Leak reveals that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro will sport a quad-camera setup

Leak reveals that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro will sport a quad-camera setup
A leaked promotional image of the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro published by Slashleaks not only confirms that the device will have a circular camera module on the back, but it also shows a total of four cameras inside the circle. A case render that we passed along earlier this month was correct in showing the circular module but was wrong in showing only three cameras on the back. We could see the phone sport two 40MP cameras, one for primary use and the other for ultra-wide-angle shots (offering a 120-degree field of view). An 8MP telephoto camera is expected to feature 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. The fourth sensor could be a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. This sends out of beams of infrared light and tracks the time it takes for the light to bounce off of the subject and return to the phone. This data can be used to create more secure 3D mapping for facial recognition and to improve the bokeh effect on portraits.

The Mate 30 Pro will be powered by the Kirin 990 chipset, designed by Huawei's own HiSilicon unit and manufactured by foundry TSMC using its 7nm process. The new chip will be unveiled on September 6th at the IFA show in Berlin, and a short video teaser released by the company suggests that it will have an integrated 5G modem. It also will employ ARM's latest and greatest Cortex-A77 CPU core and a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI capabilities. For now, Huawei is planning to release the device with the Google Play services of Android pre-installed. If the phone isn't introduced on September 6th along with the Kirin 990, it might be unwrapped during an event that will take place on September 19th.

A large capacity 4500mAh battery could be powering the Huawei Mate 30 Pro


Huawei's next flagship phone is expected to be equipped with a 6.7-inch AMOLED waterfall display with a wide notch at the top of the screen, and two curved edges that drop down at an 88-degree angle. There is speculation that Huawei will offer a 90Hz refresh rate for the Mate 30 Pro, which is 50% faster than the 60Hz traditionally used on smartphones. The faster rate will help the animation on video games look smoother and allow for buttery smooth scrolling. A previous leak reveals that the Mate 30 Pro will include a 4500mAh battery that could support wired charging at 55W and wireless charging at 25W. The latter, if true, would be the fastest wireless charging speed supported by a smartphone. The Mate 30 Pro needs such a large battery, not only for the faster refresh rate but also for the device's reverse wireless charging feature. This allows users to flip the phone face down and use the rear panel as a wireless charging pad. Reverse wireless charging debuted on last year's Mate 20 Pro and has been copied by Samsung (as Wireless PowerShare) for its 2019 high-end models. Apple, too, will reportedly include this feature with its 2019 iPhones.


Of course, the Mate 30 Pro will be equipped with many of the features found on a typical 2019 flagship including an in-display fingerprint scanner, a large amount of memory and storage (8GB/128GB for the basic model) and an IP68 certification rating; the latter means that the handset will be impervious to dust and can be submerged in nearly 5-feet of water for as long as 30 minutes.

Last year's Mate 20 Pro was a critical and financial success (we gave it a score of 8.9 out of a possible 10) although it was not officially available in the states. This year's model also won't be found in the U.S. but was still expected to help Huawei surpass Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer by the end of 2019. While the company did deliver 118 million handsets during the first half of the year, the confusion surrounding the U.S. supply chain ban means that Huawei might have to settle for second place this year.

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15 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

The more I read about this beast, the more stoked I am for its upcoming release. Huawei may need Android, but Android definitely needs Huawei, as does the smartphone world, in general.

2. Venom

Posts: 3825; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Huawei once again following the trend by tossing something against the wall and seeing what sticks. Sticking a bunch of cameras on the device isn't innovation. That's just a gimmick. Android definitely doesn't need Huawei. I find that ludicrous because Android is far more than just an OEM that doesn't have any originality and has a reputation for being shady.

4. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Dude, we get it, you hate Huawei. Stop crying under every Huawei article ffs.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

And the funny thing is, he’s only attacking Huawei because I favor them, lol. Where they do that at?

14. Venom

Posts: 3825; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Don't flatter yourself. You have no bearing on my opinion against Huawei. You just want to feel important.

13. Venom

Posts: 3825; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Oh I'm sorry, I forgot I wasn't darkk, so I can't comment on something repeatedly that I have a strong opinion against.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

What Huawei has been doing right with their cameras is clearly working, much to your dismay, or they wouldn’t be constantly rated with having the best camera on a smartphone with every new flagship released recently. Even your precious Google is now adding extra cameras to its Pixel line with the Pixel 4. Make sure you keep this same energy and call it a gimmick, also. Android absolutely needs Huawei, and even your precious Google thinks so, or they would not be lobbying to keep the U.S. bans off of Huawei, so what you find “ludicrous” has been rendered irrelevant by that fact.

15. Venom

Posts: 3825; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Constantly rated based on what metrics? Lol, only you would say that because you are still sour because the Pixel 3A XL has the best camera of any phone, which is the same camera found on the regular Pixel 3s btw. Stop grasping at straws. We are talking about Huawei here, so stop trying to deflect. Android absolutely don't need Huawei. Huawei is just another smartphone OEM that just happens to have ties to the Chinese government. You can give yourself a thumbs up now.

8. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Huawei with the mate 20 and p30 series sat the bar dude. Chill. Mate 20 pro Even after a whole year and with half the ram and less battery capacity it actually outperformed note 10 in speed, battery, camera and even innovations starting with the design, reverse charging 40+w chargers, wireless desktop and some software tricks was actually copied by others. Can't wait for this year mate 30 pro

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. He refuses to acknowledge these achievements from Huawei because their smartphones are superior to his favored Pixel line of smartphones, lol.

9. QuantumRazer

Posts: 171; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

You're calling quad camera setup gimmick because Huawei is the one who's leading the camera race. If it was Samsung, your opinion would've been completely opposite and you would've been hating on Huawei for "copying" Samsung and putting multiple cameras on the back. We all know you're doing this because your Nexus 6P dumped you in the past and it broke your heart... but I think it's time for you to move on.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Gotta give you +1 for the truth. Huawei has proven to have the best cameras overall on flagship smartphones. Even the Honor 20 Pro from Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has a flagship quality camera going by reviews.

12. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Phone is a tool and Huawei is building something very special. No need for originality. Just a capable tool

3. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Low cost phone is still a big yes for most consumers.

7. chenski

Posts: 783; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Can't wait for that cine lens!

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