Huawei P30 could get two new color options next week

Huawei P30 could get two new color options next week
The Huawei P30, one of the Chinese manufacturer's current high-end handsets, has something that even the most premium of the company's 2019 phones won't have: the Google Play services version of Android including Google's core apps. As we told you yesterday, it appears that the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 series will not be able to obtain a license from Google to use its variant of the open-source Android operating system. That's because Huawei has been banned from accessing its U.S. based supply chain after it was placed on the Commerce Department's Entity List on May 16th for security purposes. Huawei isn't planning on using its recently announced HarmonyOS for the Mate 30 line and could use an open-source version of Android similar to what Amazon uses for its Fire tablets.

Even though the Huawei P30 launched in April, there is some news about the handset. According to LetsGo Digital, the manufacturer filed an application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for two new Huawei P30 design patents; each patent covers a new color for the phone which is currently available in Black, Aurora and Breathing Crystal.

These new colors for the Huawei P30 could be unveiled as soon as next week

The first new color in the design patent appears to be a different take on the Breathing Crystals color option, with the same multi-color look on the bottom of the phone's rear glass panel. Breathing Crystals is actually a mix of different colors allowing the device to look different depending on the lighting; at times it will look blue and at other times it might appear white. The difference with the color option seen in the patent application is that the top part of the rear panel is one color-Aqua. This part of the phone doesn't change colors like the rest of it does. The line that divides the Aqua portion of the back from the rest of the Breathing Crystals-like design is found just under the camera.

If the second new design patent application for the Huawei P30 looks familiar, that's because the black and gray colors should remind you of the "Panda" version of 2017's Google Pixel 2 XL. The latter was black on top right up to the top of the fingerprint scanner, and the remainder of the panel was white. Both this patent the and aforementioned design patent were filed on May 28th. The new versions of the P30 sporting these color options could be unveiled next week in Berlin at IFA 2019. It isn't clear whether the P30 Pro will also be available with these new colors.

The Huawei P30 is equipped with a notched 6.1-inch AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1080 x 2340 (FHD+). This works out to an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The homegrown Kirin 980 chipset is under the hood along with 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. There is a triple camera setup on the back (40MP primary + 8MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom + 16MP ultra-wide-angle). The front of the phone sports a 32MP selfie snapper and a 3650mAh capacity battery keeps the lights on. The phone has an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and with an IP53 rating, it is resistant to light rain and splashes.

There is a precedent for Huawei to offer new colors mid-generation for the "P" series during IFA. The company did something similar with 2018's P20 series, offering four new colors in August just before last year's IFA expo took place. This year, IFA will kick off on September 6th and run through September 11th. On September 19th, we could see Huawei unveil the Mate 30 series, expected to be the manufacturer's top achievement for the year phone-wise.

Related phones

  • 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



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

The P30 series is one of the best series of smartphones released this year...perhaps the best. The Breathing Crystals color looks to be the better of the two.

4. Dbosss unregistered

No go if its no android

2. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Looks eerily familiar. I guess since Huawei has ran out of designs to copy, I guess they will turn to rehashing past designs from a failed device.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

It looks just like the P30/P30 Pro that's been so successful for them....unless you're referring to the the color that's the same as the Pixel 2XL, which some could say makes it look like the Pixel 2XL...then I'd say "yes, the Pixel 2XL was a failure indeed".

9. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No wonder you're called the Red Herring Troll. You always deflect by bringing the Pixel up each and every time. Did you get violated or something with a Pixel? Or is it because the Pixel 3A series, both midrange phones, ended up being huge best sellers and you're just tossing salt because of that?

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

No wonder you’re on your 10th account now. You just troll away on any OEM that you don’t favor like Huawei, each and every time. Please show the doctor on the doll where the Huawei smartphone has touched you. It’s crucial that you do this, so you can get the help that you need. Although, it could be because Huawei’s smartphone sales have increased despite the ban, and you’re just tossing salt because of that, lol.

3. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

kung fu panda ...

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

What can this improve on last years phone? This is the long term problem phone companies are going to have without retaining and building customer retention with services. Phones are looking to have a 30 month upgrade cycle. This is the problem Apple is having now. Phones are great, as their is no need to upgrade year to year.

7. Vogue1985 unregistered

The P30 and P30 pro have held their value very well,better than the s10. I would have assumed that the prices would be cutt in half but no,still close to $800 and most folks in the UK with this phones are kept them.

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