings a gradient and transparent design, and the light setup moves with the sound. Huawei has jointly made this speaker with Devialet.
It features an 8-unit three-way acoustic architecture, and a theater-level immersive sound field. It supports HarmonyOS smart space perception and a distributed impact system.
Huawei Sound X Gold Theater Edition provides a theater sound field thanks to the Devialet, which can bring users an immersive experience like a golden theater. This version of Sound has HarmonyOS 3 operating system.
Ono the other hand, Huawei Sound X Gold Theater Edition boasts built-in one 3W high-frequency unit, four 5W intermediate frequency units, one 50W subwoofer unit and two passive radiator units.
Huawei Sound X Platinum Theater Edition can generate a sound experience similar to the concert hall. In addition, the Sound X Gilded Theater Edition has added a Hi-Classical Gilded Theater classical music section. The new HarmonyOS 3 supports convenient control experiences such as one-touch audio sharing, super device, and multi-device playback control.
This is an amazing opportunity for people in China, who want to grab this smart speaker and get it home.
Huawei will launch new data storage products on February 8
Huawei has officially confirmed that a launch event is set to unveil data storage products on February 8, 2023. The company has planned this unveiling to bring in new data storage solutions for the industry.
According to the information, the event is themed “Hyper-Convergence +” with a new strategy and Kunpeng Hyper-Convergence, app store, software, and supporting tools.
The event will be joined by Dr. Zhou Yuefeng, Vice President of Huawei and President of Data Storage Product Line, Xu Yulin, Vice President of Huawei Flash Storage, Liang Ye, Director of Huawei Hyper-Converged Storage Products, and Chen Jing, Director of Huawei Data Storage Product Customer Experience Department will bring you relevant information. Speech, and will announce “Huawei Blue Whale App Mall Ecological Sail”.
Check the full invitation (translated) of the Huawei data storage event on February 8, 2023.
“We sincerely invite you to participate in the “Huawei Hyper-Converged + Strategy and New Product Launch Conference”. This conference will be held online on February 8, 2023. We look forward to your arrival.
With the acceleration of the digital transformation of enterprises and the wide application of cutting-edge technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, edge computing, and intelligent manufacturing, hyper-converged infrastructure has evolved rapidly, moving from data centers to edges, from structured data to unstructured data, and from single General-purpose computing power is moving towards diversified computing power, which has become one of the mainstream construction models of data centers.
As a leader in the hyper-convergence market, Huawei has a deep insight into the development trend of the hyper-convergence industry and will release a series of new products such as the “Hyper-Convergence +” strategy and Kunpeng hyper-convergence, Blue Whale App Store, hyper-convergence software and supporting tools at this conference. , focusing on comprehensive upgrades in three aspects: ecology, experience, and business, truly helping partners build and make good use of hyper-convergence, and jointly promoting the prosperity and development of the industry.
“Beyond traditional integration, continuous evolution”, on February 8, 2023, we sincerely invite you to witness together!”