The leaked design renders for Huawei's flagship device, Mate 40 Pro, is here and there is a healthy amount of rumors and speculations shrouding this beast of a smartphone.

Steve H. McFly of @SlashLeaks recently took to Twitter to tease fans with the rendered mockup of the Mate 40 Pro and the first thing one has to say is: it is aesthetically stunning.

This time, it looks like Huawei dropped the unbecoming notch from the Mate 30 Pro. Instead, the leaked look suggests that Huawei is going with a pill-shaped punch-hole in the top left-hand corner of the screen. The rear camera setup, on the other hand, is more defined than ever with a huge round camera bump on the back that houses four individual camera units.

The screen size on the new Mate is expected to be 6.7'', slightly larger than the Mate 30 Pro's 6.53''. However, the mock-ups suggest that the screen is aggressively curved into a waterfall display.

I won't deny that this gives the phone a futuristic aesthetic appeal but the curved display is begging for accidental touches. I, for one, am against sacrificing practicality for looks.

The main talk of the town, however, is around the device being the last of Kirin processer in Huawei smartphones. The big news was confirmed by the CEO of Consumer BG at Huawei, Yu Chengdong, after the US trade sanctions that restricted the company from transacting with US-based firms or firms using US technology, like chipset manufacturer TSMC.

Graphic of Kirin Chipset in Huawei Smartphones

(Photo Source: Huaweicentral)

Coming back to the features, we will be expecting the latest Mate Pro device's camera performance to go head to head with the Samsungs and iPhones of the world. And knowing Huawei, they will probably include some crazy camera-centric features in their software suite as well. 

Since we don't have the official word from Huawei, I pray that these renders exaggerated the curved glass and Huawei has heard our words to give us a more practical display panel. However, deep down, I know that is not the case.

I do, however, expect this flagship device to have an expandable memory slot. It won't be farfetched to assume that Huawei has also gotten on the bandwagon of ridiculously fast charging. Not that I'd be complaining!

Regarding the launch, Huawei released the Mate 20 Pro in September 2018, and the Mate 30 Pro sometime in October 2019. So, we definitely expect the telecommunication firm to provision the Mate 40 Pro for around a month from now—that is September/October 2020.

Being said that, it is yet to be seen if this phone makes its way to the US market.  However, it is certain that the Mate 40 Pro will make an entry in the European market, and judging by Huawei's pricing strategy from the past years, the phone will be available for €1200 to €1300.

That is all that we know about the Huawei Mate 40 Pro thus far. We'll update you once we know more.