Huawei announce P30 series smartphones

Huawei have announced their first flagship smartphones of 2019 at a media event in Paris. The P30 Series is the next iteration of Huawei’s  P-series and follow on from the P20 series which was announced in Paris a year ago.

 

Camera

Rather than using a RGGB (Red-Green-Green-Blue) sensor, used in every other smartphone on the market, Huawei has used a RYYB (Red-Yellow-Yellow-Blue) sensor in their P30 series of phones. A RYYB sensor can absorb 40% more light than a RGGB sensor, meaning Huawei has a lot more information for their AI to read, which is used to improve zoom and low-light photos.

The P30 Pro also has a 40MP “SuperSensing” Leica Quad camera system with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). This includes a 20-megapixel ultrawide-angle lens, 40-megapixel wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel 5x Telephoto lens. As well as the lossless 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom (which uses software to sharpen images by cleaning up any blur caused by any movements of your hand), the quadruple camera enables 409,600 levels of ISO sensitivity, whereas the Huawei P20 Pro has 102,400.

The P30 series uses Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and AI-powered digital stabilisation to remove any blurs and wobbles from videos and photos. It also helps with the dedicated “Night Mode” by keeping the shutter open for longer to draw-out extra light.

For the front-facing camera, Huawei are using a 32-megapixel lens with their AI HDR+ technology, which Huawei claim will preserve details in the shadows and highlights better than their previous handsets.

 

Battery

The P30 Pro uses a 4200mAh battery which providew an unmatched battery life with an 11% longer battery life than the Galaxy S10 plus. Huawei's wired supercharging capabilities have also improved, with 40W SuperCharge. This feature enables the P30 Pro to charge from 1% to 70% in 30 minutes. The P30 Pro also has 15W wireless charging which charges 140% faster than iPhone Xs Max standard wired charging.

 

Screen

The P30 Pro has a 6.47” FHD+ resolution OLED Dewdrop display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. They have also made the notch at the top of the screen smaller, which has enabled Huawei to increase the size of the screen from the 6.1” P20 Pro.

Huawei have opted for an in-display fingerprint scanner which is used for logging into the phone and authenticating secure apps and transactions. It is like the scanner found on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, however it is more accurate and works faster than it has on previous devices.

Both the P30 and the P30 Pro are water and dust resistant, having IP53 and IP68 rated resistance respectively. The IP68 rated P30 pro is described as "dust tight" and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water.

 

 

Huawei P30 Series Specification

 Specification HUAWEI P30 HUAWEI P30 PRO
Size

Width: 71.36 mm

Height: 149.1mm

Depth: 7.57mm

Weight: Approx. 165g (including battery)

Width: 73.4 mm

Height: 158.0mm

Depth: 8.41mm

Weight: Approx. 192g (including battery)

Display

6.1” OLED

2340 x 1080 FHD+

19.5:9 Aspect ratio

HDR10

6.47” OLED

2340 x 1080 FHD+

19.5:9 Aspect ratio

HDR10

RAM 6GB 8GB
Storage 128GB

128GB / 256GB / 512GB

Operating System Android 9 running EMUI 9.1 Android 9 running EMUI 9.1
Rear Camera

Leica Triple Camera:

  • 40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture)
  • 16MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture)
  • 8MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, OIS)
*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.

Leica Quad Camera:

  • 40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.6 aperture, OIS)
  • 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture)
  • 8MP (Telephoto, f/3.4 aperture, OIS)
  • Huawei Time-of-Flight (ToF) Camera
  • Supports AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilisation)
*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Front Camera 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) 32MP (f/2.0 aperture)
Battery 3650mAh (Typical Value) 4200mAh (Typical Value)
Processor

Huawei Kirin 980 Octa-core Processor

Dual NPUs

  • 2x Cortex-A76 Based 2.6GHz
  • 2x Cortex-A76 Based 1.92GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A55 1.8Ghz

Huawei Kirin 980 Octa-core Processor

Dual NPUs

  • 2x Cortex-A76 Based 2.6GHz
  • 2x Cortex-A76 Based 1.92GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A55 1.8Ghz
Charging

Huawei SuperCharge

 

Huawei SuperCharge (Max 40W)

Huawei Wireless Quick Charge (15W)

*compatible Qi-certified wireless chargers sold seperately

 

*Images: HUAWEI

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