We’re still in the press event here in Munich and, if you’ve not already heard via our live updates, there’s some new kit coming from Huawei. As I type there’s still no mention of Google Apps and we’ve not seeing any screenshots featuring them as yet, but what we can tell you is that those leaks were right. Their Mate 30 Series is the world’s “first second generation 5G smartphone” and, according to the company, “looks and performs like no other smartphone” too.
There’ll be a Porsche RS version with 12GB memory and 512GB storage plus, as we saw before, there’s going to be a Huawei Mate 30 Pro with a 6.53″ screen alonside a Huawei Mate 30 with a larger 6.62″ screen. They’ll be selling in Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple and Black. Not only that, but Forest Green and Orange versions will be available in vegan leather.
The Mate 30 Series comes with an OLED “Horizon” display which has side-touch interaction – this means that you can slide either side of the screen to adjust the volume. It also makes other tasks easier too.
Powered by a Kirin 990 5G CPU, this is the first to put the CPU and 5G modem on the same chip.
For the Mate30 Pro a quad-camera sits in the circular housing, and it includes a “SuperSensing Cine Camera”, which is a dual-camera system promising to deliver amazing photographic and video thanks to dual sensors for better low-light shots. The Pro was shown to us with a 40 megapixel f/1.8 ultra-wide cine lens, a 40 megapixel f/1.6 SuperSensing wide lens, an 8 megapixel telephoto lens and a 3D depth sensing lens. This all helps to deliver a 45x zoom range, plus Bokeh videos too.
On the Mate 30 everything looks very similar camera-wise, but the resolution takes a step down with a 16 megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 40 megapixel SuperSending Wide camera (f/1.8), a telephoto 8 megapixel lens and a laser focus lens.
Huawei have really cranked up the CPU, GPU and NPU performance and power efficiency, bringing you faster phones which use less battery.
A 5G version of the Pro handset will be available – it has an cooling system to reduce the temperature of the handset – something which has proved to show itself in other 5G phones.
The Mate 30 series adopts a 40W SuperCharge, with both models supporting wireless quick charge of 27W. A wireless in-car charger was shown off too.
Pricing is below and we’ll come back to update this article shortly as we’re running off to the demonstration area right now for some up-close photos!