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Huawei is rumored to stick with curved displays for the Mate 40 series

A "Mate 40 screen protector". (Source: Weibo)
A "Mate 40 screen protector". (Source: Weibo)
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a premium phablet that came with the often-polarizing detail of a waterfall display, or a screen with a pronounced curve to both sides. Now, a blogger claims this spec will live on in the device's successor. It may in fact apply to the vanilla Mate 40 as well this time, to a degree.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro came equipped with something called Horizon Display: a front panel with an extremely marked (88-degree) curve to either long edge. Now, the OEM is rumored to persist with this feature into the next iteration of the phablet's series.

Evidence of this is supplied by a tip from @RODENT950 hinting at just such a screen - also known as a waterfall display - for the Mate 40 Pro (also possibly to be marketed as the Mate40 Pro).

Furthermore, a (relatively less well-known) Weibo leaker called @8090 Digital Life has shared images of screen protectors that apparently fit its generation's base model, something that could not have been said of the Mate 30.

In this case, the downward curve may be less pronouced, but definitely exists, cutting all traces of bezel to the bone as it does so. Interestingly, the same accessory contains no cut-outs for front-facing sensors at all. On the other hand, components such as punch-hole selfie cameras could also simply function through the clear glass in any case.

The alleged Mate40 screen protector. (Source: Weibo)
The alleged Mate40 screen protector. (Source: Weibo)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-31 (Update: 2020-07-31)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.