Huawei has been one of the most adventurous brands of recent years with numerous high-end devices that have cemented their position in aspects such as design and photography. They started the year with the very impressive Huawei P30 Pro, and now, its time for the Mate series. The Huawei Mate 30-series will be unveiled in the last quarter of 2019, and the first of them just got certified. Meet the Huawei Mate 30 Lite.
While the rest of the Mate 30 family is a few months away, Huawei (and Honor) are known to unveil the Lite sibling a little before the rest. That could also be the reason why the Huawei Mate 30 and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro have not yet reached the certification stage. Here’s what the TENAA listing confirms about the Huawei Mate 30 Lite.
Huawei Mate 30 Lite specifications
The biggest upgrade on the Mate 30 Lite comes with the processor. It is likely to be the first device to be powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 810 chipset which is clocked at 2.2 GHz. The Kirin 710 had long been overdue for a refresh, and the octa-core Kirin 810 will be the new default chipset for Huawei’s and Honor’s budget smartphones. 6GB or 8GB of RAM is expected to make the cut. Storage options are 64GB and 128GB, which will be expandable via microSD.
The certification states that the display will be 6.26-inches in size and will be an IPS panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. It will have a punch-hole notch for the front camera and will not house an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The certification also reveals some information on what to expect in terms of cameras. The Huawei Mate 30 Lite will have a quad camera setup on the rear, consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a depth sensor, which is similar to the setup found on the recently announced Honor 20. Selfies will be handled by a 32-megapixel front camera.
The phone will be powered by a 3,900 mAh battery, and will run on Huawei’s EMUI based on Android 9 Pie. The fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back. Colour options include Magic Night Black and Aurora. The Huawei Mate 30 Lite should be unveiled sometime in August or September, with the rest of the Mate 30 family being announced in October.
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