Rumor: Huawei Mate 40 flagships won’t go on sale this year

This fall, the presentation of the new flagships Huawei Mate 40 is expected, but the exact date is still unknown. Now, well-known insider Evan Blass says there is no need to wait for new products this year.

Don’t be in a hurry to get upset: Evan means the start of sales. That is, the official announcement of the Mate 40 series will take place before the end of this year, but new models will appear on store shelves later – only in 2021.

It is possible that this only applies to global sales, while in China new items will start selling on time. For example, a similar situation was last year with the Mate 30 family. In China, where Google services have not been working for a long time, smartphones went on sale after the announcement but appeared in other countries a few months later. The reason for this was the US sanctions and the termination of cooperation with Google. Recall that it was the Mate 30 that became the first Huawei flagships without pre-installed Google services.

It looks like the sanctions will also affect the launch of the Mate 40. Huawei is rumored to have cut orders for components for the series by 30%. The company appears to have taken precautions as it expects sales to decline. In addition, these will be the latest flagships with proprietary Kirin chips. Today TSMC, which is engaged in the production of processors, must complete all orders, and it is not known whether these stocks of chips will be sufficient as a result.