Huawei has unveiled its flagship Huawei Mate 30 Series at an exclusive launch event in Munich. Setting new standards from aesthetic design to hardware and software, the Huawei Mate 30 Series is a second-generation 5G smartphone and the pinnacle of Huawei’s technological development.
Its OLED Huawei Horizon Display offers an immersive viewing experience, whereas the Kirin 990 5G SoC – the first to integrate processing units and a 5G modem on the same chip – affords unrivaled levels of performance and efficiency when compared to previous Kirin chipsets.
Unique Features of the Huawei Mate 30 Series
The Huawei Mate 30 Series features a range of new features to deliver a smooth and engaging user experience.
- EMUI 10 operating system featuring a contemporary magazine inspired layout, Always-On-Display (AOD) where the color of the lock screen changes throughout the day.
- Dark Mode brings enhanced legibility making the screen look gentler and more comfortable when night falls.
- Intuitive Side-touch Interaction to customize invisible virtual keys for volume adjustment, gaming, and camera set-up as well as being ideal for both right and left-handed users.
- AI gesture control for contactless screen interaction, whereas AI Auto-Rotate and AI Private View are all designed to improve users experience.
- Hisar smart travel for advanced, seamless connectivity between the device and a car’s communication and entertainment system.
- Multi-screen Collaboration allows users to transfer data and control multiple screens between Huawei devices.
- Huawei 3D Face Unlock and In-screen Fingerprint to provide advanced data security and privacy protection with (Huawei Mate 30 Pro only).
New Revamped Design With Massive Curvature
Huawei Mate 30 Series builds upon the aesthetic of the Huawei Mate 20 Series which aims to make a lasting impression. With a notched design and the thinnest of bezels, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro features the Huawei Horizon Display, which curves at 88 degrees to maximize the display area, providing an unparalleled, edge-to-edge immersive viewing experience.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro introduces side-touch volume buttons with invisible virtual keys allowing users to customize the volume key position on either side of the device. This makes Huawei Mate 30 Pro the most integrated, all-in-one design smartphone currently available. Together, the Huawei 3D Face Unlock and In-Screen Fingerprint provide high levels of biometric security and convenience.
Turn the device over and the iconic ring design of the quad-camera system immediately stands out, surrounded by a metallic ‘halo’. Mirroring the design of a DSLR camera and designed to be held comfortably, the Huawei Mate 30 Series makes the user the focus of the crowd, attracting all the attention.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro also features Huawei Acoustic Display Technology to deliver high-quality audio through a sound-emitting display.
Upgraded Performance, 5G Support, and Super Fast Charging
Huawei Mate 30 Series is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 990 series chipset, Huawei’s most sophisticated smartphone chipset launched to date. The HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G challenges the limits of silicon-based physics by incorporating a three-level power-efficient architecture for the CPU, Huawei’s self-developed Da Vinci NPU architecture (large dual-NPU + tiny NPU cores) as well as a supersized 16-core GPU to deliver super-fast performance and high-power efficiency.
Manufactured with a cutting-edge 7nm+ EUV process, the disruptive Huawei Kirin 990 5G supports 2G/3G/4G network and 5G Non-StandAlone (NSA) and StandAlone (SA) modes, along with Dual SIM, Dual Standby and FDD/TDD full frequency bands to deliver seamless connectivity. The Huawei Mate 30 Series has also been optimized for the ultimate OS performance.
As the world’s first 2nd generation 5G smartphone, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G features 14 antennas for 5G, delivering ground-breaking speed with unrivaled connectivity. 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 SuperCharge Technology, the 27W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge, and the 40W SuperCharge provide users safe and fast charging, while wired and wireless in-car charging and a wired power bank ensure a seamless experience across all scenarios.
Additionally, the Huawei Mate 30 Series provides upgraded reverse wireless charging bringing users a quick and convenient way to recharge other devices
SuperSensing Cine Camera for Stunning Images and Videos
Huawei Mate 30 Pro, on the other hand, sports a quad-camera system with the 40MP Cine Camera, 40MP SuperSensing Camera, an 8MP Telephoto Camera, and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera.
The SuperSensing Cine Camera is a dual-main camera system capable of taking stunning photos that rival high-end cameras.
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 ever 7680 fps. It also supports 4K Low-light Ultra-wide time-lapse videos.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro also offers pro-bokeh capabilities for professional-looking results. Additionally, the second sensor of the dual-camera system is a 1/1.7-inch Huawei SuperSensing Camera which captures 40% more light to deliver stunning results in low-light conditions with an impressive light sensitivity of ISO 409,600.
The 8MP Huawei Telephoto Camera offers 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom and up to 30x Digital Zoom. Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) + AI Stabilization (AIS) and 3D Depth Sensing, completing the package and making the Huawei Mate 30 Series one of the most capable handsets for smartphone photography and videography available.
A front-facing 3D Depth Sensing Camera delivers pro-bokeh effects with accurate depth-of-field information for selfies and portraits.
Colors, Pricing, and Availability
The 6.53-inch Huawei Mate 30 Pro and 6.62-inch Huawei Mate 30 come in various color variants and materials: Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Black, whereas Forest Green and Orange are available in Vegan leather.
Huawei Watch GT2
Huawei also launched its much anticipated Huawei Watch GT 2 range of wearables. Equipped with a self-developed Kirin AI chip, the Huawei Watch GT 2 range offers great battery life and a host of new features and functions including 15 sports modes, 10 training modes specifically for running, an enhanced music player and Bluetooth voice call support.
Huawei Watch GT 2 also provides new wellness features that allow for hassle-free monitoring of a user’s heart rate, daily sleep, and other attributes.
Additionally, Huawei also announces the availability of its Huawei FreeBuds 3 true wireless Bluetooth earphones which won 11 Best of IFA media awards at the recent IFA consumer electronics show. The black and white versions of FreeBuds 3 will be available in China, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia Pacific, and Latin America starting from November 2019.