Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has confirmed the launch of its upcoming flagship, the Mate 30, in a short teaser video on its Twitter handle. The Mate 30 series will be unveiled on September 19th in Munich, Germany. Like its predecessor, the Mate 30 lineup will include a standard and a Pro edition.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) September 1, 2019
The tagline for the Mate 30 event is ‘Rethink Possibilities’. The teaser shows a circle hinting at a circular rear camera design on the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro as per past rumours. The camera module is expected to house four sensors with Leica branding. Under the hood, the Mate 30 series will be equipped with a Kirin 990 chipset which Huawei is set to announce at IFA, Berlin this week. Leaked images also suggest that the Mate 30 and 30 Pro could come with a large notch and curved edges.
Can be 100% sure, this is a real poster leaked. pic.twitter.com/WgUiaGUTR4
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 27, 2019
According to recent reports, the Mate 30 and 30 Pro will launch without access to Google apps and services. This is due to the ongoing trade dispute between US and China. Recently, Huawei released its own operating system called HarmonyOS but made it clear that it is not Android replacement for smartphones. So it’s likely that the Mate 30 series will run on an open-source version of Android. The company is also reportedly working on a Play Store alternative since last year, but it may be limited to compared to what the Play Store offers.
The rest of the specifications of the Mate 30 series remain a mystery. Huawei may also announce a 5G and Lite variant of the Mate 30 as well. We expect more details to surface online in the days leading up to the launch event.