The Huawei Mate 30 series is expected to be unveiled sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. Even though we are still months away from the official launch, a new leak out of China claims to shed light on the key highlights of the Mate 30 Pro. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is expected to be the most impressive model in the Mate 30 series and will be a direct successor to the current Mate 20 Pro.
Alleged Huawei Mate 30 Pro Specifications Leaked
Citing insider sources, the leak claims the Mate 30 Pro will be a significant upgrade compared to last year’s Mate 20 Pro (review). The upcoming Huawei flagship smartphone is tipped to sport a 6.71-inch dual-curved AMOLED display from BOE. However, other details such as the resolution of the panel have not been revealed yet. The same goes for 3D facial recognition. Like the Mate 20 Pro and the company’s latest P30 Pro flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 Pro will continue to have an In-display fingerprint sensor.
In terms of design, the new leak claims the Mate 30 Pro will have a similar square camera array on the back with four lenses, including a 3D ToF sensor. What is surprising is the leak claims the Mate 30 Pro may not have a periscope lens. Moving on to battery life, the battery capacity is said to be 4200mAh, identical to the Mate 20 Pro. The phone will have 55W fast charging support as well as up to 10W reverse wireless charging. Powering the Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be a HiSilicon Kirin 985 chipset, which will be built on a 7nm EUV process. We can expect the Mate 30 Pro as well as the standard Mate 30 to be launched at a global event in Europe in October.
Huawei’s Kirin 985 SoC Expected to Enter Mass Production in Q3 2019
A recent report that cited Chinese supply chain sources claimed TSMC is expected to begin mass producing the Kirin 985 chipset on its N7+ node using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. The N7+ node is said to bring some improvements both in terms of performance and efficiency compared to TSMC’s first-generation 7nm process. As a result, we can expect the Kirin 985 to be slightly more powerful than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 and Samsung’s 8nm Exynos 9820 chipsets. The Kirin 985 is expected to be paired with a 5G modem in the Mate 30 Pro. In most markets, however, Huawei is expected to sell only the 4G variant of the Mate 30 Pro.