The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has only just been officially unveiled, and the first disassembly video is already available on the Chinese YouTube channel WekiHome. In addition to disassembly tips, the clip also gives a good overview of the internal components. This includes the Huawei phone’s new vapor chamber for cooling the chipset. With a size of 7,000 mm2, it is much larger than both its predecessor and most smartphones from the competition.
The chipset itself can also be seen. This part is particularly interesting since Huawei itself didn’t reveal any details about it during the announcement. It is actually a Kirin processor, as we had already suspected. More precisely, it should be a Kirin 9000S chip.
Finally, the teardown shows the dedicated chip that handles the Huawei Mate 60 Pro’s satellite communications. The satellite connections themselves are not the special thing here, but the dedicated chip. Apple’s iPhone 14 phones can use a workaround to send text messages to emergency services via satellite using the normal antennas. In theory, the Mate 60 Pro offers a more sophisticated solution.
Unfortunately, there is also bad news. In China, the Huawei Mate 60 Pro is already available for pre-order on Vmall at a price of 7,000 CNY (€884/$961) for the 12/512 GB model. Availability outside of China has so far been unclear. Now Huawei itself has confirmed in a statement to Android Authority that at least the Pro model will not leave China.
However, the base model Huawei Mate 60 arrived a day later, and there is still no answer for that. However, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, the P50 Pro and the P60 Pro are currently available in Europe, but the respective basic models are not. So things are looking rather bad for the Mate 60 series, Pro or non-Pro.