Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro: All data and rumors | TechBook


  1. Dimensions and display
  2. camera
  3. Technical Equipment
  4. Prices and availability

Huawei has two large smartphone series in the range. The P series is traditionally presented in spring. Fall is reserved for the Mate series, which expands this October with the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. For both new smartphones, the focus is again on the camera. But also on the design Huawei has screwed.

All information about the Huawei Mate 30 (Pro) at a glance

Dimensions and Display: This is how different the Mate 30 from its predecessor

So far, the reports on the Huawei Mate 30 (Pro) are still quite clear. It’s clear that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be the better-equipped model in the series. Here, the sources expect a 6.71-inch OLED display with QHD + resolution. In comparison to the 6.39-inch predecessor, the newcomer could thus grow significantly.

The shape of the display should have slightly changed Huawei. Because the screen apparently bends even more around the edges than before.

Screen cover for the Mate30 Pro. The curvature is large.

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While many manufacturers are steadily downsizing Notch, the size of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is likely to increase. First pictures of a front panel show an oblong, albeit narrow Notch, in which five components are left out. Here, among other things, the 3D camera to find space that requires more space than a regular front camera. With a 3D front camera Huawei can make the face unlocking safer. Because it scans the user’s face through various sensors much more complex than a simple camera, which in turn contributes to safety.

Off the notch, the front is almost entirely made of display. The fingerprint sensor will probably be integrated again under the screen as in the predecessor. Also made of glass is the back of the Huawei Mate 30 (Pro). This is necessary to be able to charge the smartphone by induction. On the back there is also one of the biggest design changes compared to its predecessor – the camera.

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Camera: Round instead of square?

If the cameras on the Huawei Mate 20 (Pro) are still arranged in a square, the Mate 30 (Pro) evidently gets a round design. In addition, the manufacturer has probably raised the number of sensors from three to four. In a picture that is currently going through the net, the round camera mount is easy to see. The Leica lettering is emblazoned in the center, with details about the sensors underneath. Huawei therefore again uses a variable aperture, which automatically increases or decreases depending on the incidence of light, as well as a 5x optical zoom.

Concept of Huawei Mate 30 Pro shows round camera

Does the Huawei Mate 30 Pro come with a round camera arrangement?
Photo: Slashleaks

Huawei is known for its good camera smartphones. While previous generations of smartphones focused on features such as low-light footage and loss-free zoom, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro manufacturers are reportedly focusing on the video feature. With that, Huawei could finally catch up with the competition when it comes to video.

The Dutch blog LetsGoDigital reports, for example, that one of the four lenses of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro should be exclusively responsible for video recordings. The manufacturer is also said to have secured the designation “Cine Lens” and “Cine Matrix”. This is exciting in that the video lenses have different characteristics than classic photo lenses. Thus, the focal point of the video lens remains sharp even when users zoom in or out of the subject.

There is currently no information about the resolution of the camera sensors. It remains exciting, then, whether Huawei will put back on a 40 megapixel main sensor together with 20 and 8 megapixels as the Mate 20 Pro, or whether the sensors dissolve even higher.


The predecessor: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

✔ Display: 16.23 cm (6.39 inches)
✔ Camera: Rear: 40MP, Front: 24MP
✔ processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980

Technical features of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

In the new Mate models also typically celebrates a new Kirin processor premiere. As a successor to the current Kirin 980, the Kirin 985 could be used for the first time. Due to its 7 nanometer production, the chip is not only very compact. The new EUV (extreme ultraviolet light) method should also be denser than before. The higher transistor density leads to an increase in performance of up to 20 percent according to reports. Another special feature is the built-in 5G module of the Kirin 985.

Huawei will probably equip the Mate 30 with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The Pro model will probably be slightly more powerful with 6 or 8 GB and up to 512 GB of memory. In both cases, the memory can be extended by means of the Huawei Nanomemory card (NM card).

As far as the battery life of the Pro model is concerned, it will probably be quite similar to that of its predecessor. Because again Huawei is probably on a battery with 4,200 mAh. Thanks to the 55-watt fast-charging system, it should be able to charge much faster. By comparison, the Mate 20 Pro supports the Super Charge feature with 40 watts. The battery can also be charged wirelessly, while the Mate 30 (Pro) can also be used as a power bank for other devices with wireless charging.

The Huawei Mate 30 (Pro) comes with Android 9 Pie. The trade war with the US has meanwhile eased a bit, so that the manufacturer even has a promise for the future of its smartphones, which includes updates.

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Will the Mate 30 Pro be more expensive than its predecessor?

With 999 euros was already the Huawei Mate 20 Pro one of the high-priced smartphones. Maybe the successor will be more expensive again. Because a video lens costs more than a classic photo lens and could make the price soar.