New Huawei Mate 40 Pro renders based on leaks and CAD files show it to be a beauty that can easily rival the iPhone 12 for looks
The Huawei Mate 40 series and the new Apple iPhone 12 devices are expected to be released either in September or October, giving smartphone buyers a fresh selection of Android or iOS devices to soon choose from. While Apple has frequently been praised for the design language of its products, new renders of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, which have apparently been based on “CAD files, leaks, and patent documents”, show that similar praise could be afforded to the Chinese OEM once the Mate 40 smartphones are officially released.
The renders portray the Huawei Mate 40 Pro with its rumored 6.7-inch waterfall display that immediately strikes the eye with its gentle curves and side bezel elimination. Although the screen, which is believed to offer a 90 Hz refresh rate, is disturbed by a punch-hole for the front camera it looks minimalistic compared to the more than noticeable notch the iPhone 12 seemingly sports. The rear of the Mate 40 Pro in the renders depicts the familiar circular bump for the main camera system, which may not be ideal for a user who wants their device to lie perfectly flat on a table or desk, but it still looks sophisticated and not out of place.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is expected to come with a quad-camera system at the rear, and the flash LED is located next to the camera housing. The Leica optics will provide users with a 50 MP (“liquid lens”) + 80 MP (ultra-wide-angle) + periscope lens + ToF sensor for a main camera solution. Depending on your aesthetic preferences, the Huawei camera design here seems more natural than the iPhone 12’s square camera bump, with the Android smartphone looking more balanced overall. In fact, it’s hard to argue that the Mate 40 Pro renders, set out in five colors and shared by WindowsUnited.de, look anything less than visually arresting.
Of course, it generally takes a lot more than looks for a shopper to make such an expensive smartphone purchase, and while iPhone 12 users can expect a fully functional iOS 14 software system and a likely super-fast A14 Bionic processor, buyers of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro will have to see how far they can get without Google Services and with a high-end HiSilicon Kirin 900 that is still something of an unknown quantity. The Mate 40 Pro is rumored to be priced from 5,999 yuan (128 GB; US$867) up to 7,399 yuan (512 GB; US$1,070) while the iPhone 12 series is expected to be priced from US$649 (5.4-inch regular model) up to US$1,099 (6.7-inch Pro Max).