Although 5G mobile phones have become mainstream products in the market, many flagship chips still use external 5G chips. The preparatory stage for the release of the Huawei Mate 40 series, which has always attracted industry attention and users’ concern, has entered the final stage. At present, materials have been gradually planned in some offline stores. It is expected to officially start the warm-up stage in October.
Compared with the previous generation of Huawei’s flagship product, the Mate 30 series, the overall design of the Mate 40 series has been greatly changed. First, the Mate 40 series will be upgraded to a full-scale hole-punch screen. It is speculated that the Mate 40 is a single hole, and the Mate 40 Pro is a double. In addition, the Mate 40 standard version uses a hyperboloid screen for the first time, which is the same curved screen as the Pro version. The “ring camera” design of the previous generation has been retained. The ID design is inspired by the “four-eyed headlight” supercar. The round rear camera module is embedded in the slender body, making the whole machine highly recognizable. This is also a well-received design in the previous generation. Of course, what everyone is most concerned about is the official debut of Huawei’s new-generation flagship chip Kirin 9000. This chip based on the 5nm process and manufactured by TSMC will make its debut in the Mate 40 series.
For example, the new generation of Apple A14 bionic chip also adopts the 5nm process, but the next generation of Apple iPhone 12 will choose the design of external Qualcomm 5G chip. However, the Kirin 9000 directly integrates the 5G baseband into the chip, and another Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 with a 5nm process will also adopt the design of the integrated 5G chip. So next month, whoever will be the first to release it will become the industry’s first commercial 5nm 5G flagship processor.
The advantage of changing “plug-in” to “integration” is that Kirin 9000 will save space for a 5G chip. From the perspective of mobile phone design, it will free up more internal space of the fuselage, and these spaces can be provided to other parts of the mobile phone. More room for function.
At the same time, Yu Chengdong revealed that the Kirin 9000 will have more powerful 5G capabilities, AI processing capabilities, and more powerful NPU and GPU.
As Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, revealed at the 2020 Huawei Developer Conference, “Wait for the new Mate flagship, and everything will come as scheduled.”