Today, Huawei formally started selling the 5G version of the Huawei Mate 30 series smartphones, which marks the Mate 30 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G, with a starting price tag of 4,999 Yuan that roughly converts to $710.
Now, the manufacturer has unveiled that it managed to sell 100 million units of the smartphones per minute during the sale, which lasted from 10:08 AM till 10:15 AM.
The Mate 30 5G ships in 2 versions based on memory configuration – 8GB + 125GB variant with a ¥4999 (~$706) price tag and the 8GB + 256GB version estimated at ¥5499 (~$777). On the other hand, the Mate 30 Pro 5G 8GB + 256GB version is estimated at ¥6899 (~$975) although the 8GB RAM + 512GB version is offered at ¥7899 (~$1116).
Both the phones are fueled by the company’s own Kirin 990 5G 7nm + EUV processor. It not only has a built-in 5G modem but its NPU CPU In addition has 2 massive cores and one little core whereas the regular Kirin 990 has one big core and one compact core. Its cores are Furthermore clocked higher than the standard version.
Further, both the products have a total of 21 antennas each in which 14 are for 5G, more than double the 6-antenna design of additional 5G phones. Both 5G phones come in Vegan Leather Orange and Vegan Leather Forest Green color features.
The Huawei Mate 30 series is apparently doing excessively well in its home country. At the start of this month, it was announced that the manufacturer has already sold above a million units of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro because the phones went on sale in China on September 26. This is Very impressive considering they achieved it in significantly less than a week, and that’s not even the end of it.
Apparently, Huawei managed to achieve this goal in the span of a 3 hrs, as Richard Yu made the announcement during the opening of a Huawei flagship store in Shenzhen. Which include the online orders, Huawei was bringing in CNY 500 million a minute, implying a rate of 100,000 sales per minute. Currently these are some pretty huge numbers.
It’s noteworthy that the Mate 30 series comes with no support for Google applications and services. Although it may perhaps be a massive deal in another markets, it isn’t so in China where most Android smartphones don’t come pre-installed with Google Play Services.
Despite the ban on Huawei from the United States, the company’s flagship devices are doing fairly well. Last week, He Gang, President of Huawei’s Customer Business and Mobile Device Line said that the sale of flagship Huawei Mate 30 series is coming to achieve 10 million units by the end of this year, prior the Spring Festival.
Additionally, he has moreover uncovered that the company’s total phone shipments are expected to be around 240-250 million for the current year. However, the manufacturer has unveiled anything related to the sales forecast of the Huawei Mate X phone. He said that at this stage, the company is hoping to learn and understand the consumer experience with the foldable smartphones.