[Update: Hands-On Images] New Huawei Mate 30 Pro leak suggests dual 40MP main camera, 7680fps video recording, 40W fast charging and more!
Leaks on the Huawei Mate 30 series had been surprisingly slow-flowing until a few days ago. The promotional poster for the Mate 30 Pro only popped up around late August 2019. Huawei then confirmed the launch of the series at an event in Europe on September 19, 2019, and more renders showed off a total of seven cameras on the Mate 30 Pro. Yesterday, Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass shared a few renders of the Huawei Mate 30, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Huawei Mate 30Porsche Design and the Huawei Mate 30 Lite. Now, Evan has shared colors of the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, while a separate leak has now shed light on some of the features of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
The first leak comes from ITHome, which has managed to obtain an image of the phone stand that will apparently be used in the phone booths and exhibition areas to display the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro. While a picture of the phone stand is not conclusive evidence of any kind, the features mentioned have been separately corroborated by other sources.
As per this leak and other sources, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is expected to come with a rear camera setup comprising of dual 40MP main cameras, complemented by an 8MP telephoto camera and a 3D depth-sensing camera, though it isn’t immediately clear if this is a ToF sensor. The rear camera will be capable of “Ultra High Definition Night Mode” as well as an insane 7680fps (yes, that is not a typo) super slow-motion video recording. For reference, most phones, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ supports “only” 960fps slow-motion, and the figure that is mentioned in the promotional material suggests a figure that is 8 times slower. There is very likely heavy interpolation at play here, but how much of this insane number is from smart software tricks and how much of it is from capable hardware, that is something that remains to be seen. Considering how good past Huawei flagships have been in the camera department, we are open to being surprised. We also believe there will be certain camera features that will be restricted to the “Pro” variant model and may not be available on the standard variant.
Further, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro will come with the Kirin 990 processor, a 4,500 mAh battery which can support fast charging up to 40W and wireless fast charging up to 27W. The phone is said to run on EMUI 10 based on Android 10, though you may not find any Google services on the phone.
The next set of leaks comes again from Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass, who has now shared the various color options that we can expect for both, the Huawei Mate 30 and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
According to Evan, the Mate 30 is on the left, while the Mate 30 Pro is on the right. Visually, the phones appear to be very similar to each other. We have to closely inspect the two sets of phones, and we can just about make out the full side curve on the back of the Mate 30 (made possible because of its conventional flat display), while the Mate 30 Pro appears to have a flatter back to accommodate the curved “waterfall” display. The fourth camera sensor also appears to be a point of difference. The Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro are expected to come in Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Black, and Emerald Green.
Update: Hands-On Images of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, along with comparison shots
More images of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro have leaked, showing off all the color variants side by side.
The Emerald Green color variant appears to have a frosted glass back, while the other color variants appear to come with a glossy finish.
We also get to take a closer look at the waterfall display on the phone, as well as the wider notch and thin top and bottom bezels.
The Huawei Mate 30 appears to be slightly larger than the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. While the Pro variant looks stunning with the waterfall display, the flat display on the regular variant may have higher practical value and will likely be easier to handle and use. We also see graphics for the fingerprint sensor, affirming that we will see an in-display fingerprint sensor in addition to the advanced face unlock solution.
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