Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro with Kirin 990 and Horizon display launched; price, specifications

On: September 19, 2019

Huawei has launched its latest Mate series flagships, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro at an event in Munich, Germany today. Notably, the smartphones have been stirring up a storm in the rumour mill from quite a while and Pricebaba also revealed exclusive renders of these phones recently. Most of these rumours and speculations have been true, and here’s what the Huawei Mate 30 series has to offer.

Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro price


The Huawei Mate 30 is being offered in a single 8GB + 128GB configuration, that will set you back by €799 (Rs 63,000). On the other hand, the Mate 30 Pro will be available in a two variants with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage – Mate 30 Pro 4G and Mate 30 Pro 5G. The Pro variant has been priced at €1,099 (Rs 86,600) and €1,199 (Rs 94,500) for 4G and 5G models respectively. Huawei is offering both models in Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Black, Forest Green and Orange colourways. The Forest Green and Orange variants will be clad in vegan leather, whereas all other colours will feature the glass back panel.

Huawei has also announced Porsche Design Huawei Mate 30 RS, which will be available in Red and Black with a more rectangular camera array and genuine leather on the back. The Porsche Design is priced at €2095 (Rs 1,65,500) for 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. As of now, there’s no word on the India launch and pricing of the Huawei Mate 30 series.

Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro specifications

The Huawei Mate 30 ships with 6.53-inch HUAWEI Horizon Display, which curves at an angle of 88 degrees on edges and has a slim notch to house 3D Face Unlock. The smartphone also features an in-display fingerprint scanner and a Side-touch Interaction feature on the edges. The latter facilitates virtual keys for volume and power on the side, which can be positioned on either side for ease of usage.

As for the performance, the phone is powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset, which features 7nm+ architecture, a dedicated NPU cluster, 16-core GPU and 5G support. Huawei says that the Mate 30 comes with 14 antennas for 5G to ensure seamless connectivity. The phone boots EMUI 10 based on open-source Android, and is powered by a 4,200mAh battery. The battery features TÜV Rheinland-certified wired and wireless Huawei SuperCharge Technology to facilitate 27W fast wireless charging and 40W wired charging. Like its predecessor, the Mate 30 also gets the reverse wireless charging feature. Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t feature Google apps including Play Store and users will have to rely on Huawei AppGallery.

Coming to the camera department, the Mate 30 features what Huawei is calling a SuperSensing Triple Camera. The setup comprises of a 40MP SuperSensing Camera, 16MP Ultra Wide-angle Camera and an 8MP Telephoto Camera with a laser autofocus sensor. The camera setup offers 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, up to 30x Digital Zoom and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) + AI Stabilisation (AIS). For selfies, there is a primary XXMP camera on the front accompanied by a secondary 3D depth-sensing lens.  The camera app is loaded with features like 4K Low-light Ultra-wide time-lapse video, 4K video at 60fps, pro-bokeh in video and more.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro shares most of its spec sheet with the Mate 30, except for a larger 6.62-inch display, bigger 4,500mAh battery and a quad-camera setup on the back. The camera module on the Pro model includes a 40MP Cine Camera, 40MP SuperSensing Camera, an 8MP Telephoto Camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera. 

Pratik Vyas

Pratik has over 8 years’ experience in the field of tech. Passionate about technology, you’ll usually find him running rigorous gaming tests on the latest smartphones. When he’s not at his desk, he’s usually demolishing opponents in a game of table tennis.