Huawei P30 & P30 Pro: The future of smartphone zooming?

Huawei’s Next Flagship Phone Will Feature 10x Hybrid Zoom

Just like previous Huawei smartphones, the P30 Pro has a very attractive finish.

In terms of price, the P30 is priced at €799, while the P30 Pro will retail starting at €999.

The camera stack on the P30 is also different.

While the updated design and features are intriguing, the main focus here is on the camera. Using a much smaller notch potentially means that face detect won't be as swift as we see with the Mate 20 Pro, but that's something we'll test out when full review samples become available.

Like the Sport and Classic editions, the Huawei Watch GT Active has two-week battery life with "typical use" that includes all day wear and heart rate scanning active, the "scientific sleeping function" working at night, 90 minutes of exercise per week as well as notifications popping up when you get them on your phone.

If you still needed a reason to spend money on a compact camera, it would have been for zoom reach, as even the best smartphone cameras could not provide usable zoom image quality beyond a 5x factor. Further, the P30 and P30 Pro will be able to wirelessly charge accessories such as headphones or even another phone. Leaked marketing materials point to the P30 Pro coming with improved low-light recording and something called "dual-view video" which will allow users to record videos from two rear cameras simultaneously. The P30 Pro is better than all other smartphones in the still photography department, and holds an nearly ridiculous advantage in zoom quality due to its 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom. The camera setup enables 5x optical, 10x hybrid, and 50x digital zoom. Huawei's P30 will come in three colours - Aurora, Black, and Breathing Crystal - while the P30 Pro gets an additional Amber Sunrise colourway on top of the other three. Stay tuned to Beebom for more on the Huawei P30 Pro.

Huawei is calling their new 40MP main sensor a SuperSensing sensor as the 1/1.7-inch sensor uses an RYYB colour array instead of the standard RGGB. In addition to its wide-angle abilities, it should also be good for macro photography. There's a fourth camera which is used for depth information along with an IR flood illuminator to capture more accurate distances to subjects and other objects and deliver a more convincing portrait photo with better bokeh.

The P30 Pro comes packed with AI and HDR+ technology, using which you can capture "Super Portrait Mode" photos with huge details - down to the strands of hair on the subject's face.

There are multiple similarities between the Huawei P30 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro. The only difference between them is size: 6.1in for the P30 and 6.47in for the Pro. It has a 40MP SuperSpectrum lens with a slightly narrower f/1.8 aperture. The third lens clocks in at 8MP with 3x optical zoom.

When is the Huawei P30 release date? A representative for the company told PCMag that Huawei has no plans for a 5G version of either phone at this time.

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