The Huawei P30 PRO is one of the best camera phones on the market, if not the best, but it's not the last device we expect to see from the Chinese company this year.
The Mate 30 series is due out before the end of the year, and rumors suggest three variants will be present, one of which is said to be powered by Huawei in the new HarmonyOS. That's all we know and have heard so far about Mate 30, Guy 30 Pro and Buddy 30 Light.
- Mid October 2019
- Huawei Partner 30 Lite in IFA 2019
Typically, the Huawei Mate series will be released in October. Mate 10, Half Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design were revealed on October 16, 2017, while Mate 20 and Mate 20 were announced on October 16, 2018.
Therefore, we expect the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro to be announced around mid-October, although we could see a friend 30 Light announced at the 2019 IFA in Berlin, which takes place at the end of August. There's also been some talk of mid-September, but we think it's a little early for the main 30-device pairings.
A leaked product roadmap, meanwhile, suggests the 5G 30 Mate and Mate 30 Pro models could arrive in December, so a couple of months after expected LTE variants in Russia.
Buddy 30 and Mate 30 Pro design
- Premium design
- IP68 for Pairing 30 Pro
- Square camera body
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are expected to follow the design path of their predecessors. We expect the Leica-branded boxy camera system to make its way to new devices, and we expect to see premium, metal and glass build quality.
Exciting color options are also expected and the Mate 30 Pro leats should offer IP68 water and dust resistance.
Buddy 30 and Mate 30 Pro Display
- Buddy 30: Full HD+
- Buddy 30 Pro: quad-core HD+ sensor, sub-display fingerprint
- Frequency 90Hz update for Mate 30 Pro
If Huawei follows the same pattern as last year, the Mate 30 will have a full HD+ display, while the Mate 30 Pro will see a Quad HD+ display. In 2018. the Pro model was smaller than the standard model, although there was talk that the Mate 30 Pro would offer a 6.7-inch display that would be 0,4 inches larger than its predecessor and 0,1 inches larger than the Mate 20. It's it is not yet clear if mat 30 can also increase its size.
The pro model ditched the physical fingerprint sensor in 2018, moving to a sub-display fingerprint reader, while the standard model had a circular fingerprint sensor under the body camera on the back. Like Huawei P30 and P30 Pro with under-display sensors, we'd expect the same on the Mate series. There's also talk of a 90Hz refresh rate for the Pairing 30 Pro, like the OnePlus 7 Pro offers.
Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro Equipment
- Kirin 985/990
- 4000mAh plus batteries
- Android with EMUI 10
- Buddy 30 Lite can run on HarmonyOS
The Huawei Partner 30 and Mate 30 Pro should both run on the same chipset, which will be the latest Kirin processor. The processor is expected to be announced at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show, which is expected to be called the Kirin Kirin 985 and 990.
The Mate 30 will likely offer a drop in RAM compared to the pro models, but both should have at least 128GB of internal storage and Huawei's microSD version - called nm - for storage expansion. We also expect to see 4000mAh+ batteries under the hoods like the Mate 30 models.
He claimed Pairing 30 and Mate 30 Pro would run on Android with EMUI 10 on top. The Pairing 30 Lite, however, is said to run on the recently announced HarmonyOS.
Buddy 30 and Mate 30 Pro cameras
- Buddy 30: Leica Triple Rear Camera
- Buddy 30 Pro: Leica rear camera quad, 5x optical, 50x digital zoom
Leica camera hardware is expected on mate 30 and 30 pro mate, and the pro model will likely see camera improvements over the standard model. Fivex optical zoom for the Pairing 30 Pro, along with 50x digital zoom.
He also said Pairing 30 Pro will have a quad rear camera , consisting of ultra-wide angle lens, normal lens, telephoto lens and 3D TOF lens. The standard mat 30 meanwhile is said to have a triple rear view camera.
Huawei Partner Breakout 30 Specifications
Here is a list of specifications expected for Huawei Mate 30.
- 6,5"+ display
- Full HD+ resolution
- Chipset Kirin 985/990
- 4GB RAM+
- 128 GB+
- Nm storage extension
- Triple Rear Camera Leica
- 4000mAh+ battery
Huawei Partner Breakout 30 Pro Specifications
Here is a description of the characteristics expected or announced for Huawei Partner 30 Pro.
- 6.3"+ display
- Quad HD resolution and+
- In-screen fingerprint sensor
- Chipset Kirin 985/990
- 6GB RAM+
- 128GB+ storage
- Nm storage extension
- Leica rear camera quad
- 4200 mAh+ battery
- 55W fast charging
- Reverse wireless charging
- IP68 water and dust
Huawei Partner 30 and Mate 30 Pro rumors: what happened so far?
August 9, 2019: Huawei announced HarmonyOS
Huawei revealed its own operating system called HarmonyOS at its developer conference in Shenzhen. The OS was previously called HongMengOS and Arcos in previous rumors.
Huawei noted at the presentation that it intends to keep using Android, but said that if it "can't use Android in the future [it can] switch to HarmonyOS right away." A Twitter source said Pair 30 Lite will launch with new software, while Pair 30 and Mate 30 Pro will offer Android with EMUI 10.
July 4, 2019: Huawei Partner 30 Pro display leak shows quad camera in delicious design
Slashleaks has posted a render of what it claims is the Rear Buddy 30 Pro. The render shows a different design on the 20 Pro with a circular camera body rather than a square camera body and secondary lens.
Not much information has been offered, but the render shows watering can branding, as you'd expect, along with a 5x optical zoom.
July 1, 2019: Huawei Mate 5 and 30 Pro 30G could launch in December
A leaked product roadmap suggests that Huawei plans to launch 5G models of its buddy 30 series in December.
The map shows already reported 5g mat 20 X from July 2019 release, which is now confirmed, and folding mat x from September 2019 launch, let's say this is an intelligible map.
June 17, 2019: Huawei partner 30 concept renders appeared online
A report from China has published some concept renders of the Mate 30 Pro, showing the device with dual punch-hole cameras on the top left of the screen, and four rear cameras on the back, arranged in a V-shape.
The report claims the screen will have a 90Hz refresh rate like the OnePlus 7 Pro, and it also suggested the Mate 30 Pro will be capable of 5X optical zoom and 50z digital zoom. Mind you, this is only a concept render, so don't worry just yet.
June 14, 2019: HongMeng alternatives to Huawei OS becomes a trademark
Huawei has already extensively trademarked HongMeng on both the World Intellectual Property Organization and the European Union Intellectual Property Organization, suggesting that this is what the company's new operating system could be called.
Both Ark and Oak were also seen in the rumors, but based on the claims, it looks like HongMeng is more of a name for a new mobile platform that will help Huawei achieve its post-our future.
10 June 2019: Huawei's own operating system oak can mate 30 October
It is reported that Huawei is working on its own operating software based on the open source version of Android and claim the right to be called Oak OS.
The Global Times has reported that the software may be announced earlier than the Mate 30 itself, but if Google's ban remains in place, then it's likely the operating system oak, then we'll see Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.
May 7, 2019: checkmate 30 leaked specs
Chinese news site new.qq.com reports that the Mate 30 Pro will boast a 6.71-inch OLED display, 5G modem, Kirin 985 processor and a 4200mAh battery with 55W wired fast charging.
The report also suggested the Buddy 30 Pro design would have a fingerprint sensor display, as well as a quad-core machine consisting of an ultra-wide-angle lens, a regular lens, a telephoto lens and a 3D TOF lens. It's not yet clear if the Mate 30 Pro will have the same zoom capabilities as the Huawei P30 Pro.
March 28, 2019: Huawei partner 30 in testing
GSM and Huawei is reported to have officially stated in Malaysia that the company has been already testing Mate 30 devices and that the devices will arrive in September or October.
The report also mentions the Kirin 985 chipset, which is said to deliver higher clock speeds but with a similar architecture to the Kirin 980 chipset.
January 2, 2019: Huawei patents a smartphone with room for a penta-lens camera
Huawei has filed a patent for a smartphone case with a large cutout on the back. The patent has been filed with the China National Intellectual Property Administration, and it shows the cut is more than buddy and buddy 20 20 pro projects.
It is believed that the cut can be made on the penta lens of the rear camera - something Nokia launched at the Mobile World Congress in February 2019 in the Nokia 9.