Huawei Mate 30 Series will be the first 5G phone in India
By Mehdi Hussain | Re-Updated : (Oct 23, 2019)
Courtesy Kirin 990 5G chipset
The upcoming Huawei Mate 30 series phones are expected to arrive in India soon and it can achieve the distinction of being the first 5G smartphone in the country.
The Huawei Mate 30 Series will be unveiled in Germany on September 19 and will be the company’s new flagship flagship. Huawei India has confirmed that the Kirin 990 chipset that powers the Mate 9 is going to come to India in the near future, but everyone has confirmed that the Indian launch of the Mate 30 series should not be far-fetched.
The fact that actually comes out is that the Kirin 990 comes in two flavors, a regular and 5G version, and will be powered by a Mate 30 (or at least Mate 30 Pro) 5G capable chip. The Kirin 990 5G is the world’s first all-in-one high-end 5G SoC. The announcement was confirmed that the 5G version will arrive in India with an upcoming smartphone.
While Huawei is not very clear about which phone it will be, the Mate 30 Pro is almost certain to happen. The regular Mate 30 is likely to leave India, and the Mate 30 Lite will be powered by a non-5G Kirin 810 chipset. So it seems that Huawei will take the crown to bring the first 5G smartphone in India.
The Mate series has always been known for bringing excellence in aspects such as battery life, performance, and photography, and the Mate 30 Pro will be no different. As mentioned, it will implement the new 7nm EUV + Kirin 990 5G chipset with support for LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. It is an octa-core chipset with a maximum frequency of 2.86 GHz.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will also be one of the widely available smartphones to sport a “waterfall” display, with 88-degree curved sides. It will be a full HD + resolution Super AMOLED display and will also have an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The biggest talking point is going to be around the cameras. Following in the footsteps of the Huawei P30 Pro, the Mate 30 will bring a quad-camera setup in a circular arrangement. Lex suggests that it will include two 40MP cameras, one with a Sony IMX600 image sensor, as well as a RYYB sub-pixel for low-light photography. Ultra-wide and telephoto lenses with 3D depth sensors are also expected to be cut. 4K video recording capability at 60fps will also be present.
Globally, the Mate 30 Pro will be paired with the regular Mate 30, Porsche Design Mate 30 RS and Mate 30 Lite. While these phones bring high-end hardware, the software side is still a question as the Mate 30 series is not authorized to use Google Play.