04 April 2019
As expected, Huawei has officially launched the P30 series at an event held in Paris. The series consists of Huawei P30 and P30 Pro with a focus on smartphone photography. This is something which has been the theme of Huawei P series since its debut three years ago. And like before, Huawei has once again teamed up with Leica.
Starting with the Huawei P30 Pro, it features a quad camera setup with a 40-megapixel SuperSensing primary sensor with f/1.6 aperture. It is essentially a wide-angle sensor which is further paired with a 20-megapixel Ultra wide sensor (f/2.2), an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor (f/3.4), and a ToF sensor for depth effect. On the front, it has a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The center of the attraction is the 40MP SuperSensing sensor which Huawei is touting as the world's first RYYB sensor. This is different from the traditionally used RGGB sensors as it replaces the Green with Yellow light. This is said to help it capture 40% more light. It is further said to be 125% larger than the sensor used on the iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. It clicks 10MP shots by default which is done with the help of pixel binning where data from four adjacent pixels is merged into one.
The 8MP telephoto sensor further has a periscope zoom lens capable of offering up to 5x optical zoom. It can also offer up to 10x hybrid lossless zoom when it is combined with data from the primary sensor. But if we talk about digital zoom, the phone is capable of offering an insane 50x digital zoom which Huawei talked about at length during the event.
As for the Huawei P30, it features a triple camera setup with the same 40-megapixel SuperSensing sensor as the Pro variant. Other two sensors include an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor (f/2.4) and a 16-megapixel Ultra wide angle sensor (f2.2). The selfie camera on this same as the Pro model which is a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
For the remaining specs, the P30 Pro sports a 6.47-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) dual-curved OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The P30 features a 6.1-inch flat OLED display with the same resolution and aspect ratio. Both these phones come with HiSilicon Kirin 980 which is Huawei's latest flagship chipset. The P30 Pro has been released with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB internal storage as compared to P30 which has only 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.
The battery capacity on these phones is 4,200mAh and 3,650mAh respectively with support for 40W and 25W fast charging. The Pro model further offers 15W wireless and reverse wireless charging. Both are water resistance too but with IP68 and IP53 certification respectively. Huawei has packed both phones with an in-display fingerprint scanner and EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie. These will be available in Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Pearl White, Black, and Aurora color variants.
The Huawei P30 has been priced at EUR 799 for the only 6GB/128GB variant. As for P30 Pro, it will cost EUR 999, EUR 1049, and EUR 1249 for 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and 8GB/512GB variants. Both these phones are available for orders starting today itself.