Huawei Mate 30 May Have Penta Camera Setup
Huawei launched the Mate 20 series of smartphones in the second half of 2018. The Mate 20 series includes the Mate 20, Mate 20 X and the Mate 20 Pro. Out of the trio, the Mate 20 Pro is the flagship device with superior cameras. Although all three smartphones in the Mate 20 lineup have triple rear cameras, the Mate 20 Pro has higher resolution camera sensors. A leak suggests that its successor, the Mate 30 Pro will have a Penta rear camera setup.
A German website, Mobielkopen spotted a Huawei patent on the Chinese NIPA’s (National Intellectual Property Administration) website. The NIPA authority is responsible for granting patents in China. Huawei was granted a patent on 1 January 2019 that reveals the case design of an upcoming smartphone. The shape and cutout from the patent are similar to that of the Mate 20 Pro except for a taller camera cutout. The case of the Mate 20 Pro with triple rear cameras has a square-shaped camera cutout. The case with taller camera cutout perhaps belongs to the Mate 30 Pro. The elongated camera cutout indicates that the Mate 30 Pro will indeed have five rear cameras.
The right side of the case has protruding ridges for the power button and the volume rockers. The bottom of the case cutouts for USB Type-C jack and a slit for the loudspeaker grille. The top of the case has holes for the 3.5 mm audio jack and the IR blaster. Side by side case comparison of the two device advises that the Mate 30 Pro will have a similar design as its predecessor.
Launch Date And Price
The Mate 30 Pro is expected to launch in the second half of 2019 as the Mate 20 Pro was also launched during that period of 2018. The price of the smartphone will only be revealed after its official launch but it is believed to be priced upwards of $ 1000.