Huawei Mate 40 official sneak peek render reveals unique rear camera bump
The Mate 40 flagship is almost ready for an official launch, but we have not yet seen any case designs or real-life prototypes in the wild. Sure, some CAD renders circulated around a few months ago, yet they looked awfully similar to the Mate 30 Pro designs. While it does not really reveal the exact design, a sneak peek render showing the back of the Mate 40 was posted earlier today on the Weibo forums by He Gang - Huawei’s president of smartphone business, and it looks like the rear camera bump shape is not circular anymore.
The CAD renders leaked a few months ago were showing a circular rear camera bump very similar to the one on the Mate 30 Pro. These renders might have been totally made up, or maybe Huawei decided to modify a few things very close to the official reveal, as the rear camera bump now appears to have an octagonal shape. Alternatively, Huawei could be introducing different designs for the more expensive Mate 40 Pro models. Unfortunately we cannot see any lenses, so the number of sensors still remains shrouded in mystery. Another interesting detail revealed by the new render is the return of the physical volume control button, which was replaced with a touch-sensitive alternative on the Mate 30 Pro.
The official reveal of the Huawei Mate 40 is scheduled for October 20, and, according to some leaked AnTuTu and Geekbench tests, the handheld will be sporting a new Kirin 9000 SoC produced on TSMC’s 5 nm nodes. This will most likely be the last Kirin SoC produced on TSMC’s cutting edge nodes, as a new report informed that Huawei may only order chips produced on older nodes from TSMC, at least for the near future.