Here’s a surprise from Huawei at today’s launch. The Huawei Mate 40 series was just announced today at their online event and the smartphone series is comprised of the Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and the Mate 40 Pro+ and as expected, the Huawei Mate 40 won’t get some features of its pro brothers but it still packs some interesting feature inside.

Kirin 9000E vs. Kirin 9000

First, the Kirin 9000 chipset that we’re getting on the Huawei Mate 40 is different. Inside the smartphone is a Kirin 9000E chipset that packs fewer GPU cores and also fewer NPU cores but the CPU remains the same with the combination of the Cortex-A77 and A55.

While the GPU comes with fewer 22-cores but still the same Mali-G78 GPU inside which might affect a little bit of your gaming experience and for the NPU, there’s only a single Big core on the Kirin 9000E while the Kirin 9000 comes with a Dual big core.

Not only that, the Huawei Mate 40 only supports 40W Huawei SuperCharge and there’s no support for wireless charging on this one.

Huawei Mate 40 comes with a headphone jack

Here’s the surprise for the day. Flagship smartphones are slowly denying the existence of the 3.5mm audio jack on smartphones but on the Huawei Mate 40, it has made a comeback. In the smartphone’s spec sheet, it was clearly stated that the smartphone would pack a 3.5 mm earjack while the P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ will rely on USB-C ports for their external wired audio.

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