Chinese technology company Huawei has today taken wraps off its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones. The company has been focussing a lot on photography with P-series and Mate series’ flagship smartphones. Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro are no exception to this and they come with four cameras on its back panel, and one among these is a 40MP sensor. However, due to the US-China trade war, the company has used the open source version of Android in its new handsets. Here’s a look at everything that you need to know about the newly launched Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone:
Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro price
Huawei Mate 30 Pro is available with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The 4G version of the device starts at €1,100 and the 5G model’s starting price is €1,200. The Huawei Mate 30, on the other hand, is available in 8GB RAM/128GB storage configuration that starts at €800.
Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro specifications
Huawei Mate 30, as the name suggests, is the younger sibling among the two smartphones. The handset sports a 6.62-inch Rigid OLED FullView display that comes with a resolution of 2340x1080p and it has support for DCI-P3 HDR, Anti-Blue Light and Cinematic Colour. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The key feature of the Huawei Mate 30 is its rear camera. The handset comes with a 40MP primary sensor that has an f/1.7 aperture, a RYYB colour filter with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical and 5x hybrid zoom and a 16MP ultra-wide sensor. For selfies and video calls, there is a 24Mp front facing snapper onboard.
The handset is powered by the Kirin 990 chipset that is built on 7nm process. The device is available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and it houses a 4,200mAh battery. The battery of the smartphone gets 27W as well as 40W wired charging support. Huawei Mate 30 is splash proof and it comes with an IP53 rating.
Coming to Huawei Mate 30 Pro, the flagship smartphone comes with a quad-camera setup on its back panel that is better than any other handset’s that has been launched this year. It has a 40MP Super Sensing camera, much like the P30 Pro that was launched by the company earlier this year. Besides this, it also has a 40MP ultra-side sensor and Huawei has named it ‘Cine Camera.’ Both the 40MP sensors have the ability to use the 3D ToF sensor to add Bokeh effect in videos. The handset is also equipped with an 8MP sensor that has support for 3x optical zoom and 5x optical hybrid zoom. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera on the device.
The smartphone is powered by the Kirin 990 chipset that’s built on a 7nm process and it comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It also has support for 5G connectivity.
Another key highlight of the device is its 6.53-inch Horizon display that comes with an OLED panel and has a resolution of 1,176×2,400p. It has support for HDR, DCI-P3 colour gamut and comes with an Always-on mode. The display also has support for the M-Pen stylus.
The device houses a 4,500mAh battery. Both the newly launched smartphones run the EMUI 10 based on Android 10. However, in place of Google Play services, the company has developed its own solution for it. But then, there will be no Google apps on the devices.