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Huawei unveils Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro with 5G and cinema-like video modes!

It's that time of the year again! Huawei just unveiled the new Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in an event in Germany.
Huawei unveils Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro with 5G and cinema-like video modes!
Mate 30 now official!

Huawei's new killer flagship phones!

Traditionally, the Mate series is the company's flagship smartphone line for Q4 of the year until early next year.

Both packs lots of improvements in terms of design, processing speed, photography, and videography. It is clear that Huawei is now targeting even the vloggers or those who simply want to shoot better videos using their phones.

The design and screen

Stunning Horizon Display
Stunning Horizon Display

Inspired by its partner Leica, the new Mate 30 phones highlights an aluminum frame and "Halo Ring" back design for the cameras.

Mate 30 uses a larger 6.62-inch OLED display with 2340 x 1080 resolution with HDR10 and DCI-P3 support. But, it isn't as curvy as the Mate 30 Pro's display. Huawei call's it a "RIGID OLED" display.
Smaller notch with robust sensors
Smaller notch with robust sensors

Speaking of Mate 30 Pro, it uses a "smaller' 6.53-inch OLED display with a CRAZY and STUNNING 88-degree waterfall-like curve and a notch. Huawei calls it the "Horizon Display" with 2400 x 1176 resolution.

Like the Mate 30, it has HDR10 and DCI-P3 color gamut. It also has Always On Mode, and support for the M-Pen stylus designed to detect 4,096 levels of pressure, and an In-Display fingerprint reader.

Since its edges are all screen, it doesn't have physical keys anymore.

Huawei replaced it with virtual buttons on the side of the screen with vibrations.

Mate 30 has IP53 splash resistance while Mate 30 Pro/5G comes with IP68 water and dust resistance.

Mate 30 is 76.1 mm slim and weighs at 196 grams. Mate 30 Pro is slimmer at 73.1 mm, but a bit heftier at 198 grams.

The internals

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS has up to 12GB RAM/512GB storage
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS has up to 12GB RAM/512GB storage

Under the hood, the new Mate 30/30Pro 4G phones are powered by the new Kirin 990 chipset based on the 7nm process with 8.0 billion transistors. It is paired by the new Mali-G76 MP16 GPU with improved GPU Turbo tech.

On the other hand, the Mate 30/30Pro 5G phones are equipped with the speedier Kirin 990 5G based on 7nm+ EUV process with 10.3 billion transistors.

Mate 30 RS is powered by the Kirin 990 5G as well

Read more: Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS is the ultimate premium phone

The company highlighted that it has global 5G connectivity, unlike the Note10+ 5G. 

In particular, Huawei claimed that it supports n79, n78, n77, n41, n38. n28, n3, and n1 unlike the n79, n78, and 41 support for Galaxy Note10+ 5G.

It also has a new 3-core NPU based on the Da Vinci architecture that uses Big-Core for power and Tiny-Core for low-power AI consumption.

Also, there is is a graphene film to dissipate heat from the chip.

Huawei Mate 30 comes with 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and NM card slot. It has 4,200mAh battery capacity, with 40W SuperCharge, 27W Wireless SuperCharge, and improved 3rd generation reverse wireless charger.

Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 Pro 5G loads with the same 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration.

There is a Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS with whopping 12GB RAM and 512GB storage as well.

Mate 30 Pro phones are equipped with a massive 4,500mAh of battery capacity.

The company also showcased its own 40W power bank, 40W car charger, and 27W wireless car charger during the event.

Both Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are powered by the latest Android 10 operating system with EMUI10 skin out of the box.

You can read more about EMUI10 here.

The camera

The most exciting thing about these new phones is its cameras, as usual.
Mate 30 cameras
Mate 30 cameras

Mate 30 highlights a 40MP f/1.8 SuperSensing camera paired with a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and an 8MP f/2.2 3x optical zoom OIS camera, and laser autofocus.

Huawei said that it has up to ISO 204800, 45x Zooming Range (Ultra Wide, 3x Optical, 30x Digital), 2.5cm Macro photography, and OIS + AIS Image Stabilization.

On the other hand, the camera setup for Mate 30 Pro is even more exciting.

For the first time ever, a phone maker managed to put two 40MP cameras. It is no easy feat as it will surely require a lot of processing power.
Mate 30 Pro cameras
Mate 30 Pro cameras

It uses an ultra-wide 40MP f/1.8 RGGB CFA Cine Camera with 1/1.54-inch sensor, and 3:2 aspect ratio. It also has a 40MP f/1.6 RYYB CFA SuperSensing Camera with OIS, 8MP f/2.4 telephoto, and 3D Depth Sensing fourth camera.

Huawei boasts that it has ISO 409600, 45x Zooming Range (Ultra Wide, 3x Optical, 30x Digital), Pro-Bokeh, Dual OIS + AIS Image Stabilization.

Not only that, Huawei improved its video shooting capabilities as well. It now has 4K 60fps video support, 7,680fps at 720p, 4K time-lapse with HDR+ colors, and up to ISO 52,000 for low light shooting.

Huawei even demoed that it can time-lapse the sky with the view of the Galaxy.

For selfies, there is a 32MP shooter and a new 3D scanning hardware. That is the reason why it has a larger than usual notch. It can be used to recognize hand gestures and it can auto-rotate by tracking your head. It is using the power of the NPU this time instead of just the usual accelerometer.

It has a 3D Face Unlock solution as well.

The colors

Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be available in Black, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, and Emerald Green colorways. Also, there is a special edition vegan leather version in Orange and Forest Green colors.

Price and availability

Huawei Mate 30 is priced at EUR 799 (around PHP 46.2K). Mate 30 Pro is priced at EUR 1,099 (around PHP 63.5K). Mate 30 Pro 5G is priced at EUR 1199 (around PHP 69.3K).

Of course, the ultra-premium Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS is more expensive. It retails at EUR 2,095 (around PHP 121K).

Just note the European prices are usually higher than PH prices.

Let's see!

Source: Huawei
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