Mate 20 Pro update – Here’s what could be coming next from Huawei

MATE 20 Pro is expected to be updated by Huawei later this year and here is what the Chinese tech giant might have in store.

Mate 20 Pro was unwrapped by Huawei back in October and it is presumed the phone’s successor will arrive at around the same time in 2019.

Presumably titled the Mate 30 Pro, not much is known about the next entry into Huawei’s established flagship series from a design perspective.

Last month rumours emerged suggesting the Mate 30 Pro’s display would come with a 90Hz refresh rate similar to what is already offered on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Moreover, it was also declared the product will be powered by a new in-house chipset from Huawei called the Kirin 985.

Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor debuted inside the Mate 20 Pro and also powers the P30 Pro, too.

The rumours, discussed by IT Home, also suggested the Mate 30 Pro will tout a Balong 5000 5G modem under its hood that could allow it to deliver rapid internet speeds.

Huawei’s latest and greatest was tipped to come with a 4,200mAh battery – the same capacity as that already offered by the Mate 20 Pro.

Finally, it was said the product would come with a quad camera array on its rear, one lens of which was noted to be capable of delivering a 5-times optical zoom.

If true, this means the Mate 30 Pro could employ a similar camera system to that of the P30 Pro that was unveiled back in March.

However, it appears the device may arrange its lenses in a very different fashion to the P30 Pro or its predecessor for that matter.

That’s according to a new alleged image of the hardware that has emerged on Chinese site Weibo, suggesting the Mate 30 Pro could adopt a large circular module instead of a square one.

The picture showed four lenses encased in the new housing; two sensors were shown to be present on its left-hand side while the right was home to another snapper and the phone’s flash.

In the middle of the arrangement was another sensor that had the words “5x optical zoom” written underneath it, seemingly corroborating earlier leaks suggesting the Mate 30 Pro will come with the P30 Pro’s innovative zoom.

While the camera module itself was exhibited in a black colour, the rest of the handset was displayed in a cyan shade.

A single charging port could be seen on the phone’s bottom.

While the new leak suggests Huawei’s next flagship could introduce some major aesthetic changes, it is worth noting the accuracy of the surfaced image is unknown.

Huawei has not discussed any details surrounding the future of its Mate series of smartphones, either.