True, so far only in offline retail stores
According to Chinese sources, Huawei began accepting pre-orders for smartphones of the flagship Mate 40 line in regular retail stores long before the official presentation.
At least, the check published on the Chinese social network Weibo looks quite reliable and the Mate 40 Pro model is clearly spelled out there. The price of the smartphone has not yet been announced. To make a reservation, the buyer must pay $ 43 in advance.
It comes as no surprise to start accepting pre-orders in offline stores more than a month before release, given Huawei’s huge market share and the large number of company stores in China.
Huawei has already confirmed the existence of these smartphones and the use of the next generation Kirin 9000 5nm SoC. It has also been officially confirmed that they will debut in early September.