All the rumors and leaks have been put to rest as Huawei launches its new P30 Pro. The flagship from the company is one of the best smartphones for photography as well as videography; thanks to its glorified cameras with periscope zoom. Even though the event saw two phones launching, alongside the Huawei P30, we’ll talk about the Pro model here.
First, let’s talk about the phone’s most coveted feature — the camera. As said, the 8MP 5x periscope lossless zoom with 125mm focal length makes the Huawei P30 Pro a champ in this department. Add Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to that and you get non-shaky and sharp videos on the process.
Secondly, there’s a custom 40MP sensor from Sony at the back with an RYB color filter; instead of the Green(from RGB), there’s Yellow for better low light shooting, which was already a strong point of Huawei’s flagship. You also get the upgraded ISO which is double than that of Mate 20 Pro and an f/1.6 aperture for brighter images.
Likewise, the P30 Pro has a 20MP ultra-wide sensor with autofocus and ToF sensor. In case you’re wondering, the ToF sensor is used for multi-layer depth of effect which offers more realistic bokeh pictures. The phone also gets the Hybrid zoom with 10x zoom or 50x in terms of digital zoom.
Not only back but the front also gets the much-needed upgrade. The P30 Pro’s 6.47-inch AMOLED screen comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner which, as claimed, performs much better than the one seen on the Mate 20 Pro.
The P30 Pro ditch the large notch of the past in favor of a dewdrop notch giving you a more screen-to-body ratio. This also means that there’s no place for earpiece speaker, rather the whole screen acts as an earpiece. Although Huawei says it is a second-gen tech, it’s a no match to the stereo speaker. Instead, the company compensates with a larger bottom firing speaker.
The dewdrop notch, which is really tiny, holds a 32MP selfie camera with an improved bokeh processing. However, the phone misses out on a 3D scanner used for facial recognition.
Talking about internals, the Huawei P30 Pro rocks a Kirin 980 chipset with immense cooling. In terms of memory configurations, the phone comes in 6/8GB RAM with up to 512GB storage. And like the Mate 20 Pro, the P30 Pro also adapts the new Nano memory card for expansion.
Powering all these things is a 4,200mAh battery that supports Huawei’s 40W Super Charge, one of the best in the business. There’s also support for 15W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. The phone is also IP68 water and dust resistant and has several attractive color choices.
The Huawei P30 Pro will go on sale for 999 euros for the 8GB/128GB variant, 1099 euros for the 8GB/256GB variant and 1249 euros for the 8GB/512GB storage.
As for Nepal, we expect the phone to launch within a month or two for a price of around NPR 1,10,000 for the base variant.