The first pair of Huawei flagships for 2019 will be officially announced March 26
but as we’ve come to expect, leaks are spoiling the surprise yet again. And while we’ve seen quite a few renders of the P30 Pro
and the regular P30
, now there’s an actual real-life video that’s said to show the P30 Pro in the flesh.
The video was surfaced by the Greek website TechBlog.gr
and shows a person unlocking and locking the device multiple times using the in-display fingerprint sensor. According to the source, the clip was recorded at a factory that’s manufacturing screen protectors for the Huawei P30 Pro and it shows how the company is testing the functionality of the fingerprint sensor after one of their protectors has been applied to the display.
The phone is identified as the P30 Pro thanks to the reflection along the edge
of the display that is consistent with the information leaked so far that the phone will have a curved display (just like the Mate 20 Pro
). The main difference between the two models design-wise is that the P30 Pro has a tiny notch compared to that of the Mate 20
There’s not much else we can take away from the video, besides that the fingerprint sensor does work with a screen protector
on. There are currently no details about the fingerprint reader itself and whether it will be an ultrasonic one like those on the Galaxy S10
or an optical one, again, like that on the Mate 20 Pro.
However, in the video, there seems to be no visible light shining from under the display, just the animation when you put your finger on the sensor. Of course, from this angle and the quality of the video, it’s hard to be conclusive, but it’s possible that Huawei has made the switch to the better, ultrasonic readers as well.
The site also posted a picture of a phone that appears to be the standard Huawei P30, judging by the flat display and the similar teardrop notch.
Both phones will be fully revealed just a week from now, the most exciting feature about them is the 10x zoom that the P30 Pro will have
thanks to its unique periscope camera. We can’t wait to try it ourselves!