Huawei today unveiled the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G in the United Arab Emirates during a launch event in Dubai.
Powered by the Kirin 990 5G, the 5G phone supports dual SIM and comes with the upgraded EMUI 10, which uses different open source codes and supports AI Gesture Control – allowing users to operate the device without touching the screen.
Another new feature is AI Private View, which can identify the user’s face and automatically hide message content when it detects more than one face. An identity verification will be triggered when the face the phone detects changes.
While the phone will not have the pre-installed Google mobile services, Huawei stressed that its AppGallery now has a growing number of local and global options.
Huawei has invested heavily in improving its camera capabilities, and the new phone comes with a quad camera system including two 40MP cameras, an 8MP telephoto camera and a 3D depth sensing camera. The new system will offer improved low-light photography and videography, better slow-motion videos and also provide for better selfies.
With a 4500mAh battery, the device comes with wired and wireless charging options.
In terms of design, the phone features a new 88-degree ultra-curved display, allowing users to adjust the volume on the side. The Mate 30 Pro also comes in new material and colours including the emerald green and the vegan leather orange.
“The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G brings together the pinnacle of smartphone engineering and 5G innovations into one powerful and iconic device. With its Kirin 990 5G chipset, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G will provide users an experience like never before adding to that an iconic design and 40MP SuperSensing Cine Camera, this flagship will successfully pave the way for a 5G powered era”Gene Jiao President of Huawei CBG, Middle East and Africa
For the UAE, Huawei has priced the phone at AED 3,899 which is AED 300 more than the 4G model. Just like the 4G model, the Mate 30 Pro 5G will only come in one configuration which is with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Color options include Orange and Emerald Green.
The phone will be available for pre-order starting January 15th and with each pre-ordered consumers will receive: DJI OSMO Mobile 3 stabilizer, HUAWEI Supercharge Wireless Car Charger and Exclusive 2 year warranty.
The smartphone will be available for purchase across Huawei experience stores and select retailers in the UAE on January 23rd.
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
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