Days before Huawei will unveil its new flagship Mate 30 line-up, which will be launched on September 19 without Google apps or services, it appears that promotional images of four of the upcoming devices have leaked online. The images were shared by Leaker Evan Blassand shows what he claims the new Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Lite and what seems to be a Porsche Design edition of one of the new handsets.
The Mate 30 Pro is at the top of the line-up. The images suggest that the phone will be equipped with a wide notch at the top of the device and a display that curves around the left and right sides of the phone such as Oppo & # 39; s & # 39; water fall screen & # 39; seen on Vivo & # 39; s new Nex 3. On the back we can view the familiar Leica branding, along with four sensors that are incorporated in a circular camera cut-out. A cryptic tweet suggested that these would consist of a pair of 40-megapixel sensors, an 8-megapixel sensor and a time-of-flight sensor. There also appear to be two signal strength indicators at the top left of the screen, suggesting that there is a dual SIM version of the device.
In comparison with the Pro, the regular Mate 30 seems to have a much smaller display notch, what MSPowerUser speculates may be because this model contains fewer face unlock sensors. Dual SIM functionality also appears to be on the cards for this model. We are still waiting for images from the back of the device to reveal the cameras on the back.
Both the Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 are expected to use the new Kirin 990 chipset from Huawei, which has a variant with a built-in 5G modem. A 5G signal indicator is clearly visible on the Mate 30 image, indicating that there might be a 5G-equipped model of this device.
The Mate 30 Lite has a very different design than its two siblings, with a perforator camera cutout at the front, a square camera set at the back and a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back. In a follow-up tweet Blass said the phone is the same as the Nova 5i Pro, which was announced in July and which uses a less powerful Kirin 810 chipset.
Finally, there is the Porsche Design edition of the Mate 30 Pro, which seems to add a leather trim to the back of the phone. Blass shares the views of the handset in black and red.
Aside from the design of the phones, the most urgent aspect of these devices will be their software. Recently, Google announced that the line-up could not be launched with official Google apps, thanks to the continuing US ban on companies doing business with Huawei without a license. In addition to the fact that they do not have access to Google's first-party apps, the move also means that the phones do not have access to services such as the Play Store, the primary source of Android apps. Although Huawei's previous phones have been able to function without the Play Store in China for years, it will be much harder to convince Android users in Europe – where Huawei had absorbed market share – to buy a phone without easy access to the primary app store of the system.
There is no official word about prices for the new Mate devices. For that we have to wait until they are revealed on Thursday in Munich.