Huawei now sits in the second position when it comes to global smartphone market share. They even surpassed Apple with their wide spectrum of Android devices. The company has a fair share of users in the US itself. But wait! The US and Huawei, do they ring a bell?
You are right! Those two don’t get along. The President already announced it. The OEM faced a ban for quite some time as well. For this very same reason, they had to take a hard decision, which may tamper the global user experience.
Huawei Launched Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro
Without further ado, let’s delve into the specifications. Starting with Mate 30, the sports a 6.62-inch full HD+ display with an OLED panel. Unlike the sibling, this one doesn’t sport a curvy screen. Inside the display, sits the fingerprint scanner.
Underneath the hood, the phone packs in their in-house HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset made out of 7 nm manufacturing process. So, we can expect some serious power efficiency. It is only available in one RAM/storage variant (8/ 128 GB).
As for the optics, Mate 30 houses a triple camera setup with 40 MP primary sensor, 8 MP telephoto lens, and a 16 MP wide-angle sensor. All these sensors are arranged in a circle, which takes almost the entire top half on the rear. Upfront, the selfie shooter measures 24 MP.
The battery capacity is 4200 mAh and it surely has support for fast charging. You will have to shell out EUR 799 (approx. Rs 63,000) to get your hands on the phone.
Now let’s address the elephant in the room; Mate 30 Pro. It flaunts a 6.53-inch full HD+ OLED panel. The company calls it Horizon Display with the curved edges. In case you follow tech news, you can trace it back to what we already saw on Vivo’s Nex 3.
The device is running on Android 10-based EMUI 10. The 4500 mAh battery supports 40W wired fast charging and 27W wireless fast charging. Not to mention, it also has IP68 water resistance.
On the optics-front, you can spot four cameras in the shape of a ring on the back. There’s a couple of 40 MP sensors. The first one is primary and the other one is an ultrawide sensor. The 8 MP telephoto sensor has an f/2.4 lens to go along with it. What about the third sensor then? Well, it is there to render top-of-the-line bokeh effects. And, Huawei has done something crazy. Absolute paranoia. They have integrated a 7680 fps slow-motion facility.
There are multiple variants available in terms of RAM and storage. So the price varies accordingly. However, it starts from €1099 (approx. Rs 86,700) for the basic 8/ 256 GB. In case you opt for the 5G version, you will have to shell out more for a similar configuration.
So, what is so disappointing about this impressive duos? Well, you can’t get any Google app out of the box. That fiasco with the US government has made Huawei cautious about that. For the same reason, people who are so used to the Google ecosystem may find it awkward.