It’s no secret that Huawei is about to launch its Mate 40 smartphone range by way of a virtual online event.
While we haven’t had official confirmation from Huawei, we fully expect the company to replicate what it did for its P40 event back in March 2020 and, indeed, the Mate 30 in September 2019.
The fact that the Mate 40 launch image is being used as the banner for the channel is a pretty definitive hint, too.
The new range of phones is expected to include a new Mate 40 Pro Plus model, just like the P40 range, as well as the standard Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro. You can read more about the phones’ rumoured features and specs.
When is the Huawei Mate 40 launch?
The company has confirmed that the new phones will be announced on 22 October 2020 at 2pm CET so that’s 1pm GMT if you’re in the UK.
How to watch the Mate 40 live stream
As stated, though unconfirmed, Huawei will almost definitely use its Huawei Mobile YouTube channel to stream the launch.
We’ll embed the video at the top of this page when it’s posted, but for now you can re-watch the P40 launch.
What to expect from the Huawei Mate 40
As usual there are plenty of leaks giving us an idea of what the Mate 40 will bring to the table. However, so many rumours mean that it’s a little unclear what will actually happen.
In addition to the models mentioned above, there is sure to be the exclusive Porsche Design at a higher price, but none of the models will have Google services in Europe as US firms are still unable to do business with Huawei.
The Mate series doesn’t focus on photographic capabilities as much as the P-series, but even so, expect some seriously good cameras across the range.
We’re also expecting at least the Pro and Pro+ models to have a 90Hz screen, as well as the rumoured Kirin 9000 processor.
It’s unlikely Huawei will use the button-less volume control seen on the Mate 30, but there are sure to be innovations in other areas.
If you’re unconvinced by a phone which doesn’t have Google services, then check out our current recommendations of the best phones to buy.