9 days after Apple released the iPhone 11 series, Huawei followed to unveil its latest flagship phones Mate30 and Mate30 Pro in Munich on Sept. 19.
Huawei Mate30 is powered by the company’s Kirin 990 5G chipset, and a 16-core supersized GPU. The phone features notch design and thin bezels, and has a 6.62-inch full HD OLED display curved at an angle of 88 degrees, allowing dispenses of side volume buttons in favor of customizable virtual keys to either side of the phone. Both Mate30 and Mate30 Pro have wired and wireless Huawei SuperCharge technology. The Mate30 Pro has a 4,500-mAh battery, which Huawei says will last for two days after heavy usage.
The Mate 30 Pro comes with a revolutionary quad-camera setup, consisting of a 40MP cine camera, a 40MP ultrawide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera and a 3D depth sensing camera using time-of-flight sensor. 3D depth camera is becoming an unavoidable upgrading feature for giant phone companies, such as the structured light 3D front camera in iPhone X, and the recent ToF rear camera used in Samsung’s Note 10.
Followed by the “Entity List” restrictions imposed by the U.S. government on Huawei this May, Google revoked Huawei’s Android license, thus the Chinese company resorted to open-source Android system. On the new Mate30, Google Play Store is gone and replaced by the Huawei App Gallery.
According to HUAWEI, Mate 30 (8GB+128GB) will start at 799 euros, Mate 30 Pro (8GB+ 256GB) will sell from 1,099 euros, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (8GB+256GB) is priced from 1,199 euros. The Porsche design Huawei Mate 30 RS will start at 2,095 euro.
The 3D depth sensor, which enables Huawei Mate 30 users to unlock the phone by a highly secured 3D face technology, is known as structured light, that is the same technology Acusense uses. Acusense is a 3D module created by Revopoint to be intergrated in the various of industrial scenarios, including smart phone 3D face unlock.