Huawei’s long awaited Mate30 series in the form of the Mate30 and Mate30 Pro smartphones are now finally available in general retail. Prior to this, they were available in limited quantities and only with the provision of a referral code and evidence that you owned prior Mate series phones. To wit, you can now skip the formalities and simply buy it outright in Malaysia.
The general availability of the Mate30 and Mate30 Pro on 15 November 2019 also coincides with the debut of Huawei’s Smart Life ecosystem which combines their other wearables and kit like the MateBook 13 notebook, FreeBuds 3, Watch GT 2 and Gentle Monster Eyewear into a complementary ecosystem of tech that works seamlessly with each other to create an intuitive, greater whole. You’re effectively able to pair kit up with just one tap to the Mate30 and Mate30 Pro and transfer reams of data to the MateBook 13 notebook with just one tap of your Mate30 series phone.
The Mate30 is available at RM2,799 while the Mate30 Pro retails at RM3,899. Purchasing either phone also gets you free gifts worth a generous RM537.
To refresh your memory, the Mate30 comes with a 6.62-inch FHD+ OLED display while the Mate30 Pro comes with a larger 6.53-inch Full HD+ OLED Horizon display with both phones packing the Kirin 990 processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The Mate30 has a slightly smaller 4,200mAh battery while the Mate30 Pro gets a 4,500mAh with both phones coming with 40W Huawei SuperCharge tech and 27W fast wireless charging. Of particular note is the Mate30 Pro’s vaunted rear quad camera that is capable of 7,680fps super-slow mo and capturing shots in dim conditions that would give other smartphones pause.
The Huawei MateBook 13 is also available with a refreshed NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card in two variants packing different 8th Gen Intel CPUs. The i7 variant retails for RM4,399 while the i5 variant clocks in at RM3,599. Purchasing either variant of the MateBook 13 gets you a free backpack and a Bluetooth wireless mouse worth RM498. Buying the Huawei Watch GT 2 gets you a free strap worth RM69 with prices depending on what size of Watch GT 2 you are acquiring ranging from RM799 to RM899.