The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will record slow-motion video at an absurd 7,680fps

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will record slow-motion video at an absurd 7,680fps
Huawei is expected to make the new Mate 30 line official in just two days, and as we get closer to the event some new images and specs have leaked. ITHome published (via XDA) a photo of the stand that will be used when the phone is displayed to the media during Thursday's event and the specs listed on it confirm previous leaks for the Mate 30 Pro. Huawei's most advanced phone of this year will be powered by the Kirin 990 SoC, which is no surprise. The chipset has an integrated 5G modem chip that supports mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks and a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI tasks.

The phone stand also "confirms" that the Mate 30 Pro will sport a quad-camera setup inside the circular module found on the back of the device. Two of the cameras will be 40MP with one producing ultra-wide-angle photos. There also will be an 8MP telephoto camera and a 3D depth sensor, although it isn't clear whether the latter uses Time of Flight (ToF) technology to produce more accurate depth calculations. If the information on the phone stand is legit, the Mate 30 Pro will feature "Ultra High Definition Night Mode" as the battle to see which phone takes better low-light photographs amps up. And the device will offer super slow-motion video at an astounding 7,680 frames per second. To put this perspective, the slowest slow-motion on a handset had been recorded at 960fps; the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ records at that speed, for example. This suggests that Huawei's top-of-the-line smartphone will record slow-motion eight times s-l-o-w-e-r than the most sloth-like speed available on rival phones.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro's curved waterfall screen drops down at nearly a 90-degree angle


Again, based on the information printed on the plastic phone stand, the Mate 30 Pro will be equipped with a 4500mAh capacity battery and will support 40W wired fast charging and 27W wireless charging. Even though the Mate 30 Pro (and the Mate 30 for that matter) will have EMUI 10 based on Android 10 installed, there will be no Google apps or services on the device. During IFA earlier this month, Huawei's consumer group chief Richard Yu spoke about a possible workaround that would allow Google's Android apps to be installed on an open-source version of the operating system, but whether this will be implemented for the new models remains to be seen.


In addition, a number of new photographs of the Mate 30 Pro have surfaced on Weibo. Previously rumored specs include a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED curved waterfall display; this simply means that the curved sides drop-down at nearly a 90-degree angle. With a 90Hz refresh rate, the Mate 30 Pro screen should deliver a smooth experience for users. A tweet from tipster Evan Blass listed the color options of the Mate 30 line as including Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Black, and Emerald Green.


Before being banned from accessing its U.S. supply chain back on May 16th, Huawei expected to ship 300 million phones this year, up from the 206 million it delivered in 2018. Led by the Mate 30 series, the Chinese manufacturer expected to surpass Samsung during the fourth quarter (which runs from October through December) and become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer. This is a goal that Huawei had planned out for years. Thanks to strong domestic sales, the company had shipped 118 million units in the first half of 2019. But with the Mate 30 line shipping without Google services, demand outside of China is expected to take a hit and this will prevent Huawei from grabbing the smartphone crown from King Sammy this year. However, Huawei should end up topping Apple and moving into second place for the year. All things considered, the company and its fans have shown a lot of resilience in a situation that could have had much more disastrous results for the firm.

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Mate 30 Pro
  • Display 6.5 inches
    2400 x 1176 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP (Quad camera)
    32 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 990, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    EMUI 10 UI

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40 Comments

41. QuantumRazer

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

While the Chinese characters shown on the picture indeed say 7680 frame per second high speed video recording, I doubt it could record the video at such fps even if they used frame interpolation. I'm pretty sure it's a typo of 7680p video recording.

28. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I love Huawei but I believe for one second that those numbers are truly capable especially when their own 960fps recording is a step behind Samsung currently and a mile behind Sony. I love that they are seriously pushing hardware limits but let's have some level of realistic expectations dear Huawei.

34. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

That for 8k recording..

37. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It doesn't matter. They haven't even tackled 4k60fps yet. 8k is pointless on a smartphone anyway.

42. QuantumRazer

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Hopefully their new camera sensor comes with a dedicated DRAM, that would allow them to have a real super slow mo with no frame interpolation whatsoever.

23. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Useless interpolation.

18. CristianGMoraru

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Can't wait to preorder my first Huawei phone!

17. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

14. alanrock

Posts: 344; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

mmWave support on K990 5G modem ? ... i'm curious?

24. S4NDY

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

4G base models using 990 and 5G models using 990 5g

12. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Anybody that doubts of Huawei will become a believer. There is no better cell phone manufacturer at this time. They are 2–3 years ahead of Samsung and 10 years ahead of Apple.

20. Feanor

Posts: 1449; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Wow, you're really laying it on thick here. I can agree that Huawei pushes the limits of hardware excellence, but software????; their EMUI is average at best, inferior to stock Android and even Samsung's One UX. On top of it, shipping without Google Play services degrades the usability to incredibly low levels considering that any dead basic $80 handset from any competing manufacturer will be able to do more out of the box.

40. QuantumRazer

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

I agree that EMUI is very much average in its current state but I don't get why people keep glorifying One UI so much. Slow and awkward animations, questionable UI designs and color palette, tons of removed customization options which was making Samsung's UI so flexible therefore special compared to other OEMs' custom Android skins and the stock Android. IMO it's worse than Samsung Experience in pretty much every single way, and frankly it's not as good as some people claim especially when you compare it to truly great Android skins like Oxygen OS.

27. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2575; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

In camera technology sure. But looking at their other specs I don’t know if I would make that claim. OnePlus is ahead of Huawei in many areas already, and ASUS just surpassed a lot of manufacturers with their latest ROG II.

33. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

How are OnePlus ahead of Huawei? Aside UI and speed? (Milliseconds btw) Huawei absolutely Trump's OnePlus that it's laughable tbh.. from design, hardware, camera, R&D, battery, IP rating, IR blaster, 3D face unlock, fast charging, wireless charging, NPU, Easy projector, and the fact that they make their own CPU for crying out loud.. Huawei is far and away the biggest and the most innovative company at present. It's no wonder the US are doing everything available to cripple them.

11. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Learn to record at 1080p and then go to 8k

10. Priyam009

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Actually its going to be a 1080p 960fps(check their teaser & kirin990 capability) but that 7680fps video recording is not what they meant I presume its actually 8k 30fs!

7. shield

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

7680 no fps but 8K video record! But no first! Red magic 3 first 8K

8. Priyam009

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

First but poor quality due to both camera & SOC hardware limitations but Huawei is going to nail it to perfection due their powerful hardware

13. shield

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

8k in red magic 3 Is beta, Wait on update.

15. Priyam009

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

am taking nothing away from ZTE they tried their best with whatever they had but come on dude you can't use software to overthrow hardware limitations! just like pixel 3's software zoom doesn't matter how much processing they do they just can't compete with smartphones with real optical zoom lens

6. Frantisek

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 17, 2019

I am curious about slow motion regime. Will it be able to record more then few seconds compare to Samsung's 960fps that was not well usable. And what resolution will it be? Not sure why Apple is not letting users record at least 480fps in 720p. Phone should handle it with ease.

5. User123456789 unregistered

Interpolated again?

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

This isn't possible until Apple "invents" it.

2. S4NDY

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

What is this bs about slo-mo video Its not 7,860 fps It's 7860p which is 8K resolution Mate 30 pro can shoot 8K 30 fps video

16. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 664; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

It can shoot 8k 30fps or is the CPU capable of it? They are 2 different things. The Exynos processor in the Galaxy Note 9 is capable of recording 4k 120fps but Samsung have locked it to 4k 60fps so there are no differences between the Exynos and Snapdragon versions. https://www.sammobile.com/news/specs-comp​arison-samsung-exynos-9810-vs-qualcomm-snapdragon-​845/ Anyway 4k I understand we have reasonable priced 4K televisions but 8k? Your memory will be getting used up really quick and what are you even going to watch 8K videos on? The device will have a 1440p display and 8K televisions cost £3,500 in the UK and higher.

38. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1619; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Same was true of 4k, even 1080p at one point in time.

39. QuantumRazer

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

If the ISP supports 8K video encoding at 30fps, the sensor has enough resolution to shoot in that resolution (32MP or above) and its readout speed is fast enough, then yes it should be able to shoot 8K video without much problems. Though in that case it would have to resort to OIS for image stabilization since the chipset likely would not support EIS at such high resolution.

22. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2575; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Or it could mean 7680 FPS using the interpolation that I mentioned above. If you take video captured at 960 FPS (the current highest video capture) and upscale it while using interpolation, you can get 7680 FPS. 960 FPS * 8 = 7680. I doubt that it could do 8K at 30 FPS considering the P30 pro which was released earlier this year couldn’t even do 4K at 60 FPS (it was only able to record at 30 FPS). The Kirin 990 would have to be a significant step up to blow past that.

25. Priyam009

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Obviously kirin 990 is capable of 8k 30fps Huawei takes giant strides unlike some sloth brands they improve with their every flagship! From P20 to Mate30 all 4 flagships are monstrous upgrade over another

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