Huawei Mate 40 won’t arrive with an in-display selfie camera

Huawei Mate 40 won’t arrive with an in-display selfie camera

A contradiction to previous reports which indicate that the Huawei Mate 40 would debut with an under-display camera has now emerged.

There was a speculation in the rumor mill lately which intimated that Huawei’s upcoming Mate 40 lineup would be launching the first smartphones with an under-display, front-facing cameras.

Not this time

That might not be the case though if we’re going to ask the popular tipster Digital Chat Station. In his latest post on Weibo, he revealed that Huawei’s upcoming flagship series would not arrive with the new camera technology.

The leaker also claimed that he’d seen the actual Mate 40 in person. He added that he also held its engineering sample. However, he didn’t give any details or specifics surrounding the forthcoming flagship.

It was tipped recently that the flagship smartphone would be featuring the camera breakthrough on the market first. This innovation is developed by Visionox, the same company which manufactured the game-changing display of the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha.

A bit too late

But if we are to follow Visionox’s development of the under-display camera, it is hinted that the display “solution” could have arrived a little bit too late than expected. Or it may have not just coincided with the Mate 40 series’ developmental process.

Either way, the Huawei Mate 40 series is scheduled to be released as one of the most anticipated lineups soon, notwithstanding its already-established footing in the mobile industry.

3D Face Recognition tech for payment authentication

The Pro variant of the Mate 40 series is tipped to come with support for 3D face recognition technology. This is slated to be used then in authenticating digital payments. As per the latest development, the sensors that would be used in the technology would be placed under the phone’s display cutout.

The Mate 40 Pro has also been rumored to launch with a 90Hz display refresh rate. The display might also come with a unique resolution of 2,640 x 1,200 pixels.

The Mate 40 Pro could also very well be powered by Huawei’s next-generation Kirin chipset. The SoC is tipped to be manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm process.

108MP-headlining rear camera setup

The upcoming lineup is also pegged to introduce groundbreaking camera features in the fold. Weeks ago, it was revealed that a massive 108MP camera could headline the series’ rear camera setup.

Sources who work closely with Huawei’s supply chain shared that the huge sensor may feature a largely-improved optic. Dubbed as the 9P, the new camera tech features a free-form lens that is intended to aid on image degradation and distortion.

Huawei could launch the Mate 40 series in October 2020.

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