Over the years, smartphone photography has come a long way. From clicking pixelated pictures that can take long processing times to today’s filters and effects. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that photography has become a key element in the modern smartphone.
Keeping this as a primary focus, Huawei recently unveiled the latest members of the HUAWEI P series, a lineup known for its emphasis on photography called the HUAWEI P30, with the HUAWEI P30 Pro leading the trio of smartphones boasting a super-powered camera setup and hardware that boosts performance to the next level.
Not one, or two, or three, but four cameras!
Huawei did not shy away from incorporating more than one camera into the HUAWEI P30 Pro. The all-new Leica quad camera setup features a 40MP primary camera with the new HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera with SuperZoom and HUAWEI’s ToF Camera. Upfront the HUAWEI P30 Pro rocks a 32MP camera, all packed into the HUAWEI P30 Pro’s sleek body.
One of the key innovations seen on the HUAWEI P30 Pro is the new HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, built into the 40MP main camera. This new sensor supports one of the highest ISO ratings seen on smartphones at 409,600 resulting in stunning photos even in difficult conditions.
Thanks to the combined powers of the phone’s f/1.6 aperture, 1/1.7 inch RYYB CFA on the main camera which adopts Red, Yellow and Blue pixels letting in red and green light to the sensor. This results in up to 40 percent more light entering the sensor, thus creating brighter photos and videos with higher photosensitivity, even in conditions with no light.
The camera setup also includes the HUAWEI SuperZoom, a periscope styled lens cleverly designed to fit in the sleek and elegant body of the HUAWEI P30 Pro. This state-of-the-art design uses a prism element that bends light at a 90-degree angle, allowing for 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and an impressive 50x digital zoom.
This is complemented by Huawei’s Optical Image Stabilization and on board AI Image Stabilization, minimizing camera shakes at high zooms. Thanks to this stabilization, images and videos taken even at extreme zooms will not be blurry or pixelated, making nothing is too far for the HUAWEI P30 Pro, even the moon.
The HUAWEI ToF Camera, an exclusive to the HUAWEI P30 Pro is also a key part of the new camera module. With its rich bokeh and sophisticated depth information-capturing capabilities, the ToF camera supports multi-level, depth of field effects and portrait segmentations capable of identifying even the smallest details, delivering one of the best portrait shots on a smartphone.
The HUAWEI P30 Pro houses a 32MP front camera, which is paired with deep-learning algorithm-assisted facial recognition and image segmentation support. By having these technologies work in tandem, photos come out crisp and more natural, even in tough-to-shoot conditions.
In addition to the high-end camera hardware, the HUAWEI P30 Pro also features powerful image stabilization technologies that brings together Optical Image Stabilization and HUAWEI AI Image Stabilization (AIS). This delivers the best stabilization offered by Huawei, be it a long exposure shot, snapshot, low light shot or even a video.
Twice the fun with HUAWEI Dual-View Video
On the HUAWEI P30 Pro, users can enjoy a brand new way of shooting videos with the HUAWEI Dual-View Video1. By using multiple cameras, users can now capture a close-up and wide angle video at the same time, on one screen. While shooting on this mode, the display will be split into two screens, both of which can have their magnification adjusted.
Not only does this mode spark creative ideas to shoot videos, but also helps while capturing sporting matches and concerts, where the user can have the wide-angle screen focused on the match or stage, and the close-up screen focused on the player or performer.
 Feature will be enabled via HOTA update at a later date.
The HUAWEI P30 Pro is powered by a large 4,200 mAh battery that is capable of providing users with almost an entire day of extensive use. Complemented by the 40W Huawei SuperCharge, users can charge up approximately 70 percent in just 30 minutes.
Additionally, the HUAWEI P30 Pro also supports 15W Wireless Charging and houses a unique Wireless Reverse Charge feature. Thanks to this, users can place their friend’s phones or other devices, even from other brands, including earphones and wearables on the phone to instantly start charging it, provided it supports the Qi Wireless Charging Standard.
At the heart of the HUAWEI P30 Pro lies the Kirin 980, HUAWEI’s flagship processor and its most powerful smartphone chipset yet. The Kirin 980 is capable of enhancing performance and efficiency it’s new and improved hardware focused on performance and efficiency.
Along with improving performance and efficiency, the Kirin 980 can also adapt to AI scenes such as face and object recognition, object detection, image segmentation and intelligent translations. This allows users to take perfect shots, even of moving subjects with clear focus.
The chipset also uses Mali-G76 as its GPU, which works with the new GPU Turbo 3.0 to maximize gaming performance. The new graphics solution greatly improves the efficiency of games, enhancing gaming graphics and removing lag ensuring smoother gameplay.
The HUAWEI P30 Pro comes with 8GB of RAM, ensuring faster processing and shorter load times. In terms of storage, users can opt between 256GB or 512GB options, perfect for saving all those precious memories.
No compromise on looks
As powerful as this hardware can be, Huawei ensures that there was no compromise on design, with its engineers fitting everything into a sleek, stylish body. Boasting a new design with the concept of “The Aesthetics Design”, the HUAWEI P30 Pro come packaged in an IP68 rated body that keeps it safe from dust or water while showcasing the beauty of salt flats.
Meanwhile, up front the HUAWEI P30 Pro features an all-new 6.47 inch FullView display with a curved OLED screen, which bends into the edges of the screen for a borderless viewing experience. The screen supports a resolution up to 2340×1080, filling out the entire display with sharp details and bright colors. The display also houses the In-Screen Fingerprint sensor that allows users to unlock their phone by just placing their finger on the screen.
The HUAWEI P30 Pro is now available at all major retail outlets and HUAWEI stores.
This article was published in partnership with HUAWEI.