Huawei P30 renders showcase triple-camera setup and headphone jack's return
by Joshua Swingle / Jan 04, 2019, 11:41 AM
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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Hope they keep the ir blaster
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 12:05 PM 8
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Somehow looks like a downgrade from the p20...
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 12:41 PM 2
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Copying Samsung yet again. Wonder if they will tweet about the return of a headphone jack from an iPhone?
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 12:44 PM 0
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*Looks at my s8+* How are they copying Samsung?
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 1:07 PM 13
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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.
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 2:38 PM 12
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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.
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 3:50 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 5:00 PM 7
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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.
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 5:54 PM 4
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Would've looked better with a hole punch camera cutout instead.
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 6:09 PM 0
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Does this mean that removing it from the P20 pro was a mistake?
posted on Jan 04, 2019, 7:10 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 05, 2019, 2:49 AM 1
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Me too. Removal of the headphone jack was one of the stupidest trends to ever happen.
posted on Jan 05, 2019, 2:57 AM 1
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