Huawei has introduced its new flagships of the Mate series – the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones. New items have received the main camera of 4 modules, a top-end Kirin 990 processor and a housing protected from water according to the IP68 standard. As expected, they did not get Google services: smartphones work on Android with EMIUI 10 shell, but Google Play out of the box is not in them.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
The older model is equipped with a 6.53-inch OLED matrix with edges that are 88% curved on both sides: panel resolution – 2400 × 1176 pixels, aspect ratio – 18: 4: 9. The flagship Kirin 990 processor is supplemented with 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of flash memory, supports 5G networks and allows you to record video at a frequency of 7680 fps (720p) and 960 fps (1080p). There is also a fingerprint scanner built into the screen.
There are no physical volume buttons in the news: for this, curved edges of the screen are used, the touch buttons on which can be moved for your convenience for convenience. The lock and on / off key remained, but moved closer to the back of the device – where the display ends.
The cutout in the screen has become a little larger compared to its predecessor: in addition to the 3D face scanner and front camera, additional sensors designed for new functions appeared in it. For example, a smartphone can recognize gestures: swipe your palm on the screen to scroll through the photo. There are no less interesting features:
- Advanced protection: if someone else is looking at the display, even if the smartphone is in your hand, notifications on the locked screen will hide the information in them;
- Auto-zoom depending on the tilt of the head. A special sensor monitors the tilt of the head and understands when you need to rotate the screen, and when not.
As in the Huawei P30 Pro, the gadget has 4 cameras, but their configuration has changed. Firstly, the 40-megapixel Cine Camera sensor appeared, which is mainly aimed at shooting video: it is a 1 / 1.54-inch sensor with a focal length of 18 mm and a maximum ISO of up to 51200, f / 1.8.
The second sensor is also 40 megapixels: 1 / 1.7 inches, up to ISO 409600, f / 1.6 and optical image stabilization (OIS). The third, by 8 megapixels, became a telephoto lens with optical stabilization and a triple optical zoom: in hybrid mode, the smartphone provides a 5-fold increase, and in digital – 30-fold. Closes the camera portion of the ToF sensor to create portrait shots (f / 2.4).
Among the program features, a new night shooting mode, simultaneous video recording on two cameras, portrait mode with different light scenarios (like on the iPhone), professional photo and video modes, as well as smart filters with automatic adjustment of parameters can be noted.
For autonomy of the flagship, the battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh will support with support for 40-watt wired and 27-watt wireless charging. The speed of reverse wireless charging located on the rear panel has increased 3 times compared to the previous generation.
Huawei Mate 30
This model got a screen without rounding: a diagonal of 6.62 inches, a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels and a fingerprint scanner. The protection against water is also simpler, only according to the IP53 standard, as well as the filling of the cut-out – there are no new sensors for gestures in it. RAM can be 6 or 8 gigabytes, flash storage in any version – 128 gigabytes. The 4200 mAh battery supports the same fast charging standards as the older model.
There are differences in the camera. The Mate 30 also comes with 4 modules, but it’s a regular 40MP sensor, 16MP wide angle, 8MP telephoto and laser autofocus. The front camera got a 24-megapixel sensor.
- Huawei Mate 30 6 + 128 GB – from 799 euros
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 8 + 256 GB – from 1,099 euros
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G 8 + 256 GB – from 1,199 euros
As a bonus, Huawei has released a special version of the flagship Mate 30 RS, created in collaboration with Porshe Desing designers. It is made with genuine leather trim and is equipped with 12 + 512 GB memory. The rest repeats the Mate 30 Pro, but costs 2095 euros.