Huawei reports slowing growth as its operations "face significant challenges"

Yolanda Curtis
October 23, 2020

Gone is the notch that was extremely prominent on the previous Mate models, replaced with a punch hole display that everyone is doing this year. Already, consumers in China have rushed to buy Huawei smartphones on concerns over the availability of newer models.

The Mate 40 has a 6.5-inch OLED-type screen with a curvature of 68º, a refresh rate of 90hz and a FullHD + resolution of 2,376 x 1,080 pixels.

"As expected, the main focus of the Mate 40 devices is the camera experience. starting off with the main 50MP sensor found on all three devices, Huawei is using a new 50MP 1/1.28" sensor which is the largest sensor in a smartphone, allowing the devices to capture more detail and improve low-light performance, an area in which Hauwei has been leading for the last few years. Using a circular camera module Huawei has packed in the high end hardware.

So what's the difference between the Mate 30E Pro and the Mate 30 Pro?

The figure comes a day after the telecommunications equipment maker announced its latest flagship smartphone, potentially its last in the high-end Android segment most dependent on US technology.

The Mate 40 Pro incorporates a triple camera system with a 50 megapixel main sensor, a 20 megapixel ultra wide angle and a 12 megapixel telephoto with 7x optical zoom. Huawei is also including IP68 rating and the Pro series.

The device, priced at 4,499 yuan for the feature-light version, comes equipped with the Kirin 9000 chipset, manufactured at the 5nm process node that only Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc have been able to bring to market at scale. "But it can only produce limited units powered by the Kirin 9000 series, which will impact the number of the Mate 40 phones it can ship".

Other specs include NFC, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, stereo speakers, dual SIM support and headphone jack.

To make up for losing Google services, Huawei has built its own app store and has been paying developers to create apps for it. Users can request apps that aren't yet available, but it's not something that appeals to Chloe Hetelle, a 35-year-old events organizer in Toulouse, France, who bought a Huawei P20 model two years ago after switching from an iPhone. Pricing will most likely be similar to past year - for a premium flagship, expect to pay premium prices.

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