The Huawei Mate 40 series, complete with 5nm 5G-capable processor, is apparently on the way
The Huawei UK Twitter account has posted a video that depicts the CEO of the OEM's Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu, fielding interview questions about next-gen Mate-series devices. The executive's (translated) answer was that "it's coming" and that it will be "what you've all been waiting for".
According to a new report in WinFuture, these hints correspond to October 2020 and a device based on a 5 nanometer (nm) processor respectively. This (perhaps last ever) Kirin chipset may also have an on-board 5G modem, which would make it the first mobile platform on Earth to exhibit these specs.
The site's Roland Quandt has also posted an image pointing to the idea of the Mate's signature circular rear camera bezel evolving into a kind of virtual clickwheel that can adjust settings such as audio volumes. This new feature may integrate into a design that more or less refines its predecessors' looks.
Quandt also now asserts that, even if the Mate 40 series does launch in about a month from today (September 16, 2020), it will not see a release in Europe until 2021. The leaker did not offer any insights as to its pricing, although judging by other recently-launched ultra-flagships, it is not likely to start anywhere near cheap.