It was just days ago that Huawei unveiled its new P30 line of phones in Paris, but the bustling tech giant is already looking forward to September. That's around the time its next flagship phone, the Mate 30, will launch, an executive said in Malaysia on Wednesday.
The Mate 30 is currently being tested in Huawei's labs, Huawei Product Manager Bruce Lee told reporters at a P30 event in Malaysia. "Now is March and the Mate 30 will be launched in September or October," he said to press through a translator.
That release schedule would match up with previous years.
Huawei usually releases a slick, camera-centric P device in April and follows it with an improved, more robust Mate device towards the end of the year. Last year saw the P30 Pro introduce a triple-camera setup only for it to be topped with October's Mate 20 Pro, which featured a more powerful processor and a quad-camera setup. Samsung follows a similar schedule with its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines.
The P30 Pro has inherited a similar quad-camera setup and is powered by the same Kirin 980 processor featured in the Mate 20 Pro. No word on how many cameras the Mate 30 will rock — presumably at least four — but it'll surely pack a more robust CPU.
The P30 Pro was one of two phones announced Tuesday in Paris, alongside the P30. The Pro has a 6.47-inch display while the P30 has a 6.1-inch display and three, rather than four, rear cameras. Both run EMUI 9.1, Huawei's take on Android's Pie operating system and pack in-screen fingerprint sensors.