Huawei unveils Mate 30 series in Malaysia

EMUI 10 based on Android 10, but no Play Store or Google services.

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Huawei has unveiled its Huawei Mate 30 series of smartphones during the Huawei Malaysia Ecosystem Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, making Malaysia the first country after China where consumers can get their hands on the latest Mate 30 flagship phone series featuring Kirin 990 processors with rear triple- and quad- camera settings.

Initially, the Mate 30 Pro will only be available for pre-order to Huawei Mate Series users who have owned two Huawei Mate Series devices through an Exclusive Ownership Campaign. A step-by-step tutorial for Huawei Mate series users to check their eligibility will be available here starting 2pm today (Oct 3) until Oct 22, 2019.

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.

A simple workaround for installing Google apps on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro (and others) had been found but has since been shut down.

Eligible Mate 30 Pro customers will receive gifts worth RM1,155 which includes a wireless in-car SuperCharge charger worth RM289, a DJI Osmo Mobile 3 worth RM499, a back casing worth RM68 and Huawei Care with extended one year warranty and six months screen crack warranty for users worth RM299.

Both devices will be available in Space Silver and Black. The Mate 30 Pro is priced at RM3,899 while the Mate 30 comes at RM2,799. Huawei will announce more information about the Mate 30 series availability later.

Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro Specs

Huawei Mate 30 Series
Mate 30Mate 30 Pro
(Mate 30 Pro 5G)
SoC HiSilicon Kirin 990

2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.86 GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.09 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.86 GHz

(HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G)

2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.86 GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.36 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.95 GHz

GPUMali G76MP16 @ 600MHz

(Mali G76MP16 @ 700MHz)

DRAM8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Display6.62″ OLED
2340 x 1080 (19.5:9)
6.53″ OLED
2400 x 1176 (18.4:9)edge-to-edge
SizeHeight160.8 mm158.1 mm
Width76.1 mm73.1 mm
Depth8.4 mm
(9.2mm)
8.8 mm
(9.5mm)
Weight196 grams198 grams
Battery Capacity 4100mAh (Rated)
4200mAh (Typical)40W charging
4400mAh (Rated)
4500mAh (Typical)40W charging
Wireless Charging27W charging + reverse charging
Rear Cameras
Main40MP f/1.8
RYYB sensor
27mm equiv. FL
40MP f/1.6 OIS
RYYB sensor
27mm equivl. FL
Telephoto8MP f/2.4 OIS
3x Optical zoom
80mm equiv. FL
Wide16MP f/2.2
Ulta wide angle
17mm equivl. FL
40MP f/1.8
RGGB sensor
Ultra wide angle
18mm equivl. FL720p7680fps video capture
Extra3D Depth Camera
Front Camera24MP f/2.032MP f/2.0
Storage128 / 256GB
+ proprietary “nanoSD” card
I/OUSB-C
3.5mm headphone jack
USB-C
Wireless (local)802.11ac (Wifi 5),
Bluetooth 5.1
Cellular4G LTE

(4G + 5G NR NSA+SA Sub-6GHz)

Splash, Water, Dust ResistanceIP53
(no water resistance)
IP68
(water resistant up to 1m)
Dual-SIM2x nano-SIM
Launch OSAndroid 10 w/ EMUI 10

without Google services

 

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