Recently, a new Huawei phone named Mate 40 Pro 4G was found listed on Huawei China’s website. Its official listing did not mention anything about its operating system. However, the TENAA appearance of the device has confirmed that it will come pre-installed with Huawei’s homegrown HarmonyOS (aka HongMengOS).
The NOH-AL00 smartphone that has appeared in TENAA’s database is the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G handset. The listing mentions that it is running on the most recent HarmonyOS 2.0.0 edition. Huawei was expected to launch the Huawei P50 series with HarmonyOS in March. However, since the company has not released an official confirmation on its arrival yet, it appears that the P50 lineup has been delayed. It now appears that the Mate 40 Pro might arrive as the first Huawei phone with Harmony OS preinstalled.
The HarmonyOS was announced back in August 2019. At that time, the Chinese manufacturer claimed that it is a microkernel-based distributed OS, which is completely different from Android and iOS. However, the HarmonyOS 1.0 version was found to be based on Android 9 Pie OS. Hence, there is a possibility that HarmonyOS may offer an experience similar to the latest Android version.
Coming back to the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G, it features the same specs and design as its 5G version. The only main difference is that the Kirin 9000 chip, which fuels the Mate 40 Pro 4G, only supports 4G LTE networks. It comes with a 6.76-inch OLED display that supports 1344 x 2772 pixels, 8 GB of RAM, 128GB / 256 GB/ 512 GB of storage. and a 4,400mAh battery that supports 66W rapid charging and 50W fast wireless charging.
The IP68 rated Mate 40 Pro 4G has a 13-megapixel front camera and a TOF 3D sensor. The rear-facing camera module of the phone has a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with OIS and 5x optical zoom, and a 20-megapixel ultrawide lens.