Huawei Mate 30 Smartphones Announced In Munich

Huawei has officially annnounced the Mate 30 series of smartphones, at a press conference in Munich, Germany.

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Huawei has officially announced the Mate 30 series of smartphones at a press conference in Germany. 

With catchphrases like 'Look beyond the light', 'Go fast go large', and 'See time differently', we are expecting big things from the new Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro cameras. 

Huawei say they are pushing the boundaries of technology with the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. They feature a rounded 'Halo ring' design on the rear, housing quad cameras and inspired by professional cameras and Leica camera design. It's a super sleek phone that Huawei say is very comfortable in the hand. 

Despite recent controversy, the Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 look very impressive, running Huawei's own Ecosystem within the phones, HMS (Huawei Mobile Service).


Pricing & availability

  • Huawei Mate 30 - 799 Euros
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro - 1099 Euros
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G version - 1199 Euros 


Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 cameras 

Huwaei have a partnership with Leica and they offer here the most powerful camera sensor on the market with a 40-megapixel RYYB, which gives 137% more light intake than rivals. It is 40% larger than other camera sensors. 

  • Supersensing camera array
  • Ultra wide 16mp lens 
  • Supersensing wide 40 mp camera
  • 8-megapixel telephoto lens
  • Laser focus 
  • ISO 204800
  • 3x optical and 30x digital zoom. Total 45x zoom range 
  • 2.5cm macro shot distance offering more details in macro shots
  • OIS and AIS image stabilisation
  • Pro bokeh effects to rival DSLRs
  • 3D depth-sensing camera on the front 

The Mate Pro also offers the super sensing Cine camera system, with an industry-leading dual sensor and 3D depth sensor. It is capable of over ISO 400,000 and a dual bokeh effect. 

Huawei say the camera is capable of stunning low light landscapes with the ultra wide-angle sensor. It has HDR+ technology built-in, for really detailed images.


Professional videography capability 

The Mate 30 Pro has a dedicated 40-megapixel cine camera capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps. It is also capable of 7680 frames per second slow-motion video. It boasts the highest video sensitivity of any camera, with ISO 51200. 4K cinematic timelapse is possible, with ultra-stable video recording thanks to the OIS and AIS image stabilisation.


The most sophisticated notch in the world

The notch on the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is one of the most compact and sophisticated on the market, featuring 4 sensors:

  • Gesture sensor
  • 3d depth camera 
  • Ambient light and proximity sensor
  • Selfie camera 


Horizon display for the mate 30 Pro

The Mate 30 Pro features horizon display, curving the screen around to the side almost 90 degrees. It has a 6.7 inch flex oled display with high contrast. It has a 4500mAh  battery compared to the 4200 mAh battery of the Mate 30. Both phones are made entirely from metal, making them sleeker. 

Both phones offer some degree of waterproof protection (IP68/53), and are available in space silver, Cosmic Purple, Emerald Green and black. All feature a matt to glossy gradient, minimising fingerprint marks to the back. 

There will also be a vegan leather edition, available in orange and forest green. 


New, powerful 5G processor 

They will both feature the Kirin 990 processor, the most powerful processor to date with a powerful 5G modem. The Kirin 990 was announced on the 9th of September along with the upgraded P30 Pro. 

Huawei has announced a new gimbal along with the smartphones, offering automatic pairing. They have also partnered with Profoto to launch a professional studio light especially for use with a smartphone. 


Porsche design edition

Also announced was a Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS, with premium leather on the rear and super-fast chipset and charging capability. It will feature 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage. 


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