The time when Huawei was put on the Entity List of U.S. Commerce Department preventing it from accessing its U.S. supply chain, the company has been forced to scramble to stick to its 2019 road map.
Huawei has had to develop its own Android OS alternative and draw down on a year’s worth of chips and other various components that it was saving up for this time. Well, it is now pouring outside and Huawei is still trying to soldier on best that it can.
China’s IT Home has just published alleged renders and specs of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Its next premium handset will include a display with a refresh rate of 90Hz; this is 50% faster than most of the smartphones and it will allow scrolling that is smooth-as-butter and mobile gameplay. If this sounds familiar, that is because the OnePlus 7 Pro also features the same refresh rate. While the size of the display is not mentioned (an earlier rumor states that it weighing in at 6.7-inches with a QHD+ resolution), it will be an OLED panel. The phone is powered by Kirin 985 chipset, designed by HiSilicon unit of Huawei and manufactured by TSMC. The latter also churns out Huawei’s own Balong 5000 5G modem chip that the Mate 30 Pro will supposedly use.
Note: As it turns out, these images are just concepts created by a company called Phone Industry. A legit render of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has yet to appear.
The 4 sensors with a flash unit are housed in a rectangular module and a quad-camera setup is on the rear through Leica optics. All that is known about the rear-facing cameras is that they will feature a zoom of 50x including the capabilities of 5x optical zoom. A primary camera, Ultra-wide camera, and a sensor of ToF depth will most likely join the telephoto camera on the rear. The device will be powered by a 4200mAh battery with a 55W fast charger.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro says no to the notch for dual punch-holes
While we are still not sure, at this point it is likely that the Mate 30 Pro will have pre-installed ArkOS of Huawei. The company is rumored to be testing the platform along with the Aurora operating system of Russia. The latter is a descendant of Jolla’s Sailfish OS, which was derived from gesture-based MeeGo of Nokia. Things look quite empty for Huawei at this moment as the worst-case scenario could see Huawei’s phone shipments drop from 206 million last year to as low as 125 million coming years. However, U.S. President Donald Trump indicated that while Huawei was placed on the list for security reasons, the company could be used as a bargaining chip for the purpose of extracting better terms from China in trade talks. Both countries are currently in the midst of a trade war instigated by the administration of Trump. That clearly means that if both sides reach a new trade agreement and this can lead Huawei to be removed from the list and return to business as usual.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro renders show dual punch-holes in the upper left of the display to house the 2 front-facing selfie snappers. The color options shown in the renders include Classic Blue with a gradient rear panel and Red with a semi-frosted rear panel.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro of last year was a big hit for the company and it was released last October. It was the first smartphone featuring reverse wireless charging, another feature that Samsung included under the name of PowerShare with its Galaxy S10 line. It is expected that Apple will include a similar feature with the 2019 Apple iPhone models.
No chance to see the Huawei Mate 30 Pro offered by U.S. carriers. In 2018, it appeared that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro would be offered by both Verizon and AT&T. But both backed off all the rumors that the U.S. government gently twisted the arm of both companies. The U.S. fears that Huawei devices contain a back door acting as a channel sending information to Beijing following the order of the country’s communist government. The company has denied this claim repeatedly.
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