Huawei has officially confirmed that it will be launching its much-anticipated Mate 40 flagship series through an online-only event on Oct. 22.
The Chinese multinational technology company has announced that it will be unveiling its next Mate series phones very soon. And now, we already know the launch date. Huawei Mate 40 series is set to be released on Oct. 22 and will kick off at 14:00 CEST.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) October 10, 2020
Color options leaked ahead of launch
We all know that the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro are both launching on Oct. 22. But ahead of its launch, a new leak appears and giving as much detail as possible about the smartphones.
The Mate 40 and its Pro variant will come in five color options, namely: Bright Black, Cosmic Silver, Pearl White, a new Green hue, and Yellow. If the leak is accurate, this will be the first time that Huawei will have a Yellow smartphone in its flagship lineup.
It also reveals that the RS Porsche Edition will have a ceramic back panel. There will be a Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus variant as well. So far, however, the color options for this top-end model have not yet been identified.
Huawei Mate 40 specs and features
As reported by Arol Wright of XDA, the Huawei Mate 40 and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro will both be powered by the rumored Kirin 9000 SoC. This will be fabricated in a 5nm process and might be the last Kirin processor due to some conflicts.
This information makes sense since, in the poster announcing the phone’s launch date, Huawei touted the upcoming smartphone series as a “Leap Further Ahead” device. This statement could be hinting towards the chipset powering the devices.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro specifications spotted on Geekbench: Kirin 9000 SoC, 8GB RAM, and more https://t.co/4QDdxSf1x1
— 91mobiles (@91mobiles) October 13, 2020
Both Huawei phones will have excellent 50MP rear cameras. In addition, the Pro variant will boast an 80MP ultra-wide camera. They’ll sport a design quite similar to the Mate 30 from the back.
A massive circular camera bump at the back of the housing will look like the latest flagship phone. However, Huawei added some different perspectives and that it’s much more gigantic than its Mate 30’s camera.
The most-awaited flagship series will run the latest EMUI 11 custom user interface, likely based on the Android 11 operating system. However, reports indicate that the standard Mate 40 may ship with EMUI 10.1 instead of the latest version.
The Oct. 22 event will revolve around Huawei’s new smartphone offerings. It’s unlikely that anything else will be announced. So if you’re excited to see these devices, then go ahead and save the date: it’s Oct. 22, and it will be an online event.
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