Huawei P30 name casually confirmed; let the rumor games begin
No, not the Mate 20 “series”, which is already oft-leaked, thoroughly detailed, and officially confirmed for a glamorous October 16 announcement in London. Instead, we’re talking about Huawei’s main high-end smartphone after that one.
This will be called... drumroll, please... the Huawei P30, which is obviously unsurprising seeing as how it’s set to follow in the footsteps of the P20 duo unveiled earlier this year. The P20 and P20 Pro came after the P10 and P10 Plus, which in turn followed the P9 and P9 Plus, so we have every reason to expect the new naming convention to stick.
Interestingly, Richard Yu teased the Mate 20 as “even better” than the P20 Pro on the heels of last week’s glitzy Kirin 980 SoC introduction at IFA Berlin, while the P30 is supposed to be “even better” than that next year.
That’s quite an ambitious objective given all the groundbreaking features rumored to come with the Mate 20 Pro next month. Should we expect the Huawei P30 (Pro) to sport five rear-facing cameras? Six? Ten? Or is Yu simply trying to build early buzz by making big, empty promises?
Either way, we declare open season on Huawei P30 gossip, and we’re curious to see how Mate 20 sales numbers might be impacted by this bold statement regarding a phone to be released just a few months later.