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Huawei has quietly unveiled a Mate 30E Pro

By Ng Chong Seng - on 23 Oct 2020, 12:12pm

Huawei has quietly unveiled a Mate 30E Pro

(Image: Huawei.)

In addition to the brand-new Mate 40 series, Huawei has also added another member to the Mate 30 family called the Mate 30E Pro.

Available for pre-order in China only at the moment, this Huawei Mate 30E Pro has a 6.53-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,176 pixels) OLED display with curved sides, 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage, a 4,500mAh battery that supports up to 40W fast charging, and an IP68 rating.

The phone also comes with a triple-lens rear camera system made up of a 40MP wide-angle camera (with OIS), another 40MP shooter with a wider lens and an 8MP telephoto module. Other than missing the depth sensor at the back, the Mate 30E Pro is basically a tweaked Mate 30 Pro.

The new phone is powered by a different SoC, though. Instead of the 2019 flagship’s Kirin 990, the 5G SA/NSA-capable Mate 30E Pro uses the Kirin 990E. Still manufactured on a 7nm+ EUV node (TSMC?), the 990E continues to have two Cortex-A76 CPU cores running at 2.86GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four ‘little’ Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.95GHz. The GPU is still a Mali-G76 GPU but it has two fewer cores than the one in the Kirin 990 (14 vs. 16).

On paper, it seems strange that Huawei is making this phone, but my understanding is that the Mate 30E Pro consists of more locally-produced components than the Mate 30 Pro. As such, the yet-to-be-priced Mate 30E Pro is likely to be more affordable than the Mate 30 Pro.

Source: Huawei.