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.
Phone stand for the Huawei Mate 30 Pr
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.
Mate 30 on the left, Mate 30 Pro on the right
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.