Recently, Huawei’s official Weibo posted a short video reviewing the ten generations of Mate phones over the past eight years, including the ad copy of these models:
- January 2013, Huawei Mate: My Pocket Cinema
- Huawei Mate 2: March 2014
- September 2014, Huawei Mate 7: Jazz Life
- In November 2015, Huawei Mate 8: Another breakthrough in high performance and long battery life
- In November 2016, Huawei Mate 9 series: progress, one step further
- October 2017, Huawei Mate 10 series: foreseeing the future
- March 2018, Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design: A Tribute to the Times
- October 2018, Huawei Mate 20 series: a new height of wisdom
- September 2019, Huawei Mate 30 series: reimagining
All models are memories…but the most noteworthy in the near future is the next one: the "most powerful Mate in history" Huawei Mate 40 series. The focus of this series is undoubtedly the chip-Kirin 9000.
Mate 40 series
Yesterday, a new Huawei phone named NOH-NX9 appeared in the GeekBench 5 database. This is the upcoming Mate 40 Pro.
Its running score corresponds to the performance of Kirin 9000.
GeekBench 5 data shows that the single-core score of the machine is 1016, and the multi-core score is 3688, which is much higher than the previous Kirin 990 5G and also higher than the Snapdragon 865.
Not only GeekBench 5, Antutu also said that it found the running score data of Huawei Mate 40 Pro (NOH-NX9) in the background-693605 points.
What is the concept of this score?
The previous Kirin 990 5G was only about 490,000 on the AnTuTu platform, which means that the overall improvement of Kirin 9000 is more than 40%. Even more amazing is the GPU, which has taken off directly from the previous generation of around 160,000 to 280,000. The game performance is definitely a leap-forward improvement.
After reading the running points, let's take a look at the core architecture of this chip.
As before, Kirin 9000 chose a three-level energy efficiency architecture CPU with 1 large core + 3 medium core + 4 small core.
Unfortunately, the big core is not the Cortex-X1 that everyone expects, nor is it A78, but A77. But its highest frequency is as high as 3.13 GHz, which should be able to make up for some gaps, at least not losing the A78 series CPU in running points.
In addition to the large core, Kirin 9000 also uses a triple-core 2.54GHz A77 and a quad-core 2.04GHz A55.
As for the GPU, ARM’s latest Mali-G78 is used, which is the source of the surge in GPU running points.
In addition to the chip, AnTuTu also found out other configuration information of Huawei Mate 40 Pro.
It is reported that Huawei Mate 40 Pro will use a 2772×1344 resolution display, and the screen may be 90Hz, which does not rule out the possibility of higher.
In short, the high brush is determined.
In terms of images, the Mate 40 Pro is equipped with a 50-megapixel rear main camera, or the same IMX700 as the P40 Pro. The improvement in algorithm is also worth looking forward to.
It is speculated from the running score that the Mate 40 Pro will use LPDDR5 memory + UFS 3.1 flash memory, which is the first time Huawei has adopted this combination.
The appearance can refer to the previously exposed renderings. The front is a waterfall screen + dual-hole design, and the back is an Oreo camera module. The physical volume keys are back.
New Mate 30 series
In addition to the Mate 40 series, Huawei may also bring a new Mate30.
Where is the new? According to digital bloggers, the appearance of the new Mate 30 is basically the same as the old Mate 30. The chip is still Kirin 990 5G, but more internal parts will be replaced by domestic products, and the price will be adjusted according to the situation.
In recent years, "full scene" has been Huawei's key word, and it is not Huawei's style not to release smart products. Currently, WATCH GT2 Pro and FreeBuds Studio have been basically confirmed.
- Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro
Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro has been released overseas and is expected to return to the domestic market along with the Mate40 series.
Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro uses a round dial design, made of titanium body + ceramic back cover + sapphire glass. In addition, there are no shortage of heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, exercise mode, GPS/Beidou, blood oxygen saturation, NFC function, and wireless charging.
But this is not important, the localization function for domestic users is the most anticipated.
It is reported that Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro will support third-party applications, and the watch application can be used with multi-screen mobile phones. For example, the watch displays key information when navigating with a mobile phone; after the mobile phone takes a taxi, the watch displays the distance and arrival time of the driver and so on. On this basis, Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro can also achieve two weeks of battery life.
In addition, Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro will also launch a professional version of ECG micro-current ECG detection. In terms of price, overseas starts at 329 Euros, which is about RMB 2,611.
- Huawei FreeBuds Studio
As for the Huawei FreeBuds Studio, there is not much news yet, only that it is a headset.
To sum up, at the October 22 press conference, Huawei Mate 40 series, new Mate 30 series, Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro, FreeBuds Studio and other products will be unveiled. And according to Huawei's style, there must be smart devices that have not yet been officially announced, which is worth looking forward to.