Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro launched: price, availability, and specifications

Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones have officially been launched. Followed by months of speculations and rumors, Huawei finally launched the next iteration of its P series at an event in Paris. According to the company, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are its  “most advanced camera smartphones to date,” and come with the company’s SuperSpectrum sensor, an optical zoom lens, and a new time-of-flight(ToF) camera. The new Huawei P30 and P30 Pro have already gone on sale in select markets. Alongside the new smartphones, Huawei brought the FreeLace and FreeBuds Lite earbuds.

Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro Pricing

Huawei has put the starting price of the P30 at EUR 799 (₹62,000 roughly), while the Pro variant will retail at a starting price of EUR 999 (₹77,800 roughly) for the 8GB/128GB variant. The 8GB/256GB variant of the P30 Pro is priced at EUR 1099 (₹85,600 roughly). There is also an 8GB/512GB variant priced at EUR 1,249 (₹97,300 roughly).

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will be released in Black and four gradient finishes– Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Breathing Crystal, and Pearl White.

There is no word on the new smartphones availability in India, however, the devices are already listed on Amazon India.

Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro Specifications

Both Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro run Android 9.0 Pie with the company’s own EMUI 9.1 on top. Both the smartphones sport bezel-less screen with waterdrop notch.

The Huawei P30 Pro features a 6.47-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) OLED screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, whereas the P30 comes with 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Huawei has included in-display optical fingerprint scanner underneath the display.

The P30 Pro also comes with an Acoustic Display Technology which turns the smartphone screen into a speaker like LG G8 ThinQ smartphone.

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are powered by 7nm octa-core Kirin 980 SoC with Mali-G76 GPU. Moreover, the P30 features 6GB of RAM with 128GB of onboard storage, while the P30 Pro comes with 8GB of RAM with up to 512GB of onboard storage.

Additionally, the Huawei P30 is fueled by a 3,650mAH battery while the Huawei P30 Pro is backed up by a 4,200mAh battery. The Huawei P30 Pro also has wireless charging support and comes with a reverse wireless charging technology. Both phones also support Huawei’s 40W super charge technology.

Huawei says that it has included graphene film cooling system to manage heat on both the devices.

Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro Cameras

In terms of the imaging departments, Huawei has included a quad-camera setup on the P30 Pro compromising of a 40-megapixel primary camera with 1/1.7-inch Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor and f/1.6 (27mm) lens, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary camera with an f/2.2 (16mm) lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with an f/3.4 (125mm) lens, and a Time-of-Flight (TOF) camera. The camera features dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). The camera setup enables 5x optical, 10x hybrid, and 50x digital zoom.

The Huawei P30, on the other hand, lacks the ToF sensor and instead has a 40-megapixel ultrawide angle sensor with an f/1.8 (27mm) lens. There is also a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary camera with an f/2.2 (17mm) lens and an 8-megapixel sensor along with a telephoto lens (80mm) featuring an f/2.4 aperture.

Huawei has included a SuperSpectrum sensor on both the devices which enables maximum ISO rating of 204,800 and 409,600, respectively, according to the company.

For selfies, both Huawei P30 and P30 Pro feature a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera features AI HDR+ to optimize overexposed and backlit selfies.

Huawei is also offering a Super Portrait Mode that combines depth information  4-in-1 pixel binning and proprietary algorithms to enhance image results. Moreover, there are features such as Portrait Against Backlight and AIS (Artificial Intelligence Stabilisation).

In the videography department, the Huawei P30 comes with Dual-Vide Video Mode that allows the smartphone to record wide-angle and close-up video simultaneously.

Other Launches at the Event

Besides the P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, Huawei at its event brought the FreeLace earbuds with a “plug to pair and charge” design. The earbuds are touted to offer 4 hours of playback with just five minutes of charge and are designed to offer 18 hours of uninterrupted playback.

Huawei also unveiled FreeBuds earbuds with a design similar to Apple AirPods. These earbuds come with 12 hours of battery life through their available case and have IPX4-rated water and dust resistant build.



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