Huawei introduces Mate 30 series in Malaysia, priced from RM2,799
Pre-orders for the Mate 30 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available to eligible Malaysian consumers on Oct 3. — ANGELIN YEOH/The Star
Huawei has announced Malaysia as the first country after China where consumers can get their hands on the latest Mate 30 flagship phone series featuring Kirin 990 processors with rear triple- and quad- camera settings.
The company unveiled the Mate 30 Pro with 6.53in OLED display with FHD+ (2,400 x 1,176) resolution during the Huawei Malaysia Ecosystem Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
For now, the Mate 30 Pro will only be available for pre-order to Huawei Mate Series users who have owned two Huawei Mate Series devices through an Exclusive Ownership Campaign. A step-by-step tutorial for Huawei Mate series users to check their eligibility will be available on mate30proeoc.3ex.com.my starting 2pm today (Oct 3) until Oct 22, 2019.
Eligible Mate 30 Pro customers will be able to enjoy gifts worth RM1,155 which includes a wireless in-car SuperCharge charger worth RM289, a DJI Osmo Mobile 3 mobile gimbal worth RM499, a back casing worth RM68 and Huawei Care with extended one year warranty and six months screen crack warranty for users worth RM299.
The 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 second model in the series is the Mate 30 with 6.62in display on OLED with FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 resolution). It comes 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.
Its rear triple-camera setup 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.
Both devices will be available in Space Silver and Black colour options. The Mate 30 Pro is priced at RM3,899 while the Mate 30 comes at RM2,799. Huawei will announce more information about the Mate 30 series availability later.