It has recently been confirmed that the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will be formalized by the Chinese brand at a virtual event to be held on October 22. So far, little has been leaked about the new phones — at least less than the iPhone 12s before last Tuesday’s keynote.
It is still difficult to speculate on the specifics of the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro, we simply know that they will be the worthy successors of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro unveiled in December 2019. This is a range of smartphones premium that competes directly with the iPhone 12 or the Galaxy S20. In fact, the Chinese brand is on the podium of the manufacturers who sell the most smartphones in the world (alongside Apple and Samsung).
6 photo sensors for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro?
If the Huawei Mate 40 Pro made a little talk before its release, it is especially its camera that intrigues. A few months ago, rumors showed that the phone could embed a round module placed in the center of the back of the device. This left one to suggest that the brand was planning to focus on the quality of its images, which it has indeed been doing for a few years alongside its partner Leica.
This time, the information indicates that the Huawei Mate 40 could embed a camera module… octagonal. In any case, this is what an official image suggests, showing the back of the smartphone and a shadow showing the sides of the camera of the future smartphone. The module could consist of six sensors, if the image in question is to be believed.
What if it's a hexa camera🤔 pic.twitter.com/ZD4afvZLZ9
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It could be that the brand will unveil three models this year, the Mate 40, the Mate 40 Pro and the Mate 40 Pro Plus. One can imagine that the most high-end version will be entitled to this very special camera – this could also be the case of the Mate 40 Pro.
The phone may also have capabilities typically assigned to professional video recording devices. Previous teasing from the firm itself also suggests that the zoom will more than live up to market expectations.
Knowing that the Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro + are already doing strong on the photo side, we can expect the manufacturer to set the bar very high with this new phone expected in a few days. The big downside of this new smartphone is the same as on the two previous ranges, namely that the models are not entitled to Google services due to the sanctions of the Trump administration, a big black spot in the Western market . Expect this to be the case again with the Huawei Mate 40.