Alleged Huawei P30, P30 Pro, and P30 Lite official prices leak
Leaked Huawei P30 Pro renders
With just over a week to go until the Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro, and Huawei P30 Lite are unveiled at an event in Paris, the guys over at WinFuture have (once again) provided us with some fresh information. In this particular case, the European pricing for each model.
The Huawei P30 Pro will cost less than the Mate 20 Pro
As indicated by its name, the Huawei P30 Pro will be the range-topping smartphone. At a retail price of €999 ($1133) in most European markets, the standard version will offer an impressive 8GB of RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage. But if this isn't enough, a version of the device with 256GB is reportedly on the way at a cost of €1099 ($1246).
In both cases, the Huawei P30 Pro will offer expandable memory. However, the phone's set to support Huawei’s own nanoSD card standard rather than the universal microSD card.
As visible in the renders, the Huawei P30 Pro will also feature a large 6.47-inch OLED display paired with a small notch and curved edges and some pretty impressive cameras. On the rear, the device will reportedly include a primary 40-megapixel camera that boasts an f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS). According to leaked information, this will be coupled with a 20-megapixel wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel sensor that boasts a periscope-like lens. The latter should allow for up to 10x lossless zoom.
Completing the Huawei P30 Pro’s camera setup will apparently be a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor on the rear that'll gather real-time depth information – this could improve bokeh imagery drastically – and a 32-megapixel selfie snapper.
In terms of how this device compares to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, at a starting price of €999 the new P30 Pro will actually be €50 ($56) cheaper than Huawei’s previous flagship, despite the multiple improvements – the new device includes an extra 2GB of RAM, a slightly larger display, and drastically improved cameras. In fact, the only downside to Huawei’s next-gen device is the lack of 3D facial recognition, although it does still feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Huawei P30 will be much cheaper than the Galaxy S10
Sitting below the Huawei P30 Pro will be the regular Huawei P30. Like its premium sibling, this smartphone also includes a considerable 128GB of expandable storage. Paired with it will be 6GB of RAM rather than 8GB, but this drop is reflected in the smartphone’s price – according to today’s report it’ll cost just €749 ($849) in most European markets.
The Huawei P30, for those of you that might not know, is set to feature a flat 6.1-inch OLED display paired with the same rear cameras found on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This means that a 40-megapixel camera is to be expected alongside a 20-megapixel wide-angle alternative and an 8-megapixel sensor that boasts a telephoto lens capable of 5x lossless zoom.
As for how the Huawei P30 compares to the Huawei Mate 20, at launch the former will also be €50 ($56) cheaper than the latter. In this case, the newer smartphone also includes significantly better cameras, an improved display, and 2GB of extra RAM. A quick look at the spec sheet shows that the only major downside is the smaller battery – the Huawei Mate 20 features a 4,000mAh cell while the Huawei P30 is rumored to include a 3,600mAh alternative.
The upcoming smartphone will also be much cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S10, which retails at €909 in most markets.
No price increases for the Huawei P30 Lite despite improvements
Completing the Huawei P30 series will be the Lite model. Apparently, this device will carry over the 4GB of RAM found inside last year’s Huawei P20 Lite and maintain the same price of €369 ($418) across Europe. However, a number of improvements have been made.
The internal storage, on the one hand, has reportedly been doubled to 128GB. In addition to this, a third sensor has been added to the rear. As a result, the smartphone features a 24-megapixel main camera paired with separate 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Unfortunately, the functionalities of the latter two are a mystery at the moment.
Internally, the Huawei P30 Lite will adopt the newer Kirin 710 which offers performance on par with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660.