Whether Huawei is allowed to continue loading Android with complete access to Google apps and services on their future smartphones or not, the program must continue for the second largest mobile device provider in the world. Obviously, the besieged Chinese company is working on a number of different products, including new variants of its increasingly popular flagship Mate series.
While there are practically no guarantees on the specifications of Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, a surprisingly high-quality rendering could offer us the first taste of one of the two future finalists today. We’re talking about a press-friendly image that supposedly shows the back plate of Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro in all its glory instead of a blurred or incomplete image of some third-party protection accessories.
Of course, there is no way to verify the reliability of this Weibo-based leak, although at first, it seems at least a little more plausible than the concepts that were about a couple of weeks ago.
Four Rear Cameras In A Circular Centered Arrangement
Most companies tend to stick to the design trends that they set for industry rivals, but since Apple and Google should adopt square-shaped camera modules in their next-generation flagships, Huawei seems to be moving away from the look of the shooters Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro in favor of another original approach.
The setup of the circular camera of the Leica brand on the back of the Mate 30 (or Mate 30 Pro) looks positively futuristic in the first almost credible leak, almost flush with the rear gradient cover of the new high-end headphones. There seems to be a large image sensor in the center of the ring module, flanked by two other handles on the left and a fourth camera accompanied by an LED flash on the right.
Obviously, we have no idea what specific tasks will be assigned to each camera, but, curiously, the periscopic square-shaped lens introduced by the P30 Pro seems to have disappeared. This could mean that we are seeing the “normal” 30 Mate here (since the P30 Pro does not have the super advanced periscope camera) … or it might suggest that rendering is indeed a fabrication.
The truth is that the image is a little too sharp and detailed to take the preparation of Huawei Mate 30 so soon before launching it, to the point of including a “confirmation” of the 5x optical zoom capabilities (up to 3 times) in Mate 20 Pro).
When should you expect the launch of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro models?
This may seem like an easy question to answer a few months ago, but we’re no longer sure that Huawei will be able to make a global commercial launch in October or November, according to the Mate family tradition. This is because no one knows which operating system these phones will work on and if restrictions will be imposed on Google’s key services and access to the Play Store.
If the company is able to resolve the complex political issues that have already caused some significant financial losses, there may still a release on the table. Otherwise, there is a good chance that the Huawei Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro will see the light of day for the first time in China in December, followed by a global expansion in 2020 when the Android-made alternative of the technology giant is considered ready for the first international primetime.
Obviously, the Android problem is simply the tip of Huawei’s concerns right now, as the company doesn’t know which chips it will be able to use in its future products. Therefore, it is practically impossible to speculate on the specifications of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, but for the smartphone market in general, we hope that all the confusion will be resolved in the near future.
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