Huawei's new high-end phones will optimize the Snapchat experience

Huawei's new high-end phones will optimize the Snapchat experience
Snapchat has evolved from the app that would pull a Mission Impossible on your messages by having them self destruct after ten seconds. In 2013, Snapchat came up with Stories, allowing users to string together a series of images that would stay on the site for 24 hours. In August 2013, this feature was copied by Instagram and has been a huge success for the Facebook owned social media app.

Instagram has gone from strength to strength, hitting 1 billion monthly active users last June. Snapchat, meanwhile, had over 300 million monthly active users as of last September. The app is now known for its AR lenses, which use augmented reality to add cartoonish effects to a selfie. In an effort to attract more users to the app, Snapchat parent Snap and phone manufacturer Huawei have partnered up to optimize the Snapchat experience on the recently launched Huawei P30 lineup.

Snapchat members who have the P30 and the P30 Pro should notice higher quality imaging for their videos and photos. Photographs will appear with a higher resolution and videos will play with improved stabilization. More optimization is on the way; Huawei says that the 16MP ultra-wide camera on the P30 and P30 Pro will soon offer special features for Snapchat users. While it is unknown what these features are and when they will be made available, it will require that P30 and P30 Pro owners install an upcoming software update.

The Snapchat app is available from the App Store for iOS users, and the Google Play Store for Android users.

Related phones

  • 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
P30 Pro
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh



1. scarface21173

Posts: 661; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Huawei the new camera and battery king on the block. They just need to tidy up there software UI and i am in.


Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Your camera king sucks a video recording both day and night. No 4k 60 fps recording, pictures are terrible in the day only save by zoom. Is this your king?

4. scarface21173

Posts: 661; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Its the fastest phone in the world aswel at the minute.

6. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 679; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Good job addressing the negatives he mentioned.

7. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- While the lack of 40k at 60fps is bad news for some, it's a non issue for majority of the people. There is a reason why companies still set the default video resolution at 1080. 2- Video recording on the P30 definitely doesn't suck, it's actually very good at doing that, but not up to par when compared to the best video recording smartphones in the market, the XS and S10. 3- Low video recording is the best if you did your research, the new RYYB sensor brings much more light and detail than it's competitors. 4- Daylight pictures go toe to toe with the Pixel, S10, and XS. 5- It's the undisputed king of low light photography, it $#¡ts all over my S10 when you take it indoors or in scenarios where light isn't sufficient. See, you can argue which is better than what, but saying that the cameras on the P30 Pro suck and arenonly.are only saved by the zoom, shows how ignorant you are. But my guess is that you're not an ignorant, you knows the facts I posted up top, it's just that you're a butthurt fanboy who don't want to accept those facts.


Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Please do some research low light video is border line unusable on the p30. Low light stills are pretty good but other that and zoom what else this thing really have. for a 2019 phone should have came better in the video department especially with having that terrible UI as well.

10. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Trust me, I did a thorough research on this as I am planning to trade my S10+ for this. Now, how about you take your own advise and do some research on it as well, because you are massively uninformed. "Now, let’s take a look at some low-light video footage. The more sensitive new RYYB sensor, optical image stabilization and bright aperture provide class-leading low-light videos. The clips are fantastic - the level of resolved detail is high, the noise is kept under control, the exposure is even and the colors are just brilliant." This is what guys on gsmarena have said about the P30 Pro's low light video, contradicting every word you just spewed. And they have a detailed camera comparison with the XS, Pixel 3, S10+, and Mi 9, and I'm paraphrasing here, but they said in their conclusion that the P30 Pro was the most consistent, with it either coming on top or taking the runner up position in each scenario they have tested.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

You do realize that handling 4k60 from a 40mp, larger sized sensor is a lot different than a measly 12mp sensor at a smaller size right?


Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

They should optimize Instagram as well. Snapchat is going downhill.

5. Be_Mine

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

They had it coming. They can only blame themselves for ignoring Android users and prioritizing iPhone users for such a long time.

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