Huawei Mate 40 won’t have a 120Hz display according to shocking new leak

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Huawei is not a new name in the smartphone industry. Despite the Google Services ban, the company has somehow managed to stay afloat. While the lack of Google services is obviously hurting the smartphones, sideloading and Huawei’s own app gallery have done a good job of softening that blow.

Huawei has continued to innovate and lead the rest of the industry forward, especially in terms of camera hardware. While the company is known for its high-end flagships, it is arguably the mid-range segment where it excels the most. However, with competitors like Samsung and Xiaomi stepping up their game in that department, Huawei has had to improvise a lot lately as well.

The third quarter of the year usually has a lot of new tech reveals in it. New processors, smartphones, smartwatches, all of that good stuff. Samsung will also release devices like Fold 2 and Note 20 later this year. However, a phone that might not get as much attention as those two is the Huawei Mate 40.

Although the global market is not the most stable and favorable right now, it won’t be wrong to say that this will be the best phone of the year from Huawei. Being the flagship series, the Mate series has always received preferential treatment in terms of incorporating new tech within a phone.

Mate 30 40
Source: Notebook Check

This device has high expectations and will have flagship-level capabilities. However, a few leaks have already started to come in and they might not be what you were expecting.

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An underwhelming leak about the device was recently posted on twitter about the rumored display of the new device. The leak suggested that the new Huawei Mate 40 will come equipped with a 90Hz display instead of 120Hz.

Displays are the main focal point of the flagship devices today. Competitors like Samsung and Oneplus provide high-resolution AMOLED displays with high color accuracies and peak brightness in their smartphones. The one thing that all of these displays have in common though is that they are 120 Hz, which is the standard for flagships these days.


The high refresh rate is a treat to look at now that are phones have enough power to push more than 60 frames. The videos, gaming, and even software animations loke smoother and more appealing. Once you have treated yourself with a high refresh rate display going back to a normal one is out of the question.

However, a flagship series like the Mate 40 getting anything lower than flagship specs would be rather bizarre. It is unclear as to why Huawei would make this kind of decision. Having said that, the company has made some controversial display choices in the past as well.

The leak predicts that the new device will have the same display as the P40. The display will be 90Hz with a resolution of 1200 x 2640. This gives it a nontraditional 22:10 aspect ratio, which is presumably catered towards watching movies and multitasking.

Huawei Mate 40
(Source: techadvisor.co.uk)

These rumors are nothing substantial though and should be taken with a pinch of salt. We still have plenty of time to go before the official unveil and release of the Huawei Mate 40. As for current speculations, the phone will have a 5nm HiSilicon Kirin chipset.

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However, don’t expect anything new as rumors point towards the phone still rocking the same Kirin 1000 as the P40. There are also rumors of a 108MP camera in the device as well, which is a common trend among smartphone manufacturers.

We can expect the official specifications for the device later this year during the reveal event. It would be intriguing to see how Huawei markets the lower refresh rate display as compared to the competition. Maybe they’ve opted for a 90 Hz panel to save battery, as the difference in visual improvement is actually not that great.

We can expect to see this device pop up somewhere close to September. Until then, it is all speculations.

Do you agree with Huawei’s decision to opt for a 90Hz display rather than a 120Hz one? Let us know down in the comments below!

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