Huawei Mate 30 Series Tipped to Arrive with HongMeng OS and Kirin 985 Chipset Later this Year


Huawei recently suffered a major setback, courtesy soaring trade war between the US and China resulting in US Blacklist. The OEM lost Google’s support alongside Qualcomm, Intel, ARM, and others. Losing Android support got many publications talking about how Huawei could plausibly mitigate the consequences by coming up with its proprietary OS, dubbed HongMeng. You see, the company does not have much to worry about in the SoC segment as it already has its Kirin processor to turn to. New information has surfaced concerning the company’s upcoming Mate 30 lineup. Let’s check out the details.

Huawei Mate 30 Series Tipped to Arrive with HongMeng OS and Kirin 985 SoC

According to a tipster Teme, Huawei might unveil the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in September, tentatively September 22, 2019. Teme also hinted that the phones would ship with Huawei’s in-house HongMeng operating system. Besides, the new phones might come powered by a Kirin 985 chipset.

After getting gaslighted by Google over the trade ban imposed by the US government, Huawei was quick to trademark HongMeng operating system. Some of the recent reports also hinted that Huawei could soon launch its OS in China. Additionally, the tech giant has also registered Ark OS moniker that could be the name of the operating system for the global variants of its upcoming phones.

Huawei’s Kirin 985 SoC is tipped to be based on 7nm manufacturing process. It is likely to power flagships by the brand. The Kirin 985 chipset may reportedly be integrated with Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) technology. Some rumors also hint that Huawei could make it future-proof with Balong 5000 5G modem under the hood. To recall, Huawei unveiled the Kirin 980 SoC back at the IFA 2018 trade show in August 2018, which means that we might see the company showcasing the Kirin 985 chipset at the same venue this year.

Huawei Mate 30 Series With OLED Display Panels, In-display Fingerprint Sensor

Other information concerning the upcoming Mate 30 price in India lineup states that the phone could feature a 6.71-inch OLED display panel supplied by BOE. For now, the details are scarce around the design of the phones, including whether they will flaunt an all-screen design or a punch-hole design. Besides, there is also no confirmation whether we will see 3D face unlock support on these upcoming Mate phones, just like their predecessors. However, one thing that we can count on is that there will be support for In-display fingerprint sensors.

As for its camera setup, the upcoming flagship lineup may come with a quad-camera setup on the rear in a square shape paired with an LED flash at the center. A 4,200mAh battery is likely to back the phone with support for 55W rapid charging.

Going by the rumors and reports, it looks like Huawei is trying its best to rise above the current situation. We may get some concrete details concerning the Mate 30 lineup in the coming days.