Huawei Mate 30 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G went on sale in China today and the company sold 100,000 units in just one minute. The 5G variants proved to be a hit in China just as much as the non-5G models, allowing Huawei to rake in CNY 500 million per minute during the sale.
The 5G versions of the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will go on another flash sale on November 5 in China. Moreover, the company has also announced that in the next flash sale a few lucky winners will get free Huawei Watch GT 2, a new Mediapad M6 or FreeBuds 3 as a complement to the smartphone.The phones are yet to go on sale in international markets.
In China the Mate 30 series is seeing a fantastic response. The company announced early last month that it sold 1 million units of the non-5G Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro since they went on sale on September 26. Huawei plans to sell 20 million units of the Mate 30 this year, but it will be interesting to see how the phones perform outside of China.
The smartphones are powered by Huawei’s most powerful system on chip (SoC) – Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 (5G) processed with 7nm FinFET Plus EUV technology combined for faster processing and the new DaVinci Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for maximum Artificial Intelligence (AI) performance.
The Huawei Mate 30 has a larger 6.62-inch non-waterfall display, a trio of rear cameras consisting of a 40MP main sensor, a 16MP wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens, which seems pretty similar to the cameras on the regular P30 that launched back in March.
Under the hood is the same 4G or 5G Kirin 990 processor, a 4,200mAh battery along with SuperCharge technology and 27W wireless charging. Its notch is narrower than on the Pro and houses fewer sensors as a result.
The Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro both come with EMUI 10, which is based on Android 10 but no Play Store or Google services.
The Huawei Mate 30 series runs Android 10 but not the Google licensed version. It lacks Google’s apps, such as Gmail and Chrome, Google’s Play Store and the associated Google Play Services, which increasingly form the back-end of all Android apps developed for a western audience. Instead Huawei is pushing its own “fully open” mobile services platform for Android.
Huawei Mate 30 5G starts at CNY 4,999 while the Mate 30 Pro 5G costs CNY 6,899.
Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro Specs
|Huawei Mate 30 Series|
|Mate 30||Mate 30 Pro|
(Mate 30 Pro 5G)
|SoC|| HiSilicon Kirin 990|
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.86 GHz
| (HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G)|
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.86 GHz
|GPU||Mali G76MP16 @ 600MHz|
(Mali G76MP16 @ 700MHz)
|DRAM||8GB LPDDR4X||8GB LPDDR4X|
2340 x 1080 (19.5:9)
2400 x 1176 (18.4:9)edge-to-edge
|Size||Height||160.8 mm||158.1 mm|
|Width||76.1 mm||73.1 mm|
|Weight||196 grams||198 grams|
|Battery Capacity|| 4100mAh (Rated)|
4200mAh (Typical)40W charging
| 4400mAh (Rated)|
4500mAh (Typical)40W charging
|Wireless Charging||27W charging + reverse charging|
27mm equiv. FL
|40MP f/1.6 OIS|
27mm equivl. FL
|Telephoto||8MP f/2.4 OIS|
3x Optical zoom
80mm equiv. FL
Ulta wide angle
17mm equivl. FL
Ultra wide angle
18mm equivl. FL720p7680fps video capture
|Extra||–||3D Depth Camera|
|Front Camera||24MP f/2.0||32MP f/2.0|
|Storage||128 / 256GB|
+ proprietary “nanoSD” card
3.5mm headphone jack
|Wireless (local)||802.11ac (Wifi 5),|
(4G + 5G NR NSA+SA Sub-6GHz)
|Splash, Water, Dust Resistance||IP53|
(no water resistance)
(water resistant up to 1m)
|Launch OS||Android 10 w/ EMUI 10|
without Google services