Huawei Mate30 Pro Disassembly: Screen Replacement Is Not As Difficult As Imagined


[Bestbuy618 Mobile Channel] The Huawei Mate30 Pro features a 6.53-inch 88° hyper-curved OLED ring screen with a resolution of 24001176 (FHD, 409.29 ppi), 16.7 million colors, and DCI-P3 wide color gamut. Huawei Mate30 Pro is equipped with the Kirin 990 chip (integrated 8-core CPU, 16-core Mali-G76 GPU, and neural processing unit), a 5G version with the Kirin 990 5G, 8GB of RAM, optional 128GB and 256GB of storage, and supports up to 256GB memory card expansion. Huawei Mate30 Pro has a battery capacity of 4500mAh, supports up to 10V/4A super fast charging, reverse charging, wireless charging, supports on-screen fingerprint Huawei Mate30 Pro has four ultra-sensitive Leica cameras on the back: a 40-megapixel movie camera (ultra-wide angle, f/1.8 aperture), a 40-megapixel ultra-sensitive camera (wide-angle, f/1.6 aperture, OIS), an 8-megapixel telephoto camera (f/2.4 aperture, OIS), and a 3D deep camera. In the rear quad camera combination zoom, the camera can support 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 30x digital zoom.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) camera on the front as well as a 3D depth camera.

The Huawei Mate30 Pro comes in four color options: Star River Silver, Roland Purple, Fei Cui, and Brilliant Black, as well as two vegetal leather options: Tanxia Orange and Qingshan Dai. Whether it’s the four rear cameras or the curved screen design, there are still significant differences in appearance when compared to previous generations of products, while the Huawei Mate30 Pro with its curved screen side touch function instead of physical volume keys, as well as AI spaced operation (gesture recognition) and other features are also very technological. The design is more avant-garde and cool, and naturally brings changes to the internal layout of the body,

Before proceeding with the disassembly, the “Y” shaped cable located under the frame that connects the USB-C port, the motherboard, and the daughter board is separated. iFixit discovered that the battery cable is located on the right side of the device, above the battery, and can be easily separated.

The Huawei Mate30 Pro’s battery is simple to remove, with a pull tab for quick disassembly. The Huawei Mate30 Pro has a battery specification of 17.32Wh (3.85V, 4500mAh), which is slightly larger than the Huawei P30 Pro (16.04Wh) and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (15.04Wh). After removing the battery, you can disassemble a core set of components of the Huawei Mate30 Pro – the rear camera array! As shown below, the four rear cameras are, in order: 40MP movie camera (ultra-wide angle, f/1.8 aperture) in the

On the motherboard, there is also a point projector module that assists the 3D deep camera; the front camera module was a little more difficult to disassemble than the rear, and iFixit discovered three cameras here. The team then discovered that one of the cameras supports gesture recognition (sensors). The Huawei Mate30 Pro front module is shown below, with the rightmost being a 32-megapixel camera (f/2.0 aperture) with a 1/2.8-inch IMX616 sensor; the middle being a 2.4-megapixel gesture recognition camera with a 1/6.95-inch IMX332 sensor; and the leftmost being a 3D depth-sensing camera (IMX516 sensor) applied to facial

The following disassembles the components and daughter board located at the bottom of the body, where there is a series of modular components, which will obviously facilitate maintenance and replacement. The Huawei Mate30 Pro’s USB-C port (charging and headset) is connected to a “Y” shaped cable; the SIM card slot is located on the back of the daughterboard; the speaker is located in the lower left corner of the interior of the body; and there is also an optical fin.

On one side of this “L” shaped motherboard are the following components: a red box for the HiSi Hi6421 power management IC, an orange box for the HiSi Hi6422 power management IC, a yellow box for the STMicroelectronics BWL68 wireless charging receiver IC, a green box for the Halo Micro HL1506F1 battery management IC, a cyan box for the point projector, and a blue box for the microphone. iFixit discovered the components that cause the screen vibration by disassembling it. The phone can go further in its pursuit of a full-screen experience thanks to this design, but iFixit warns that if the screen is broken, the resulting sound quality is likely to suffer.

In comparison to the previous round LRA micro vibration motor used in the Mate series, the Huawei Mate30 Pro has been upgraded to a new rectangular tower motor, and iFixit discovered an x-axis linear driver inside the vibration motor after further disassembly. According to iFixit, cell phone manufacturers have been noticing the impact of vibration (touch) feedback on the user experience since 2014, and the use of more advanced vibration motors can have a positive impact on the interactive experience. Finally, there is a big problem: curved screen! iFixit said Huawei Mate30 Pro screen and the bezel between the gap, so you need to patiently heat and a little with the warp piece “digging” space to achieve the separation of the screen Of course, during this time, one must also contend with the glue…

A connection cable can be found on the back of the screen after separating it from the phone body. Other phone manufacturers, according to iFixit, will commonly use two rows of wires to connect the digitizer and the screen, respectively. iFixit believes that the Huawei Mate30 Pro incorporates a lot of modular components and cutting-edge technology, so it’s understandable that it doesn’t leave room for a headphone jack module, but apparently iFixit still wants the phone to be equipped with a separate 3.5mm headphone jack…do you think that According to iFixit, nearly every component is modular and can be replaced independently; standard Phillips screws are used; the battery can be quickly replaced by removing the back cover, bezel, and cables via pull tabs; and the design is still very repair-friendly. Furthermore, some components require a lot of disassembly work to repair, as well as screen separation is a test of patience and skills, but there is no need to remove the battery can be separated from the display design, although it will extend the repair time, but it is not very difficult, including the replacement of the phone screen.

According to iFixit, the front and rear glass of the Huawei Mate30 Pro are connected to the body through an adhesive, which means a higher risk of shattering, as well as a long and complicated repair after a break. Of course, this is a common issue with many double-sided glass body smartphones, particularly flagships.