About two days ago, we mentioned that the Huawei Mate 40E was listed on the Tmall Flagship store after which it was removed. With that, we were able to confirm its moniker. Now the aforementioned device is now official in China. The Mate 40E is the fifth model in the Mate 40 series, after the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, and the Mate 40 RS Porsche Edition. Though, Mate 40E shares some similarities with the standard Mate 40.
The smartphone comes with a curved display with a hole-punch design and triple rear cameras. It is also powered by the Hisilicon Kirin 990E SoC which we confirmed earlier. Huawei Mate 40E comes with a glass back and an aluminum frame. It features IP53 dust and water splash protection, it is not waterproof. The smartphone comes with a 6.5inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels. It is running on the Android 10 version with EMUI 11 skin.
Because of the US ban, the smartphone won’t be coming with any google play services but there are some ways to use them if you know your way around. It comes in two configurations, 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM or 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM. Thankfully, it has a micro SD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB. Coming to the camera aspect, it has a triple rear camera in a circular module.
The main camera is 64MP, the telephoto camera is 8MP, and the ultra-wide camera is 16MP. For selfie lovers, it comes with a 13MP front camera. The rear camera has a single led flash for low light scenarios and it can shoot videos in 4K, even the front camera too can shoot in 4K. The fingerprint sensor is under the display for security. What is supplying juice to the smartphone is a 4,200mAh battery and it supports 40W fast charging.
It also supports 40W wireless charging and 5W reverse charging. Color options are silver, White and Black. Other notable features include a 5G network, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, 90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, USB type-C 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and Infrared port A.K.A, IR blaster that serves as remote for your home appliances. The smartphone measures 158.6×72.5×8.8mm and weighs 188 grams.
Price of Huawei Mate 40E
Huawei Mate 40E is priced at CNY 4,599 (roughly $708) for the 8GB + 128GB storage variant and the 8GB + 256GB storage model is priced at CNY 5,099 (roughly $786). The phone is currently available for pre-orders in China and will go on sale from March 18. However, details about its global availability and pricing are yet to be revealed.