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The Huawei Mate 30 brings less flash for less cash

Bigger screen, smaller notch, fewer curves
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19 September 2019 / 16:20BST

Huawei's newly revealed Mate 30 Pro looks fabulous thanks to its sharply curved Horizon Display and lack of physical side buttons. At €1099, however, it'll cost you an arm and a leg to wrap your mitts around that sleek number. Luckily, the standard Huawei Mate 30 keeps a lot of what makes the Pro model alluring, albeit for a lesser price. The screen is larger but also flat, while the distinctive back camera module loses one of the 40MP sensors in its triple-camera array. But it still has the powerful new Kirin 990 chip inside and still comes in an array of slick colours, including a pair of vegan leather options. At a much more palatable starting price of €799, it can afford to lose a couple perks. A UK release has yet to be confirmed, however, and the lack of Google services could make this a tricky bargain at any price.

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