Huawei Mate 40 Official Teaser CroppedSource: Huawei

What you need to know

  • A Huawei executive has shared an official render of the company's upcoming Mate 40 series.
  • The render reveals a unique, octagonal camera setup.
  • Huawei is set to unveil the Mate 40 series at a virtual event next week.

Earlier this week, Huawei announced that it will be taking the wraps off the Mate 40 series at a virtual event on October 22. He Gang, president of Huawei's smartphone business, has now posted an official render of one of the upcoming Mate 40 series phones on Weibo, revealing a unique camera bump (via GSMArena).

Huawei Mate 40 Official TeaserSource: Huawei

Unlike the Mate 30 series phones, which have a large circular camera bump at the rear, the Mate 40 series will have an octagonal camera setup. Leaked CAD-based renders of the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro that surfaced online in August, showed a more traditional circular bump. While the render doesn't reveal the number of cameras sensors, we do see physical volume control buttons on the side of the phone, instead of the touch controls present on the Mate 30 Pro.

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The Mate 40 lineup is expected to be powered by a Kirin 9000 SoC, which, like Apple's new A14 Bionic, will be a 5nm chip. Huawei hasn't formally announced the chipset yet, so there isn't much that we know about its capabilities.

Huawei P40

Like its more expensive siblings, the Huawei P40 is extremely impressive when it comes to the camera department. It uses a 50MP main sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 16MP ultra-wide shooter. The standard P40 also has an OLED display, a 32MP selfie camera, and infrared-enhanced facial recognition tech.

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