Meet the new Huawei Mate 40.

Huawei have unveiled their new Mate 40 mobile series and we're blown away. They've made the bold claim that they're even more powerful than the latest iPhone 12 series.

The new Huawei models use the same five nanometre process that are used in the new iPhone 12, however the Huawei Mate 40 series is said to contain billions more transistors!

Many people are shocked at the reveal of three new Huawei mobiles due to a US trade ban that came into effect in September. This ban means that Huawei has had its supply of the chips they use cut off limiting the number of the new Kirin 9000 processors that they have.

Richard Yu, the company’s consumer devices chief, said that the ban was making their situation difficult. However, as the world's third best-selling mobile maker, it seems Huawei have managed to overcome this obstacle - but we never doubted for a minute!

So let's take a closer look at the new series!

A look at the new Huawei Mate 40 series.

The new Huawei Mate 40 packs a huge 6.5-inch OLED screen – perfect to snuggle up with this winter and watch cosy films! Its sibling, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro packs a 6.58-inch display, perfect for entertainment lovers!

A photo of the Huawei Mate 40 series in all five available colours.
The Huawei Mate 40 Series is the ideal entertainment phone.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is where things get crazier. This phone has a whopping 6.76-inch display, transporting users right into the very centre of the action.

Huawei have again made a point of outdoing their Apple rivals and delivered a screen with a 90Hz refresh rate – the equivalent of 90 frames per second. Higher than the new iPhone 12 series!

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is elegant and 

The Huawei Mate 40 packs a cracking triple camera system with a wide lens, ultra-wide lens, and a telephoto lens – letting users see more of the world! The Mate 40 Pro adds a 3D face-unlock system, with improvements on the ultra-wide and telephoto lens.

The Mate 40 Pro+ adds a fourth camera to the club with super-zoom and a fifth depth-sensing camera. What’s better than three cameras? Five cameras!

A close up of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.
Take stunning photos with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ camera. 

All three phones boast 5G technology, giving fast downloads and great high-quality streaming. They're the perfect phones for those mobile users who rely on their mobiles for gaming and other entertainment!

The new releases are expected to be popular among Huawei fans but the US trade ban throws another obstacle in their path. Washington have prevented any of Huawei's new devices from providing access to some of Google’s services – including the much loved Play Store.

There still seems to be a Google shaped hole in many people’s hearts, but of course Huawei are offering the magic solution to ensure all their fans remain happy and satisfied. Meet Harmony, the new operating system on the block!

Huawei introduce Harmony.

Huawei may have offered a fantastic solution to this Google problem - their very own operating system called Harmony. Many people have tried and failed to even come close to Google's Android and Apple's iOS, but Huawei are taking the leap of faith in 2021.

Huawei consumer chief Richard Yu.
Huawei plan to switch to Harmony next year.

Google's Android accounted for a whopping 85.4% of smartphones shipped last year with Apple claiming the rest, but Huawei aren't a mobile company that will step away from a challenge!

The US trade ban hasn’t affected China, where many of Google’s services are blocked, but it poses as an obstacle for other countries – meaning a solution is required and Huawei are stepping up.

Richard Yu said, “The status quo does not represent the future. In 5G, we are now far ahead.

"We are ahead of Ericsson by more than one and a half years, and Ericsson is ahead of Nokia by five years. Our only mistake is that we were born in China.”

The demand for Huawei's latest models has not reduced, despite the obstacles and Huawei still remain one of the very top in the game, as stated above by Richard Yu.

Huawei have reportedly said that they would offer their new OS to other manufacturers around the world, to use as an alternative to Android – meaning the competition is heating up!

The plan for Harmony was first announced by Huawei at the start of a three-day developer conference, but the original version of Harmony OS was unveiled a year ago – where it was pitched for use in smartwatches, TVs and other smart home bits and bobs.

But the company now intends to release a brand-spanking new version – Harmony OS 2.0. Sounds fancy doesn’t it? The software is due to be tested on handsets from December, before its formal launch in October 2021.

We can't give you an exact date just yet, but what we can say is that 2021 is shaping up to be a very interesting year in the mobile OS market!

Huawei are offering their customers the chance to bag themselves one of the Pro versions online now, but the standard Huawei Mate 40 isn't available outside of China just yet.

We're super excited for the release of Harmony OS in 2021, but for now we can't wait to get our hands on the new Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus.

Check out what the Huawei Mate 40 can do in the video below!