Tech giant Huawei is known to deliver unique cameras on its flagships. Last year’s Huawei P20 series made to the top in the list of the best flagships of 2018. After months of speculation and a fair few leaks, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro have finally been announced. The Huawei P30 series of smartphones was launched today in Paris at an event that started at 13:00 GMT.
Talking about the Huawei P30, it boasts a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The P30 Pro on the other hand has a 6.47-inch OLED screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Both the smartphones have a resolution of 2340 x 1080 with under-display fingerprint reader. The P30 has 6GB RAM(base variant) inside it whereas the P30 Pro hosts 8GB of RAM. Both the P30 and the P30 Pro use Kirin 980 processor. Benchmarks also show that it is one of the fastest you can put in a phone, even better than the comparable Exynos or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The P30 comes with an IP rating of IP53 whereas the P30 Pro is water and dust resistant with an IP68 rating. The P30 retains the headphone jack but the P30 Pro lacks it.
The P30 comes with a 3,650 mAh battery, and the P30 Pro comes with a 4,200 mAh battery. Both smartphones support Huawei’s Super Fast 40W SuperCharge charging, allowing a 70 per cent charge in only 30 minutes. We again see 15W wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging on the P30 Pro.
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Coming to the optics, cameras are the big deals with the P30 and the P30 Pro. There is a triple camera setup on the P30 whereas we see a set of four cameras on the P30 Pro. The main camera on the Huawei P30 is a 40 MP SuperSensing unit with a Sony IMX600 sensor and custom RYYB color filter for superior low-light performance. The second camera is a 8 MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 16 MP f/2.2 17 mm ultra-wide snapper, complete with the Leica branding. The setup also includes dual-LED flash and laser auto-focus. Both the P30 and P30 Pro pack 32MP front facing selfie cameras hosted inside the water drop notch with AI HDR+.
The main camera on the P30 Pro uses a 40-megapixel sensor paired with an F1.6 lens. We get a separate 8-megapixel camera with a long 5X zoom lens. Called as the Periscope lens, this lens has an aperture of F3.4. The fourth camera is the Time of Flight camera, which packs an impressive technology. It calculates how much time light takes to travel while clicking a shot and then uses that information to offer some unique features to users. The P30 Pro’s DXOMARK overall score is 112, which beats the Galaxy S10 Plus’s score of 109.
The P30 and P30 Pro come with EMUI 9.1 out of the box hosting enhanced gesture navigation. The power button can also raise an AI assistant like Google Assistant. The colour finishes on both devices are boasted of being carved from 9 layers of nano optical color finish material. Colors offered include Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Pearl White, Aurora and Black. The P30 Pro is priced at €999 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or €1,099 for the 8GB / 256GB configuration, or €1,249 for 8GB / 512GB. The P30 gets a price tag of €799 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.