Huawei thanks Apple and CEO Cook for warming up the crowd before tomorrow's "main event"

Huawei thanks Apple and CEO Cook for warming up the crowd before tomorrow's
Today, Apple held its Show Time event and introduced new subscription services for news, video and gaming. Tomorrow, it will be Huawei's turn to be at the center of the mobile world when the company unveils the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. Amazon already put up (and just as quickly took down) a premature listing for the premium version of the phone, which will feature a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 (FHD+) resolution. The screen carries a waterdrop notch, and there is an in-display fingerprint scanner. The home grown Kirin 980 chipset is under the hood along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Huawei P30 Pro will be equipped with a 4200mAh battery, an IP68 rating related to dust and water resistance, and a quad-camera setup in back. The latter includes a 40MP primary sensor, a 20MP ultra wide-angle sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens and a Time-of-Flight sensor for more accurate depth measurement and facial mapping. There will be 10x hybrid zoom and a Dual-View video feature that allows a user to use two different cameras to record a video with a split screen. The price works out to the equivalent of $1,168 USD.

The Huawei P30 will have a smaller 6.1-inch AMOLED display with the same waterdrop notch, resolution and chipset as the P30 Pro. This model offers 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage and comes with a 3650mAh battery. A triple-camera setup is on back with the same cameras found on the P30 Pro minus the ToF sensor.

Both phones will have Android 9 Pie pre-installed along with Huawei's EMUI 9.1 interface. The pair, while being unwrapped tomorrow, won't be released until April 5th.

While Huawei has been promoting the 10x hybrid zoom and the Dual-View feature on the P30 Pro, today it disseminated a tweet (via Evan Blass) thanking Tim Cook and Apple for performing the warm up today before it takes care of the main event tomorrow. Huawei will introduce its new high-end models in Paris at 2pm Central European Time (9am EDT, 6am PDT). Check in right here at PhoneArena for all of the information related to Huawei's event.

More powerful and efficient Kirin 985 chipset is expected for the fall's Huawei Mate 30 Pro


As we pointed out, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will be powered by the Kirin 980 SoC chipset. This is the same chip found inside the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Later this year, we could see the Mate 30 Pro powered by the first chip to be manufactured using the 7nm Extreme Ultraviolet lithography (EUV) process. EUV allows chip designers and chip makers to etch a more precise layout on a silicon wafer allowing for more transistors to be placed in a single chip. That number gets into the billions, and the more components that fit into a dense space, the more powerful and energy efficient a chip will be.

Huawei has had quite a run of well received high-end phones starting with 2017's Huawei Mate 10 Pro. That was followed up with last year's P20 Pro, the first handset to feature a triple-camera setup. The Mate 20 Pro was released in late October of last year. Of course, no major U.S. carrier will touch these phones because of the U.S. government's portrayal of Huawei devices as a conduit sending personal data to the Chinese government. In January 2018, both AT&T and Verizon reached deals to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but both carriers backed out, presumably after getting a call from Uncle Sam.

Huawei shipped over 200,000 handsets last year, cementing its place as the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Apple. This year, the company is going all out for the top spot. IT would be a remarkable achievement considering its lack of a carrier partner in the U.S., which remains the third largest market for smartphones globally.

Related phones

P30
  • 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 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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37 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

We here in the US can certainly live without a device that spies on us for the communist Chinese. They can keep their trash.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4256; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Proof please

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

He doesn't want anyone looking in his dirty drawers but Uncle Sam!! ;) lol

33. AbhiD

Posts: 838; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And what's wrong with that? He has 2 options. Give data to his own government OR give data to enemy govt. No wonder he chooses to go with the former

36. Brewski

Posts: 707; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

6. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Just because it spies for the Chinese government doesn't make it "trash" for everybody. If I was serving in the US military or government, I would probably avoid buying a Huawei or ZTE phone, and possibly avoid other Chinese brands, too... but let's face it; the days are soon upon us when all the phones will be either designed by China (think BLU), assembled in China (BlackBerry/TCL, Nokia/HMD, Motorola/Lenovo, Apple iPhones, others), completely originating in China (Alcatel/TCL, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Oppo, Vivo, Meizu, etc...), or otherwise composed of hardware parts and software sourced from China (Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, and pretty much everybody else). In a few more years, there will be no escape. China will eventually be looking at everything you say and do with a connected electronic device of any kind, and there won't be much that any of us will be able to do about it. Both Republican and Democrat leadership has been taking the US, and the rest of the world, down this twisted road...

7. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

But you're cool with the NSA spying on everything else, right?

13. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

The overwhelming majority of people who work at the NSA are average Americans like any other American. They shop at the same grocery stores, have families with kids that go to the same public schools as everyone else's kids, go to the same sporting events and community establishments, go to the same churches, and I do not believe that so many average Americans can be involved something that has been so alleged to be the world's top conspiracy... I know people who work for the NSA, and I do not doubt their patriotism or their capacity to be good people and do the right thing. The only reason that they spy on the rest of the world, and perhaps even their fellow citizens, is because they are in the business of stopping the REAL international conspiracy from achieving the ultimate enslavement of the whole human race. And yes, that means that there are those among us here in the US who are a part of that conspiracy, and who are waiting for the right moment to open the gates to those who would come in and steal away our way of life. That is all I have to say on that subject...

25. huawei.h3c

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

then what ar u doing in Vietnam and Korea? World domination? and other South East Asia country.....

28. Vokilam

Posts: 1270; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

That was refreshing read, actually.. thanks for your input...

9. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

But US government spies other countries. Don t be a hypocrite

37. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

All countries spy on each other... they are all hypocrites!

10. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Flash news, Google, Facebook, and almost every major company are spying on you on the behalf of the NSA, sending all your precious data to your government. And funny how BLU and OnePlus were caught spying and sending data to the Chinese government, yet their products are available in the US market. This is nothing but an attempt by Wallstreet to eliminate another big competitor for Apple, they did everything they could through the corrupted judicial system to eliminate Samsung by favoring Apple in every silly lawsuit that was filed against them, even Obama once had to step in and veto a decision that was made against Apple. Like do you believe Huawei is such a big threat, when major European countries who are allies to the US, haven't stepped in to stop Huawei who is dominating the European market alongside Samsung and Apple?

12. vgking9699

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

It was already show long ago

2. alanrock

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

one of the best smartphones of 2019. arriving tomorrow...

4. J2017

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Correction the BEST smartphone arriving tomorrow.

3. J2017

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

I'm American and I love my P20 pro. It's a far from trash it's better than any phone out their short of the Mate 20 pro and the soon to be announced P30 and P30 pro

8. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Lul that was epic. Apple fan boys so salt

11. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Using Apple again to garner attention. Never change Huawei, never change.

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2243; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Huawei can never be Apple. As hard they try they are a company that feasts on building hardware to be supported by Windows and Android software. That’s all they are. Their success will begin to wear thin if they have no US market

15. drkavint

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

usa hardly matters. they proved without us markets can rule the world ...its rather pity for usa to be leftover ..

34. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Then why are they trying so hard to get their product over here?

27. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

And yet apple has no infrastructure to build out anything of importance...but hey they got a big building in the shape of a giant Cheerio. Your point is...???

16. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

They better be thankful. Without Apple (and Samsung), they wouldn't have anyone to rip off. Huawei phones always look like a fusion of iPhone and Galaxy. Also, the majority of their publicity (shows, ads) is focused on comparisons with Apple/Samsung. Downright cringey sometimes.

17. mccalmrl01

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 14, 2019

My biggest issue with Android is the poor optimization from Android app developers (not all developers). Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10, LG G8, and Huawei Mate and P series are all excellent phones with better cameras than the iPhones. However, the lack of third-party app support (Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.) to utilize those phone's camera features compared to Apple iPhones cripples these devices in my opinion. I wish Google could be more strict in terms of developers supporting newer devices especially since they shipped with the latest Android operating system.

31. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Sorry...but aside from the last sentence/few words...this looked like a copy/paste comment I've seen before somewhere.

18. DirtyDan

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

Remember when their ceo was discovered to be using an apple product? Ooooof

19. mudcat626

Posts: 230; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

I’m sure The CFO of Huawei is thanking Tim also. Given the fact she uses Apple products........lol

20. Vogue1985

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Lol, Huawei need to grow a bigger backbone. They only launch something 24hours after Samsung or Apple. Stand on your own and sell your product not some silly gimmicks.

23. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Can we trust anyone now more that Telegram? I don't use their service...I'm just saying...??? They're still a private company that hasn't been bought out or compromised yet...yes??! At least at the moment?

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