Huawei officially confirms the Mate 30 series to be launching on September 19 in Munich, Germany

Taimoor Khalid

The countdown has begun. Save the date: September 19 as Huawei announce's the most anticipated flagship of the year. The company has confirmed that it will unveil its new high-end Mate 30 series on September 19 in Munich, Germany.

The announcement was tweeted today on the official Huawei Mobile account. According to the very first official teaser, the slogan of the new lineup is "rethink possibilities". Although purposely vague, it's either referring to Huawei's struggle with the ongoing US ban or maybe has something to do with the Quad camera setup on the back.

Donald Trump still blocks the US companies from selling to the Chinese tech giant

The recently extended provisional general license for trading with Huawei only applies for providing the support on existing devices. According to a Google spokesperson, the provisional license does not allow cooperation on the new products such as Huawei Mate 30 series.

Donald Trump placed Huawei on the blacklist at the end of May as it suspected the company of endangering the US national security. Then softened his tone later on at the G7 leaders' summit, claiming that some companies would be allowed to sell to the Chinese tech Giant with the Department of Commerce's licenses, which so far have not been granted even though more than 130 applications have been received.

So far, Huawei has not commented on how it plans to resolve the lack of Google services on its upcoming smartphones. In Practice, the alternatives are either to wait and resolve the blacklist situation or to sell the devices without Google services. According to our information, Huawei's very own HarmonyOS is not yet ready to be used in smartphones.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro will come equipped with the Kirin 990 processor

Huawei has already confirmed that it will announce the new Kirin 990 chipset on September 6th, which is also expected to be featured in the new Mate 30 series. With a more sophisticated 7nm manufacturing process, the new circuit should provide higher clock frequencies for better performance. The new processor is expected to include an integrated 5G modem circuit. In addition, the chipset will also support 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.

The flagship Huawei Mate 30 Pro features a remarkably curved “waterfall display”. But the screen would still have a wide notch at the top of the screen, similar to the predecessor Mate 20 Pro. That's exactly why it's also expected to include a 3D face recognition using an infrared camera and a dot projector.

At the back of the Mate30 Pro is a quad-camera setup, placed in a circular module. What's more, it looks like there's also a xenon flash, which made it back to camera phones after years of pause. Rumor has it, there's another 40MP ultra-wide-angle sensor on the back, in addition to the main 40MP main camera. The third one is an 8MP telephoto while the fourth one must be a depth sensor but the megapixel detail is still unknown.

On the sides, apparently, there are no volume buttons either. According to rumors, the volume adjustment on the Mate 30 Pro can be implemented through the touch-sensitive side panel without any additional buttons. In addition to the Pro variant, the lineup is also expected to have a flat-screen Mate 30 twin.

Huawei is expected to continue using the open-source Android OS but without the Google support, services and apps. The absence of background Google Play services can cripple most of the popular Android apps unless the users install the Google Mobile Services APK by themselves or if Huawei could come up with some alternate solutions for apps such as maps or payments. Anyways, the launch is just three weeks away, fast forward to September 19 we'll finally have all the answers!