Huawei has finally unveiled their new flagship phones, the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro and they are quite interesting.
They have a new design that is reminiscent of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro of last year. It has a curved screen with a significant notch at the middle. There are 4 cameras at the back under a circle dome which Huawei calls the Halo Ring design that is aimed to mimic dedicated cameras.
Huawei has what they call the Horizon Display for the Mate 30 Pro. The screen tapers at 88 degrees at the edges and makes it look bezel-less. The Mate 30 Pro has a 6.53 inch Flex-OLED FHD+ (2400 x 1176 pixels) display with the wide DCI-P3 HDR color gamut. The Mate 30 has a normal 6.62 inch Rigid OLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
The Mate 30 Pro has virtual buttons at the side on the display which you can use it to change the volume or take photos with it.
The Mate 30 Pro main camera system is seriously impressive. Huawei managed to put two relatively huge sensors at the back of the Mate 30 Pro. There is a 1/1.54 inch RGGB 40MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, a 1/1.7 inch RYYB 40MP f/1.6 aperture main camera with OIS, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with OIS and 3x optical zoom. There is also a 3D depth sensor. It can shoot upto 4K 60fps, 4K HDR+ timelapse, real time bokeh and a crazy 7680fps ultra slow motion in 720p.
The Mate 30 has a 16MP f/2.2 wide camera, 40MP f/1.8 main camera and a 8MP f.2.4 telephoto camera with 3x zoom and OIS. Not surprising here since we have seen it in the P30.
The Mate 30 family uses the new Kirin 990 chipset. This is their flagship SoC that runs on a 7nm+ process, has over 10 billion transistors and integrated a 5G modem, a first for Huawei. It supports 5G upto 2.3Gbps up and 1.25Gbps down in the sub 6Ghz 5G band. It supports 8 5G bands unlike other 5G phones that support only 3 5G bands according to Huawei.