The Huawei Mate 40 smartphones are among the most anticipated top of the line in 2020, but they might not arrive until 2021
Good news and bad news for Huawei fans waiting for the new Huawei Mate 40 series: the Chinese giant's new top of the line, currently struggling due to Donald Trump's ban that is causing it more of a problem with component supplies, could feature super-fast charging, but it might not arrive by this year.
This is what the well-known leaker Evan Blass believes, who on Twitter put forward the hypothesis that this device will arrive no earlier than 2021. As always, the leaker doesn't add anything else, but that's enough to turn off the enthusiasm of those who are waiting for the Mate 40 and, just a few hours earlier, had toasted to the news that to charge these devices will take very little time. Altra notizia interessante sulla nuova serie Mate 40, non confermata ufficialmente, è che sarà composta da ben quattro modelli: Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+ e Mate 40 Porsche Edition. Resta da capire, però, quando potremo vedere e toccare con mano questi smartphone Huawei e, visto che potrebbero arrivare nel 2021, se saranno dotati di Android 11 o del nuovo sistema operativo HarmonyOS 2.0.
Huawei Mate 40, la ricarica arriva a 66W
La notizia che la serie Mate 40 di Huawei avrà la ricarica ultraveloce fino a 66 Watt di potenza arriva indirettamente dalla stessa casa cinese, che ha pubblicato un video pubblicitario della nuova interfaccia grafica EMUI 11 in cui si fa riferimento a questa possibilità.
Neanche a dirlo, questo video è durato molto poco in rete ed è stato in pochissimo tempo rimosso. But in the images you could clearly see the words "Max 66W", along with a percentage of battery charging, and this is enough to make us understand that fast charging will be there.
When Huawei Mate 40 arrives
As for the delays announced by leaker Evan Blass, however, there is to say while not confirmed by Huawei are quite likely. The company has asked the TSMC foundry to speed up the production of the new Kirin 9000 SoCs that will also equip the new Mates, but TSMC can no longer produce them after September 15.
The Mate series usually sells very well, worldwide, and it can't be ruled out that Huawei doesn't have enough stock of this essential component to plan the usual big product launch.
The same goes for Hynix and Samsung's memories and displays as well: both companies from September 15 have to stop supplying Huawei. How and how much this will impact the production and marketing of the new Mate 40 no one can yet say.
Huawei Mate 40 without Android?
Another hot chapter: what operating system will Huawei use for its new Mate 40? The company has officially announced that in 2021 will arrive its first smartphone without Android and with HarmonyOS 2.0, the operating system developed in house by Huawei.
The problem lies in the timing: Huawei says that the smartphone version of HarmonyOS will arrive at the end of 2021, will we have to wait that long also to see the Mate 40 arrive on the market?
A hope that this is not the case is still there: Huawei said that smartphones that will receive EMUI 11 will be able to be upgraded to HarmonyOS, so the Mate 40 could be launched with Android (with all the limitations already known for a long time) in early 2021, but users could choose at the end of next year whether to switch to the new OS and say goodbye to Android.