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Huawei launches Mate 30 Pro boasting display and camera specs; comes without Google apps

Huawei has officially launched its flagship smartphones Mate 30 Pro and the Mate 30 despite facing a difficult time following the company’s inclusion in the US entity list.

In a report by The Verge, Huawei has unveiled its Mate 30 series which boast new and improved specs but do not come with pre-installed Google apps and services such as Gmail, Maps, or YouTube.

The new Huawei phones come with the Huawei App Gallery, as well as the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) core instead which, the company said, is already integrated with over 45,000 apps.

Both phones from the Mate 30 series feature Leica-branded rear camera array with a “Halo ring design”. The Mate 30 features a 40-megapixel main camera with a f/1.8 aperture, an ultra wide-angle 16-megapixel f/2.2 camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera, and a “laser focus” sensor. The Mate 30 Pro meanwhile has a 40 megapixels ultra wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/1.8, as well as a 3D depth sensor.

The phone can also record in up to 4K 60 fps, or record in slow motion at speeds of up to 7680 fps when filming in 720p.

In terms of display, the Mate 30 Pro comes in a 6.53-inch screen which curves around the edges of the device, while the Mate 30 has a more traditional flat display and is slightly bigger at 6.62 inches in size.

Both phones also support fast charging but comes in different battery sizes as Mate 30 Pro has a larger 4,500mAh battery, while the Mate 30 has 4,200mAh.

Huawei has also ditched physical buttons on the side of the device for the Mate 30 Pro, replacing it with touch-sensitive solution since the smartphone’s display curves around the edges.

Both the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro phones use Huawei’s Kirin 990 chip— the first from Huawei to include a built-in 5G modem, meaning 5G versions of the phones will be available.

The Mate 30 series runs on EMUI 10, which is based on Android 10 as per Huawei’s consumer CEO Richard Yu.

The Huawei Mate 30 will start at €799 ($883), while the Mate 30 Pro will be available for €1099 ($1,215) for the 4G model, and €1199 ($1,325) for the 5G variant. A Porsche Design edition will also be available, starting at €2095 ($2,315).

(Photo source: YouTube – Huawei Mobile)