Chinese telecom giant Huawei has announced the details for the launch of the Mate 30, with the phone to be unveiled publicly on September 19th in Munich, Germany.
The announcement, made via social media, gives the date and a location for the launch, as well as a link to a product page for the Mate 30 series.
The announcement uses the tagline ‘We’re going full circle’ to describe the launch, hinting that recent leaks of the design, which utilises a large, round camera bump on the rear of the phone, are on the money.
Huawei is expected to announce details of their new Kirin 990 Processor, which will power the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro at IFA this week. Other specs for the phone include 128GB of storage and Leica tuned cameras with the Mate 30 Pro going with a quad-camera array, while the Mate 30 will stick with a triple camera array.
While Huawei has established their credentials with hardware over the past few years, the biggest question of course is will the Mate 30 launch with Android on board?
Huawei is currently the subject of a US Federal Trade Commission ban on US companies doing trade with Huawei, which has restricted the companies access to a version of Android running Google apps. So, while they can launch the phones with Android, the lack of Google apps would be a headache for most customers.
In response to the ban, earlier this month Huawei announced their own home grown mobile Operating System: HarmonyOS as a replacement for Android, though Huawei CEO Richard Yu was quoted at a press conference soon after saying they would prefer to launch with Android.
The launch of the Mate 30 series will be live streamed by Huawei on the 19th of September. We’ll bring you all the details of the launch, including when you can get your hands on them in Australia, on the day.