Huawei Mate 30 Pro preview: Everything we know so far

UPDATED: Loads of renders just leaked - check out that Porsche Design model!

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was our favourite phone in the world until the Huawei P30 Pro released, and the P20 Pro had claimed that spot before the Mate 20 Pro… so it's safe to say that Huawei's been making some bangers of late.

Of course, things have changed lately. United States restrictions on its companies doing business with Huawei has potentially put a huge roadblock in the path of the Chinese giant. Mate 30 Pro leaks are starting to surface, but will you even want an amazing handset if it doesn't have Google apps and the Play Store?

That part of the equation isn't looking great right now, but given Huawei's recent pedigree, we're keeping our heads high and fingers crossed that it'll all work out. Here's everything we've heard so far about the incoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

(Leaked Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, and Porsche Design images via Evan Blass)

What will the Huawei Mate 30 Pro look like?

The Mate 20 Pro featured a wide, iPhone-esque notch to house sensors for proper 3D facial scanning, while the P30 Pro went for a tiny teardrop notch instead (skipping the sensors). Mate 30 Pro leaks show a slightly smaller notch than its predecessor, and still with a bit of a chin at the bottom.

Supposed spy spots posted to Weibo and also shared by IceUniverse show what looks to be a super-curvy display that has a very severe curve on the left and right sides, as well as the same kind of wider notch with holes for facial recognition sensors.

We've seen some solid leaks on the backing setup, and they suggest that Huawei will swap out the square triple-camera array for a circular quad-camera setup. The P30 Pro did a quad-camera design without a huge footprint, but it looks like the Mate 30 Pro will is going for a much more distinctive design.

What you're seeing above is apparently the standard Mate 30, as leaked by Evan Blass. At a glance, we can see that it has a smaller notch that seems to house two front-facing cameras, rather than three, plus the screen isn't curved.

Beyond that, we don't know what kind of spec downgrades it'll have compared to the Mate 30 Pro, but we're curious to find out.