Huawei Consumer Business CEO and Huawei Executive Director, Richard Yu announced on Weibo that the company will be unveiling the highly-anticipated Mate 40 series on October 22.
A teaser video was also spotted which focuses on the eye/iris, which sparked speculations that the Mate 40 series will feature major advancements in telephoto technology.
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Prior to the announcement, the MIIT certifications for three devices were leaked. These are the Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+. There have been renders of the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro as well. The renders show a smaller pill punch hole in its display for the dual-selfie cameras and pronounced display curves.
In the camera department, the new flagship series is expected to sport a 108MP main camera with a free-form 9P lens and a periscope lens with 5x optical zoom. An ultrawide shooter and a ToF sensor are also expected to round out the rear cameras.