We’re deep into the fall smartphone release season and the rumor mills are in full swing across the industry. We’ve already seen two of the biggest names in the business, Apple and Samsung, come out with their flagship offerings in the form of iPhone 11 and Galaxy Note 10. However, some big guns like Google, Huawei and OnePlus are yet to show off their challengers for the flagship smartphone throne. We’ve already seen tons of leaks for the Pixel 4 and the OnePlus 7T. However, until now, one phone that hadn’t been leaked much was the much-awaited Huawei Mate 30. After the massive success of the P30 Pro and its famous 50X Super Zoom, people are hyped for what the future holds for Huawei.
There isn’t as much buzz around the Huawei flagship this time though. Huawei has been swept under the radar a bit after the controversy surrounding the ban but that isn’t stopping them from continuing to produce some stunning hardware. As we approached the eventual launch of the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, we were bound to get leaks and images in some form. In this day and age, preventing leaks is almost impossible. However, it is a win-win situation if you look at it because leaks generate hype for the company and the consumers also get a look at what the phone is going to be about.
Huawei Mate 30 Leaked Images Show 4 Models
Most companies prefer to stick with 2 variants for their flagship phones. However, recently, we’ve started to see a shift in the tide with the likes of Apple and Samsung bringing out three models for their flagship phones. Well, Huawei has just cranked that up to eleven as the company is reportedly going to release FOUR models for the upcoming Huawei Mate 30. We’ve got leaked images for all 4 of these courtesy of the Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) so, let’s go through them one by one.
Mate 30 Lite
The first one is the lower-end model which is targeted towards the budget-friendly market. The Mate 30 Lite, as shown in the images below, has 4 cameras, which is rare for a lower-end smartphone. The phone also carries the same signature reflective Huawei finish at the back. The front of the phone is what sets it apart from the rest of the Huawei Mate 30 models thanks to a hole-punch display rather than a notch. This is due to the lack of facial recognition scanners in the Mate 30 Lite. One thing to notice, though, is that the Mate 30 Lite is already out in some markets as the Nova 5i Pro.
Huawei Mate 30
The standard Mate 30 carries much of the same features of the Mate 30 Pro with one major difference, the display. The Mate 30 has a standard flat display with a notch rather than a curved glass display, making it much more suitable for those who prefer putting a tempered glass protector on their phones. However, apart from that, we don’t know what else is different about the phone. It could presumably have one less camera as compared to the pro model but since the Mate 30 Lite has 4 cameras as well, the odds of that happening are pretty slim. Here’s what the front of the device looks like.
Mate 30 Pro
The Mate 30 Pro is what all the buzz will about when it finally launches in a few days. The new flagship carries everything that made the Mate 20 Pro so good and just tweaks that a little bit. The front of the phone has a curved display that kisses the edges even more than before now. However, defying the modern trend of eliminating notches, Huawei has decided to go with a notch here, which does make the phone look relatively outdated.
Apart from the front, the back of the phone retains the quad camera setup from the rest of the Mate 30 lineup. The cameras are housed in a circular ring. It looks like Huawei has taken some inspiration from from the old Nokia Lumia phones. However, making the ring fully black does make it look much more aesthetically pleasing than the recently released iPhone 11 Pro. Overall, the Mate 30 Pro looks absolutely stunning in terms of design and I’m sure Huawei has some tricks up its sleeve when it comes to internals as well.
Mate 30 Pro Porsche Design
The Porsche Design Huawei phones have always been the classiest looking phones out there, with leather trims and dark metallic finishes. The story is pretty similar here as well with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro Porsche Design model carrying the familiar leather stripes at the back, either side of a dark metallic finish.
In fact, on first look, one could potentially mistake it for the older Mate 20 RS. However, the difference is made much more apparent when you look at the four camera modules, instead of the three on Mate 20 RS. The Mate 30 Pro Porsche design reeks of class and premium build quality and is certain to create some buzz around the world. It would be interesting to see if Huawei makes any internal changes to the Porsche Design as well, much like what OnePlus does with its Mclaren Edition models.
The Huawei Mate 30 series is expected to be unveiled on September 19. You can learn more about the launch event right here.