New Huawei P30 Pro renders reveal one nasty surprise (and a gorgeous new color)

New Huawei P30 Pro renders reveal one nasty surprise (and a gorgeous new color)
The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro first leaked out a couple of weeks ago with multiple cameras, large displays, and a range of colors. But today, a new set of press images have emerged confirming some extra features (or lack thereof) and a 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

The previously-leaked renders of the Huawei P30 showcased the smartphone in a range of three colors – Black, Aurora, and Ice White. 

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.

Related phones

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
  • Display 6.1" 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 3650 mAh



1. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Dear Huawei, if you're going to keep the headphone jack, keep it in the Pro model. (slaps forehead) Why do they keep making this dumb decision?

4. alanrock

Posts: 329; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

Jack was gone with P20's time to move on.

8. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

They're still kind of taunting consumers by putting it in the non pro version.

2. ijuanp03

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The notch looks old now that Samsung has released the S10 trio. Don't tell me Huawei can't do it because they already have this display with the Huawei Nova 4 and Honor View 20.

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 672; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The Nova 4 and View 20 have LCD displays. The Huawei P30 & P30 Pro will be using OLED, which means they can't do it. Samsung is the only one capable of producing OLED panels with cut-outs at the moment.

5. hansip87

Posts: 231; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Uhm not everybody wants that hole in display. I'd rather go with bezel even just for the sake of usability and cool design rather than plain rounded rectangular all display front.

9. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

How is the Samsung hole (s-hole for short) better than the center waterdrop notch? The hole takes up more space because the area above and to the right of the camera is useless. The center placement of the waterdrop notch uses less space and is out of the way more than the s-hole.

10. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

S-Hole? listen up. The hole on Galaxy trio become viral. Gives a unique design and make a difference from all others with the same waterdrop. If you see 10 different models you can't understund which one is which

11. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Oh that huge dead pixel for the front cam? nope, after they've released this and seen it with my own eyes the notch felt more acceptable.

6. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

What is the nasty surprise ??

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Sunrise color is gorgeous! And the minty green color is very nice Huawei does color options so well! Can't wait for the P30 reveal!!!

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