Huawei P30 renders showcase triple-camera setup and headphone jack's return


Steve Hemmerstoffer is on a roll lately. Since November he has leaked the designs of the Nokia 9 PureView, the Sony Xperia XZ4 and XZ4 Compact, the Galaxy S10+, and even a few mid-range devices. And today, in partnership with 91Mobiles, he is back with yet another flagship: the Huawei P30.

Lining up with previous expectations, the Huawei P30 brings a number of subtle design changes that make all the difference. Up front, the huge chin which used to be home to a fingerprint scanner has been replaced with a significantly smaller bezel. Likewise, the wide notch featured on the current-generation Huawei P20 has been swapped out for a subtler alternative. These two factors have allowed Huawei to stretch the panel to 6-inches.

Taking a look at the smartphone’s rear, Huawei has maintained the vertical camera setup that it introduced last year. This time around, though, it has been extended slightly downwards in order to incorporate a third 20-megapixel wide-angle camera. Speaking of which, this is set to accompany a main 40-megapixel sensor and a second 5-megapixel telephoto one.

Other subtle changes come in the form of a new dual-LED flash which is no longer circular, and an accented power button like the one seen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. In addition to this, the Huawei P30 will also see the return of the popular 3.5mm headphone jack, which was absent from last year’s lineup, and the introduction of an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The Huawei P30 is currently expected to make its debut alongside the Huawei P30 Pro and Huawei P30 Lite in late March or early April. Alternatively, Huawei could bring forward the lineup’s announcement to MWC 2019 in February.

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  • 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

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27 Comments

1. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hope they keep the ir blaster

25. S4NDY

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Ir blaster, Wireless charge, quad camera and 40W super charge are all Pro variant exclusive

2. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Thank God, they've come back to their senses.

3. Farcaster

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Somehow looks like a downgrade from the p20...

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Wow. I didn't think adding another camera, headphone jack, reducing the chin and notch size would come out as a downgrade. Incredible!

15. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

The actual phone will look better than this render, trust me. Mate 20, when it was first leaked, had a massive chin, but later it turned out that it had a very small one.

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Copying Samsung yet again. Wonder if they will tweet about the return of a headphone jack from an iPhone?

6. SyCo87

Posts: 298; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

*Looks at my s8+* How are they copying Samsung?

9. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

By bringing back the headphone jack. They will know Samsung has one with the S10 and wont want to be at a disadvantage.

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The Huawei Mate 20 already includes a headphone jack so how are they copying Samsung? I highly doubt they looked at Samsung's phones and thought "Ohh this looks good, let's copy them." More like they listened to their customers and are given them what they want in order to achieve their end goal of becoming number one.

13. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Why would you compare it to the Mate 20? The P20 its predecessor did not have a headphone jack neither did the pro version. The Mate 20 Pro didn't have a headphone jack and like I said they know the Galaxy S10 is coming with one so they are bring it back so they wont seem to be disadvantaged.

16. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

P20 was the only non-Pro model that didn't come with a headphone jack: P10 had it, and so did Mate 10 and Mate 20. And yes it should be compared to Mate 20 because that's their latest flagship phone that comes with a headphone jack. Don't start screaming "oh it lacks a headphone jack Huawei is copying Apple" if P30 PRO wouldn't have one, because I highly doubt the jack would make a return to the Pro model as well.

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

How are they copying Samsung? This phone is literally a blend of last year's Huawei P20 and Mate 20

8. alanrock

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

below average trolling skill.

5. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I just hope they don't make it bigger that P20. So tired of huge phones which have flooded market. And of course - return of 3.5 mm jack is just a great news.

12. smoked_2na unregistered

Yeah headphone jack!

14. morgeus09

Posts: 104; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Mate 20 looks better

17. Amir123a

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Fantastic design. The camera is centered, the bezels are symmetrical, no stupid curved edges = they are just for the side bezel. Great! KUDOS TO HUAWEI. This is how i want samsung phones to look. If they manage to decrease the bezels further more it would be perfect.

18. CEDEOTB

Posts: 391; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Would've looked better with a hole punch camera cutout instead.

20. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The problem with their water drop notch is the hideous side and bottom chin bezels

19. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Does this mean that removing it from the P20 pro was a mistake?

23. hjl2345

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

Could be? I guess their whole remove the headphone jack to sell their own bluetooth headphones didn't work so well?

21. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

P30 lite rather than P30.

22. hjl2345

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

I don't really have a thing for Huawei phones, but I am liking the trend of keeping the headphone jack. The XZ4 was rumored to bring theirs back, as well as the S10 reportedly keeping their headphone jacks as well. Hope the trend continues for other flagship phones.

24. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Me too. Removal of the headphone jack was one of the stupidest trends to ever happen.

27. hjl2345

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

Hell yeah brother.

26. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

I just saw a clickbait ad for "Must Have/Hot New Gadgets of 2019"...and the thumbnail was a device that plugs into the headphone jack......

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