Huawei continues its winning streak thanks to mobile photography, changing the camera structure on the smartphone P30 Pro, introduced to the market in South Africa earlier this month after the global debut in Paris at the end of March. According to the company, smartphone is aimed at "artistic icons and style leaders".
The 6.4-inch model P30 Pro is the first of its kind with a 5x optical zoom on a smartphone with four rear Leica cameras, including a wide 40MP wide angle, 20MP wide angle lens and 8MP telephoto lens, as well as a new flight time sensor (ToF).
The ToF camera is new to smartphones – previously watched on the now-decommissioned Xbox Kinect camera – and measures distance, not light, allowing for more artistic shots and multi-layered bokeh effects.
The new "superzoom" lens is capable of a 50x digital zoom, 10x hybrid and 5x optical zoom, allowing buildings to be enlarged from a distance while the camera stabilizes to focus on text that is not visible to the naked eye eye before the effect is applied. Also works in video mode up to 15x zoom, without shocking results.
The P30 Pro is also able to take pictures in low light that are ridiculously good in default settings compared to the iPhone or Samsung. Last year, we were impressed by the night shots at the P20 Pro, but his new generation phone raises the bar.
The selfie camera has been defeated up to 32 MP, which works in a super-low light with HDR, able to fix the backlight so that the resulting image is not overexposed.
Richard Yu, general manager of consumer department Huawei said that the P30 series is a fundamental breakthrough after decades of development of digital camera technology. "It will rewrite the rules and change the perception of mobile photography by everyone."
The P30 Pro is powered by a Kirin 980 oscillation processor with a dual neural network processing unit, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of memory and runs on Android 9 Pie.
The 6.47 inch diagonal handset has a curved OLED display with a minimal incision in the form of a dew drop, a 4200 mAh battery and no headphone jack. Like the Mate 20 Pro, it also has a built-in fingerprint reader. The supplied 40 W charging plug is able to withstand up to 75% battery life in 30 minutes thanks to fast wireless charging. It is available in black, aurora and a new "breathable" color.
Premium P30 Pro was presented next to the standard P30, which is physically different from the previous one. It is characterized by a flat display, i.e. Non-curved edges, a smaller screen size of 6.1 inches, three rear cameras and a 3650 mAh battery. It is powered by the same processor, but has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of memory and no wireless charging function. However, it includes a headphone jack and a screen fingerprint sensor. Available colors are black and northern lights.
Huawei also has a base variant, the P30 Lite, and if previous sales figures are something that one could go through, they were very popular in South Africa. According to Huawei, P20 Lite sales increased by 150 percent in the initial sales period in April last year, compared to P10 Lite.
The cheapest of the trio in the P30 range has a flat-screen LCD with a diagonal of 6.15 inches, triple rear cameras (wide angle 24 MP, ultra wide 8MP, 2MP depth sensor), 32MP selfie camera, fast charging, headphone jack and imprint sensor fingers at the back. It is powered by a Kirin 710 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of memory with a 3340 mAh battery.
The Premium P30 Pro will cost R18 999, and the standard P30 will be available for sale at R13 999, while the basic P30 Lite will be available at R5 999.