Huawei is all set to launch the Mate 40 series of flagship phones on Oct. 22 through a global launch event. The rumor mill has been consistently spilling information on the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro handsets for quite some time. It is speculated that the lineup also includes Mate 40 Pro+ and Mate RS Porsche Design. Earlier today, the Chinese firm released an official poster of the Huawei Mate 40 series to tease its rear design.
The official poster shows that the edge of the device has a volume rocker and an orange-colored power button. What’s interesting about the design is that it is equipped with an octagonal camera module. In comparison, the predecessor Mate 30 series was equipped with a round-shaped camera module.
According to MyDrivers, some netizens reversed the official poster by 180 degrees and overlapped it on the original image, and it revealed a complete octagonal-shaped camera housing. It seems that it will be the first brand ever to use such a camera module design. While the front of the phone is not revealed, it is expected to sport a waterfall display with extremely curved edges.
In related news, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro that is codenamed as Noah and has NOH-NX9 model number had appeared on AnTuTu and Geekbench benchmarking platforms. The 5n chipset scored 690K+ on the AnTuTu benchmarks and it also recorded impressive single and multi-core test scores on Geekbench.
The AnTuTu listing revealed that the Mate 40 Pro has a 90Hz refresh rate display, and it runs on Android 10 OS. The variant that had surfaced on both benchmarking platforms had 8 GB of LPPDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 built-in storage.