A Chinese tech company, Huawei, has recently tweeted that the Huawei Mate 40 will debut on October 22, 2020.
The company announced that the worldwide launch would happen at exactly 1 pm WAT.
Other than the image shared by Huawei, there are a few hints.
For example, another tweet showed an eye that blinked to unveil the launch poster.
The clip might not say much but suggestions hint at a phone with telephoto ability.
Judging from more solid leaks, as per information with the MIIT in China, there will be three versions.
The versions will include the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+.
Other leaks have featured a display glass for the Mate40 Pro.
On the glass, there are two punch-hole cameras and curved edges.
The device will most likely become the last phone from the company with its high-end chipsets, Kirin Chips.
This is as a result of the intimidation from the American government to end business in the country.
“This year may be the last generation of Huawei Kirin High-End Chips,” CEO Consumer Business, Huawei, Yu Chengdong, said at a conference on August 7.
Production of the Kirin Chips will end on September 15 because the contractors need U.S. technology to produce them.
And according to Yu, Huawei is not capable of making its own chips.
“This is a very big loss for us,” Yu further added at the Friday conference.
A little background on the Huawei ban
Huawei has fast grown to become one of the most recognized smartphone brands in the world.
Earlier this year, the company overtook Samsung as the largest phone manufacturer in the world.
Despite the rapid growth of the company, Huawei has battled with several accusations.
As of now, the pressing accusation is that Huawei uses its devices to spy on nations.
An executive order was then carried out, and Huawei was put on the entity list.
The President of the U.S. also added other Chinese owned companies to the list.
The companies include Tiktok and WeChat.
Huawei was later cut off from technology companies in the US like Qualcomm, Google and others.
The sanction with Google, for example, is that Huawei phones cannot come preinstalled with Google services like Chrome.
The company will have to revamp its entire process to bear the weight of the pressure.
Where are things now?
In September, the U.S. government ordered the ban on downloads of WeChat and TikTok.
While it’ll be illegal to host or transfer internet traffic with the apps, there won’t be any penalty.
In response, Beijing, China, created a blacklist of foreign organisations acting against its interests.
The United States and the Chinese government are growing estranged with every passing moment.
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