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Huawei Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro: What to Expect

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Huawei is expected to unveil the next instalment in its flagship Mate range, with the Chinese manufacturer looking to make a statement with its latest device. We’ve rounded up the most plausible rumours and leaks from inside sources to give you an idea of what to expect from the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.

To watch the reveal event live, Huawei’s event will take place on Thursday, 19 September, and will be streamed live on Huawei’s official website.

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What can you expect to see?

Huawei is expected to launch a trio of phones at the event – the Huawei Mate 30, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and the Huawei Mate 30 Lite. The main attraction of the event, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, is expected to pack quad rear cameras housed in a large circular module and some notable camera upgrades. An alleged promotional image of the Mate 30 Pro suggests that it will be powered by the in-house Kirin 990 SoC, and so will the standard Huawei Mate 30 phone.

So, the camera?

Of course, Huawei’s camera capabilities has been a huge feature for the company (with the P30 Pro being notably impressive), and its Mate 30 Pro is set to push the boundaries once more. According to inside sources, the Mate 30 Pro is set to feature Sony’s new IMX600 series sensors, with a 40-megapixel primary camera with a variable aperture of f/1.6 – f/1.4, a 1/1.5-inch sensor, an RYYB pixel layout, and Cine Lens feature. If that’s a little too technical, it essentially means it’s going to be really good.

The 40-megapixel secondary camera with a 1/1.8-inch aperture and a 120-degree ultra-wide lens will also come with Cine Lens support. It will be assisted by an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor that will bring 5X zoom capabilities, while the fourth one is tipped to be a periscope lens.

The standard Mate 30 and Mate 30 Lite will also feature the quad camera set-up, but will have a slightly downgraded sensor configuration.

Design

In terms of design, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is said to feature a curved display, with a wide notch at the top of the display which will house the 3D face unlock sensors; while the standard Mate 30 will stick with a flat display.

Charging

Huawei is reportedly including the fastest wireless charging tech available into the Mate 30 series devices, with all three phones set to feature 25W wireless charging (20W wireless charging is currently available now on certain devices).

Release date

Some reports suggest that the devices will launch on 19 September alongside the official reveal, but it’s likely that the device will hit stores in October, which would be in line with previous flagship phone launches.

In terms of price, the devices are expected to be in line with the RRP of previous Mate launches (around 19,000 for the Pro model). Pre-orders are set to go live shortly after the reveal on Thursday, 19 September.

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