The IFA and Huawei Developer Conference came and went, and we saw no signs of the new 5nm Kirin chip that will power the upcoming Mate 40 series. A recent report had suggested that Huawei’s new flagship won’t see the light of day this year. That’s not the case according to Richard Yu, CEO of the company’s Consumer Business Group.
He has assured that the next-generation Mate flagship is coming soon.
The new handsets will apparently be sold in China initially, and they will be online exclusive at first.
That leaves Huawei with just its home country and this perhaps explains why it has reduced component orders.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Mate 40 will never make it out of its home turf and leaks imply it will go on sale in global markets in 2021.
Mate 40 international release plans are not clear at the moment
There is also a possibility that the new flagship devices will go on sale in European markets earlier than expected, as Huawei’s UK Twitter account has assured fans that they are coming soon. Unless the company is planning to sell the phones in the UK this year, it doesn’t make sense to build a hype around them.
The handsets are expected to feature a quad-camera system with a 108MP main sensor.
That’s all we have on the new phones at the moment and more information should surface in due time.