The top version has four cameras and a 10x optical zoom.
Although leaks about the new flagship Huawei were before that, on March 26, the company unveiled its official. TJ attended a special briefing in advance and looked at the new smartphones in action, but this is not a full review, but rather a first glance.
There are two flagships – the older model P30 Pro and the younger P30. The main thing that distinguishes them from each other is the fourth TOF camera: only the Pro version has it. The older version has a slightly larger screen, more RAM and internal memory, the smartphone weighs a little more, the battery is slightly more powerful, and it also supports the Huawei SuperCharge 40-watt fast charge (by wire).
Features P30 Pro:
- 6.47-inch OLED screen with rounded edges, FHD resolution, aspect ratio 19.5: 5;
- Battery 4200 mAh;
- 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory;
- 8-core Kirin 980 processor with neuromodule;
- The main camera is 40 megapixels (wide-angle f / 1.6), the second is 20 megapixels (ultra wide-angle, f / 2.2), the third is 8 megapixels (telephoto, f / 3.4) and a TOF camera;
- Support for fast wireless charging (up to 15 watts) and fast charging by wire (up to 40 watts).
- 6.1 inch OLED flat screen, FHD resolution, aspect ratio 19.5: 5;
- Battery 3650 mAh;
- 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory;
- 8-core Kirin 980 processor with neuromodule;
- The main camera is 40 megapixels (wide-angle f / 1.6), the second is 20 megapixels (ultra wide-angle, f / 2.2), the third is 8 megapixels (telephoto, f / 3.4);
- Support fast charging by wire (up to 22.5 W).
Both smartphones work on Android 9.0, they have one 32MP front camera. For her, a special cutout is provided on the screen around which notifications are grouped.
Both flagships will be sold in Russia in only two colors: “clear sky” (white with a touch of blue) and “northern lights” (green with a touch of lilac). There are no versions in strict black or white colors, unlike, for example, the USA, where there are more colors .
Russian prices are not yet known, as are the dates of the start of sales.
There are two main features compared to the P20 Pro: a fingerprint scanner built into the screen and a fourth camera. I didn’t manage to set up the scanner, but at first glance it works the same way as in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S10 or Xiaomi Mi 9. The unlock time is up to 0.5 ms, and you can also put your finger on the screen off, and it unlocks everything equally.
The four-chamber system has three main features. At first,optical zoom supports 10x magnification- sometimes this allows you to take a photo of such details that the human eye does not recognize. For example, at a briefing on the other side of the table, there was a sheet of paper with small text that I could not read – but I took a picture with 10x magnification, on which letters could be made out when approaching.
The company claims that along with a 50x digital zoom, you can take clear pictures at a distance of up to 580 meters. This is marketing, because this is only possible in ideal laboratory conditions. In reality, a 10x indoor zoom shoots rather poorly, but can be useful for shooting truly distant objects.
But a 5x zoom and an ultra-wide angle lens are not bad. As a result, the P30 Pro camera switches between five optical modes: 0.5x (ultra-wide), 1x (normal), 2x, 5x and 10x. You can get confused.
The second feature is the use of a different type of color sensor. Conventional smartphones use RGB sensors that pick up red, green, and blue shades of color. The P30 Pro has an RYB sensor: together with green, it reads yellow, which allows you to read green, which is a mixture of yellow and blue. Huawei claims that such a sensor transmits 40% more light than regular RGB (which in theory should have a positive effect on the quality of images in low light conditions) – this has not yet been verified.
The third feature is a TOF camera. TOF stands for time of flight, or “time of flight.” This camera reads the distance to the objects in front of it using an infrared sensor, which allows you to make more accurate portrait shots. Unlike other systems, where the distance is determined by comparing two images from adjacent cameras, measuring the distance using an infrared sensor gives accurate information about the distance.
Below are the rest of the photos of the P30 and P30 Pro that we managed to take. A more detailed look will be another time.
Updated : at the request of Huawei, technical inscriptions are smeared on the photos, since the smartphone samples were not final. For this reason, slight distortion is possible in the photo. In the final samples, Leica and Huawei are inscribed on the back of the case.