P30 Pro leaks in the flesh, Huawei details the new Dual-View video recording feature


Huawei keeps divulging information about its upcoming P30 and P30 Pro spring flagships, and the more we learn about the camera on the Pro, the more we wish we were already snapping samples with it.

It recently took down a promo page for the P30 that showed all the new camera features, and the goodies you will be getting with the phone in Singapore, like a free Huawei GT watch and a JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth speaker. These goodies are probably going to be a global promotion with each purchase of a new P30, but what made us drool are the explanations to the dry camera specs that we already know about, like 40MP Super Spectrum sensor, 10X hybrid zoom, and so on.

The Super Spectrum label likely stems from the fact that the Quad Bayer arrays improve low-light performance by utilizing two neighboring yellow pixels instead of the usual greens for an RYYB arrangement. That is a pretty unorthodox setup in our book and Huawei promises "super-sensing" wonders down to being able to take a good shot of fireflies or a candlelit dinner. We'll believe that marketing when we test it, but the kit looks mighty promising from the get-go.

P30 Pro Dual-View video feature


Another interesting idea is to record video with two cameras at once in a split-screen mode, so you can capture the broader scene with the wide-angle lens, but zoom in on the action with the periscope, for instance. Huawei is even teasing that mode in the promo video it outed yesterday, and now we know what it meant under Dual-View Video. It does say that this feature will be coming with an additional OTA update, though, so not everything is baked in, it seems.

Last but not least, if you want to see the actual P30 Pro handset instead of the numerous leaked renders, Roland Quandt has a set for you from the event preparations that depicts the phone in three of the colors it will ship in. We will be there on March 26th to relay all the excitement.

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P30 Pro
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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10 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1726; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's an outdated small forehead + small notch + small chin design. With the same chipset from last year. Pass. Really, they didn't even try this time.

2. alanrock

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

don't do that, you are going to ruin them...

3. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You really have run out of things to say it seems. Lmao

4. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

As if hole punch or slider/pop-up camera is any better than teardrop notch. And also, who's producing a phone with 8nm SoC that uses Cortex-A75 cores from last year for the CPU?

5. rsiders

Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The only phone I'm now considering. Can't wait.

6. Ghost04

Posts: 515; Member since: May 03, 2014

I find Huawei and Vivo are the most innovative brand in the smartphone industry. Apple and Samsung are quite & boring now a days

7. vapotrini

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

Shhh, don't awake the sheep.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It's true though. Most of the features on the latest iPhones and Galaxies, Notes have already been done by these guys and they're only getting better with time as well. But then again I'm not so sure that Samsung Apple don't mind this either.

9. CEDEOTB

Posts: 342; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Even the UI in the camera application looks trash. Why did they go with that font?

10. strawberry

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

agreed, samsung phone is boring

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