If you want to escape the Apple / Samsung dichotomy that has dominated the smartphone market for almost a decade, count on Huawei to have a third superpowered route and with specifications to fill anyone’s eyes. The Chinese company had already surprised the world last year with the P20 and P20 Pro smartphones, and now tries to overcome its feat with its successors – these are the P30 and P30 Pro:
For 2019, Huawei decided to fully invest in photography power: the P30 has three rear cameras, while the P30 Pro brings no less than four lenses – a 40 megapixel standard with optical stabilizer, a 20 megapixel ultra-wide-angle , a periscope lens with five times of approach and 8 megapixels and, finally, a ToF lens (time-of-flight) for enhanced focus and effects bokeh more realistic. The ordinary P30 loses the ToF lens, and has a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, as well as a 3x telephoto lens with 8 megapixels.
Huawei’s efforts in hardware and software seem to have paid off, by the way: the P30 Pro, specifically, achieved the highest score ever recorded by a smartphone in the DxO Labs tests: 112, with 119 points for photography and 97 for video. The main compliments were for the effects bokeh, optical zoom and precise focus due to the extra sensor.
Going to other aspects, the devices have 6.1 and 6.47 inch OLED screens with minimal borders and a very discreet cutout for the 32 megapixel front camera. The resolution is FHD +, and they have fingerprint readers built into the screens. The processor is the Kirin 980, from Huawei itself, and here we have 6GB or 8GB of RAM; smartphones also have 128GB of capacity and a slot for Nano SIM cards.
The battery is another highlight of the devices: the P30 has a 3,650mAh component, while the P30 Pro has a 4,200mAh battery. The 40W charger included with smartphones is capable of filling batteries by 70% in 30 minutes, and the wireless charging technology is reversible, so you can bring another device to life from your smartphone.
The P30 already comes standard with Android 9.0 “Pie” and the EMUI adaptation layer, from Huawei. They will be released in a series of different and beautiful colors, like a beautiful version called “Amber Sunrise” ranging from light blue to violet; there is also a completely black version for the more discreet. It is worth noting that only the P30 Pro has an IP68 certificate, while the common P30 has an IP53 certificate, which is less protected.
The new Huawei devices will be launched in Europe on the next 6, for € 800 (P30) and € 1,000 (P30 Pro); as is customary with Chinese companies (apart from OnePlus), they will not be marketed in the United States. But guess what: the P30 Pro will mark Huawei’s return Brazil, where it will arrive in the first semester at prices not yet revealed – here, we will also have the P30 Lite, with more modest specifications and not yet presented with details.
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