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Huawei P30 Series Announced: Technical Specifications, Release Date, New Features

Huawei just announced it’s new P30 flagship series consisting of P30 and P30 Pro. Both new phones come with some exceptional hardware and a strong focus on providing the best-in-industry camera experience, all packed within a beautiful package. As expected, Huawei has drastically improved the camera system on its P30 series. This time round, P30 Pro comes with Quad cameras on the back — compared to just 3 found previously on P20 Pro. While the cameras would form the main part of every Huawei P30 discussion, these phones are also spec-ed quite well in terms of other hardware. For reference, we have listed complete technical specifications of both Huawei P30 and P30 Pro right ahead along with a detailed overview as to what is new and release date information as well.

Internally, there is Kirin 980 powering both phones. In terms of RAM and storage, it differs depending which model you get. The base P30 series models come with 6GB RAM whereas there are variants with up-to 8GB modules. On the P30 Pro, users can spec the phone to have up-to 512GB of internal storage — standard P30 is locked at 128GB. For the display, there is OLED technology being utilized and there is a minimal, dew-drop notch to house the front sensors and camera. Uniquely, both phones have in-screen fingerprint scanning as well. To compare the differences in greater detail, we have listed all tech specs for each Huawei P30 device right ahead.

Huawei P30 Series Announced

Huawei P30 Technical Specifications

Following are official specifications for Huawei P30:

Huawei P30

Dimensions / Weight

  • Dimensions: 71.36 x 149.1 x 7.57mm
  • Weight: 165g

Display

  • 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED

Camera

  • Front
    • 32 MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear
    • 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture)
    • 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture)
    • 8 MP (Telephoto, f/3.4 aperture,OIS)

Performance

  • AP
    • HUAWEI Kirin 980 Octa-core Processor )
  • Memory
    • 6GB/8GB RAM
    • 128GB

Network & Connectivity

  • Dual SIM LTE
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Type-C USB 3.1

OS

  • EMUI 9.1 (Based on Android 9 Pie)

Water Resistance

  • IP53

Battery

  • Battery capacity
    • 3,650 mAh
  • Charging
    • Huawei SuperCharge

Sensors

  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Laser Sensor
  • Colour Temperature Sensor

Huawei P30 Pro Technical Specifications

Listed below are complete hardware details for P30 Pro.

Huawei P30 Pro

Dimensions / Weight

  • Dimensions: 73.4 x 158.0 x 8.41mm
  • Weight: 165g

Display

  • 6.47-inch FHD+ OLED

Camera

  • Front
    • 32 MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear
    • 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture)
    • 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture)
    • 8 MP (Telephoto, f/3.4 aperture,OIS)
    • HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera

Performance

  • AP
    • HUAWEI Kirin 980 Octa-core Processor
  • Memory
    • 6GB / 8GB RAM
    • 128GB / 256GB / 512GB Storage

Network & Connectivity

  • Dual SIM LTE
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Type-C USB 3.1

OS

  • EMUI 9.1 (Based on Android 9 Pie)

Water Resistance

  • IP68

Battery

  • Battery capacity
    • 4,200mAh
  • Charging
    • Huawei SuperCharge

Sensors

  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Laser Sensor
  • Colour Temperature Sensor

Huawei P30 Series – Press Release:

PARIS—March 26, 2019—During an exclusive launch event today at the Paris Convention Center, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the HUAWEI P30 and HUAWEI P30 Pro. The HUAWEI P30 Series devices are the company’s most advanced camera smartphones to date, rivaling professional cameras, with the innovative HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, an extreme optical HUAWEI SuperZoom lens, a new Time of Flight (TOF) camera, and better OIS and AIS image stabilization technology. With the P30 or P30 Pro in hand, users can capture incredible photos and videos in every scenario.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, said, “The latest HUAWEI P30 Series represents a breakthrough after decades of digital camera technology development that will rewrite the rules and reshape the perception that consumers have of mobile photography. Innovations such as the HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor and SuperZoom Lens allow us to push the envelope of not just photography, but videography as well – a frontier long overdue for disruption. The HUAWEI P30 Series will set the pace for the next several generations of smartphones.” 

Rewriting the Rules of Photography for Professional-grade, Life-like Pictures Every Time

The HUAWEI P30 Series will change people’s expectations of smartphone photography. Achieving record-high DxOMark scores[1] in both photography and videography, HUAWEI P30 Pro is equipped with a new Leica Quad Camera system, including a 40MP main camera with HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, a HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera, along with a 32MP front camera for a new level of selfies.

The 1/1.7-inch HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor looks at light in a fundamentally new way. The RYYB SuperSpectrum Sensor deviates from the traditional RGBG Bayer filter by replacing the green pixels with superior yellow pixels, yielding a high maximum ISO rating of 204,800 and 409,600 on the HUAWEI P30 and HUAWEI P30 Pro, respectively. With this fundamental shift in sensor technology, along with the use of larger pixels, Huawei delivers extraordinary photography and videography experiences across a wide range of scenarios and lighting conditions.

A camera that opens up a wider world of possibilities. The f/1.6 wide aperture sensor delivers incredible ultra-wide images that capture more of the world you see. Working together with the large RYYB sensor and Huawei AIS + OIS, the Huawei P30 Pro delivers brighter images in any light. Even at night, handheld shots are captured in detail, while the optically stabilized main and telephoto cameras steady the shot.

The HUAWEI SuperZoom Lens unlocks a new level of zoom photography in a sleek device design. SuperZoom supports high fidelity magnification up to 5 times optical zoom, 10 times hybrid zoom and 50 times digital zoom, which it achieves through a periscope design. A prism element in the telephoto camera bends light at a right angle to maximize focal length while minimizing camera height and without disrupting device design.

A camera that meets with your imagination. Unique to the HUAWEI P30 Pro is a HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera that captures depth-of-field information to deliver precisely accurate image segmentation. Precise distance measurement allows for the simulation of multiple levels of bokeh—from a focused background to a creamy, Leica-style blur—highlighting the subject in any scenario.

AI that helps you bring it all together…into the perfect shot. Huawei AI HDR+ enables the front and rear cameras to combine multiple photos taken in quick succession to optimize overexposed and backlit selfies. Meanwhile, Super Portrait Mode captures even tiny details, down to the hair strands on a subject’s face. This mode combines depth information, 4-in-1 pixel binning and proprietary algorithms to produce outstanding images with a defocused background and a highly detailed subject, taking portraits to the next level. 

Redefining Smartphone Videography

A camera smartphone with cinematic capabilities. With a rich suite of video features, the Huawei P30 Series ushers in a new era of studio-grade videography. The HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor enables spectacular low-light video capture so nighttime scenes come out crystal clear. Huawei AIS and OIS now support stabilization for all video capture settings – including 4K videos at 60fps for the perfect, steady shot every time, while the SuperZoom Lens allows for crisp close-ups. AI Movie Editor automatically identifies action highlights and gives users the tools to add background music and special effects, such as time-lapse and slow motion, to produce engaging video content for sharing with friends and family. 

Two views are better than one. The industry leading HUAWEI Dual-View mode brings a whole new perspective to videos. The Huawei P30 Series devices let you use two of the rear cameras to record different videos simultaneously. In Dual-View mode, you can capture both an ultra-wide angle clip and a zoom shot – offering a panorama on the right and a close-up on the left of the screen, unleashing new possibilities for capturing scenic videos.

A Heritage of Stunning Design

The P30 Series builds on the industry-leading good looks of the P Series. Master architect Tadao Ando said exquisite designs speak to the soul. Taking this quote to heart, the P30 Series design is inspired by nature and the use of new and novel materials. The 6.1-inch HUAWEI P30 and 6.47-inch HUAWEI P30 Pro come in classic Black and three new gradient finishes—Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal and Aurora, created with a new high-yield inkjet process that Huawei pioneered. The FHD+ (2340×1080) Dewdrop display is uninterrupted by the tiny notch, providing the maximum display area in an aesthetic, symmetrical front view.

Ultimate in Innovation

Innovation is core to Huawei’s DNA. That tradition continues with the Huawei uaweHP30 Series. The P30 and P30 Pro are packed with industry-leading new features that set them apart from the competition in power, performance and efficiency:

  • The P30 Series offers the ultimate performance with top-class efficiency due to the HUAWEI Kirin 980 processor. The 7nm Kirin 980 with a Dual-NPU supports faster image recognition.
  • Underneath the near bezel-less front glass is an In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor for quick and secure identity authentication. HUAWEI P30 Pro also features the HUAWEI Acoustic Display Technology, introducing an in-screen maglev speaker for high-quality earpiece audio. 
  • The HUAWEI P Series is shipped with EMUI 9.1, which now introduces an Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS) that greatly improves the read speed of the storage device. The latest OS also supports HUAWEI Share OneHop for seamless file sharing between Huawei smartphones and PCs.
  • 40W super charge and long lasting XXMhA battery means these devices will go for more than a full day of intense work.
  • The Huawei P Series includes a graphene film cooling system that manages heat efficiently and effectively.
  • Both devices come packed with a suite of advanced wireless communications capabilities supporting Dual SIM and Dual VoLTE connectivity; specific features may vary depending on regional availability.

Release Date & Availability

Starting from today, March 26th, both Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are available for pre-order in Asian and European markets. Delivery will start at the beginning of April.

The new HUAWEI P30 Series will be available for pre-order in Pakistan from April 6, 2019 and available from April 13, 2019.

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