Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro specs and screen protectors leaked; prices for the Mate 40 Pro allegedly starting from 5,999 yuan (US$863)
Noted leaker Teme (@RODENT950) has been sharing a considerable amount of information about the Huawei Mate 40 series. First up are some supposed specifications for the smartphones, of which some had already been leaked a few days ago. The Huawei Mate 40 (“Ocean”) will apparently sport a 6.67-inch curved display from LG that offers a 90 Hz refresh rate. As for camera equipment, it seems users will enjoy a 50 MP + 20 MP (ultra-wide) + 8 MP (telephoto) setup. The Mate 40 will also have the Kirin 9000 SoC, 8 or 12 GB RAM, and a choice of 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB storage space.
As for the Huawei Mate 40 Pro (“Noah”), the tipster states that the high-end smartphone will sport a waterfall-type display from either LG or BOE that is capable of a 90 Hz refresh rate. The smartphone will also be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 chip and will offer a 50 MP (“liquid lens”) + 80 MP (ultra-wide) camera setup that is joined by a periscope lens and ToF sensor. Teme also mentions three battery capacities, which could be for the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and a Mate 40 Pro+ device, which are listed as 4,300 mAh, 4,600 mAh, and 5,000 mAh. There is also an emoji of a salt shaker at the bottom of the tipster's tweet, so of course take this leak with a pinch of salt.
Along with the images of the Huawei Mate 40 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro screen protectors (see below), there were also some prices mentioned for the Pro models. Apparently, the 128 GB model will cost 5,999 yuan (US$863), the 256 GB variant will be priced at 6,499 yuan (US$935), and the 512 GB Huawei Mate 40 Pro will allegedly cost 7,399 yuan (US$1,065). It’s not known exactly whether the whole Mate 40 series will be released outside of China, with a recent report stating that European fans will only be treated to a Huawei Mate 40 Lite model. The Huawei Mate 40 devices are expected to be released sometime in September.