Since the beginning of the sanctions imposed by the United States on Huawei, the Chinese technology company has been deprived of several essential technologies for its smartphones. One of them is the deprivation of access to technology related to 5G.
Now, in a move that few anticipated, Huawei has listed three devices that support the 5G mobile network standard. The models in question are the Huawei Mate 40E Pro, Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+.
Huawei Mate 40E Pro, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ on sale with 5G support
This unexpected maneuver takes place in China through the Huawei Mall platform. There, the Chinese technology put the aforementioned smartphones up for sale with the surprise of supporting new generation 5G networks.
The sanctions imposed by the US prevented Huawei from accessing any technology related to 5G, which also prevented access to processors that support that technology. This means that all new launches of the brand arrive without a 5G connection.
We do not know how Huawei managed to get around this impediment and make these smartphones available. The truth is that the Huawei Mate 40E Pro, Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro+ appear on this platform with 5G as the main gimmick.
There has been talk for a long time about the possibility of Huawei developing a case for its smartphones that allows compatibility with this network standard. This is one of the hypotheses on the table, but in this field we can only speculate.
The Huawei Mate 40E Pro comes with a 6.76-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of internal memory. It has the Kirin 9000L processor and a 4,200 mAh battery with a 66 W charge. Yours is equivalent to €1,063.
The Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro + have a 6.59-inch screen at 90 Hz, 8 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. Internally they have the Kirin 990 processor, a 4200 mAh battery with a 40 W charge and a quad camera with a 50 MP primary sensor.
As for prices, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is sold for the equivalent of €850. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ costs around €1,132.
It is important to emphasize that these products are only available in China and it is not known if they will reach international markets. In addition, they still do not have the right to Android as an operating system, nor to Google services.