30 October 2020
Even though Huawei's yesterday's launch event was all about the Mate 40 series, it also announced a new Mate 30 series member. It is the Mate 30E Pro that has been revealed quietly in China. As the name suggests, it is identical to the Mate 30 Pro from last year barring the difference in the processor.
The Mate 30E Pro is powered by the Kirin 990E processor, an improved version of the Kirin 990. It essentially has boosted clock speeds for six of the eight cores available. The Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 cores are now clocked at 2.36GHz and 1.95GHz respectively. This is a bump from the previous 2.09GHz and 1.86GHz clock speeds. Another difference is that the new chipset comes with Mali MP14 GPU instead of the Mali GP16. In other words, there are two fewer cores on the new variant.
As for remaining specifications, it sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (1176 x 2400 pixels) OLED display with HDR10 and DCI-P3 color gamut support. It has a quad-camera setup featuring two 40-megapixel cameras, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 3D ToF camera. The selfie camera on this phone is a 32-megapixel sensor.
There is a 4,500mAh battery to keep the lights on which is supported by 40W fast charging and 27W wireless charging. Other features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, and IP68 dust/water resistance certification. It runs EMUI 10 based on Android 10 out of the box.