I still find the MatePod interesting if it is ever called that by the time the P40 Series are released before the Q1 ends. If you remember last year, Huawei did launch the P30 Series with a FreeLace Wireless Headset which was really cool and then later on by September, we saw the FreeBuds True Wireless Earbuds which the Chinese giant brought in to rival Apple’s AirPods.
The newly trademarked “MatePod” moniker with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) could be the new year’s take over from the FreeLace considering the timing. The trademark goes close by the time the P40 and P40 Pro flagships.
The Trademark filing was made with the EUIPO on January 6 which was also done with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the UK that same day.
The product category in which the MatePod has been classified includes headsets; earphones; speakers; computer hardware; tablet; smartphones; handheld digital electronic devices capable of providing access to the internet and for sending, receiving, and failing telephone calls, electronic mail, and other digital data ‘.
One thing I just find obsessive with Huawei is the compulsion for the name “Pod” or maybe it’s just the entire Chinese brands who are obsessed with that name. After all, Apple started it, then you’d expect others to innovate a better idea. For example, Huawei already have the MatePad which it uses to brand it’s tablet product line and now, the MatePod, Okay how about the FreeLace and then the FreeBuds
But this is just a speculation and who cares, Huawei is selling anyway and that’s what seems to matter. If the Huawei MatePod gets released alongside the P40/P40 Pro later by March, then we’ll get to know far more about the device and how awesome it’ll perform in a competitive ocean of wireless earbuds which almost every smartphone companies now gets into which is the reason why the 3.5mm headphone jack had been exterminated.
Elsewhere in the news, there are rumors about the Huawei P40 being released along with other varieties of smartphones but still under the same P40 branding which will make the P40 sort of numerous.
We’ve seen that earlier on and that’s not a big deal. There is surely going to be the Huawei P40 then P40 Pro, and P40 Lite. But what else we could see might be a P40 Max or P40 Porsche Design Edition. I also suspected Huawei didn’t release a Max for their flagship last year 2019 unlike the 2018 Mate 20X which was a massive 7.2-Inches premium smartphone that is sort of like gaming enabled.
Again, it’s leaked that the mid-ranger (P40 Lite) could be rebranded as the Huawei Nova 6 SE. However, the tipster has claimed that the lite model is also a flagship phone. Hopefully, more details on the specs of the third member of P40 family will be revealed in the coming days.
As for the designs of the P40 Series, nothing is definitely certain after all, we’re still in January right? But one consistent design among those leaked designs includes the dual-edge curved display with a hole-punch front facing camera. The size is expected to range between 6.5-Inches and 6.7-Inches while the back is of course the now trending rectangular camera module but the P40 Pro is tipped to come with a Penta camera setup with LED flash.
It is speculated that the rear camera system includes such as a wide-angle lens, a cine lens, a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor, a periscope lens with 10x optical zoom support and a fifth lens that could be a telephoto sensor with up to 9x optical or ultrawide lens. The P40 and P40 Pro will be equipped with Kirin 990 5G chipset and Android 10 OS.