New Huawei P30 Pro renders reveal one nasty surprise (and a gorgeous new color)
The Huawei P30 features a headphone jack. The P30 Pro doesn't.
Kicking things off with the Huawei P30, the new images of the flagship model reveal a few pleasant surprises. More specifically, along the bottom of the smartphone sits a USB Type-C port which is combined with a bottom-firing speaker to one side and a microphone to the other. Also, fans of the 3.5mm headphone jack are in luck as Huawei has chosen to retain the feature once again.
In terms of what can be found on top of this smartphone, the only noticeable features are the antenna lines and an extra microphone.
The top of the Huawei P30 Pro is a similar affair with the presence of the same antenna lines and microphone. This time around, though, the Chinese brand has fitted the premium device with an IR blaster, although it does come at a cost.
Like its cheaper sibling, the P30 Pro boasts a USB Type-C port and a microphone along the bottom. But rather than fitting it with a 3.5mm headphone jack, Huawei has used this space to include its SIM and nanoSD card tray.
The top-of-the-line model also includes what appears to be a dedicated bottom-firing speaker. This replaces the setup found on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro which saw the USB Type-C port double as a speaker.
The Huawei P30 Pro will also be available in red
These exact finishes will also be available to those interested in the pricier Huawei P30 Pro. But if none of them tickle your fancy, it looks as though Huawei will be releasing a fourth P30 Pro color option dubbed ‘Sunrise.’
The availability of these color options will likely vary by market. Huawei could also limit certain finishes to specific carriers or retailers, or choose to associate them with a particular storage variant.
As revealed by a previous leak, the Huawei P30 Pro will ship with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This should be expandable via nanoSD card, but if you prefer more internal storage straight out of the box, versions with 256GB and 512GB should be available. The Huawei P30, on the other hand, is set to be sold in just one configuration which boasts 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM.
In both cases, storage should be further expandable via Huawei’s own nanoSD cards. However, if you prefer more internal storage straight out of the box, 256GB and 512GB models of the Huawei P30 Pro are currently expected.
Both Huawei P30 flagships should include the company’s Kirin 980 on the inside paired with Android 9 Pie. This should provide big performance improvements over last year’s Huawei P20 series but could fall short of the Galaxy S10.
A Time-Of-Flight Camera and 10x Lossless Zoom
This year, Huawei will once again be focusing on the photography capabilities of its new P-series devices.
As revealed by the press renders, the Huawei P30 Pro includes a total of four cameras. One of these is the usual primary sensor while the second is rumored to be a wide-angle alternative. The third sensor, on the other hand, will apparently boast a new periscope-like zoom system that can achieve up to 10x lossless zoom.
This updated setup should then be accompanied by a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor – which should improve bokeh imagery – and a laser autofocus system.
As for the regular Huawei P30, this smartphone is set to ditch the ToF camera entirely. It should also replace the periscope lens with a more common telephoto one capable of 5x lossless zoom.
Huawei P30 & P30 Pro announcement and release date
The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will be announced in Paris on March 26th and will be accompanied by the cheaper Huawei P30 Lite.
Pricing information for the two flagship devices is yet to be revealed, but pre-orders should commence immediately. Then, just over a week later on April 5, shipments should begin.