Huawei only recently just released its high-profile Mate 30 Series phones for the Chinese market where it is sold at 40% less than the international prices published on launch. A number of markets will be getting the device in the coming days, though there isn’t hope of it selling in the United States. While we anticipate its global release, reports, leaks, and rumors about the Huawei Mate 40 are beginning to creep in.
The Huawei Mate 40, if Huawei retains its naming pattern should arrive sometime this year as the natural successor to the Mate 30. Now, a report from Huawei Central citing industry sources not only dwell on Huawei next flagship Mate smartphone but also on the next generation of Huawei’s Kirin SoC – the Kirin 1000. Billed to arrive in the second half of 2020, the Kirin 1000 as per industry source will be Huawei’s first chipset built on the 5nm process.
Trial production of the chipset is reportedly already in progress with early reports suggesting it will use the A77 architecture cores up from the A76 on the Kirin 990 SoC. As expected, the Kirin 1000 SoC will pack an in-built 5G radios, while it is tipped to be less taxing in terms of battery life.
Huawei Mate 40 and Kirin 1000
And while the Huawei P40 tipped to arrive early next year is expected to use the Kirin 990, the Huawei Mate 40 apparently will be powered by the Kirin 1000. The Mate 30 uses the newly announced Kirin 990, so it is likely that cycle will continue with the Mate 40.