Huawei Mate 40 – Huawei is preparing to announce the next generation of Mate phones at a conference in October,
and today the latest leaks provide new glimpses of the design of the Mate 40 phones.
The latest leaks published today confirmed that Huawei is introducing a series of Mate 40 phones later this year with stereo speakers simulated
The Huawei Mate 20 X phone is well known for its distinctive speaker design,
which came out the best performance among smartphones during the past period,
so it seems that Huawei is on the way to adopt the design and specifications of amplifiers for this version to support the upcoming versions of the Mate 40 series.
Huawei Mate 40
The source of the leaks confirms that the Mate 40 phones come with the same symmetrical grille audio amplifiers at the bottom of the phone’s frame,
and it is expected that Huawei will also bring the same features that were presented in the Mate 20 X audio technology,
such as Dolby Atmos technology that also supports Mate 40 phones.
and it is expected to provide other details in later leaks about Huawei’s plans and technology for the Mate 40 phones in acoustics,
along with the improvements and new features offered by the Chinese giant in the Mate 40 series This year.
Mate 40 release date and price
The Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro were announced on September 19, 2019,
while the Huawei Mate 20 range landed in October 2018.
So as there are no release date rumors yet we can’t narrow down the launch to a specific day or week, but the Mate 40 range is likely to land in September or October of 2020.
One leak has pointed to October for a global unveiling of the phones, which is when we saw a close competitor, the Google Pixel 5, launch.
However, that’s not necessarily when you’ll be able to buy them. In fact, you might not easily be able to buy them at all,
as due to the ban the availability of the Mate 30 range is unclear at the time of writing – the US won’t be getting them,
but even in the likes of the UK and Australia, there’s no confirmed availability right now. So this may well be the case for the Huawei Mate 40 range too.
As for price, for now, we can only look at the Huawei Mate 30 range, with the standard phone costing €799
(around $880 / £700 / AU$1,300),
while the Huawei Mate 30 Pro costs €1,099 (around $1,200 / £970 / AU$1,700). So prices may be similar for the Mate 40 range.
Our wish list for the Huawei Mate 40 doesn’t end at full Android
(complete with Google Mobile Services), but it does start there.
So we really hope Huawei can come to an arrangement with the US that allows it to resume using Google’s apps and services.
Bring back the volume buttons
The Mate 30 Pro made some daring design choices, including the removal of any physical volume buttons.
Instead, you can use gesture controls to adjust the volume,
and while these work well when the display is on, they don’t work at all when it’s off.
This is a real annoyance, so for the Huawei Mate 40 range,
we want either physical volume buttons or for the gesture controls to work when the display is off.