8th September 2023 – (Beijing) China’s Huawei Technologies has commenced presales for its latest smartphone, the Mate 60 Pro+, expanding its renowned series that has garnered global attention for the company’s resilience against U.S. sanctions.
Unlike the previous launch of the Mate 60 Pro, which was accompanied by extensive advertising, Huawei quietly announced on its official online store that presales for the Mate 60 Pro+ would begin at 10.08am (0208 GMT) with delivery scheduled for 9th October.
The company provided specifications for the phone, highlighting its ability to simultaneously connect to two satellites and offering larger internal storage compared to the Mate 60 Pro. However, the price of the device was not disclosed.
Speed tests conducted by buyers and shared on Chinese social media have indicated that the Mate 60 Pro+ boasts download speeds surpassing those of top-tier 5G models.
Furthermore, a tear-down analysis conducted by TechInsights revealed that the phone is powered by the new Kirin 9000s chip, manufactured in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC). This discovery is considered a significant breakthrough for Huawei, as the company’s access to chipmaking tools necessary for producing advanced handset models has been restricted since 2019 due to U.S. sanctions. Prior to this development, Huawei was only able to release limited batches of 5G models utilizing stockpiled chips.
In addition to the Mate 60 Pro+, Huawei also unveiled the Huawei Mate X5, a new iteration of its foldable phone series. The company continues to push the boundaries of smartphone technology, aiming to capture the attention of consumers with innovative designs and features.