Earlier this week, it emerged that Huawei is working on a budget handset with a pop-up camera and that got us to thinking: Huawei could be trailing the design on the Huawei P Smart Z in order to gauge market response before introducing something similar on the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
It’s a move that would make a lot of sense. Rival Samsung has confirmed that it won’t release an all-screen handset until at least 2021, and adopting this design would allow Huawei to beat it to the punch — something it did with the in-screen fingerprint reader, Reverse Wireless Charging and the tri-camera.
Huawei told Huawei Hub that it wasn’t a fan of the notch, but it hadn’t perfected a workaround, so it’s a design element it has to suffer with until it does. With that in mind, we’re confident that it’s been working around the clock to eliminate the dead space, and a pop-up camera is a fantastic way of doing just that.
Design aside, the Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro aren’t said to be all that dissimilar to the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro, introducing a larger screen screen, a more powerful processor and a slightly bigger battery. But unfortunately there’s no word on what specific improvements Huawei has made.
The Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro are undergoing extensive testing ahead of an intended release in September or October, according to Huawei’s Malaysian Product Manager — which is in line with what we’ve seen from the firm before. To that end, we’re expecting a release date of October 15, 2019.