A year has passed since Huawei launched Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 Lite and it wasn’t exactly easy. Tensions between the United States and China and the ban on installing the Android operating system on their devices have created many problems for the brand. This, however, has not stopped the Chinese from officially launching its new Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.
As noted by previous news, the new Huawei has been released without the Google apps, although Huawei is working to remedy it. We’ll talk about it later, but first, let’s look at the datasheet and get to know the new device better.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro datasheet
|HUAWEI MATE 30 PRO|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm – 198 grams|
|SCREEN||6.53 inch FullHD + OLED resolution (2,400 x 1,176 pixels)|
18.4: 9 DCI-P3 format
|PROCESSOR||Kirin 990 Mali G76 MP16|
|RAM MEMORY||8 GB|
|INTERNAL MEMORY||128/256 GB|
|REAR CAMERA||40 MP f / 1.8 (super wide-angle, 17 mm)|
40 MP f / 1.6 (wide-angle, 27 mm)
8 MP f / 2.4 (telephoto, 80 mm)
|FRONT CAMERA||32 MP f / 2.0|
|BATTERY||4.500 mAh Quick charge 40W Wireless charging 27 W|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android 10 with EMUI 10.0|
|CONNECTIVITY||WiFi ac Bluetooth 5.0 NFC GPS|
|OTHER||USB Type-C 3D facial unlocking|
Fingerprint reader below the screen
|PRICE||At the bottom of the article|
A curved screen that takes up almost the entire front
As always, let’s start by reviewing the aesthetic section. To say that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a simple back would not be precise enough since the main protagonist is the circular module in which the four rear cameras are housed. This is surrounded by a circle of a darker color than the frame whose function is purely aesthetic.
As you can see in the pictures, there is only one side button, the power button. The volume up and down buttons have been replaced by virtual buttons on the screen which, by the way, can be moved at ease to position them in the position most suitable for us, as well as customized to perform other functions. In the lower part, we have USB type C and the upper part remains clean. It is also equipped with IP68 certification.
The volume up and down buttons have been replaced by virtual buttons on the screen
As for the screen, Huawei has implemented what it has dubbed Horizon Display, a curved OLED panel with an angle of 88 degrees , a diagonal of 6.53 inches and a FullHD + resolution (2,400 x 1,176 pixels). Below the display is the fingerprint reader, which is combined with a three-dimensional facial release similar to that of the iPhone. The sound uses Acoustic Display technology, ie the sound is output through the screen.
Power from the hand of Kirin 990, but without Google
So let’s talk about performance. Both the Huawei Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro have the Kirin 990 processor, a last batch SoC produced in a 7 nm + EUV process. This has eight cores divided at the rate of two Cortex A76 at 2.86 GHz, two Cortex A76 at 2.36 Hgz and four Cortex A55 at 1.95 GHz, in addition to the Mali G76 MP16 GPU with 16 cores at 600 MHz.
Mate 30 Pro has 8 GB of RAM and two internal storage modes (128 or 256 GB) expandable with NM card (the same as Huawei). The battery amounts to 4,500 mAh and has SuperCharge certified by TÜV Rheinland. What does this mean? It is charged at 40 W using the cable and 27 W using wireless charging. Don’t forget the reverse wireless charging, used to charge other devices.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a 40 W fast charge, 30 W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging
Kirin 990 is a processor with 5G integrated so that Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the first second-generation 5G mobile phone. The modem supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G NSA and SA networks, as well as Dual SIM, Dual Standby and the maximum FDD / TDD frequency range. It has neither more nor less than 14 antennas for 5G capable of reaching up to 2.3 Gbps of descent and 1.25 Gbps of upload, on condition that the network allows it, which adds a total of 21 antennas.
As for the operating system (Android 10 with EMUI 10), Huawei has been forced to opt for an Android without Google due to the US blockade. In short, we have an Android similar to what Huawei uses on its mobile phones in China, ie without Google Play Store .
In summary we have an Android similar to what Huawei uses on its mobile phones in China, that is without Google Play Store, but it can be installed … do not worry!
Four rear cameras for greater versatility
Huawei Mate 30 Pro, as anticipated in the data sheet, has four rear cameras with the typical configuration: wide-angle sensor, ultra-wide-angle sensor, telephoto lens and depth sensor for vertical support. The main sensor has a resolution of 40 megapixels, equal to the wide angle, while the telephoto lens remains at eight megapixels.
According to Huawei, the main sensor (which Huawei has called Cine Camera) has a size of 1 / 1.54 inches with maximum 51,200 ISO capable of recording at 4K @ 60 FPS and in slow motion at, eye, 7,680 FPS, While the company did not explain the technique that allows this to work. To put it in context, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ can record at 960 FPS at 720p.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro is able to record in slow motion at 7,680 frames per second
On the other hand, the secondary sensor (code-named SuperSensing, which is ultra-wide) has a size of 1 / 1.7 inches and a maximum light sensitivity of ISO 409.600 , something that should translate into better photos in light situations poor. It is hoped that Huawei’s AI and processor will be responsible for reducing noise, because an ISO 409.600 is not exactly low.
The telephoto lens has eight megapixels and offers an optical zoom at three magnifications, a hybrid zoom at five magnifications and a digital zoom at 30 magnifications, as well as OIS and AIS. The fourth sensor is a ToF for depth measurements. As for the camera for selfies, we have 32 megapixels with f / 2.0 aperture and a 3D sensor to perform facial unlocking. These, as you can imagine, are in the notch at the top of the screen.
Versions and prices of Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be available in emerald green, space gray, cosmic purple and black, although there are two versions of orange and forest green whose back is made of vegan leather. There will be two versions available (8/128 GB and 8/256 GB) and will be on sale in Europe by the end of the year. Only the price of the top model is known, which amounts to 1,099 euros. There is also a 5G model whose price is 1,199 euros.
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro (8/256 GB): 1,099 euros.
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (8/256 GB): 1,199 euros.