Mate 30 Pro will be Huawei’s second flagship smartphone of 2019 – back in March the Chinese OEM unwrapped its P30 Pro flagship that has proved to be incredibly popular with Android fans.
While the firm’s P series typically focuses on its camera as a main selling point, Huawei’s Mate lineup of smartphones are renowned for pushing the industry forward with new chipsets and a variety of innovative features such as reverse wireless charging and an in-display fingerprint reader, all of which arrived in last year’s Mate 20 Pro.
At the German trade show IFA, Huawei confirmed its Mate 30 series of mobiles will be powered by its new Kirin 990 chipset.
The silicon should be faster and more efficient than its predecessor – however by far its most notable feature is the fact it has 5G capabilities built-in rather than having to rely on an external modem.
Design-wise, it seems the Mate 30 Pro will boast a new circular triple camera system on its rear and a larger display than its predecessor with a notch at its top.
Earlier this month OnLeaks, collaborating with Pricebaba, showcased alleged renders of the Mate 30 Pro – the device was exhibited with the characteristics described above.
In an article discussing the images, Pricebaba declared the Mate 30 Pro will come with a “waterfall” display – this essentially means the curves on the side of the device’s screen will be more prominent than on competing products such as the Huawei P30 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S10.
While the renders from OnLeaks and Pricebaba appear to give Huawei fans a detailed look at the new Huawei device, it appears a more recent leak may have outed its specifications, too.
SlashLeaks contributor RODENT950 recently took to Twitter and posted a swathe of claims about the new handset.
He declared the Mate 30 Pro will tote a display between 6.6 and 6.8-inches with the resolution of 1176×2400.
Moreover, it was noted the Chinese hardware will boast four cameras on its rear and three on its front, giving the phone a grand total of seven lenses.
On its rear, the Mate 30 Pro was said to flaunt a 40-megapixel main camera, a 40-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, an eight-megapixel telephoto module and a time-of-flight (TOF) lens.
Turning the phone over was tipped to reveal a 32-megapixel selfie camera, an ultra-wide angle snapper and another TOF module.
The Mate 30 Pro was declared to tote a new version of Huawei’s signature face unlocking technology that should be faster and more secure, too.
Most notably, the phone’s front array was stated to be capable of measuring an individual’s heart and breathing rate.
Alongside its new Kirin 990 chipset, the Mate 30 Pro will supposedly tote 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Finally, the device was said to come with EMUI 10 based on Android 10 pre-installed.
Controversially, the phone was stated to arrive without any support for Google apps or services – something that could severely hinder the success of the device in Western markets.
If true, this would mean the Mate 30 Pro would not come with the Google Play Store or native apps from the American firm such as YouTube, Gmail and Maps.
These programmes could still be harnessed through a web browser, however the experience offered would be severely worse than a native application.
Huawei will reveal the Mate 30 Pro on September 19 – Express.co.uk is attending proceedings and will bring you all the announcements live.