Exclusive: Huawei Mate 30 Pro renders reveal circular quad-camera module, no physical volume buttons

Earlier this week, Huawei announced that its Mate 30 series of flagships will be unveiled on September 19th in Munich, Germany. Ahead of the launch, Pricebaba has collaborated with notable tipster OnLeaks to bring you exclusive 5K renders and a 360-degree video of the higher-end phone in the series, the Mate 30 Pro.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5K renders

Before we begin, here’s a disclaimer. OnLeaks states that a few details in the renders might not be 100 percent accurate, as they have been based on a tricky CAD. With that in mind, let’s move ahead.

As you can see above, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro makes use of a premium glass and metal construct just like its predecessor, the Mate 20 Pro. However, this time around, there are some notable tweaks to the design. To begin with, the rear panel houses a circular quad-camera module that we have already seen in a previous leak. The renders show the cameras placed in a 2 x 2 grid. On the left of the camera module, we can see a dual LED flash unit, sensor and Leica branding. As for the dimensions of the phone, it measures roughly 158.1 x 73.6 x 8.7mm, with the thickness going up to 9.7mm around the camera bump.

Moving to the front of the phone, we can see the ‘waterfall’ display which was revealed through a few earlier leaks. The display is curved over both edges, and appears to flow over the sides. OnLeaks states that the display is difficult to measure given the curved edges, but estimates it to be 6.6-inches.

Huawei has retained the wide display notch from the Mate 20 Pro, which might irk some users given that many smartphones are dropping the notch altogether. However, there’s a good reason for this, as the notch houses three selfie cameras as well as various sensors.

As for the other elements of Huawei Mate 30 Pro, the power button is located on the right edge, while the left edge is bare. It appears that the upcoming smartphone will not have any physical volume buttons. This is in-line with a recent leak that suggested the Mate 30 Pro will feature a touch-sensitive area above the power button, which will require users to slide their finger up and down to adjust the volume. The bottom-edge is home to the ejectable SIM-card tray, USB Type-C port, microphone and loudspeaker grill, while on the top, we can see an IR blaster and secondary noise-cancelling microphone.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro specifications

According to the rumour mill, the Mate 30 Pro is likely to be powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset from the brand. Notably, the company will announce its new chipset at the IFA, Berlin on September 6th. Huawei released a short video of the processor, revealing that it will come with a built-in 5G modem. The RAM and storage configurations of the phone are still unknown.

Coming to the camera department, the quad-camera module we saw in the renders above is expected to house two 40-megapixel shooters, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens and a 3D ToF sensor. The primary 40-megapixel sensor is said to feature a variable aperture of f/1.4-f/1.6 and RYYB pixel layout. The secondary 40-megapixel camera is speculated to be a 120-degree ultra-wide lens, while the third could be an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 5x zoom. There’s no word on the triple selfie camera setup as of now.

A massive 4,500mAh battery is rumoured to power the phone, along with fast wireless charging at 25W, and wired charging at 55W. As for the software, a recent report by The Verge reveals that the upcoming flagship won’t ship with Google’s apps and services, including the Play Store, owing to the ongoing US trade ban with Huawei. However, it can still run Android, given that this is an open source platform.

Other details regarding the Mate 30 Pro are scarce at the moment, but with the official launch just around the corner, we don’t have to wait long to find out.

Abhiman Biswas

Abhiman has over 8 years of experience in content development. He is a Senior Writer and Social Media Manager at Pricebaba. He covers technology news, feature articles, and tech reviews, apart from managing the official Facebook and Instagram handles. Despite a degree in marketing, his love for latest gadgets and technology steered him towards consumer technology coverage.