On Wednesday, 03 April Huawei unveiled their latest flagship smartphone series, the Huawei P30 a week after it was launched globally.
The Huawei P30 Pro packs a 40MP primary camera with a Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 32MP front camera, an 8MP telephoto camera fitted with a SuperZoom Lens and a Huawei ToF Camera. The all-new sensor, lens arrangement, image signal processor (ISP) and neural processing unit (NPU).
The P30 on the other hand, is equipped with a Leica Triple Camera consisting of a 40MP Huawei SuperSpectrum sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera. The new sensors, lens setup, image signal processor (ISP), NPU and custom image processing algorithms work together to enable professional camera features.
The Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro use a large 1/1.7-inch RYYB sensor for their primary camera. This sensor is different from other CFAs, as it replaces green pixels in the RGGB Bayer array with yellow pixels, which means both green and red light can move past the filter and reach the sensor. This improves the amount of light reaching the sensor by up to 40 percent, yielding higher photosensitivity and more intensity of colour.
The Huawei P30 has an aperture of f/1.8 with a maximum ISO of 204,800. The main camera on the Huawei P30 Pro features an even wider aperture of f/1.6 with OIS support and a maximum ISO of 409,600, achieving greater light sensitivity, better low noise capture and improved colour reproduction, even in low light conditions.
The designs and colours of the Huawei P30 series are based on the concept of nature-inspired gradient colours. In the small-notch Huawei P30 Pro, two panes of double-curved glass form an invisible barrier that extends to the mid-frame, creating a slim look with a comfortable grip. The 6.47-inch Huawei P30 Pro and 6.1-inch Huawei P30 come in Breathing Crystal, Aurora and Black. The Huawei P30 Pro is also security savvy, with its In-Screen Fingerprint sensor that provides a larger fingerprint recognition area, which speeds up the unlocking process.
Along with the Huawei P30 series, Huawei also introduced a new tablet, a notebook, and two new smartwatches at the launch.
Huawei MateBook 13 – This revolutionary 13-inch notebook has a 3:2 FullView display with 10-point multi-touch option and a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent. It features Huawei Share 3.0, which enables easy smartphone-to-PC cross-platform smart interconnectivity. Other elements designed with young consumers in mind include the Finger Gestures Screenshot, Fingerprint Button 2.0 and Dolby Atmos.
Huawei Watch GT Active and the Huawei Watch GT Elegant – These smartwatches have an ultra-long battery life (two weeks for the Active and one week for the Elegant) and use an innovative dual-chipset and smart power-saving architecture that enables them to switch between performance and efficiency modes The Huawei Watch GT can be used for continuous 24-hour heart rate monitoring and supports a range of indoor and outdoor fitness activities, including triathlon mode. They also scientifically monitor a user’s sleep quality and identify typical sleep issues.
Huawei M5 lite – This 10.1-inch 1080P Full HD Display tablet has powerful quad speakers with an audio system tuned by Harman Kardon to deliver professional theatre quality sound and immersive entertainment. It comes with the M-Pen lite stylus, which has 2,048 layers of pressure sensitivity, so users can jot down notes or mark up an email easily and accurately. Its Children’s Corner feature includes parental control and five enhanced eye-comfort modes to protect your child’s eyesight, such as smart reminders when the M5 lite is less than 25cm from your child’s face.
Availability and pricing of the Huawei P30 series
The new Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro are available now at MTN, Vodacom, Telkom and Cell C stores. You can also purchase these phones and other Huawei products at Huawei South Africa’s new online store. Go to https://huaweistore.co.za for more information.
Huawei P30 Pro- R18 999
Huawei P30-R13 999
Huawei P30 Lite-R5 999