These new Huawei P30 Pro camera details make us tremble with anticipation

Exciting new details about the camera of the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro have just popped up on Twitter, revealing very intriguing tidbits of information. From the looks of it, Chinese giant Huawei might have another really intriguing phone in the pipeline after it somewhat stole Samsung's thunder with its own foldable Mate X.




According to the most recent buzz, the Huawei P30 Pro will feature a camera that will really stand out when the lights go out. The phone will have a nifty 40MP Super Spectrum camera at its disposal, which will feature a quad Bayer RYYB filter mosaic. Comprising red, yellow, yellow, and blue pixels, this array is quite different from the regular RGB array that most phone cameras use these days. Supposedly, this array will allow for exceptional low-light performance of the camera while retaining the natural colors.

We've known for a while that the Huawei P30 Pro will likely utilize a very functional camera setup, consisting of a 20MP F/2.2 wide-angle camera, a 40MP F/1.6 regular snapper, and a 8MP F/3.4 periscope-like zoom lens. We are learning today that a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor for depth-perception, which can be used to map your surroundings in 3D. The wide-angle sensor will have a 120-degree field of view, whereas the 8MP periscope camera will allow for a 7.8x optical zoom. Digitally, however, the P30 Pro would be capable of achieving both 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom. However, doing that will most certainly incur an exponential loss of image quality compared to zooming optically on your subject.

Here's a little sneak peek of what the camera system will be capable of:


This is hardly all that's new though. The rumor mill says the maximum ISO of the device will be 409600, which is a ridiculously-high light sensitivity. However, such a high ISO usually produces images that are hardly usable.


Aside from having this intriguing camera setup, the Huawei P30 Pro will also boast quite the hardware setup. The phone is expected to feature a 6.5-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner (just like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro), while a 7nm Kirin 980 will most likely be responsible for the hard work in the backstage. Joined by some 8GB of RAM and 128/256/512GB of storage, the P30 Pro will also feature a sizeable 4,200mAh battery to keep all the lights up. Both wireless and reverse wireless charging will be making an appearance as well. A 32MP selfie camera will be nestled into the dew-drop notch up front. Overall, the phone sounds like a worthy improvement to last year's P20 Pro

It seems that the regular P30 will only get a 3x optical zoom and be devoid of a ToF camera. It's also set to feature a smaller display and battery, as well as slower charging, but on the upside, it should come along with a 3.5mm audio jack, an IR blaster, and a lower price tag. It would also lack the wireless and reverse wireless charging capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro. The selfie camera will be the same 32MP unit found on the P30 Pro.



Judging from the leaked renders, both devices will likely be available in a slew of colors - black, red, twilight, and aurora. Prices will start at EUR749 for the 128GB version of the P30 to EUR999 for the 128GB on the P30 Pro. The 256GB variation of the latter will likely command an EUR1,099 price tag.

As a reminder, Huawei will be announcing the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro on March 26 in Paris. We will be tuning in to watch the show, and hopefully you will join us! 

Any thoughts on the camera setup? 

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15 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Not really that excited as only camera looks to be an upgrade.

4. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

are you serious ?...it is huge upgrade over P20 Pro, both hardware and software.

2. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Only ultra wide is bad, f/2.2 is low LG serie G7, V30, V40, G8.. f/1.9.

8. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So just don't use it in lowlight. Easy fix.

3. morgeus09

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

7.8 x is not optical zoom. It's hybrid. 16 mm ultra wide angle and 125 mm periscope. 125/16 = 7.8x hybrid. Actual optical zoom is 125/27 = 4.6x. If i am wrong please enlighten me

5. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Yes you are wrong. The correct amount of zoom if calculated as follows: highest mm value /lowest so it equals 125/16=7.8. anyway none of these phone cameras is true zoom lens. These are just 3 cameras with different focal lenghts. Zoom lens is 1 lens with different focal lenghts (meaning there are moving parts inside lens).

7. morgeus09

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

I know that they arent real zoom lenses but what i said is wrong? Is 7.8 optical? Optical must be 4.6, if we round it this means 5x, and round 7.8 is 10x. They arent true values

6. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 300; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

BLA BLA BLA the current pixel will beat all those buzz words

9. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Lol if you say so and only appreciate a camera that treats you like a kid that can't make any adjustments to your shots, and only gives you one field of view, sure.

12. Priyam009

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Ya considering pixel already got beaten comprehensively by Mate 20 Pro your logic doesn't even stand! Being a photographer and having both pixel and mate i must say pixel is quite overrated

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Huawei Is kicking Apple and Samsung’s collective asses, if Huawei ever gets into the US market they’ll quickly become number one. As it is now, Huawei is the true innovator, and all the others look to them for what to do next.

13. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Exactly. Reverse wireless charging, kick-ass battery life, triple camera system, unbelievable night shots and now zoom photography.

14. geordie8t1

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

i had the mate 20 and the camera was fantastic, however there is a niggly bug in a lot of huawei phones, i had 3 of them and each time i had to return, when the gps is active, and using a fitness tracker like endomondo or strava, if you use the camera during a hike or run for example with these running, it crashes the phone and reboots regardless of the battery level, unfortunately i use my phone on a DAILY basis as a tracker so this isnt any good, I went back to Samsung and the S10+ and its fab, 3 x optical zoom would have been nice but perhaps that will arrive on note 10

15. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

using p20 pro currently and the camera and battery r amazing. I can only imagine how better p30 pro is going to be. good luck huawei.

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