Huawei’s P-series of smartphones has had another group added to it, The Huawei P30 and the P30 pro officially launched today in Paris.
The P30 series features a new smaller notch, reduced bezels and non-home button on-screen like the p20 series. Battery sizes in both handsets have also been increased, while there is now an earpiece-less design on the front screen. The unlocking speed on the in-screen fingerprint reader is now 30 per cent faster.
The P30 has a 6.1-inch screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Th3 P30 Pro has a 6.47-inch screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The P3o Pro is IP68 water and dust resistant. The colour finishes on both devices are made from 9 layers of nano optical colour finish material. Handset colourways include Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Pearl White, Aurora and Black.
The P30 and P30 Pro will come with EMUI 9.1 out of the box, which delivers enhanced gesture navigation. Both phones launched with Kirin 980, A one-second press of the power button will raise an AI assistant like Google Assistant. Huawei Share OneHop is also supported, allowing files to be shared between supportive phones and laptops such as the Huawei MateBook X Pro.
You can press the power button for one second to launch Google Assistant at any time and hold it down longer to switch off or restart the handset.
There’s support for Google’s AR Core as well, providing richer augmented reality experiences and the phone comes with AR Measure, allowing you to accurately measure real-life objects.
There’s also support with some running machines, which allows your run data to be automatically delivered to the P30.
The Huawei P30 can also act as a digital car key for seven Audi car models in over 20 countries (a subscription from Audi is required). More brands (including BMW) and models will be available in the future. You can also use the phone as your home and/or office key.
the P30 features a SuperSensing 40MP Leica Triple Camera system (40MP main + 16MP wide-angle + 8MP telephoto) with AIS and OIS. The P30 Pro features a SuperSensing 40MP Leica made quad-camera system, (20MP ultra-wide + 40MP wide-angle + 8MP 5x telephoto +ToF).
SuperSensing systems use RYYB (Red Yellow Yellow Blue) sensors instead of RGGB. This allows for 40 per cent lighter to be absorbed, allowing for brighter, sharper images.
Sensitivity in terms of ISO level is also improved, with the P30 boasting an ISO value of 204,800 and the P30 Pro 409,600. This allows vivid colour to be captured and displayed in dark environments, with images that would otherwise be barely visible now shown clearly.
AI HDR+ is embedded in both phone’s camera systems, which deliver machine learning of photo composition and pro colour and adjustment capabilities, such a portrait against strong backlights.
In terms of telephoto photography, the P30 has a 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and 30x digital zoom capability. The P30 Pro, though, has a periscope telephoto lens, which allows a wide focal range of 16mm to 1343mm. The Pro delivers a 5x optical zoom, 10 hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom. This telephoto lens takes lossless zoom to a new level.
The P30 Pro’s ToF sensor captures depth information akin to a light-based radar system. This allows for pro-bokeh effects. The P30 Pro’s ultra-wide-angle lens allows you to shoot object from as close as 2.5 centimetres away.
Both the P30 and P30 Pro pack 32MP front-facing selfie cameras with AI HDR+.
The P30 Pro’s DXOMARK overall score is 112, which not only beats the Galaxy S10 Plus’s score of 109 but places the Huawei P30 Pro as the top-scoring phone.
The P30 comes with a 3,650 mAh battery, and the P30 Pro comes with a 4,200 mAh battery. Both these batteries support Super Fast 40W SuperCharge charging, which allows a 70 per cent charge in only 30 minutes. 15W wireless and reverse wireless charging is also supported on the P30 Pro.