Meet the new Huawei P30 series

Huawei is rewriting the rules of mobile photography with its new Huawei P30 series. #RewriteTheRules

Huawei has unveiled the highly anticipated P 30 and P30 Pro smartphones. At the heart of the top model P 30 Pro presented in Paris is the quadruple camera developed jointly with Leica.

It consists of a 40-megapixel main sensor, a wide-angle camera and a telecamera with five times optical magnification. Their lenses are installed across the smartphone and receive their light through a prism.

The fourth camera is a so-called time-of-flight camera installed. It can measure distances particularly accurately and thus enables graduated focusing and various sharpness effects. The P30 Pro will come in two variations from April 5 at prices of 999 and 1099 euros on the market.

Huawei now uses yellow pixels instead of green pixels for the main camera sensor. This is to capture more light. With the new sensor and the camera quartet, the P30 Pro differs significantly from current competing models such as Samsung’s S10 or the Nokia 9 which each set their own camera accents.

Inside, Huawei largely relies on the already familiar from Mate 30 hardware such as the processor Kirin 980 or a fingerprint sensor in the display. The 32-megapixel front camera protrudes only minimally into the virtually borderless 6.47-inch OLED display. Instead of a separate speaker, the P30 Pro uses the upper part of the display to produce sounds. In addition to the P30 Pro, the P30 will feature a slightly reduced version with a 6.1-inch display, a little less memory, a smaller battery and only three cameras for € 749.

Huawei’s P series puts a special focus on photography. The Chinese have been working with Leica to develop cameras and photo software since 2016. Among the approximately 200 million Huawei smartphones sold last year were around 16 million models of the P series. Huawei, along with Samsung and Apple, is one of the world’s top three suppliers in terms of volume sold. Find out more here