Huawei’s new Mate 40 with its more Sophisticated processor
Huawei introduced its Mate 40 smartphones saying that they have a more "sophisticated" processor than the upcoming iPhones from Apple
The component was made using the same method of "five nanometers" as the chip of its US competitor, but contains billions more transistors.
As a consequence, the Chinese company claims that its phones are more effective.
However, because of a US trade ban that came into effect in September, Huawei has had its supply of chips cut off.
That means that it faces being unable to produce more of the Mate 40 handsets in their present form until its stockpile of the latest Kirin 9000 processors runs out.
At present, only Taiwan's TSMC and South Korea's Samsung have the expertise and equipment to produce 5 nm chips, and both are prohibited from supplying them to Huawei or any other semiconductor product whose "US technology and software" is involved in the creation.
The States say that the move was taken for purposes of national security, but Huawei denies posing a threat.
The simple Mate 40 model has a 6.5 in (16.5 cm) OLED display. In each case, the displays give a refresh rate of 90Hz-meaning the equivalent of 90 frames per second-which is greater than the newest iPhones from Apple but less than the S20 series from Samsung.
Some of the features of the Mate 40 are as follows
- The simple Mate 40 has three rear cameras (wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto) and a single selfie camera.
- The Mate 40 Pro integrates a 3D face-unlock sensor and upgrades the rear ultra-wide and telephoto camera specifications.
- For enhanced shallow-focus shots, the Mate 40 Pro+ features a fourth rear "super-zoom" camera and a fifth depth sensing camera.
- The Porsche Concept Mate 40 RS uses an infrared thermometer to check the local temperature of the device.
- Extra processing capability to simultaneously take slow-motion images from two cameras with 240 frames per second.
However BBC reports that there are few features that lacks in these devices
- Call of Duty Mobile will not operate on smartphones as some of Google technologies are not available.
- Many banking applications, eBay and the Tesco Groceries app in the UK are not installed, rather the user is given an icon to launch their websites
- The Sky News app is not available, even though Huawei said it would be soon.