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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46 Comments

1. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 152; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

A correction: Mate 30 pro has an ultra wide camera too. Confimed from LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.6-2.4/18-80 ASPH whwre 18mm is ultrawide and 80mm is 3x telephoto.

5. S4NDY

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

18mm is cine camera not ultra wide

12. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I wonder if that is a xenon flash on the back. Correct me if I'm wrong

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Samsung is trying to get rid of their curves and on the other hand Huawei is becoming more aggressive with theirs every release.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

I am here for the release of this beast, and am eager to see what workarounds, if any, Huawei has for what may well be the lack of Google Mobile Services, should there not be some last minute reprieve. Regardless, I intend on purchasing the Mate 30 Pro.

11. yalokiy

Posts: 1051; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Some predict it will be available for installation via Huawei's app market AppGallery. Play store will have "uncertified" badge and google pay won't work I guess. Anyway, there are quite a few alternatives to google pay and google here is the one to lose.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sweet. And I 100% agree that Google will turn out to be a big loser in all of this.

36. QuantumRazer

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

I bet Google didn't want this consequence just as much Huawei didn't, but when the President told Google to stop doing business with Huawei they just couldn't go against him.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice phones, nice purchase.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, my dude. I'm currently rocking the Mate 20 Pro as my daily driver, and I love it. I prefer the Mate series over the P series, and I'm really looking forward to the Mate 30 Pro.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrr. Enjoy it bro.

31. Vancetastic

Posts: 1569; Member since: May 17, 2017

I just wish they didn't have notches or holes in the screens. Otherwise, they look great! I look forward to your thoughts once you get it.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Notches are so polarizing, lol. Definitely will share my experience with you once I purchase it.

33. ECPirate37

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I'm STRONGLY debating between this and the Mate X foldable. I'll be in China in December, if the foldable one is out by then, it's mine! haha if not, I'll get this one.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

The foldable Mate X looks like something I’d be willing to try, but I need to see it in action first. Dope that you’ll me in China to get one. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it should it be available for you to purchase.

3. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

What a beast of a phone, too bad it's being crippled by the almighty ruler of the world USA.

6. Mikele

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

I believe there would be a recipe for the beast phone. Whatever is on table here is my bucks for the Mate 30 Pro!!

25. MsPooks

Posts: 170; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

It's being crippled by Huawei's actions. It's cowardice to deflect blame.

4. Priyam009

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Will be interesting to see if Huawei implements 8k 30fps (supported by Kirin990) with the new 40MP cine lens with improved bokeh capabilities and how they counter accidental touch on that beautiful waterfall display cause they are bound to customize that curve for housing that volume function i hope they add some accidental touch prevention along with that

7. Ali888

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Hate on samsung for curved edges but reviewers will praise this.

28. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Same with the notch and punch hole but it's awesome when it's on Huawei's phones

49. Ali888

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Exactly. This some b#llsh*t

8. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

I wish other phones had that leather back design like the Porsche Design Mate 30 RS. That leather really gives a premium look which is mesmerising and also no fingerprint magnetic.

9. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Kirin 810 is not comparable to 730 it is 10-20% faster than it.

10. Poptart2828

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Just wow. Phone of the year.

14. Methlab

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 19, 2019

And imagine Huawei selling this phone for a killer price, say 800 - 900 Euros!

15. Mikele

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Honestly the best price 800 Euros!!

24. joshuaswingle

Posts: 640; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Doubt the Mate 30 Pro will cost €800. The Mate 20 Pro retailed at €1049. I wouldn't be surprised if they dropped the price a little because of the lack of Google apps but I highly doubt it'll drop that much.

30. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

the price will not drop, they will try to sell a phone without google services at price in the sammy and apple premium segment which will be idiotic.

37. QuantumRazer

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Well, we'll see about that. It WOULD be idiotic for them to keep the price in the same level as Apple and Samsung with the lack Google apps support, but I reckon they will provide a workaround to make Google services work on their phones or lower the price significantly if they fail to do so(though the former is more likely to be true).

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