“The Huawei Mate 30 series runs EMUI 10, based on an open source version of Android 10, out of the box”
The Huawei Mate 30 series has been launched in Munich, Germany. Huawei’s next-gen flagship offerings come in two models: Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, and both rock the latest HiSilicon Kirin 990 mobile platform, which supports 5G. The handsets take their design cues from the last year’s Mate 20 series and sport a curved notch-toting display. The rear panel of the Mate 30 series is slightly different from its predecessor as it has up to quad cameras arranged in a 2×2 grid within the circular module. Due to the ongoing US trade ban, the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro both run an open-source Android 10-based EMUI 10 out of the box. The phones lack Google support and services, which means no Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Hangouts, and Google Play Store to install third-party apps.
Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro prices
The Huawei Mate 30 price is EUR 799 (about Rs 63,000) and comes in 8GB + 128GB configuration. The Mate 30 Pro comes in 8GB + 256GB configuration and costs EUR 1,099 (roughly Rs 87,000), whereas the 5G variant of the handset, which comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, has a price tag of EUR 1,199 (approximately Rs 95,000). Colour options include Space Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, and Black; buyers can also opt for the Vegan Leather Orange and Vegan Leather Forest Green finishes. Then there’s the Mate 30 RS Porsche Design edition, which costs EUR 2095 (about Rs 1.65 lakh) and has 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It is available in Black and Red colour and leather finish.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro specifications
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro ships with a 6.53-inch Horizon display, which curves at an angle of 88 degrees for higher screen-to-body ratio. The OLED screen, which has 18.4:9 aspect ratio, bears 1,176 x 2,400 pixels resolution and comes with Acoustic Display technology to deliver “high-quality” audio. The handset is the first in the lineup to come with Intuitive Side-touch Interaction feature to replace the hardware power key or volume rocker with virtual keys. The keys can be positioned on either side of the device, thanks to the customisation feature. For security, the Mate 30 Pro houses both an in-display fingerprint scanner and 3D Face Unlock.
Talking about the cameras, the Mate 30 Pro sports Leica-powered 40-megapixel Cine sensor + 40-megapixel SuperSensing sensor + 8-megapixel telephoto lens + 3D depth-sensing sensor. The primary Cine sensor features a large f1/1.54 lens, ISP of 51200 to capture videos with an extended dynamic range at 4K/ 60fps and slow-mo at the highest 7680fps. The sensor also supports 4K low-light ultra-wide time-lapse video. The secondary SuperSensing sensor with f/1.7 lens, meanwhile, is said to capture more details in the low light environment. The telephoto lens offers 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and up to 30x digital zoom. Other features include Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) + AI Stabilisation (AIS) and 3D Depth Sensing.
The front camera of the phone gets a 32-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The camera is backed by 3D depth-sensing that delivers pro-bokeh effects with accurate depth-of-field information for selfies and portraits, according to Huawei. At its core lies the 7nm Kirin 990 octa-core chipset that has Huawei’s self-developed NPU architecture and 16-core GPU for superior performance and efficiency.
The entire package is driven by a beefy 4,500mAh battery with TÜV Rheinland certified 40W wired and 27W wireless SuperCharge tech. Like its predecessor, the Huawei Mate 30 series also features reverse wireless charging to recharge other devices. The handset is touted as the world’s first smartphone with 2nd-gen 5G connectivity as it features as many as 14 antennas to deliver unprecedented speed.
Other features include IP68 rating, dark mode, AI gesture control for contactless screen interaction, AI rotate, AI private view, multi-screen collaboration, and HiCar for seamless connectivity between the device and a car’s communication and entertainment system.
Huawei Mate 30 specifications
The Huawei Mate 30, on the other hand, sports a slightly bigger 6.62-inch OLED screen with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset is fueled by a 4,200mAh battery with 40W wired and 27W wireless charging support, as well as reverse charging. The phone rocks the same chipset Kirin 990 as the Pro model and offers 5G connectivity as well. In the camera department, the Mate 30 houses triple rear cameras with 40-megapixel SuperSensing primary camera, 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The setup is coupled with an ISP 5.0 Image Signal processor that is said to allow the Mate 30 users to capture HD images and videos. Compared to the IP68 rating of the Pro model, the Mate 30 has IP53 rating.
Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design edition
The company also took the covers off the luxurious Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design edition handset at the event, created in partnership with luxury car brand Porsche. Compared to the circular camera module on the two Mate 30 series handsets, the Porsche Design model has a squarish camera setup, which is actual just a small portion of a larger rectangular glass strip. The Huawei and Porsche logos are placed on that strip too. While the key features of the handset are same as that of the Pro model, the Porsche Design smartphone gets 12GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage.