Huawei Tweets It Will Debut Its Mate 40 Devices On October 22nd. According to Wikipedia, Huawei is a Chinese multinational tech firm headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. The company designs develop and sell telecommunications items and consumer electronics. It was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei. It was originally focused on manufacturing phone switches but has currently expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprise inside in and out of China, and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market.
However, the company’s Mate 40 devices are likely to be launched on 22nd October. Read the next section for the detail from the verge blog.
Huawei Tweets It Will Debut Its Mate 40 Devices On October 22nd
According to The Verge, the company tweeted that it will reveal its mate 40 series on October 22nd, which will likely be the last of its phones to have Kirin chips, at least for the foreseeable future because of the ongoing thing economic pressure from the US.
However, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, Richard Yu said at a conference on August 17th that “ this year 2020 May the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips.”
The US has accused Huawei of building backdoors into the network infrastructure, ostensibly to aid Chinese government spying efforts. But the company has denied the Trump administration’s accusations of spying.
The Trump administration placed Huawei and 114 of its affiliates on its entity list in May 2019, meaning that US firms were not able to sell technology to the company without explicit US government approval. It also means that Google was barred from doing business with Huawei, preventing Huawei from obtaining an Android license, and keeping google apps off Huawei devices. The US commerce department in May offered an amended export rule to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei.
However, the export rule prevented foreign manufacturers of semiconductors who makes use of the American software and tech in their operations from shipping their products to Huawei unless they first obtained a license from the US. The TSMC (The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co) the largest Semiconductor manufacturer in the world, reportedly halted orders for Huawei’s HiSilicon unit in May following the new US rule.
There’s no word yet on the date the Mate 40 devices will ship to customers. However, there’sa rumor suggesting that the company will introduce Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro editions.
The Mate 40 Pro is expected to have a 6.7-inch screen, while the Mate 40 model comes with 6.5inches. According to an Android Authority, devices could be priced between $1400 to $1500 ( or €1,200 and €1,300).