Direct from Munich – A Huawei presented on Thursday (19) its new top-of-the-line smartphone, the Mate 30 Pro. The model can shoot in ultra slow camera and shoot with 3x optical zoom, in addition to being equipped with the manufacturer’s own Kirin 990 processor, 4,500 mAh battery with 40 watts fast charge and Android 10 operating system, but without Google apps.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro hands-on video
Under a US trade embargo, Huawei is barred from doing business with American companies and cannot license Google apps, including the Play Store. Android 10 is an open source operating system and can be used freely, but it brings only Huawei’s own tools, the EMUI 10 interface, the software found in the Chinese market and the AppGallery app store.
As with the P30 series, Huawei paid special attention to the cameras. At the rear, we have a quadruple set with the Leica brand: a 40 megapixel main camera (f / 1.6) with optical image stabilization; a 40 megapixel (f / 1.8) ultrawide; an 8 megapixel (f / 2.4) telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom; and a 3D depth sensor.
It is possible to take macro photos from a distance of 2.5 cm and capture images in night mode, including with the ultrawide lens. But the main novelties are in filming: the background blur effect is done in real time and the recordings are made in 4KHDR + at 60 frames per second, with ISO up to 51,200. An ultra slow motion mode can reach 7,680 fps in HD.
The 6.53-inch (2400 × 1176 pixels) OLED screen, dubbed the Horizon Display, has a curvature of 88 degrees on the sides, greater than that of the Galaxy Note 10+. It has a notch larger than the water drop of the P30 Pro to house five sensors: a 32-megapixel front camera, a gesture sensor, an ambient light sensor and a double for depth detection.
The rear, in black, silver, green or purple, has a gradient finish: it is shiny in the area of the cameras, but it becomes matte at the bottom to be more resistant to fingerprints and improve ergonomics. There will also be “vegan leather” models. There are no more physical volume buttons: control is done through the edges of the screen that run down the sides.
Huawei can’t embed Google Play in Mate 30 Pro
The Mate 30 Pro is the first Huawei flagship to be strongly affected by the sanctions imposed by the United States. The main absences are Google apps, which includes the Play Store. Despite running Android 10, the phone runs software more similar to that offered in the Chinese market, only with the EMUI 10 interface and Huawei software.
This means that the app store is Huawei’s AppGallery. According to the company, the Huawei Mobile Services platform has 570 million monthly active users in 170 countries. AppGallery has 390 million users, who download more than 180 billion downloads a year. One of the most used apps is Huawei Brower, with more than 200 million users.
However, the AppGallery has yet to evolve a lot to get close to the Play Store level. So Huawei created a $ 1 billion fund to encourage developers to create apps for their store. This money will be used in training, distribution and marketing of applications.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro has 5G fast and 4,500 mAh battery
The hardware set just got more powerful. The Kirin 990 is an octa-core processor up to 2.86 GHz manufactured in 7 nanometers and comes with a 16-core Mali G76 graphics chip. Huawei has deployed an NPU (neural processing unit) that processes artificial intelligence applications in games and photography more efficiently, freeing the CPU and GPU for other tasks.
According to Huawei, the Mate 30 Pro with 5G connection has 21 antennas, 14 of which are only for the new generation of mobile networks. It supports more bands than other competitors, which also improves performance: in one demonstration, Huawei’s launch reached 1,516 Mb / s download speed, against 985 Mb / s of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G.
In addition to the Huawei chip, the smartphone comes with 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage (with the possibility of expansion through the proprietary NM Card format) and a 4,500 mAh battery with a fast charge of 40 watts. It is also possible to supply the Mate 30 Pro through a wireless charger, with power of up to 27 watts. Wireless battery sharing is three times faster compared to the previous generation.
Of course, it will not be cheap: the Mate 30 Pro with 256 GB of space will sell for 1,099 euros, while the 5G version has a suggested price of 1,199 euros. The release date has not yet been revealed.
Huawei has not confirmed whether the phone will be launched in Brazil. The company has no restrictions in the country and supplies about 80% of the antennas of the operators in the national territory, but the dispute with the United States and the consequent impasse with Google affects the operations of the Chinese manufacturer worldwide.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – technical form
- Screen: 6.53-inch flexible OLED with 2400 × 1176 pixel resolution (Full HD +), Horizon Display edges with 88 degree curvature and fingerprint reader;
- Processor: Huawei Kirin 990 octa-core up to 2.86 GHz (7 nanometers) with Mali G76 MP16 GPU;
- RAM: 8 GB;
- Internal memory: 256 GB;
- External memory: NM Card memory card support;
- Drums: 4,500 mAh with 40 watt fast charge or 27 watt wireless fast charge;
- Rear cameras:
- Main: 40 megapixels (f / 1.6) with optical image stabilization;
- Ultrawide: 40 megapixels (f / 1.8);
- Telephoto: 8 megapixels (f / 2.4) with optical image stabilization and 3x optical zoom;
- 3D depth sensor;
- Video recording in 4K HDR + 60 fps, 1080p 960 fps and 720p 7680 fps;
- Frontal camera: 32 megapixels (f / 2.0);
- Operational system: Android 10 with EMUI 10 interface;
- Dimensions: 158.1 × 73.1 × 8.8 mm;
- Weight: 198 grams.
Paulo Higa traveled to Munich at the invitation of Huawei.