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Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled in Munich, Germany

by Kevin KyburzPascal Landolt 08/14/2019

Recently, we have learnt from a source close to Huawei that the new Smartphone models Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro were to be unveiled on September 19th. So far though, there had not been any clues as to where the unveiling would take place. Now, we have new information leading to the conclusion that Munich in southern Germany will be the place where the big event is going to go down. Coincidentially, this would also be the city where the phone’s predecessors Mate 9 and Mate 10 had been announced by Huawei.

London would also have been a contestant for the big presentation – after all, Huawei unveiled its Mate 20 (Pro) here last year. Possible though, that Huawei wants to distance itself further from the Anglo-Saxon region – after all, the company is in heated discussions with the USA concerning trade bans.

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At the same time as the unveiling in Europe, Huawei is supposed to be planning to present the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro to its home market on an event in Shanghai, China.

The Mate 30 Pro’s screen: 90 Hz and waterfall bezels?

Further speculations are rising about the question what other novelties the Mate 30 will incorporate next to the new Kirin 990 chipset – which itself is supposed to be unveiled at IFA in Berlin on September 6th.

We’ve already learned from different sources that the Mate 30 will feature an improved display with a refreshing rate of 90 Hertz (Hz), as it is present in the OnePlus 7 Pro and which is rumored to also be featured in a future Google Pixel 4. A screen refreshing rate of 90 Hz is supposed to offer a better viewing experience compared to current the 60 Hz standard.

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Furthermore, we’re learning from leaked pictures and reports that the Mate 30 Pro will feature a display sporting a so-called «waterfall» design. That would mean that both sides left and right of the device will feature an even more prominent curve compared to the popular «curved» screens. Which in turn would allow for even thinner bezels when viewed from the front. Also, additional information could be displayed on those accentuated curves that feature a purported 60 pixels of width. In that case, we’d probably be getting a 3120 x 1080 + 60 + 60 screen resolution on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

Back to the top of the Camera throne with the Mate30?

Traditionally, Huawei uses the Mate-Series to introduce improvements in Camera and Battery technology. According to reports, the Mate 30 will be featuring a Quad-Cam setup including two 40-Megapixel-Sensors, a 8 Megapixel telephoto lens as well as a 3D ToF-Sensor to sense depth. That would indicate a camera upgrade compared to Huawei’s own P30 and P30 Pro. And it would come at just the right time, as the recently unveiled Galaxy Note 10 just climbed to the top of DxOMark’s smartphone rating – albeit just by a single point. Can Huawei fight back here?

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Talking about superlatives: The current Mate20 pro already comes with a rather generous 4’200 mAh battery. We’re not really expecting Huawei to build even more battery capacity into their newest model, but maybe the company’s engineers have found some ways to squeeze even more usage time out of a single charge.

Is the Mate 30 (Pro) going to run on HarmonyOS?

This is truly the billion dollar question: Is the Huawei Mate 30 going to be shipped with Android Q featuring EMUI 10 – Or is it going to be the first smartphone by Huawei delivered with its own «HarmonyOS», which has recently been officially unveiled at Huawei’s developer conference HDC? In case of the latter, we’re not holding our hopes for an immediate release in Europe, as there are still some questions surrounding Huawei’s homebrew OS – also called «Hongmeng» – in terms of readiness and compatibility with local software suite. These might not be affecting the Chinese market too much, but over here in Europe, users are still very much clinging onto their Google services.

We’ll definitely learn more as soon as the devices are going to be unveiled in Munich on September 19th. And maybe, maybe we’ll at the same time even learn more about the Huawei Mate X, the first foldable smartphone from the chinese manufacturer.

Kevin Kyburz

Kevin Kyburz

Kevin Kyburz is part of Generation Y, which grew up with a Windows 95 computer and the first PlayStation. Since he discovered the Internet, there are no limits.

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