The level of leaks this time has reached quite high levels, but perhaps not as much as the expectation for the software. In full tide of the US veto the brand presents its new consignment of flagships among which is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
A mobile that inherits the witness of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro adding a fourth camera to its rear and with the same mission of brand new processor of the house. Very, very curved screen and fingerprint reader integrated in it, this is how the new Huawei TOP mobile is presented in what may be the beginning of a new era in the brand’s mobile devices.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro technical sheet
|HUAWEI MATE 30 PRO|
|SCREEN||AMOLED 6.53 inch 18.5: 9 with resolution 1,176 x 2,400 pixels (409 dpi)|
|PROCESSOR||Kirin 990 7 nanometers
2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76
2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76
4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55
|INTERNAL STORAGE||128 GB (expandable via NM Card)|
|REAR CAMERA||1 / 1.54-inch 40 MP Sensor System (Cine Camera) f / 1.8, 18 mm
1 / 1.7 40 MP Sensor (SuperSensing Camera) f / 1.6, 27 mm, OIS
Ultra wide angle with sensor 16 megapixels
Telephoto lens with 8 megapixel sensor f / 2.4, OIS
|FRONTAL CAMERA||32 MP f / 2.0 + TOF sensor|
|DRUMS||4,500 mAh, with 40W fast
charging, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging support
|CONNECTIVITY||Wifi a / b / g / n / ac, NFC. BT 5.0 aptX HD LE, USB Type-C, GALILEO, GLONASS, GPS dual-band, NFC|
|OTHERS||Fingerprint reader on screen, 3D Face ID, sound on screen|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm, 198 grams|
Hold on to curves
In the battle of scratching square millimeters to the edge the screen of the new Mate 30 Pro makes the 6.53 inches of its AMOLED panel look great, especially with that effect that causes the panel’s curvature in favor of this. Interestingly, the diagonal of the Pro’s screen is somewhat smaller than that of the Huawei Mate 30, although the difference is small should not imply such a different size.
88 degrees of angle has that curvature, seeking to maximize the area of the screen throughout the front, waiting to know the percentage of use of it. And as we saw with the Vivo Nex 3, this means that there is no physical space for the traditional buttons becoming virtual buttons, being able to customize the position of the volume on each side.
The screen is also the axis of the audio by having Huawei Acoustic Display’s own technology to emit sound through it. Hence, no more space is added in what the notch occupies, which maintains the elongated shape of the Mate 20 Pro by housing a Time of Flight 3D sensor with the front camera.
Complying with the traditions: the Mate release their own processor
Chinese manufacturer released in IFA 2019 its new processor for the high end, the Kirin 990 of 7 nanometer, with Da Vinci architecture for NPU (a main dual and small nucleus neural processing NPU) with a graphics card 16 nucleus. Also with varieties for the support of 5G NSA and SA, a network that is compatible with the 5G model of the Mate 30 Pro.
To power all this the terminal integrates a battery of 4,500 milliamps / hour, greater than that of the standard Mate 30 and that of the Mate 20 Pro. Although what is also interesting is the wireless charging of 27 watts and the fast charging of 40 watts, which, due to previous experience, probably of fairly fast loading speeds considering milliamperage, and continues to incorporate reverse loading.
Four rear cameras with a combo of two 40-megapixel sensors
The rear cameras mark one of the important points of this mobile, being also the symbol that accompanied the invitation of the event and that represents a change of design with respect to the Mate 20. The now circular module integrates a quadruple rear camera composed of the following elements:
- 1 / 1.54-inch 40-megapixel sensor (Cine Camera)
- 1 / 1.7 megapixel sensor (SuperSensing Camera)
- Ultra wide angle with 16 megapixel sensor
- Telephoto with 8 megapixel sensor
What do these trade names mean? As they have explained, it is a dual system composed of these two cameras with 40 megapixel sensors, one of them being a record and exceeding the size of the Nokia Lumia 1020 (1 / 1.55 inches) as rumored.
The so-called Cine Camera is aimed at achieving the best video results, with a maximum ISO of 51,200, time-lapse up to 4K at 60 frames per second in low light mode and ultra slow motion at 7,680 fps. For its part, the SuperSensing promises to capture 40% more light in low lighting conditions with a maximum ISO of 409,600, even in ultra wide angle mode.
For its part, the telephoto lens offers optical zoom up to 3x, 5x hybrid zoom and 30x digital zoom. As we see from the Huawei P20 Pro, there is stabilization by artificial intelligence (AIS) as well as optics in the telephoto and one of the standard cameras.
With the front camera they promise an advanced portrait mode, with more depth of field information thanks to the 3D TOF sensor and blur effects. We will have to wait to try them to see if there is any improvement over what we have seen before.
The software: what we find in the new Huawei
As we have anticipated at the beginning, the consequences of the blockade imposed by the United States Government on business with the Chinese company have implications for the software, which translates into the Huawei Mate 30 arriving without preinstalled Google apps. as confirmed by Huawei itself. Being too early to see phones with HarmonyOS, as CEO Richard Yu told us, we have a different software than the previous one with EMUI 10 as an operating system and App Gallery as a unique app store.
Speaking of the features of EMUI 10, a version that was also released recently, are the ambient screen with color variations during the day, dark mode, button customization and HICar, among other additions. And thanks to the front ToF sensor also includes aerial gestures, similar in appearance to those of the LG G8s ThinQ or what the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ could do with its S Pen.
Thus, among the software innovations the Huawei Mate 30 is the incorporation of Huawei Assistant, which serves as the Google app, Discover and Google Assistant, appearing as Bixby Home and other added pages of customization layers sliding from the left in the desk. We can search among installed applications and will also be the search engine through the default browser.
As for the biometrics unlocking, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro incorporates unlocking by facial recognition and as we have said before an on-screen fingerprint reader, which is again optical unlike the ultrasonic of the Mate 20 Pro, promising that it works faster than in the P30 Pro.
Price and availability of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro
In the absence of confirming the price and availability data, for the moment we know that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the standard will be available in Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple and black colors, as well as in the vegan leather finish.
We will update this information as soon as the brand officially communicates it.