Massive Huawei Mate 30 Pro leak details specs and showcases colors at the last minute

Massive Huawei Mate 30 Pro leak details specs and showcases colors at the last minute
Huawei is just about ready to throw its hat into the crowded ultra-high-end "phablet" ring with a couple of remarkable challengers for the likes of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. While the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have been pretty rigorously leaked over the last few weeks, both in the flesh and in high-quality renders showcasing a somewhat divisive design in all its glory, nothing can match the wealth of information Ishan Agarwal revealed on Twitter mere hours ahead of the Chinese company's highly anticipated Munich launch event.

In addition to a fresh quartet of sharp depictions of the Mate 30 Pro's eye-catching paint jobs, Agarwal is laying out the full spec sheet of Huawei's "next big thing." Without further ado, let's dig in.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro design and dimensions

This is not a brand that likes to play it safe when it comes to the visual impact of its high-enders, and while the Mate 30 Pro strongly resembles its forerunner in many ways, other design elements will certainly feel fresh, original, and bold to Mate 20 Pro owners. For one thing, although the large screen retains that wide notch needed to rival the 3D Face Unlock technology of Apple's past few iPhone generations, the curves of the Mate 30 Pro are significantly more "aggressive" than those of its predecessor.

This is the so-called "waterfall" display approach where side bezels are eliminated altogether as the actual screen extends further around the edges of the handset's frame. While many are calling this the inevitable next step on the path to a truly bezelless smartphone design, others are not impressed with either the aesthetics or the usability of a waterfall display that might need to be handled with extreme care to avoid accidental touches.

Elsewhere, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro switches from a square-shaped to a circular camera module just as other brands are jumping on the square bandwagon, while the overall measurements of this bad boy suggest we're looking at an ever so slightly taller, wider, and thicker Mate 20 Pro with a larger screen and battery.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro specs and features

The 6.53-inch panel here is likely to draw quite a bit of attention with not just its towering size and aggressive waterfall design, but also a somewhat disappointing resolution of 2400 x 1176 pixels. That's down from 3120 x 1440 pixels for the 6.4-inch Mate 20 Pro although it's also roughly equal to the 2340 x 1080 resolution of the 6.47-inch P30 Pro. At the end of the day, you should know the difference between a Full HD+ and QHD screen is pretty much unnoticeable in real life, so if it helps keep the retail price reasonable, this "downgrade" is unlikely to be a problem.

A significantly bigger problem would be the rumored absence of Google apps and services on the software side of things, but unfortunately, we'll just have to wait and hear from Huawei how it intends to deal with the US ban as far as Android use is concerned. The leaked Mate 30 Pro spec sheet does include a generic mention of Android 10-based EMUI 10.0 software, but it's unclear if we're looking at a licensed or unlicensed version of the world's most popular mobile OS.

Meanwhile, the four cameras on the back of this Kirin 990 powerhouse are bound to be its key selling point, apparently combining a 40MP "super wide angle movie" lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 40MP wide angle shooter with f/1.6 aperture and OIS, an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture and OIS, and a trendy 3D depth camera. The list of photography features Huawei is expected to aggressively promote is almost comically lengthy, including everything from "ultra high speed" snapshots to "super night scene", portrait mode, panoramic mode, document scanning, 4D prediction chase, time-lapse photography, smart filters, and voice-activated photos.

Perhaps more importantly, it seems the Mate 30 Pro will only support 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and up to 30x digital zoom, compared to the 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom capabilities of the P30 Pro.

On the bright side, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro will eclipse both the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro in terms of battery capacity, with a gigantic 4,500mAh cell under the hood supporting blazing fast 40W wired and 27W wireless charging. The new guy is also essentially guaranteed now to adopt Screen Sound Technology eliminating the need for a dedicated earpiece as vibrations are sent directly through the display to generate sound. 

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Mate 30 Pro
  • Display 6.5" 1176 x 2400 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990, Octa-core, 2860 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4500 mAh



1. ahmadkun

Posts: 613; Member since: May 02, 2016

man .. this design is fantastic

2. Mikele

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Nice design, history is about to be made. Can't wait for Rethink Possibilities echoes

7. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I like the design of the backside. The front however, I don’t like so much. I just dislike curved screens because of unwanted touches on the display and the color shift in the bending area which sucks when watching movies.

10. Deadeye

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

I think it´s hideous.

3. kracio

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Still FHD?!?Camooooon such a beast should have a QHD screen.....I love my p30pro but then only thing i wish it has - is a QHD screen........and here the new flagship is with a FHD......(

4. jsdechavez

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

No mention of xenon flash?

5. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Wait.. What.. "The So-called waterfall Screen", Damn PA, you are a total suckup... I wonder if it was apple, you be like drooling ALL over effin place .. be acceptible & appreciate the tech.. afterall, without which you & i wouldnt be seen here.. KAPISH!!

6. NZred

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 19, 2019

You said it would rival the Note 10? I can't see a stylus listed there. It'll rival the S10 line. At present nothing stands up to the note 10

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is essentially, S10 design, iPhone notch, with Nokia rear all in one. This is so blatant as I blind man can see this. This phone is nothing new as we see where they they discovered their influence from...

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22264; Member since: May 28, 2014

I swear, OnePlus and Huawei are putting some of the best designed, and most feature-packed smartphones out today, IMO. Another hit from Huawei.

11. Deadeye

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

Hideous. Copy every possible feature from the competition = Mate 30

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