Finally, Huawei Mate 30 Series is now official as Huawei launched the Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro today at an event in Munich, Germany. The main USP of these new devices is the camera as on paper, the camera specs are amazing. In a nutshell, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has seven cameras in total with two 40MP shooters. So, this will give you an idea of how great the camera setup is on paper.
There is absolutely nothing that’s not impressive, whether you talk about the performance, the display, the battery, charging etc.
HUAWEI MATE 30 & MATE 30 PRO – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
The design is absolutely gorgeous, especially when we talk about the Huawei Mate 30 Pro since it has a “Waterfall Display” which means the display has extremely curved sides. Then there is a premium glass bac & the metal frame. Overall, there is no compromise in the design. Like the Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 30 Pro lacks a headphone jack. And yes, the phone is Water & Dust Resistant.
There is a Quad Camera setup on the rear placed in a circular setup that has a ring around it. There is also a Xenon flash on the back, something we used to see on Nokia’s camera beasts of the past. On the front, there is a notch, but that’s there for a reason since the Mate 30 Pro has three camera sensors & multiple sensors on the front.
There is a physical power button on the right, but when it comes to the volume rockers, the Mate 30 Pro has a side-touch design, so the curved sides of the display have virtual keys for the dual side volume control.
While the Mate 30 has the same design has the Mate 30 Pro from the back, it has a flat display on the front instead of a curved panel like on Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Moreover, the notch is smaller as it houses lesser cameras.
Talking about the main USP of the Mate 30 Pro, it has a Quad Camera setup on the back & it is just amazing on paper. There is a 40 Megapixel Ultra-Wide Cine camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 40 Megapixel SuperSensing Wide camera with f/1.6 aperture + OIS, an 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 3X Optical Zoom & 30X Digital Zoom, and finally a 3D TOF camera for real-time depth information. There is Dual OIS + AIS, Pro-Bokeh & an impressive 409600 ISO level.
You must have heard about the 960fps slow-motion video recording but guess what, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro can shoot slow-motion videos at 7,680fps in 720p. Isn’t that mind-blowing?
That’s not it! On the front, there is a 32 Megapixel selfie camera which is surrounded by the sensors for 3D Scanning. Well, this means you can make hand gestures to perform various actions on the phone & yes, this is similar to what Google is going to implement in its Pixel 4 series with the Soli Radar Chip. Thanks to the powerful Da-Vinci NPU, there is a new feature called AI Auto Rotate & it’s amazing. It scans your head movements & rotates the things on the display based on that.
The Huawei Mate 30 also has a Quad Camera setup, but there is a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera instead of a 40 Megapixel Wide-Angle Cine camera as on the Mate 30 Pro. There is the same 40 Megapixel SuperSensing Wide camera but with a relatively smaller f/1.8 aperture than the Mate 30 Pro’s f/1.6 aperture shooter. There is a third 8MP telephoto camera with OIS & finally, there is a Laser focus sensor. So, there is no TOF sensor.
It also supports ridiculously high ISO, but the number (204800) is smaller than in the case of Mate 30 Pro. There is a 24 Megapixel selfie camera.
The display on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ (1176 x 2400) OLED panel that supports HDR. It is a Waterfall style display & Huawei gave it a name of its own – “Horizon Display”. This is because the sides are curved at 88-degrees, so there is an almost 90-degree curve on either side.
The regular Mate 30 has a bigger display than the Mate 30 Pro as it has a 6.62-inch Full-HD+ OLED panel, but the thing is that it is not curved.
Coming to the silicon driving these phones, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has the Kirin 990 5G SOC that’s based on the 7nm+ process & is better than the Kirin 990 4G that’s there on the Mate 30. The Mate 30 Pro has 8GB RAM & 256/512GB storage. To expand the storage, you have to go for the “Nano” Micro SD card since the phone has a Nano Micro SD card slot.
The regular Mate 30 comes with 8GB RAM & 128GB ROM.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with a massive 4,500mAh battery & there is 40W Fast Wired Charging & 27W Fast Wireless Charging support. The regular Mate 30 has a slightly smaller 4,200mAh battery, but it too features 40W Wired Charging & 27W Wireless Charging.
One thing that’s worth mentioning is that while the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is IP68 Dust & Water Resistant, the Mate 30 only has an IP53 rating, so it’s splash-proof only.
As we know, Huawei Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro won’t have Google apps & services, so you get Huawei’s AppGallery which is Huawei’s App Store. Every Google service has been replaced by Huawei’s. For example, Google Drive by Huawei Mobile Cloud, Play Store by AppGallery, Huawei’s browser instead of Chrome & more. Don’t get confused as both phones run on Android 10 out of the box with EMUI 10 on top. Only Google Apps & Services are missing.
HUAWEI MATE 30 & MATE 30 PRO – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Talking about the pricing, the Huawei Mate 30 comes with 8GB RAM & 128GB storage & is priced at €800. It will be available in China from today & in markets outside China from October.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro (4G Version) is priced at €1,099 for 8GB RAM + 256GB configuration & the 5G version starts at €1199 with same storage & RAM.