Huawei Mate 40 series exorbitant prices revealed
The leaker says that the Mate 40 Pro will cost around €1100 (~$1,295), the Pro Plus will retail for €1400 (~$1,648), and the RS model will go for €2500 (~$2,943).
For comparison, last year's Mate 30 Pro was launched for €1,099 (~$1,293) and the Mate 30 RS Porsche Design went for CNY12,999 (~$1,945) in China.
Needless to say, the rumored prices are quite high and could put the new phones at a disadvantage when compared to flagships like the OnePlus 8T and iPhone 12.
The tipster also claims that the new phones, especially the Mate 40 Pro Plus and RS, will be hard to come by, and this might be because of component procurement restrictions Huawei is facing because of sanctions levied by the US. The standard Mate 40 has allegedly been postponed.
Mate 40 series alleged camera specs
The Mate 40 Pro is tipped to come with a 50MP main sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide unit, a 12MP module with 5x optical zoom, and a laser autofocus sensor. It is also expected to have a color temperature sensor.
The Mate 40 Pro Plus will reportedly have a 50MP primary camera, a 20MP ultra-wide sensor, two 8MP units, a laser autofocus sensor, and a color temperature sensor.
The RS is expected to have a similar camera setup as the Pro Plus, but it will swap out the laser autofocus unit for a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. It will likely have a temperature measuring sensor too.
#HuaweiMate40RS— Teme (特米) (@RODENT950) October 18, 2020
1) 50MP Main
2) 20MP Ultra Wide (with free form tech)
3) 8MP 3x optical (for midrange)
4) 8MP 10x optical
Temperature measuring sensor
Color temperature sensor
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As for the other specs, we can expect the Pro and RS models to have a 90Hz display. The Mate 40 Pro will reportedly pack a 4,400mAh battery with support for 65W charging.
The phones will probably ship with an open-source version of Android 10 and instead of Google's services and apps, you will get Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). They will allegedly be upgradable to Huawei's HarmonyOS next year.
The Mate 40 series will seemingly go on sale in China on October 30. There is no word on international availability yet.
This story is part of:Huawei Mate 40 & Mate 40 Pro leaks (11 updates)
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