Huawei P30 Pro quad camera setup seemingly confirmed by company CEO

Huawei P30 Pro quad camera setup seemingly confirmed by company CEO
After officially kicking off the P30 series teasing games yesterday with March 26 Paris event confirmation and a 10-second clip meant to build buzz around the super-advanced zooming skills of its next flagship device, Huawei may have unintentionally revealed one of the key P30 Pro selling points.

Over on Weibo, aka China's Twitter, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu shared a seemingly innocuous picture of the moon in celebration of the local Lantern Festival that took place yesterday. While the text accompanying the snapshot was apparently written on a Porsche Design Mate 20 RS, the actual image may have been captured by a different product, as suggested by a poorly edited camera watermark. You know, one of those things that we still can't believe exists on phones from so many otherwise top-notch companies.

Despite Yu's surprisingly crude attempt at hiding said watermark on this artistic photograph, we can easily tell a Leica triple camera setup wasn't in charge of the zooming action here. Instead, a "Pro" device equipped with a Leica quad camera was obviously used, which can only be the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro since both the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro feature "just" three shooters on their backs (each).

Of course, we can't help but suspect Richard Yu actually gave this secret away intentionally to further raise hype around the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. After all, no one can be that bad at Photoshop, let alone the CEO of the world's second-largest smartphone vendor. Besides, the stock camera watermark "feature" can be easily disabled from the settings menu before taking a picture.

All that being said, until we know more about the camera specifications and capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro, that number doesn't mean much. Some of the world's best cameraphones still come with only one rear-facing shooter, matching and even topping the imaging prowess of many triple-lens flagships. That's not to say we're not excited about the quad camera P30 Pro or penta-lens Nokia 9 PureView. But it's probably wise to wait and see what these bad boys can actually do out in the real world before getting too excited. 

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



1. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Ugly ass phone if this is it.

2. lee480 unregistered

It looks nicer than the S10 in my opinion

3. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

That is your opinion. In your opinion the skies are also green.

5. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

What the hell kind of logic is that? You don't need to go aggro just because somebody doesn't agree with your personal opinion. You think this phone is ugly, he does not. Grow up.

12. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

And I think the galaxy s10 looks better so what's your beef? Plus he's the one who respond to my original comment.

4. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Have to agree, it lacks the elegance of the P20 Pro. No way this looks nicer then the S10.

6. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 152; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Lets just wait for the final images rather than case renders before calling it ugly or anything..

8. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

It looks like any other Chinese phone, including the new Xiaomi one.

7. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 593; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"Some of the world's best cameraphones still come with only one rear-facing shooter, matching and even topping the imaging prowess of many triple-lens flagships." Exactly just make image quality better with more detail. There is no need for 4-5 camera's not yet anyway

10. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

But somehow even Google thinks two on the front is more needed? Clearly at least a wide angle on any phone gives it more versatility. Why not do both instead of giving us one or the other? Huawei is really not that far off with their software processing. Their hardware is next level though and smartphone photography enthusiasts appreciate it.

13. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Can your one rear facing camera can take wide angle photo? Or a 2x telephoto photo? Yes there optimization is good but still more physical lenses of different types helps in taking many different photos, And even Google pixel 3 have dual front cameras.

9. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

only one rear-facing shooter was outdated two years ago site should known difference between main cam and wide/telephoto lens and what they could do...that being said Huawei is also "one of the world's best cameraphones" outside off US and PA that is.

11. eyaleng

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 25, 2019

It's gorgeous. I want this phone so badly. If it has a big battery and ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, I might pull the trigger.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Eagerly anticipating this flagship beast.

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