Huawei always has two smartphones that the whole world is waiting for, even if people are not going to buy them. These are top-end devices that are interesting to everyone, even from the point of view of technology development. Naturally, I’m talking about smartphones “P” series and “Mate” series. We already saw the first one at the beginning of the year and got to know it very well, and the second will appear in a few weeks, but we are already waiting for one controversial point in it, which has not yet been properly explained by logic. If you believe the information that has appeared recently, then different smartphones of the same series will work under different operating systems. What is going on?
Operating system Huawei Mate 40
We’ve already covered when the new Huawei Mate 40 will arrive, which will be interesting in terms of technology and how the company is fighting pressure from the US government. We already know that, most likely, this will be the last smartphone based on the company’s own chipset, which will be called Kirin 1000 or Kirin 1200. In addition, we continue to receive information about what else will be new and interesting in this smartphone.
Usually, all smartphones of the same series of Huawei use the same operating system, but it looks like this time it will be a little different. According to popular leak source Evan Blass, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro will ship with EMUI 11 over Android 11. However, the more affordable Huawei Mate 40 will get EMUI 10.x over Android 10.
In the near future, at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, the company will present its new EMUI 11 system. This system will be based on the open source Android 11 OS from Google. Let me remind you that at HDC 2019, Huawei presented its first AOSP-based system. This is how we got EMUI 10, built on Android 10, which was installed on all smartphones of the Huawei Mate 30 series.
New Huawei smartphone
The codename for the Huawei Mate 40 series is “Noah”. This will be the first time that one Huawei series will ship with different EMUI versions. Currently, there is no explanation for this behavior of the company, but I would like to believe that if this state of affairs will take place, then only at the start of sales.
I would like all smartphones to be able to update to the current software version over time, that is, to EMUI 11, built on Android 11. This is advisable even from the point of view of security, which smartphones will receive updates in the future.
Will Huawei Mate 40 Lite come out
In addition to two models, the new series may include another model – Huawei Mate 40 Lite. If what was said above about the operating system version is true, then the “light” version will probably also receive last year’s operating system. We’ll have to wait for HDC 2020 to get more information. This event will run from September 10, 2020 to September 12, 2020. Due to the fact that the coronavirus is not yet thinking of retreating, and in such conditions it would be a bad idea to gather a full hall of people, the event will be held online.
Characteristics Huawei Mate 40
Recent leaks and rumors indicate that the Huawei Mate 40 series will have a display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. This option seems more likely due to the fact that the company places great emphasis on the autonomy of its devices and may abandon the gluttonous display with a frequency of 120 Hz.
The 5nm processor for the new smartphone will appear before mid-September and will be the last serial Kirin chip, on which all the company’s flagships of previous years worked.
According to @MobileWaferDarren, Huawei will need a lot of chips before the end of the year. The company will need mobile chips of 5, 7, 16 and 28 nm. You will also need a Bluetooth chip for the TWS headset developed by HiSilicon. The company can still order such chips from TSMC, which it actively uses. She will soon be deprived of this opportunity.
Judging by previous reports, in addition to the Huawei Mate 40 will receive a 5nm processor, it is known that it will combine the Cortex A77 or A78 architecture and the Mali G77 / G78 GPU architecture. This combination guarantees the best performance for a high refresh rate display, up to 120Hz if Huawei opts for it.
The name of the new chipset still raises some questions, since it is not completely clear where the company will stop. They say that it will be called Kirin 1000 or Kirin 1200. It is clear that it has the codename “Baltimore”.
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Let me remind you that the company’s previous processor was called the Kirin 990 and used the Cortex A76 architecture. Based on this, we can assume that the new product should be “updated” in this regard. This combination will dramatically increase CPU and GPU performance.
To get more accurate information, you need to be patient and wait for the official announcement. However, high performance is exactly what the company now needs against the background of the impressive characteristics of another top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and Apple solutions.