We’re literally days before the Chinese biggest telecoms gear maker introduces its next flagship smartphones, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get any leaks. Today the reliable leaker, Evan Blass shared on Twitter images that he claimed to be the next Huawei Mate 30 lineup.
The pictures indicated that there will be at least four different models: the high-end Mate 30 Pro, the regular Mate 30, a low-priced Mate 30 Lite and a Mate 30 Porsche Design version. They all look very appealing.
The Mate 30 Pro, which is the top of the lineup, shows a four-lens camera system mounted in a prominent circle on the upper center of the rear of the phone. In the front, there’s an edge-to-edge display that melts on the right and the left sides of the phone, and a notch on the top of the screen that houses the front-facing camera and sensors.
The regular Mate 30 appears to have a smaller notch than the Mate Pro and lacks the curved displays. There’s no image of the back of the phone, so we don’t know yet what camera setup it will have. Our guess will be a rear quad-camera system.
Down the lineup, we have the Mate Lite, which has a different design from its older siblings. It doesn’t have a notch, instead, it has a hole-punch camera on the upper left corner of the screen. There are a rear square camera array and a fingerprint sensor just below the camera.
Finally, there’s the Porsche version, which is a variant of the Mate 30 Pro, that comes with a rear-camera setup will be underneath a rectangular glass panel surrounded by what appears to be a red or black leather.
As of internal specs, rumors have suggested that the Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 could run Huawei’s new Kirin 990 chipset, which has integrated 5G modem. It’s no surprise to anyone, Huawei has already suggested it will launch its first 5G phone in the second half of 2019 during its Global Analyst Summit last year.
While Huawei’s next high-end smartphones promise cutting-edge technology, unfortunately, the Chinese company won’t be able to offer Google apps and services such as Google Maps, Play Store, etc. due to the U.S., according to Reuters. For Huawei that would be a deal-breaker outside of China, they will have to convince European consumers to buy an Android Phone without Google services. I don’t see that happening, I really hope I’m wrong, though.
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