After launching first in Munich, Germany, and sold in China, the new flagship for Huawei - Huawei Mate 30 series - has arrived in Malaysia. The device is being marketed to make Malaysians Rethink Possibilities, with the Huawei Mate 30 (8GB + 128GB) being sold for MYR2799 and the Mate 30 Pro (8GB + 256GB) at MYR3899, with two colour options; Space Silver and Black. No 5G version was announced for Malaysia.
Loyal Huawei Mate Series users who have owned two Huawei Mate series device will be able to get the Huawei Mate 30 Pro through the Exclusive Ownership Campaign which starts today at 2pm. You can go to their website for a step by step tutorial to check on your eligibility. You then have the option to order it online or even in specific physical stores. For everyone else, Huawei hasn't released any information yet, which is likely a way for Huawei to test the waters here first.
Huawei is doing remarkably well in Malaysia with a 21.6% market share - the highest in Southeast Asia - which is likely why it was chosen as the country after Malaysia to launch the Mate 30 series right after China. But the controversy remains as even in Malaysia, the device does not come with any Google apps and any attempt to download said apps illegally have either been mooted or removed.
In terms of specs, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro sports an edge-to-edge Horizon display which curves at an 88° angle to give users more screen real estate. It also features a metallic ring design for its rear quad-camera setup which Huawei said replicates the design of a DSLR camera. Its quad rear camera setup includes a a 40-megapixel Cine camera with ultra-wide angle lens, a 40-megapixel SuperSensing camera with wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel camera with telephoto lens, and a 3D Depth Sensing camera.
The SuperSensing Cine camera is a dual main-camera system which allow users to record videos in super slow-motion at up to 7,680fps (frames per second) and ultra-wide angle low-light time-lapse video in 4K resolution as well as adding bokeh effects in real-time. Huawei claims that its dual-camera system also produces better images in low-light conditions with ISO 409600 light sensitivity. For selfies, there is a 32-megapixel camera with 3D Depth Sensing camera that supports bokeh effects.
It is equipped with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage space, which can be further expanded to up to an additional 256GB with a nano microSD card. Other features include 4,000mAh battery capacity, in-screen fingerprint sensor and IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating.
The Mate 30 comes with a 6.62in display on OLED with FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 resolution), with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage space, with an option for users to expand to up to an additional 256GB via a nano MicroSD card. It has rear triple-camera setup instead which comprises a 40-megapixel SuperSensing camera, a 16-megapixel camera with ultra wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel camera with telephoto lens. The smartphone also comes with optical image stabilisation (OIS), along with laser focus, which are capable of 2.5cm macro photography, and a 24-megapixel selfie camera, as well as a 4,200mAh battery.
Both Mate 30 models run on EMUI 10 based on Android 10, support fast wired and wireless charging, while the Mate 30 Pro comes with upgraded reverse wireless charging for other compatible devices.