Want to know all about the Mate 30 Pro ahead of its unveiling tomorrow?
The Mate 30 series is almost upon us, but an influx of information has essentially confirmed all key features about Huawei's upcoming flagships. The images below come courtesy of Xiaomishka and ITHome, who have seemingly published the same picture of a Mate 30 series demo stand, albeit in Chinese. However, you need not be able to read Chinese to glean some information from the imagery and non-Chinese characters used.
As expected, the Mate 30 series will ship with the Kirin 990, Huawei's in-house SoC, which it complements with a neural processing unit (NPU) based on its Da Vinci architecture. These chips will be supporting the following hardware:
- Dual 40 MP main rear-facing sensors capable of UHD night photography and 7,680 FPS slow-motion videos
- 8 MP telephoto lens
- 3D "deep sense" camera - ToF camera
- 40 W wired charging
- 27 W wireless charging
- Air Gestures
The demo stand also confirms that the Mate 30 Pro will have a 4,500 mAh battery, while the one in the Mate 30 will come in at 4,200 mAh. Additionally, only the Mate 30 Pro will be able to utilise night mode in UHD and shoot 7,680 FPS slow-motion videos. Finally, the stand states that a 27 W wireless charger will be sold separately. The stand does not make clear whether that caveat also applies to the 40 W wired charger too, but we suspect not as Huawei includes a comparable 40 W charger with the P30 Pro.
Huawei has also released a handful of videos confirming all the above, including one alluding to the Mate 30 series having pressure-sensitive sides. There have been rumours about the device ditching volume buttons in favour of a pressure-sensitive slider, so that will be something to watch out for come tomorrow's launch event. You can watch the promotional videos that Huawei published yesterday via the Weibo links below.
/LEAKS has also published pages from what resembles a Mate 30 series promotional booklet, which confirm several questions about Huawei's upcoming flagships. Firstly, the Mate 30 Pro will come in four colours, as demonstrated below. Secondly, the only hardware button will be for power, with Huawei eschewing the volume rocker. Finally, the OLED panel will have an 88° curvature, comparable to the screen in the vivo NEX 3.
In short, Huawei has basically already informed the world of the major hardware and software innovations that it will bring to the Mate 30 series. Effectively, tomorrow's event will just drop all these pieces into place in what will probably be an eye-catching unveiling.