Huawei Mate 30 Pro With Quad Rear Cameras, Kirin 990 SoC Launched Alongside Mate 30
Anita - Sep 20, 2019
The newly-launched Huawei Mate 30 series including Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 runs open-source Android 10-based EMUI 10 out of the box.
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Huawei has introduced its flagship Mate 30 lineup in Munich of Germany. The newly-launched series has two variants including Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Huawei Mate 30. It is known that both handsets come with Kirin 990 5G SoCs under the hood. The phones take the design cue from the Mate 20 lineup launched last year and flaunt a curved display with a notch. The series’ rear panel is a bit different from the previous devices as it features up a 2x2 grid circular quad rear camera setup. And because of the escalating U.S trade ban on Huawei, the duo will run EMUI 10 based on Android 10 open source at launch. The handsets will not have support for Google services and apps. This means the duo will not be able to access to Play Store, Hangouts, YouTube, Gmail, and Maps to set up 3rd-party apps.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro & Mate 30 Prices
While the regular Mate 30 costs EUR799 (roughly Rs. 63,000) for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, the Pro variant is priced at EUR1,099 (approx. Rs. 87,000) for 8GB RAM + 256GB storage configuration. Meanwhile, the 5G model with 8GB of RAM + 256GB storage will have a price of EUR1,199 (roughly Rs. 95,000). The series is available in 4 color options including Black, Cosmic Purple, Emerald Green, and Space Silver. Additionally, there are also options including Vegan Leather Forest Green and Vegan Leather Orange finishes. Huawei also introduces another special edition called Mate 30 RS Porsche Design priced at EUR2,095 (roughly Rs.1.65 lakh) for 12GB RAM + 512GB internal storage. The model comes in Red and Black color with leather finish.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro Specs
While Mate 30 Pro flaunts a 6.53-inch Horizon 880 curved screen with higher screen-to-body ratio. In addition, the OLED display has a resolution of 2,400 x 1,176 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.4:9. Additionally, it also features Acoustic Display tech to offer high-quality audio. Besides, the phone is the first device in the series to have Intuitive Side-touch Interaction to replace power/volume buttons with the virtual keys. These keys are able to be put on either side of the phone due to customization feature. In terms of security, the handset features 3D Face Unlock and an on-screen fingerprint sensor.
In the camera department, the Pro variant has a Leica’s 40MP Cine sensor, a 40MP SuperSensing sensor, an 8MP telephoto sensor, and a 3D depth sensor. The main sensor has an aperture of f/1.54, 51,200 ISP to recording video at 4K/60fps with wide dynamic range, and 7,680fps slow-motion mode. Also, the sensor has the support for 4K ultra-wide-angle time-lapse video recording in low light environments. Meanwhile, the SuperSensing secondary sensor has an aperture of f/1.7, helping shoot photos with more details in low-light conditions. The telephoto sensor features 5X hybrid zoom, up to 30X digital zoom, and 3X optical zoom. Furthermore, other features of the cameras include 3D Depth Sensing, AIS, and OIS.
On the front, the handset features a 32MP selfie camera for video calling and taking selfies. Also, it also has 3D depth sensing for professional bokeh effects, coupled with exact depth-of-field info for portraits and selfies, as per Huawei. Under the hood, the phone is powered by an octa-core Kirin 990 SoC produced on the 7nm process with 16-core GPU and Huawei’s built-in NPU for superior efficiency and performance.
Powering the flagship is a huge 4,500 mAh battery with 27W SuperCharge wireless charging, and 40W wired charging with TÜV Rheinland certification. Similar to the previous devices, the Mate 30 lineup also comes with reverse wireless charging. The phone is considered the first phone with second-gen 5G network in the world as it has up to 14 antennas to offer unprecedented speed.
In addition, other features of the phone include multi-screen collaboration, Dark Mode, AI private view, IP68 rating, AI rotate, HI Car for a seamless experience in connectivity between a car’s entertainment and communication system and the phone, as well as AI gesture control for contactless display interaction.
Huawei Mate 30 Specs
The regular Mate 30 phone flaunts a bit larger 6.62-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The handset is packed with a 4,200 mAh battery with the 27W wireless charging, the 40W wired charging tech, and the reverse charging support. The handset is powered by the similar SoC as the Pro variant with the support for 5G network as well. In terms of imaging capabilities, the phone comes with a triple camera setup on the back including a 40MP SuperSensing main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor. The camera module is backed by an ISP 5.0 Image Signal processor, allowing users to shoot photos and videos with HD resolution. Additionally, the phone receives the IP53 rating for dust and water resistance compared to the IP68 of the Pro variant.
Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Apart from the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, Huawei also introduced a luxurious model called Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design, a device produced by the partnership with Porsche. The phone features a squarish rear camera module, which is only a small portion of a bigger rectangular glass strip. The Porsche and Huawei logos are also put on that strip. While the phone’s major features are similar to those of the Pro variant, the special edition comes with 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage.