Huawei, as we all know, has focused on delivering some of the most powerful cameras on its flagship, especially the P series phones. Well, the newly launched P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones are no exception. If anything, the company has taken them to a whole new level.
As always, both new phones announced today are 2019 updates to the series. It means they have better internal specs, cool new features, and incredible cameras to slay the competition. The highlight of the phones, however, has got to be the new SuperSpectrum camera sensor, which can readjust how it records the light coming into it.
© HuaweiSpecs Under The Hood
The P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones have beautiful 6.1-inch and 6.47-inch OLED displays with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Huawei has decided to stick to the teardrop notch design for the display instead of opting for a hole-punch design. Both of them also feature glass back with colorful gradients, so you can expect them to be just as premium as the previous flagships.
Before I talk about the cameras, let's take a quick look at the specs powering these devices. Both the P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones are powered by the company's Kirin 980 SoC, and runs Android Pie 9.1 with Huawei's EMUI custom Android user interface. While the P30 has a smaller 3,650 mAh battery, the P30 Pro sports a 4,200 mAh battery. In addition to the 40W USB-C charging, Huawei is integrating wireless charging for the first time in the P series.
The P30 Pro is rated IP68 for dust and water resistance, whereas the P30 is rated IP53 resistant. Also, both phones don't have speakers in place because Huawei has decided to vibrate the screens and turn it into a speaker for you. Cool, isn't it?
Other noteworthy features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, reverse wireless charging, dual-SIM capability, etc.
© HuaweiThe Cameras
Both the P30 and the P30 Pro, as I said, seem to have incredible cameras. They look extremely promising on paper. The P30 Pro now features not one, not two, not three, but four sensors at the back. Here's what each of them can do -
First off, the main camera is a 40 MP 27mm sensor with an f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization.
There's also a 20MP ultra-wide angle lens (16mm) with an f/2.2 aperture.
Next up, there's an 8 MP telephoto lens, which provides nearly 5x optical zoom compared to the main lens (125mm) with an f/3.4 aperture and optical image stabilization.
Lastly, there's a new time-of-flight sensor below the flash, which projects infrared light and captures the reflection.
Since the launch of #HUAWEIP20, we've had the highest industry rating from @DxOMark. With the #HUAWEIP30Pro, we've been awarded a record-breaking overall score of 112. #RewriteTheRules pic.twitter.com/xskqGf3Avi— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) March 26, 2019
The P30, in case you're wondering, has three sensors. Yes, it's falling short one sensor, but it still sounds better than most other smartphones out there. Check it out -
First up, there's a 40 MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization.
The second one is a 16 MP ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture.
And lastly, there's an 8 MP telephoto lens that should provide 3x optical zoom.
As for the front cameras, both phones have a 32MP sensor. Without getting into too much technical details, I'll simply say that these new phones have amazing cameras with features like an enhanced Night Shot mode, Super HDR Shot and Super Low Light Shot, and more. Huawei also noted that these new phones support high ISO levels of up to 409600 (P30 Pro), which should help you get some great shots in low light.
© HuaweiPricing & Availability
The Huawei P30 with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at €799. The P30 Pro, on the other hand, starts at €999 for the base variant i.e. 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. Well, if you want more storage, then you can choose to splurge upto €1249 on the P30 Pro and get the variant with up to 512GB storage. Both phones are already available on sale in Europe, and they're expected to launch in India very soon.