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Huawei Mate 40 series with 5n Kirin 9000 5G SoC likely to debut in mid-October; UK launch confirmed

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Last year, Huawei unveiled the Mate 30 series in September. It appears that due to the US sanctions the Mate 40 series is unlikely to launch this month. According to a new report on Winfutrue.de, Huawei will be holding the Huawei Mate 40 series livestream unveil event by mid-October in China. As far as global release is concerned, the Mate 40 series may hit the European markets by next year.

At the recently held Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) in China, the Consumer Business Group head for Huawei, Richard Yu confirmed that the Mate 40 series will be debuting soon. Also, the UK wing of the company has confirmed through a tweet that the next generation Huawei Mate will break cover soon. As reliable tipster Evan Blass had revealed earlier, the Mate 40 series may release in the international markets in the coming year.

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Apple recently unveiled the Apple A14 Bionic as the world’s first 5nm chipset. The publication revealed that Huawei will be the first brand to launch a 5nm chipset with a built-in 5G modem. The 5nm Kirin 9000 with 5G support is expected to power the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+.

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro CAD Renders
Huawei Mate 40 Pro CAD Renders

Apple’s 5nm A14 SoC requires an external modem for LTE connectivity. As far as the Mate 40 is concerned, it is likely to feature the Kirin 9000E which is said to be an enhanced version of the Kirin 990 5G chipset. The report also states that the Mate 40 series will offer faster charging capabilities than the predecessor series.

While the Mate 40 series will come with beefed up cameras, it will not feature Google Mobile Services due to the U.S. sanctions. Earlier this month, it was reported that Huawei has reduced component orders for the Mate 40 series by 30 percent as its likely expected a dip in interest and shipments.

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