Huawei P30 Pro official with 5x periscope, 40MP SuperSensing cameras

Peter, 26 March 2019

The Huawei P30 Pro can get you closer to the action than any other phone on the market – its 8MP periscope zoom camera reaches a focal length of 125mm. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) helps keep photos looking sharp and videos smooth. Huawei and Leica also upgraded the two other cameras with exclusive features.

Sony provided a custom 40MP sensor with a RYYB color filter arrays – Yellow takes the spot of Green for even better low light performance (Huawei was already a leader in this field). The maximum ISO is now double what the Mate 20 Pro could pull off and is further helped by the brighter f/1.6 aperture and OIS.

The P30 Pro also has a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera (16mm) with autofocus, as well as a ToF sensor. This is used for multi-layer depth of field effect, making for more realistic bokeh. Hybrid zoom is back and it can go up to 10x (you can push this to 50x with digital zoom).

The front has seen a major redesign as well. The 6.47” AMOLED screen features an in-display fingerprint reader that should perform better than the one in the Mate 20 Pro. The screen resolution is 1080p+.

The screen actually pulls triple duty as it also acts as the earpiece. This is second-gen tech that produces a deeper sound and there’s less sound leakage. Interestingly, the whole screen functions as an earpiece, so you can put your ear anywhere. However, this setup means no stereo speakers. To make up for it, Huawei added a larger bottom-firing speaker.

The notch has been reduced to teardrop size. It sports a high-resolution 32MP selfie camera with improved bokeh rendering, however, the 3D face scanning hardware had to be dropped.

Huawei P30 Pro Amber Sunrise Breathing Crystal Pearl White Aurora Black
Huawei P30 Pro • Amber Sunrise • Breathing Crystal • Pearl White • Aurora • Black

The Huawei P30 Pro is powered by the Kirin 980 chipset with heavy duty cooling. The memory situation looks like this: 6GB/8GB of RAM and up to 512GB storage. This is expandable via the new NM memory cards.

The P30 Pro gets Huawei’s best charging tech. This means 40W Super Charge for the 4,200mAh battery, as well as 15W fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

The P30 Pro is built on a metal frame sandwiched between panes of glass. It’s water resistant (IP68) and comes in several attractive gradient colors.

The phone is available for pre-order today, starting at €1,000 for the 8/128GB model. If you want more storage, 256GB cost €1,100 and 512GB is €1,250.


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Reader comments

And how it is supposed to ne better than S10? Huawei abdolutely mad, unimpressive tech for higher price, sure Samsung is laughing :)

But they are smaller same but smaller so they are better. Same like Sim card went from a size of a phone to a small sizes of a single camera lens in a phone.

Well notch is sin on both but Huawei notch looks less obscurring than Samsung ones. We really can thanks to crapple to copy and spread this notch dissease from essential brand.