Leaked Huawei Mate 30 series promo images reveal four models

The Huawei Mate 30 series will be officially announced this Thursday, September 19, at an event in Munich. But with just three days left to go, press renders for the entire lineup have leaked courtesy of Evan Blass.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Corroborating recent leaks, today’s press renders showcase a circular camera module on the rear that’s accompanied by a large ring. This setup should house a main 40-megapixel shooter that supports 4-in-1 pixel binning technology, a new 40-megapixel cine camera, an 8-megapixel sensor paired with a 3x telephoto zoom lens, and a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor for improved bokeh imagery. 

Accompanying all of this will reportedly be a xenon flash, a 32-megapixel selfie snapper, and a second selfie camera coupled with an ultra-wide-angle lens. These last two hardware features sit inside a wide notch up front which also houses a Face ID-like 3D facial recognition system. Directly below the latter sits a huge 6.8-inch waterfall display that’s characterized by its dramatically curved edges on either side. The refresh rate hasn’t yet been revealed but the panel may support a 2400 x 1176p resolution.

Powering the device should be the newly announced Kirin 990 5G. The base storage configuration is yet to be revealed but rumors suggest a variant with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of expandable internal storage is being developed. Completing the Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s package looks set to be Android 10 and EMUI 10 but without Google’s services, a huge 4,500mAh battery paired with 40W SuperCharge and 27W SuperWirelessCharge technology, and an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

The Huawei Mate 30

The standard Huawei Mate 30, like its Pro sibling, will adopt a circular camera module on the rear which houses a total of four sensors. But due to the smartphone's lower pricing, downgrades to each individual sensor are to be expected.

The differences continue when we look at the front of the smartphone. In a bid to cut costs, the Huawei Mate 30 ditches the waterfall display in favor of a flat panel that's paired with a small notch above. The latter houses two selfie cameras but skips the 3D facial recognition system.

As revealed by today’s leaked promo images, this particular device will also support 5G networks and should, therefore, arrive powered by the Kirin 990 5G alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage as standard. All of this will be coupled with Android 10 and EMUI 10 straight out of the box without Google’s apps.

The Huawei Mate 30 Porsche Design

Huawei’s next-generation Porsche Design flagship will presumably be almost identical to the Mate 30 Pro in terms of hardware. In fact, the only major difference will likely be the base storage configuration which could include 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. However, things will look pretty different on the outside.

Following in the footsteps of previous Porsche Design-branded models, this year’s device will offer a leather rear panel paired with an elongated glass strip down the middle which houses the quad-camera setup, Leica branding, Porsche Design logo, and Huawei name.

The Huawei Mate 30 Lite

In a bid to target customers with smaller budgets, Huawei is also preparing a Mate 30 Lite model which is essentially a rebranded Nova 5i Pro. It includes a 6.3-inch punch-hole display and should ship with Android 10 and EMUI 10 straight out of the box. 

Much like last year’s Mate 20 series, the Mate 30 Lite will feature a square-shaped camera module. But this time around, a total of four sensors are to be expected including a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, a 2-megapixel dedicated macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for better portrait photography.

Other features should include support for 4G LTE networks as standard, a 4,000mAh battery, and the mid-range Kirin 810 which is comparable to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730.

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