They are here. The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have been unveiled as was anticipated. Coming with lots of news and surprises, the two handsets are likely to be the first dual from the manufacturer running without Google Mobile Services. Solution? Huawei has opted to use its own Huawei Mobile Services that we have detailed here.
The Mate 30 has a 6.62-inch FHD+ OLED display with 2,340 x 1,080 resolution while the Pro has a smaller 6.53-inch curved OLED, Horizon Display running on a 2,400 x 1,176 resolution.
Huawei Mate 30 Hardware
Besides the leaks and rumours, one thing that was clear was the inclusion of the Kirin 990 processor in both devices, with the new Mate 30s being the first phones to have it. This actually happens to be the first Kirin processor with an integrated 5G modem, despite the availability of 4G modems in other variants of the phones.
The Mate 30 Pro accommodates 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage compared to the Mate 30 which comes in two versions of 6GB and 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM. Speaking of battery, the Pro model does feature a 4,500mAh battery while the Mate 30 has a 4,200mAh battery with both devices packing 40W wired and 27W wireless charging.
Huawei Mate 30 Camera
Both phones have a 40MP main camera and 8MP 3x telephoto sensor, but the Mate 30 Pro goes on to offer a 3D ToF camera and a 40MP ultra-wide camera while the Mate 30 has a 16MP ultra-wide snapper which is not 3D. On the front, you have a 32MP selfie camera, 3D face unlock, and 3D ToF camera on the Pro; and a 24MP camera on the smaller version.
Huawei Mate 30 Price
Below is the pricing for all the variants announced:
- Huawei Mate 30 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage: €799
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage: €1,099
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage: €1,199
- Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS with 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage: €2,095
The Huawei Mate 30 series will be available in a variety of colors, with both models being available in Black, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple and Emerald with availability in China from October this year. They will not be available to buy in the US due to the government’s imposed trade ban.
There is also a Pro Vegan Leather Edition of the devices and these will be available in Orange and Forest Green. The Mate 30 Vegan Leather Edition has an IP53 rating, while the Pro variant will sport an IP68 water/dust resistance rating.