Huawei to unveil Mate 30 series smartphones Sept. 19


Posted at Sep 02 2019 12:55 PM

Huawei to unveil Mate 30 series smartphones Sept. 19 1
A Huawei logo is seen on a cell phone screen in their store at Vina del Mar, Chile July 18, 2019. Rodrigo Garrido, Reuters

MANILA -- Huawei said Monday it would unveil this month its flagship Mate 30 series smartphones and the latest version of its Kirin mobile processor, the first major product launches since it battled a US sales ban.

The Mate 30 series will be announced in Munich on Sept. 19 while the new Kirin chip will be unveiled on Sept. 6, Huawei said on Twitter.

It was not immediately clear if the new generation Mate, which targets power users, will run on Google's Android. Huawei teased a half circle in the invite, which matching leaks that pointed to a circular camera module with 4 lenses.

Shenzen-based Huawei said the Mate 30 series would "rethink possibilities" and that it was "going full circle." The new Kirin chip, the successor to 2018's Kirin 980, will "connect you to a whole new audio experience," the company said.

Huawei last month unveiled it's own Harmony OS for smart devices after US President Donald Trump banned American companies from selling products to the Chinese giant.

The Mate 30 line will be revealed a month after rival Samsung debuted the Note 10 and Note 10+ and 9 days after Apple takes the wraps off the 2019 iPhones.