Alleged Huawei Mate 30 Pro renders surface (Nope, just a concept)

Alleged Huawei Mate 30 Pro renders surface (Nope, just a concept)
Ever since Huawei was put on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List, which prevents it from accessing its U.S. supply chain, the company has been forced to scramble in order to stick to its 2019 road map. Huawei has had to develop its own Android alternative and draw down on a year's worth of chips and other components that it was saving up for a rainy day. Well, it is now pouring outside and Huawei is trying to soldier on best that it can.

Citing unnamed foreign media, China's IT Home has just published (via TechRadar) alleged renders and specs of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The manufacturer's next premium handset will include a display with a 90Hz refresh rate; this is 50% faster than most smartphones and will allow for smooth-as-butter scrolling and mobile game play. If this sounds familiar, that is because the OnePlus 7 Pro also has the same refresh rate. While the size of the display is not given (an earlier rumor has it weighing in at 6.7-inches with a QHD+ resolution), it will be an OLED panel. Powering the phone will be the Kirin 985 chipset, designed by Huawei's HiSilicon unit and manufactured by TSMC. The latter also churns out Huawei's own Balong 5000 5G modem chip that the Mate 30 Pro will supposedly use.

UPDATE: As it turns out, these images are merely concepts created by a company called Phone Industry. A legit render of the Mate 30 Pro has yet to appear.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro concept

Huawei Mate 30 Pro concept


A quad-camera setup is on the back using Leica optics, and the four sensors plus a flash unit are housed in a rectangular module. All that is known about the rear-facing cameras is that they will feature 50x zoom including 5x optical zoom capabilities. A primary camera, Ultra-wide camera, and ToF depth sensor will most likely join the telephoto camera on the back. The device will be powered by a 4200mAh battery and will feature a 55W fast charger.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro ditches the notch for dual punch-holes


While we can't say for sure, it is likely at this point that the Mate 30 Pro will have Huawei's own ArkOS pre-installed. The company is said to be testing the platform along with Russia's Aurora operating system. The latter is a descendant of Jolla's Sailfish OS, which in turn was derived from Nokia's gesture-based MeeGo. Things look bleak for Huawei at this moment as the worst-case scenario could see Huawei's phone shipments dropping from 206 million last year to as low as 125 million next year. However, U.S. President Donald Trump previously indicated that while Huawei was placed on the list for security reasons, the company could be used as a bargaining chip to extract better terms from China in trade talks. Both nations are currently in the midst of a trade war instigated by the Trump administration. That means that if both sides reach a new trade agreement, Huawei could be removed from the list and return to business as usual.

The renders of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro show dual punch-holes in the upper left of the display to house the two front-facing selfie snappers. The color options that were shown in the renders include Classic Blue with a gradient rear panel and Red with a semi-frosted rear panel. Last year's Huawei Mate 20 Pro was a big hit for the company and was released last October. It was the first smartphone with reverse wireless charging, a feature that Samsung included under the PowerShare name with its Galaxy S10 line. Apple is expected to include a similar feature with the 2019 Apple iPhone models.

Don't expect to see the Huawei Mate 30 Pro offered by U.S. carriers. Back in 2018, it appeared that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro would be offered by both AT&T and Verizon. But both backed off amid suspicions that the U.S. government gently twisted both companies' arms. The U.S. fears that Huawei devices contain a back door that will act as a conduit sending information to Beijing at the behest of the country's communist government. The company has repeatedly denied this claim.

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5 Comments

1. umaru-chan

Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

P30 pro's night photos and zoom capabilities are totally out of the world. It will take probably 2 years for Google to match the image quality in these areas because of their stubbornness of not wanting to push the hardware limit. Google needs to start taking hardware seriously otherwise they will never compete with Samsung. Now that huawei out of pic Google's primary focus should be limiting Samsung phone sells in America. Only way to do that is to beef up the hardware specs. Android fans are highly hardware sensitive, most of them will not pay for premium price if the specs don't match other Android flagship phones. No matter how good the software is better hardware with mediocre software wins in Android world.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5645; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

People said the same when the P20 Pro came out Then Google Pixel 3 camera and most reviewer rated its camera above the Mate 20 Pro lol

2. CEDEOTB

Posts: 375; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Waste of space tbh for that second front camera on the screen.

3. Sandy34

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 21, 2017

Nope. Only a concept by PhoneIndustry. Check their Behance profile.

4. iczer

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I don't think so, if you want a great camera get a DSLR or mirrorles camera, I would not buy a Huawei phone unless they make a radical change to their software, many Android users are also looking for a phone that balances hardware and software.

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