TD Tech M40 announcement: old Huawei flagship on old MediaTek flagship


Let’s fast-forward to 2020: Sanctioned Chinese tech giant Huawei is releasing its latest line of business flagships, the Mate 40, while MediaTek is unveiling a flagship processor for the first time in years: the Dimensity 1000+.

This news came to us as if from that time, but no, we checked everything – just the day before yesterday, the Chinese company TD Tech, which is a joint venture between Huawei and Nokia (not HMD, but Nokia itself), re-released the basic version of the Mate 40 flagship on the Dimensity chipset 1000+. The strange novelty was called TD Tech M40.

In addition to the chipset, the TD Tech M40 has two more differences from the Huawei Mate 40: the main camera sensor (64 MP instead of 50 MP) and the disappearance of wireless charging.

Otherwise, this is the same smartphone – in the same dimensions, with the same screen and the same battery. There is even support for a number of proprietary Huawei technologies such as NM card and Histen.


TD Tech M40 announcement: old Huawei flagship on old MediaTek flagship


Network Specifications TD Tech M40
2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Firmware TBA
Screen 6.5″, 19.7:9, 2376 x 1080 pixels, 90Hz, 240Hz touch, HDR10, HLG, DCI-P3, OLED
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ , 5nm
CPU: 4 x A77 x 2.6GHz, 4 x A55 x
2GHz GPU: ARM Mali-G77MC9
ROM 128/256 GB
UFS 3.1
SIM and memory card Two nanoSIM + NM Card
Camera Triple, Leica, HDR, AI, 8K video recording
Main: 64 MP, f/1.9
Wide: 16 MP, f/2.2
Telephoto: 8 MP, f/2.4, 3x optical zoom (5x hybrid), digital zoom 30x, OIS
Selfie Punch- hole , 13 MP, f/2.4, fixed focus
Battery 4200 mAh
Charger USB 3.1 Type-C, 40W
Wireless interfaces Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax+, 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO, HE160, 1024 QAM
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Qzss, Galileo, NavIC
NFC There is
Biometrics In-screen fingerprint scanner
Face recognition
Sound Stereo speakers, LDAC, 3.5mm audio jack
Waterproof IP53
Dimensions and weight 158.6 x 72.5 x 8.8mm
Price 4999 yuan


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