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Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone pricing and release date announced


Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro smartphone, which was recently judged by DxOMark as having the best mobile camera, will go on sale in Australia on November 21. The device will be priced at $1,599.

This will be the first new flagship device from Huawei which will be affected by the US trade black ban which means there will be an open source version of the Android operating system rather than the latest version.

The other limitations will be no Google Play Store so not every app will be available to customers and there will be no access to other Google apps and services like Google Maps and Gmail.

But the Mate 30 Pro is nevertheless an impressive piece of hardware with a 6.53-inch OLED curved display, a quadruple Leica camera system which includes two 40-megapixel Cinecameras and a large 4,500mAh battery.

“The Huawei Mate 30 Pro sets a new benchmark in smartphone technology. Mate 30 Pro users will be equipped to take enviable video and stills, which other devices simply cannot match,” says Larking Huang, Managing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group Australia.

“Add-in the ultra-curved screen, industry leading reverse wireless charging and impressive battery life, and it’s clear the Huawei Mate 30 Pro offers an outstanding and unique experience.”

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will also run the EMUI 10 user interface and will include the Huawei App Gallery will give users access to more than 45,000 apps.

It will be technically possible to side load the Google Play Store on the device to get access to a far wider range of apps but it’s not something you’re average user would know how to attempt or be bothered to try.

Because of the lack of Google Play Store and the latest Android OS, telcos have kept their distance so far and are yet, if ever, to offer Mate 30 on plans.

This comes only months after all the telcos were clamouring to offer the P30 Pro – released in April – to its customers.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro will be priced at $1,599 and will be available from the Huawei Authorised Experience Store, MobileCiti and select HappyTel stores.


Display Screen Size 6.53-inch diagonal
Resolution 2400 x 1176
Technology OLED Display
Camera Rear camera SuperSensing Cine Camera 40 MP (Cine Camera, f/1.8 aperture) + 40 MP (SuperSensing Camera, f/1.6 aperture, OIS)
8 MP (Telephoto Camera, f/2.4 aperture, OIS)+3D Depth Sensing Camera supports Autofocus (phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (HUAWEI AI Image Stabilisation).
Flash Rear single LED flash
Zoom 5X Optical | 10X Hybrid | 30X Digital
AI scene detection Yes
Front camera 32MP (f/2.0)
Splash, dust & water Water and dust resistance IP68 Rated
Battery Capacity (typical) 4500mAh
Talk time (3g) 35 hours
Internet use 19.43 hours
Video playback 25.33 hours.
Music playback* 84.48 hours.
Supercharge Huawei 40W SuperCharge™
Certification TÜV Certified Charging
Charge time 1.1hrs (Wired Charge using Huawei SuperCharge Charger)
Wireless charge 27w Wireless Huawei SuperCharge, sold separately
Reverse wireless charge Supported
Security Fingerprint Front In-screen Fingerprint sensor
Memory & cpu Ram 8GB
Rom 256GB
Expansion NM card up to 256GB, sold separately
Processor HUAWEI Kirin 990 processor with AI
CPU: 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.09 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.86 GHz
GPU: Mali-G76
AI processing Yes. Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs(Neural-network Processing Unit).
Operating system Operating system Android™ 10
Connectivity NFC capability Yes
Wi-fi bands 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4G/5G, support Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth BT 5.1, BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC HD
Usb type-c Type-C
Productivity Knuckle gesture Yes. Knock screen twice with knuckle to screen or enable scroll capture.
Gestural control Yes. Screenshots and slide-changing can be executed swiftly when you look at the screen or simply swipe your hand.
Document scan Yes
Business card scan Yes
Easy screen capture Knuckle Gesture | Video screen recording capable
In the Box Handset x 1
Earphone Type-C digital headset
Charger Huawei SuperCharger 2.0
Cable Type-C x 1
Case Clear Case included
Quick start guide x 1
Warranty card x 1
Sim eject tool x 1
Dimensions Width 73.1 mm
Length 158.1 mm
Depth 8.8 mm
Weight 198 g
Huawei Care Warranty 2 Years
Service Free door-to-door pickup and delivery within Australia
Service portal
Service hotline 1300 HUAWEI (482 934)
Service email
Service collection point