After weeks of hype and wait the Huawei P30 series has finally seen the light in Paris today. The P30 line up, for now, includes two smartphones, the Huawei P30 Pro and the Huawei P30 with no mention of the third rumored version, the Huawei P30 Lite.
Both the handsets are powered by Kirin 980 SoC and packed with Leica-backed multiple cameras. They come with in-display fingerprint scanner and a tiny water-drop notch up front for a FullView viewing estate while offering same software UI and experience.
However, it is the photography that overall comes out as the salient aspect of Huawei P30 series with the Huawei P30 Pro bringing the most advanced technology. According to Huawei, it uses RYYB sensor for 40% more light intake instead of prevalent RGGB sensor. Dual IOS as well as Dual View Mode to record videos simultaneously from two view angles are some notable additions.
Huawei P30 Pro Specifications
The Huawei P30 packs a 6.47-inch OLED full HD+ display with curved edges and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Interestingly, the Huawei P30, in terms of display resolution, doesn’t match the incumbent Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s QHD+ resolution.
From the muscle point of view, the Huawei P30 Pro is powered by Huawei’s flagship octa-core Kirin 980 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB internal storage, expandable via nano memory hybrid slot.
The Huawei P30 Pro packs a quad-camera setup at the back which comprises a 40MP primary sensor with f/1.6 aperture, a 20MP secondary sensor with ultra-wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture, and a tertiary 8MP 5X telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. There is also a fourth ToF sensor in tow for depth sensing. The Huawei P30 Pro mounts a 32MP selfie sensor on the front panel underneath the notch.
On the software front, it runs EMUI 9.1 laid on top of Android 9.0 Pie. A 42,000mAh battery with 40W fast charging and 15W wireless as well as wireless reverse charging capability runs the show. The Huawei P30 Pro bears IP68 rating which makes it water and dust resistant.
Huawei P30 Specifications
The Huawei P30 features a 6.1-inch OLED flat display with the same 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a small water-drop notch. It is again powered by Huawei’s flagship octa-core Kirin 980 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB default storage.
In the camera department, the Huawei P30, however, mounts a triple-camera module at the rear instead of quad-cameras of the Huawei P30 Pro. The triple-rear cameras include a 40MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a secondary 16MP wide-angle sensor and a tertiary 8MP camera with 3X telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. Like the Huawei P30 pro, the P30 also tacks on a 32MP selfie sensor inside the tiny water-drop notch.
On the software front, it runs the same EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie while a smaller 3,650mAh battery aided by 22.5W fast charging provides juice. The Huawei P30 comes with IP53 rating versus Huawei P30 Pro’s IP68 rating.
Price and Availability
The Huawei P30 comes in one variant and is priced at EUR799 (Approx.INR62,250). On the other hand, the Huawei P30 Pro costs EUR999 (Approx. INR77,900) for 8GB RAM+128GB storage model, EUR1,099 (Approx. INR85,650) for 8GB RAM+256GB storage model, and EUR1,249 (Approx.INR97,300) for the top-rung 8GB RAM+512GB storage model.
Customers will have Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Pearl White, Black, and Aurora Blue color options to choose from. Both the handsets will be available from today in the European markets. But so far, there is no word on their India launch. However, Amazon India has made live “Notify Me” page that is indicative of the fact that the handsets duo might soon enter the fray here as well.