Due to lack of Kirin 9000
Huawei will unveil the Mate 40 line of smartphones this fall, and it will be special in many ways. Firstly, these will be the last flagship devices of the family on the Kirin SoC, since TSMC will no longer cooperate with the Chinese giant.
Secondly, certain metamorphoses will occur in the line itself. We have already talked about some of them, now new data have appeared. Evan Blass warns that we should not expect the wide distribution of the younger model Mate 40. That is, the device will probably not be released in all markets. The reason is the lack of the Kirin 9000 SoC.
And then the question arises: whether these platforms as a whole will be few, or they will be enough, but Huawei decided to place a much greater emphasis on the Mate 40 Pro, so the younger model will be allocated a much smaller number of platforms.
Apparently, the Mate 40 line will be somewhat similar to the Galaxy Note20 line, where the younger model is initially at a disadvantage relative to the senior position.