Huawei is gearing up for the launch of its newest flagship smartphones the P30 and P30 Pro. Both models feature Leica cameras that pair a 40-megapixel sensor with a sophisticated optical zoom that together are said to deliver an unparalleled photographic experience. We headed to the outback and put the Huawei P30 camera to the test at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and came away pleasantly surprised with the results.
The results in the photos you see below are thanks to Huawei’s partnership with renowned German camera house Leica, who have developed a camera that will take a near-perfect shot in pitch-black. This is touted as the phone’s best feature, and a breakthrough piece of technology in an increasingly competitive market.
And what a camera it is. The Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with the new Leica Quad Camera System while there’s a new Leica Triple Camera on the Huawei P30. Selfies are improved on both smartphones thanks to a 32MP front camera. The SuperZoom Lens on the P30 Pro supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom. Other camera features include AI image stabilisation, precise depth of field, enhanced colours and Super Portrait that can capture even the smallest details, such as individual strands of hair.
Video bloggers and amateur filmmakers will appreciate that the SuperSpectrum Sensor enables spectacular lowlight video capture, so night scenes appear bright and highly detailed. Huawei Dual-View Video can capture two perspectives of the same scene at the same time by using the multiple cameras simultaneously.
The 6.47-inch P30 Pro and 6.1-inch P30 both offer an OLED Dewdrop Display with a small notch. The near bezel-less front houses an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The P30 Pro also features Huawei Acoustic Display Technology to deliver high-quality audio through the display.
A 7nm Kirin 980 processor powers the P30 Series, said to deliver ultimate performance, top-class efficiency and faster image recognition through its Dual-NPU AI processing power. Huawei P30 Pro brings 8GB RAM and 256GB storage to the table, while the P30 has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The best in class 4200mAh battery can super charge a device from zero to 70 percent in 30 minutes. To improve thermal performance and reliability, the P30 Pro also features SuperCool technology to keep the phone cool even during heavy use.
The Huawei P30 Pro is priced at AUD$1,599 AUD, while the P30 is AUD$1,099. Both smartphones launch in Australia on April 16 and will be available in Breathing Crystal and Aurora colours inspired by the ethereal beauty of the salt flats.
Users who pre-order the Huawei P30 or P30 Pro will receive a bonus Sonos One smart speaker, available in black and white, valued at AUD$299 RRP.