After weeks of relentless leaks and rumors, the feverishly-anticipated Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro finally goes official.
As expected, the Mate 30 series once again, impressed all of us with their out of world specs and features which makes them a perfect flagship across all metrics.
An all new waterfall display, dubbed as the Horizon Display
We will start off the highest-end model, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The device comes with a 6.53″ Flex OLED display which has an insane curvature of 88 degrees along it’s side edge. Huawei calls this curved display, Horizon Display. It has an overall screen resolution of 2400 x 1176 pixels and a 18.4:9 tall screen aspect ratio. The new display is also said to come with anti blue light feature emits 25% lesser blue light.
Thankfully, a reduced notch for the Mate 30 Pro
Although the Mate 30 Pro seems to come with a pretty huge rectangular notch measuring 26.6mm on it’s front panel, but it’s considerably smaller as compared to last year’s Mate 20 Pro which has almost 33mm wide notch. Apparently, the notch will house a camera sensor, as well as a 3D depth sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and a so-called gesture sensor.
Kirin 990 SoC will run the show
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be driven by the latest Kirin 990 SoC which was recently announced during the IFA event held in Berlin. Currently, the Kirin 990 is the “industry’s first 5G SoC” which has a built-in 5G modem and also features the “most advanced 5G antenna design”.
Four cameras, what’s more?
Moving on to it’s camera, it’s circular housing on the rear chassis comprises of a 40 megapixels (f/1.8 aperture) ultra-wide cine lens, a 40 megapixels (f/1.6 aperture) SuperSensing Wide sensor, an 8 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) telephoto lens, as well as a 3D depth sensor.
The device is said to be able to achieve up to 3x optical zoom and up to 30x digital zoom – something which the P30 Pro had impressed all of us on. Furthermore, it’s camera module also makes use of dual OIS and AIS for image stabilization.
That’s not all, the Mate 30 Pro is also capable of recording ultra-slow-motion video at an insane 7,680fps, although it’s resolution is limited to 720p. However, the Mate 30 Pro is the first among all other flagship devices in the market to come with this feature. At last, the device is finally able to record 4K video at 60fps this time round.
Back to it’s rectangular notch at the front, there is a 32 megapixels selfie camera which FHD+ video recording, Portrait Mode, Panoramic Mode, Smart Filters, as well as Time-Lapses.
It’s good to know that the Mate 30 Pro’s 3D Face Unlock feature is even speedier and more accurate, thanks to an improved 3D Facial Recognition System.
A meaty 4,500mAh battery
Under the hood, there is a massive 4,500mAh battery which is capable of supporting Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge, as well as up to 27W wireless charging. Similar to last year’s Mate 20 Pro, the device will continue to support reverse wireless charging as well.
No Google Play Apps and Services Pre-installed
Although the Mate 30 Pro will run on EMUI 10 based on the latest Android 10, but there will be no Google Play apps and services pre-installed. This is something which was already confirmed by earlier reports.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro Colors & Pricing
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be arriving in six color options including Front Green, Orange, Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, and Black. The former two are little different as they come with vegan leather on it’s back panel, instead of a glass body.
The 4G variant with 8GB+256GB memory configuration will come with a price tag of €1,099 ($1,215), while the 5G variant with 8GB+256GB memory configuration will arrive with a price of €1,199 ($1326).