Mate60 Still in Production, Insider Says

Huawei Clarifies Rumors: Mate 60 Series Still in Production

Huawei’s tradition indicates that the brand-new Huawei P70 series is expected to be launched between March and April this year, implying that the release of this new model could happen at any time. Recently, there have been rumors circulating online claiming that the Huawei Mate 60 series has been discontinued. Moreover, there are speculations about a new Huawei model with significant innovations being launched soon. Considering the current timeline, this new model is most likely referring to the P70 series. This suggests that the discontinuation of the Mate 60 series might be to pave the way for the P70 series, sparking discussions online. To address these rumors, a Huawei insider has provided the latest response: “(Huawei Mate 60 series) has not been discontinued; consumers are welcome to continue purchasing.”


Mate 60 Series and Expectations

In an objective perspective, with the Kirin chips and various cutting-edge technologies, the Huawei Mate 60 series seems to have regained its peak status. Since its launch, this series of phones has consistently demonstrated strong sales performance. There were even reports not long ago indicating that the Mate 60 series sales had exceeded 10 million units. Some models/versions are still in high demand. In such a scenario of popularity, the likelihood of discontinuing this phone is very low. Even if it’s to make way for the new P70 series, a more rational approach would be to reduce production capacity rather than halt production directly, thereby offering customers more choices.


Therefore, the rumors about the discontinuation of the Huawei Mate 60 series have been met with skepticism by many online users. It seems unreasonable to suddenly discontinue a phone that has only been on the market for six months and is so popular. Recently, a Huawei insider responded with a clarification, indicating that the next move in the high-end market for Huawei would involve simultaneous sales of the Mate 60 series and the P70 series. Additionally, these two flagship phones will each have their distinctive selling points, bringing good news to users who appreciate Huawei flagship smartphones.

It is worth noting that Huawei released the P60 series on March 23 last year. Based on this, it can be inferred that the Huawei P70 series is also nearing its release. This implies that the Huawei P70 series has entered the stocking phase. Consequently, the market demand for the Mate 60 series will start to decline, and after the new model is launched, the older models often see a price drop. In other words, the Huawei Mate 60 series is likely to experience a further price reduction soon.


Huawei P70 Series Features and Expectations

The Huawei P70 series is expected to introduce three new models: P70, P70 Pro, and P70 Art. All three models will feature a brand-new design and offer a more powerful user experience in terms of performance, screen quality, and imaging compared to the Mate 60 series. The P70 model is expected to have a screen size of around 6.5 inches, powered by the Kirin 9000S chip, with significant improvements in imaging compared to its predecessor. On the other hand, the higher-tier models, P70 Pro and P70 Art, will boast a larger screen size of approximately 6.7 inches and are likely to be equipped with the new Kirin 9010 chip, bringing substantial image enhancements.

Considering Huawei’s focus on imaging experience in past P series models, it is expected that the Huawei P70 series will continue to prioritize flagship-level imaging experience. Leaks suggest that the P70 series will feature a 50-megapixel IMX989 one-inch ultra-large primary camera. Compared to the previous generation, the primary camera’s imaging performance is expected to see a significant upgrade. Additionally, the P70 series will introduce a new periscope telephoto lens, combined with XMAGE imaging system tuning, offering users an exceptional mobile imaging experience.


Regarding the hardware specifications, leaks indicate that the Huawei P70 series will build upon the configuration of the Mate 60 series, further enhancing aspects like performance, screen quality, imaging capabilities, battery life, and charging speed. Based on the differences between the P60 series and the Mate 50 series last year, the Huawei P70 series is expected to maintain similar performance to the Mate 60 series, with significant differentiations in design, imaging, and screen quality.

As a reference, the Huawei Mate 60 Pro is equipped with the Kirin 9000S chip, features a 6.82-inch centrally aligned three-hole OLED waterfall display, supports 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, a resolution of 2720×1260, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming support, a front 3D deep-sensing lens + 13MP lens, and a rear camera setup including a 50MP OIS primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 48MP OIS periscope telephoto lens supporting 100x digital zoom. Other features include a 5000mAh battery, 88W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, IP68 rating, satellite call functionality, thickness of 8.1mm, weight of 225g, starting storage variant of 12GB+256GB, with a starting price of 6499 yuan.


In conclusion, the rumor of “Huawei Mate 60 being discontinued” has been debunked as false information. With the Huawei Mate 60 series being on the market for approximately half a year and still maintaining high market demand, Huawei is gearing up for the launch of the P70 series. Soon, Huawei will present a scenario where both Mate 60 and P70 flagships will be available concurrently, showcasing strong competitiveness in the high-end market. The Mate 60 series is expected to see a price reduction, which is undoubtedly good news for users. Stay tuned for further updates.

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