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HUAWEI Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro: Let’s Look at the Hardware

by Nicole on September 19, 2019

The HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro launched with out Google’s complete suite of services. If you’re brave enough to pick one up and download the apps your self you’ll be getting some amazing hardware.

We’re going to take a step back from the controversy and take a look at the hardware.

The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro come with 6.53” and 6.62” an OLED HUAWEI Horizon Display which waterfalls on the edges for an immersive viewing experience. With an ultra-narrow notch design and the thin bezels that curve at an angle of 88 degrees make the display feel like it goes edge-to-edge. The display comes with a resolution

In a bold design move the Mate 30 series does not come with a volume button. Instead HUAWEI has included invisible virtual keys, which can be positioned on either side of the smartphone. You get to descide if the volume buttons are on the right or left hand side of the phone. If you’re wondering about in screen finger print sensor and screen unlock you’ll be able to get that only the Mate 30 Pro. The display also comes with accustic display technology which means the display itself is capable of emitting sound.

Under the hood we’ve got a Kirin 990 chipset which has three-level power efficiency architecture for the CPU, Huawei’s self-developed Da Vinci NPU architecture (large dual-NPU + tiny NPU cores) as well as a 16-core GPU. The 5G capabilities of the Mate 30Pro will be the world’s first 2nd generation 5G smartphone featuring 14 antennas for 5G.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 sports a large battery of 4200mAh, while HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro has an even bigger battery of 4500mAh. With TÜV Rheinland certified wired and wireless Huawei SuperCharge Technology, the 27W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge and the 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge provide users safe and fast charging. The Mate 30 series also supports reverse wireless charging in case your accessories need a boost.

The handsets have several color variations: Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Black, whereas Forest Green and Orange are available in vegan leather.

Huawei’s SuperSensing Cine Camera

The HUAWEI Mate 30 is equipped with a SuperSensing Triple Camera, comprising a 40MP SuperSensing Camera, 16MP Ultra Wide-angle Camera and an 8MP Telephoto Camera. Coupled with an ISP 5.0 Image Signal Processor. For those who love macro photography they support as close as 2.5cm, so bugs beware, you’re about to get your close up!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro sports a revolutionary quad camera system with the 40MP Cine Camera, 40MP SuperSensing Camera, an 8MP Telephoto Camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera.

The Cine Camera features a large 1/1.54-inch sensor size with a high maximum Video ISO of 51200 to capture videos with an extended dynamic range at 4K/60fps as well as ultra slow-motion at the highest 7680 fps. It also supports 4K Low-light Ultra-wide time-lapse video. The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro also offers pro-bokeh capabilities while recoding for professional looking results. Additionally, the second of the dual-camera system is a 1/1.7-inch HUAWEI SuperSensing Camera which attracts 40% more lights to deliver stunning results in low light conditions with an impressive light sensitivity of ISO409600, making it the best low light one-shot device ever even for ultra-wide shots.

Low light camera sample

The 8MP HUAWEI Telephoto Camera offers 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom and up to 30x Digital Zoom. The Mate 30 comes with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) + AI Stabilisation (AIS) and 3D Depth Sensing. On the front we have a 3D Depth Sensing Camera for bokeh effects on your selfies.

Software

The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro come with open source Android and the ability to side load or download Google Services on your own.The uncertainty of this situation will keep most people away, but for those who are brave enough to take the leap, they’ll be getting a best in class device.

EMUI10 still comes on top of Android and now has a contemporary magazine inspired layout, Always-On-Display (AOD) where the colour of the lock screen changes throughout the day. AI gesture control for contactless screen interaction are also offered, AI Auto-Rotate and AI Private View make your phone feel smarter.

We’re lovers of cars here at Mobile Geeks, so it’s good to see HiCar smart travel helps to seamless connect your device with the car’s infotainment system.

The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are the most public casualty of the US China trade war. The only thing that’s clear is that the consumer is loosing out on getting the best possible experience. If we look past having to download Google’s services on your own, you’re going to be getting an amazing smartphone.