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The Huawei Mate 40 Pro's latest leak purports to spill its looks and specs in detail

Is this the Huawei Mate 40 Pro? (Source: WinFuture)
Is this the Huawei Mate 40 Pro? (Source: WinFuture)
Huawei will launch its premium Mate 40 phablet series laters in October 2020. A new leak asserts that its Pro variant will be much like its predecessor in looks. The device is now also slated to get triple rear cameras, the main shooter of which is to be 50MP in resolution. This new tip also contains possible details on the octa-core Kirin 9000 SoC.

Huawei has been hyping its Mate 40 series with a teaser hinting at a new kind of rear camera module. A subsequent leak suggests that it is reserved for a Pro Plus variant. Now, another tip from WinFuture (to which @RODENT950 has also contributed with translation assistance) asserts that the Mate 40 Pro will not be graced with this new feature.

Instead, it will evoke the 30 Pro with another round camera housing, although this one has been modified for an updated, sleeker look. This is indicated through the medium of new renders showing that the resulting hollow ring contains what look like 4 lens.

However, according to WinFuture's new detailed spec leak, only 3 of these are active sensors. One is slated to be a 50MP primary shooter, whereas the others are 20MP ultra-wide-angle and 12MP telephoto cameras. Side-on images of their updated housing suggests that it sticks out from the body of the phone, although perhaps not to the extent of something like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

The other side of the alleged Huawei Mate 40 Pro exhibits a 6.76-inch 2772 x 1344 OLED display, interrupted by a punch-hole that contains a 13MP selfie camera and a 3D sensor that is apparently gesture-sensitive. They may be powered by a 4400mAh battery touted to charge at 65 watts (W). 

This leak also goes into more detail on the Kirin 9000 processor that may run all this in the 40 Pro. It is now said to have 1 "prime" Cortex-A77 core clocked at 3.13GHz, alongside 3 further A77s at 2.54GHz, rounded out by 4 "efficiency" A55 cores. The complete SoC may be expected to run a version of EMUI that is based on Android 10 (not 11) and will be without Google Mobile Services.

Somewhat surprisingly, WinFuture predicts that the premium phone will come in just 2 colors: silver and black. It may have 8 and 12GB RAM options, although the latter may only be made available in China. However, despite all these possible new details, the Mate 40 Pro still lacks any hints as to its price to date.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-18 (Update: 2020-10-18)