Huawei P30 Pro hands-on images provide close look at rear cameras

Just 24 hours after the Huawei P30 Pro leaked out alongside its smaller sibling in a set of official press renders, the upcoming flagship smartphone has been pictured yet again, although this time in a set of hands-on photos.

A Whopping Four Rear Cameras


Coinciding with the design shown off yesterday, the Huawei P30 Pro features a glass construction and a rather large camera setup situated in the top-left corner.
From the look of things, the primary sensor will be the one situated towards the very top. Details about this camera are scarce at the moment but a previous rumor did suggest a 38-megapixel resolution was on the cards thanks to a new Sony sensor.

Directly below this is expected to be an updated wide-angle camera. Once again resolution is a mystery but Huawei previously used a 20-megapixel sensor on the Mate 20 Pro, so it’s possible this same sensor will make a return.

In terms of what can be expected from the third camera, previously Huawei has opted for a telephoto lens. But if this new sensor’s square shape is anything to go by, it seems as though some pretty massive improvements have been made.

Rather than using a traditional telephoto lens, the third camera appears to adopt a periscope-like setup. If this is indeed the case, users should expect support for up to 10x lossless zoom, a drastic improvement over the 5x lossless zoom currently possible with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

As visible in the images, accompanying the camera setup is a smaller array of components positioned to the right. This appears to include a dual-tone, dual-LED flash, a laser autofocus system, and a new Time-of-Flight camera which should capture depth information in real-time, thus improving bokeh imagery.

Expect a Curved OLED Display and Android 9 Pie


Unfortunately, these hands-on images don’t provide a look at the smartphone’s frame or front. But if previous leaks are anything to by, a curved OLED display complete with a tiny notch is to be expected. A USB Type-C port that doubles as a bottom-firing speaker is a likely addition too. However, a 3.5mm headphone jack shouldn’t be expected.

Internally, Huawei’s own Kirin 980 paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is to be expected. If the latter isn’t enough, it should be expandable via nanoSD cards.
Lastly, Android 9 Pie paired with EMUI 9 will probably ship straight out of the box. A battery of around 4,200mAh should be included too.

Huawei P30 Pro Announcement and Release Date


The Huawei P30 Pro will make its debut in Paris on March 26th alongside the standard Huawei P30 and the cheaper Huawei P30 Lite. Pre-orders are expected to commence immediately prior to a release on April 5th.

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P30 Pro
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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7 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks like Huawei is the first manufacturer to be able to add optical stabilization to the 48 MP sensor. All the others use the sensor without OIS, which ruins its potential.

5. S4NDY

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

What are you talking about? P30 series not using 48 mp sensor P30 have same setup as Mate 20 pro 49mp imx600 and P30 Pro have new imx650 (40mp)

6. S4NDY

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

40mp*

2. CEDEOTB

Posts: 445; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

But will it still have a locked bootloader and EMUI?

7. SaRPeR

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yes and both are nice.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Sneaky commercial for BMW?

4. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Unfortunately way too big for me :(

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