The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro devices were revealed last night during a launch event at the Paris Convention Center. The new smartphones improve on the Huawei P Series DNA in design and photography and are the company’s most advanced series of smartphone cameras yet.
A lot was revealed about the new Huawei P30 series, but we think these 5 things are what you need to know first about these new smartphones.
Focused on Mobile Photography
One thing that was immediately apparent when the new smartphones were revealed by Huawei, is that the company is taking mobile photography seriously, and wants to elevate the technology to new heights.
The new Huawei P30 devices feature the innovative Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor, an optical SuperZoom Lens, a new Huawei Time of Flight (ToF) Camera, and enhanced optical and AI image stabilization technology. The Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with a new Leica Quad Camera System, including a 40MP main camera with the Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, the Huawei ToF Camera and a 32MP front camera that takes selfies to a new level.
With these revolutionary technologies, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro were obviously designed with a focus on mobile photography.
Video Killed the Radio Star
The new devices from Huawei not only focus on new camera capabilities but also on videography for smartphones.
The SuperSpectrum Sensor enables spectacular low-light video capture so night scenes appear bright and highly detailed. The AIS and OIS support stabilization for all video capture settings, resulting in a perfect, steady shot. Also, the SuperZoom Lens allows for crisp close-ups, while the AI Video Editor enables users to add background music and special effects to their videos.
The Huawei Dual-View Video can capture two perspectives of the same scene at the same time by using multiple cameras simultaneously. The Huawei P30 Series provides a full view of a scene while also capturing a close-up of a subject, unleashing new and exciting possibilities for video.
The Huawei P30 Pro also features Huawei Acoustic Display Technology that enables it to deliver high-quality audio through a sound emitting display.
The new Huawei P30 and P30 Pro were designed using inspiration from nature and technology. Created with a nine-layer nano-optical colour finish, the design for the devices was inspired by the unique colour palette and pristine look of salt flats.
The 6.1-inch Huawei P30 and 6.47-inch P30 Pro have the following colour options:
- Breathing Crystal,
- Amber Sunrise;
- Pearl White; and
The near bezel-less front glass houses an in-screen fingerprint sensor for quick and secure identity authentication.
The new Huawei P30 series of smartphones have impressive specs that should be convincing for many smartphone users. Some of these include
- A 7nm Kirin 980 processor, which delivers ultimate performance, top-class efficiency and faster image recognition through its Dual-NPU AI processing power.
- An Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS) that improves system responsiveness. The latest EMUI 9.1 also supports Huawei Share OneHop for seamless file sharing between Huawei smartphones and Huawei laptops.
- The Huawei P30 Pro features a 4200mAh battery (typical value) and 40W Huawei SuperCharge that charges a device from zero to 70 percent in 30 minutes, keeping the device powered for more than a full day of heavy use.
- The P30 Pro features SuperCool technology to improve thermal performance, keeping the phone cool even during heavy use.
In addition to revealing the new smartphones, Huawei also revealed other new devices.
Huawei launched the Huawei Watch GT Active Edition and Elegant Edition, outdoor smartwatches featuring ultra-long battery life.
Huawei FreeLace wireless earphones were also revealed, which support Huawei HiPair for easy pairing and fast charging.
Huawei X Gentle Monster are new smart glasses co-designed with renowned eyewear designer Gentle Monster.
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You can watch the full launch of the new devices below.