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This article was published on March 26, 2019


Huawei announces the P30 and P30 Pro – here are the beefy specs

A whole lotta cameras

Huawei announces the P30 and P30 Pro – here are the beefy specs
Callum Booth
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Callum Booth

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Callum lies somewhere between an abrasive gadget nerd and thinky art boy. He's the Editor of Plugged, TNW's consumer tech vertical. He wr Callum lies somewhere between an abrasive gadget nerd and thinky art boy. He's the Editor of Plugged, TNW's consumer tech vertical. He writes about gear, gadgets, and apps — and also makes the occasional odd video.

Today in Paris, Huawei announced two new models of its photography-focused series of phones: the P30 and P30 Pro. In this piece, we’re going to look at the devices’ specs. There’ll be a hands-on coming soon and, excitingly, an in-depth analysis of the phones’ cameras.

Let’s get into this!

The cameras

Huawei’s P-series of phones is known for its cameras, and the P30 and P30 Pro are no exception. The entry-level phone has three cameras, while the premium version has four.

The P30 Pro

  • 40 MP, f/1.6 wide angle lens
  • 20 MP, ultra-wide angle lens
  • 8 MP, f/3.4 5x telephoto lens
  • ToF (time-of-flight) depth-sensing camera
  • 409,600 ISO

The P30

  • 40MP, f/1.8 wide angle lens
  • 16MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens
  • 8MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens
  • 204,800 ISO

Chips, RAM and storage

Each phone will come with a Kirin 980 chipset.

The P30 Pro

  • This starts with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage
  • Other options will include 8/256GB and 8/512GB

The P30

  • This device has 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of regular storage

Displays, battery, and charging

Both phones have a “waterdrop” notch that holds the selfie camera, this will be 32MP. The phones also have an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The P30 Pro

  • 6.47-inch curved OLED display
  • This has a 4,200mAh battery
  • And will support 40W fast charging

The P30

  • 6.1-inch OLED display
  • The entry-level model will have a slightly smaller 3,650mAh batter
  • Supports 22.5W fast charging

Other things!

Both the P30 and P30 Pro will come in five variants, check ’em out here:

When it comes to water and dust resistance, the P30 Pro is IP68-certified, while the P30 was given an IP53 rating. You can find more info about the IP system here.

We’ll have more pieces on Huawei‘s P30 and P30 Pro coming soon, so make sure to keep an eye on Plugged.


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