The basic model of the line is worse than others in two important parameters.
During the announcement of the Mate 40 smartphones, Huawei focused on the older models in the series, while very little was said about the base Mate 40. As the source writes now, at a considerable price of 1067 dollars, it has at least two features that can greatly disappoint the uninformed user.
Two reasons not to buy the Huawei Mate 40
What would you say if the ad was talking about wireless charging support for Huawei’s new flagships, but the base Mate 40 wouldn’t have it? Meanwhile, it is really not in this smartphone. The second point is related to water protection. While the Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro + are IP68 rated, users of the base Mate 40 can only count on IP53.
The Mate 40 is a rare case of savings on the base model. If the main features, which include protection and charging, are the same for the models of the flagship lines of Samsung and Apple, then Huawei decided to go the other way. Which is odd considering that the Mate 40, at a price of 900 euros (this is a version with 8 GB of RAM and only 128 GB of flash memory), is by no means cheap. Besides, in the base Mate 30, for example, wireless charging was …