The Huawei Mate 30 5G and Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G have finally gone on sale. The devices will be up for purchase at 18:08 Chinese time, and will be available only on the domestic scene, which is hardly a surprise.
Price of the Mate 30 5G will begin from CNY4,999 (that’s around $705), while the Pro variant will start from CNY6,899 ($975).
Both the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro have the Kirin 990 5G chipset, which is clocked at 2.86 GHz. The SoC is slightly different from the basic Kirin 990, running in the non-5G variants of the phones.
It has slightly faster CPU clusters and two big NPU cores to match the faster performance of the chipset, given the higher bandwidth speeds.
Aside from the next-gen connectivity capabilities, the Mate 30 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G also arrive in two extra colors – Vegan Leather Orange and Vegan Leather Forest Green, but if you don’t want those, you can always get Space Silver or Emerald Green.
Huawei will open pre-orders at exactly 18:08 Chinese time, which is 11:08 CET, but actual shipping is scheduled for November 1. The phone is obviously launching in China without GMS, but since it is expected to appear outside China without the services as well, those willing to forgo the warranty might consider importing one themselves.