Huawei Mate 40

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Looks and details Huawei Mate 40 series leaked

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We see them less and less often but Huawei still makes phones. In fact, it still knows how to amaze with new designs and high-end specifications. This is also evident today when we look at this leaked material of the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 RS.

The Huawei Mate series is a bit what the Galaxy Note is for Samsung, but without the pen. Big phones made of premium materials and high-end specifications. Meanwhile, more and more information is coming in, including images. The series probably consists of the following members; the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+ and then a special limited Mate 40 RS Porsche edition is expected to be released.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Before we start, we want to temper your expectations. It is still unclear if these models will be sold outside China. The Mate 30 and 30 Pro weren't sold worldwide. If it does come to that we can expect between 4 and 6 cameras on the back. From images of the Mate 40 Pro it appears that these are in a round camera island.

Hexagonal camera

However, there are also pictures around with a hexagonal camera island, possibly of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ but we have no certainty about that. What we do see here is what looks like a periscope camera, suggesting that it is a more elaborate model.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

In terms of screen, we expect a panel of around 6.7 inches, possibly a Waterfall Display, with at least a 90Hz refresh rate and its own Kirin 9000 processor at 5nm. That would then be the last chip Huawei was able to manufacture before the US trade ban was definitively enforced. Altho the devices run Android 10, they do not have access to Google services.

Mate 40 announcement

According to earlier reports, Huawei will hold a press event on Thursday 22 October to announce the Mate 40 series. That online event will start at 14:00 CEST after which sales should start on October 30th. It will first take place in China, where it is still unclear when we will find the Mate 40 in stores elsewhere in the world.

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Render shows large camera bump Huawei Mate 40

Rumours ·

Boycot or not, Huawei always surprises with innovative smartphones that look slick. Soon we may be able to welcome the Huawei Mate 40. If these renders are correct that is.

One of the most important features of a mobile phone is the camera. Huawei realises this all too well and therefore it can't go wrong emphasising this a little extra. And what better way to do that than by using a large camera bump. Make it round and you get the Huawei Mate 40! And when you see the picture below, you'll understand the exclamation mark.

Huawei Mate 40
The future Mate 40 of Huawei

A circular camera bump is not new for phones. OnePlus briefly used it on the 7T and Nokia is no stranger to this design either. The ikonic Lumia 1020 and more recently the 7.2 all incorporate this design philosophy. Putting your cameras in a big circle emphasises its camera performance. And yet, we still don't know anything about its camera specifications. The source doesn't mention any. Except of course that there are 4 camera-sensors but we saw that ourselves.

Huawei Mate 40 specifications

Another change with the Mate 30 is the hole-punch for the double selfie camera instead of a notch. It looks more modern and it also quite compact. There is still some space between the two camera-sensors so we suspect that there are other sensors here, possibly for even more accurate facial recognition. We saw this earlier with the Mate 30 Pro.

Furthermore, the source, who bought their images from @Onleaks, reports that the screen probably measures 6.4 inches, is 8.9 millimetres thick and has some mysterious sensors on top of it. Expect the device without Google services on the market sometime in the autumn. Whether there will also be a worldwide launch, the Mate 30 did not come out in many countries.

Huawei Mate 40 specification summary

Dimensions 158,6 x 72,5 x 8,8 mm
Weight 188 gr
Product code OCE-AN10
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 10
Colour display 6.5 inch, OLED, hole-punch display
Camera 16 MP, 50 MP, 8 MP
Front camera 13 MP
Processor 2.05 GHz, 2.54 GHz, 3.13 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 9000, octa core
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 256 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 4200 mAh
Fast charging

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Huawei Mate 40 alternatives

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Huawei Mate 40 ( OCE-AN10)
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (G986)
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (G781)
OnePlus Nord (AC2003)
Oppo Find X2 Pro (CPH2025)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Colour display6.5 inch, OLED, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.5 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.44 inch, Fluid AMOLED, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Ultra Vision Screen, hole-punch display
Camera16 MP, 50 MP, 8 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP2 MP, 48 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP13 MP, 48 MP, 48 MP
Front camera13 MP10 MP32 MP32 MP, 8 MP32 MP
Processor2.05 GHz, 2.54 GHz, 3.13 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 9000, octa coreOcta coreQualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa core2.4 GHz, octa core2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa core
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)512 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery4200 mAh4500 mAh4500 mAh4115 mAh4260 mAh
Fast charging

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