Huawei may have just launched its new flagship P30 series phones, but it seems it is already working on its next high-end phones – which is not surprising, Samsung for instance, is already said to be working on the Galaxy Note 10. While Samsung is yet to formally disclose any Galaxy Note 10 specific, a Huawei official has seemingly confirmed the Mate 30 is in the works, and the company may launch it sometime in September/October.
Like Samsung, Huawei also has two flagship cycles a year – the P-series and the Mate-series. While the P-series phones are launched early in the year, the Mate-series is generally launched towards the end of the year – it is the Mate-series phones that actually get next-generation hardware while the P-series focuses largely on camera theatrics. The P30 and P30 Pro are classic examples, and the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro should follow.
Although little is known about the Mate 30 Pro (which will be the higher end variant in the upcoming Mate-series) rumour has it that the phone will be powered by Huawei’s yet-to-be-announced Kirin 985 processor – a chipset that is said to be based on a 7nm EUV process. The P30 and P30 Pro are powered by the Kirin 980 processor and even though the Kirin 985 is said to have the same CPU and GPU architecture, we can expect faster clock speeds and greater efficiency – not to mention, a 5G modem.
The Mate 30 Pro will reportedly ship with as many as five rear cameras – but that’s all speculation for now. But it won’t be surprising since the P30 Pro packs a quad camera setup on the rear. It has a 40MP primary rear camera (27mm f/1.6 with OIS) which uses a custom Sony sensor that uses an industry first RYYB array for up to 40 per cent more light intake, an 8MP 125mm telephoto sensor with f/3.4 aperture and OIS - Huawei is using a periscope lens that's capable of achieving 5X optical zoom, 10X hybrid zoom and 50X digital zoom, a 20MP ultra-wide camera (16mm f/2.2) and a Time-of-Flight camera for 3D depth mapping purposes.