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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Announced in Europe: Specifications and Price

On: March 26, 2019

At an event in Paris, France, Huawei has announced the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones. Like the last year’s P20 and P20 Pro phones, the newly-unveiled P30 series have arrived as Huawei’s most advanced camera smartphones to date. Moreover, these phones are packed with powerful specifications like bezel-less displays, Kirin 980 SoC and 40W fast charging.

Huawei P30 Pro Specifications and Features

The Huawei P30 Pro features a OLED display of 6.47-inches that’s equipped with a small notch that allows it to deliver larger screen space. The curved display produces full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,340 pixels). The screen also comes with an optical fingerprint sensor. The device doesn’t have an earpiece. That’s because, it features Huawei Acoustic Display Technology, which lets the smartphone emit sound through the display by means of an in-screen maglev speaker.

Huawei has confirmed that the P30 Pro has achieved a record-high score of 112 on DxOMark for its photography and videography capabilities. The Leica-engineered quad-camera setup of the Huawei P30 Pro is coupled with a dual LED flash and a laser autofocus module.

Huawei P30 Pro

The quad-camera module features an OIS-enabled 40-megapixel f/1.7 camera with Huawei’s SuperSpectrum sensor that yields a high maximum ISO rating of 204,800 and 409,600 for extraordinary photo and video shooting experiences. The other camera sensors in the include a 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle f/1.6 lens with OIS and AIS, a SuperZoom 8-megapixel telephoto periscope lens that brings support for 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom; and a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor that captures depth-of-field information. The device also comes equipped with a laser autofocus module.

The fascia of the Huawei P30 Pro features a 32-megapixel selfie camera with a 4-in-1 pixel technology. The front and rear cameras also come with features like Huawei AI HDR+ technology, Super Portrait Mode and 3D modelling (rear only). The Huawei P30 Pro series supports studio-grade videography with crystal clear video shooting experience in dim lighting conditions. The P30 duo can capture AIS and OIS-stabilised 4K videos at 60fps. There is a Dual View mode that allows front and rear cameras to shoot different videos simultaneously.

Powering the P30 Pro is the Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM. Available in two storage choices of 128GB and 256GB, the smartphones features a nanoSD card slot for more storage. The 4,200mAh battery of the P30 Pro is equipped with 40W SuperCharge fast charging technology and 15W wireless charging. The other features of the Huawei P30 Pro include IP68-certified chassis, EMUI 9.1 based Android 9 Pie OS, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C and IR blaster. Sadly, the phone lacks support for a 3.5mm audio socket.

Huawei P30 Specifications and Features

The Huawei P30 borrows most of its specs from its P30 Pro sibling. It comes with a flat OLED display of 6.1 inches that also offers full HD+ resolution. The Dewdrop notch features an earpiece and a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

The Leica-engineered triple-camera array on the back panel of the Huawei P30 features a 40-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a wide-angle lens of 16-megapixel with f/2.4 aperture and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor (lacks periscope design). The triple cameras bring support for 5x hybrid zoom.

Huawei P30

Under the hood, the phone ships with the Kirin 980 that works alongside 6GB of RAM. For storage, it comes with an internal capacity of 128GB and carries support for nanoSD cards. The smartphone is equipped with a 3,650mAh battery that supports 22.5W SuperCharge technology. The other features of the Huawei P30 are EMUI 9.1-based Android 9 Pie OS, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack. It lacks support for IR blaster.

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Price and Availability

The pre-sale of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones will begin in European markets starting tomorrow. The Huawei P30 will be available with a price tag of 749 euros (~Rs. 58,400). The 128GB and 256GB editions of the P30 Pro are priced at 999 euros (~Rs. 77,900) and 1,099 euros (~Rs. 85,700), respectively. In some European countries, the P30 duo will be available with a fast wireless charger worth 59 euros (~Rs. 4,600) and a Sonos One speaker worth 229 euros (~Rs. 17,900) free of charge.

The Huawei P30 comes in three colours like Breathing Crystal (White), Aurora (Green) and Black. The P30 Pro comes in an additional Amber Sunrise (Orangish Red) hue apart from the aforementioned colors.

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