Huawei P30, P30 Pro: What we know so far
Rumors and leaks of the Huawei P30 series have been making their way around the web for a while now. Huawei, however, is still mum on their upcoming flagship smartphone and so while we wait for the official details, we’ve gathered up all the information floating around. Here’s what we know so far about the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro!
Display and design
From the image renders we’ve got, both the P30 and the P30 Pro will be sporting a waterdrop notch design at the front. Most phone competitors have dropped the notches off their upcoming smartphones already, but we’re seeing that Huawei is still sticking to it. It also shows that the P30 shows a multi-colored glass back, with the volume rockers on the side.
Consumers saw Huawei deal away with the headphone jack in their P20 release, replacing it with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter instead. One good news is that the company will be reviving the audio port with the P30 series.
Since the P20 series surprised the consumers with its impressive cameras, it’s no wonder that we’re all looking forward to what the P30 series will offer. The image leaks show that the P30 comes with triple cameras while the P30 Pro has quadruple cameras. Reports vary about the P30 series’ image sensors; others say that the P30 Pro might carry a 38MP camera powered by a Sony sensor, while others say that the P30 will have a 40MP one.
In-display fingerprint scanner?
Looking closely at the leaked renders, it seems that both smartphones don’t house any fingerprint scanners on the rear. It’s highly likely that the P30 and P30 Pro will have an in-display fingerprint sensor technology like with the Mate 20 Pro.
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro had three color options each. Both of them offered the Black and Midnight Blue but differed in the third color option; P20 had Pink Gold while P20 Pro had Twilight. So far, the rendered leaks are showing the P30 and P30 Pro in black and blue but of course, these aren’t official. Following the P20 series, it’s possible that both smartphones will each have a different third option as well.
Expect the P30 series to run on Huawei’s latest Kirin processor. The P20 series came with a Kirin 970 chipset, while Huawei’s Mate 20 had the newer Kirin 980, which is what the P30 series will most likely have. As for the RAM, reports suggest that the P30 Pro will carry a whopping 12GB, while the P30 will be similar to the Mate 20 Pro with 8GB RAM. It’s also been reported previously that Huawei is working on a handset capable of 5G, but it’s highly likely that it will not be equipped with that if it is indeed powered by a Kirin 980 chipset. Lastly, the P30 and P30 Pro will most likely run on Android 9 out of the box.
Rumors have it that the battery life of the P30 series will be around 3400mAh to 4000mAh. Do note that the Mate 20 Pro has a capacity of 4,200mAh, so it’s also possible that the P30 Pro might follow that lead instead. It’s also expected that the smartphones will have the supercharge technology but we’re hoping that will also sport wireless charging.
Pricing and availability
Reports suggest that Huawei might be introducing the P30 series during around March. Word is also going around that the company might present the P30 smartphones at the Huawei press conference slated to happen on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress 2019. The former case is more likely than the latter, given that the P20 series was announced at the end of March 2018.
As for the pricing, since the P20 and P20 Pro launched at UKP 599 (~PHP 40,415) and UKP 799 (~PHP 53,910) respectively, the P30 series would probably be similar or be priced higher than that.
That’s all we know so far about Huawei’s upcoming P30 series. Are you looking forward to this flagship smartphone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!