The day after Apple’s keynote event, Huawei had their very own launch event in Paris - contrasting Apple’s heavy emphasis on software and subscription services with almost entirely hardware, the highlight being the P30 series.
There are some specifications and features that separate the Pro from the non-Pro. However, both the P30 and P30 Pro will be coming with the same colour options of Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, and Breathing Crystal. They also share the same 40-megapixel front camera and the Kirin 980 processor.
That’s where the similarities end for the two phones - so the Huawei P30 Pro comes with a 6.47-inch FHD+ Curved OLED Display with a Dewdrop notch, whereas the P30 has a smaller 6.1-inch FHD+ flat OLED Display also with a Dewdrop notch.
The rear cameras are somewhat different for the phone as well - the P30 Pro has a 40-megapixel wide f1.6 + 20-megapixel Ultra Wide f2.2 + 8-megapixel Telephoto f3.4 + ToF quad camera setup. The P30 has the 40-megapixel wide f1.8 + 16-megapixel Ultra Wide f2.2 + 8-megapixel f2.4 triple camera. So, as you can see, there are some slight differences between the comparable cameras, plus the absence of the ToF camera in the latter device.
The P30 Pro had a 5x optical zoom with its periscope camera, 10x hybrid zoom, and an immersive 50x digital zoom. The P30 lacks the periscope camera and just has a standard 3x zoom. The phones also have Huawei’s RYYB SuperSpectrum Sensor deviates from the traditional RGGB Bayer filter by replacing green pixels with yellow pixels, yielding a high maximum ISO rating of 409,600 on the HUAWEI P30 Pro and 204,800 on the HUAWEI P30.
The batteries are different as well, and naturally, the bigger P30 Pro has the bigger 4,200mAh battery that supports Huawei’s 40W Fast Charging and 15W wireless Quick Charge for wireless chargers and Reverse Charging. The regular P30, on the other hand, is equipped with a 3,650mAh battery which also supports Fast Charging, but lacks the ability to charge wirelessly.
As for the pricing, we only have the European prices for now - the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM P30 will be EUR799 (approx. MYR3,683); the P30 Pro has three variants and will be priced: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – EUR999 (approx. MYR4,604), 8GB RAM + 256GB storage – EUR1,099 (approx. MYR5,065), and finally 8GB RAM + 512GB storage – EUR1,249 (approx. MYR5,757).
The P30 series will be launching in Malaysia on April 2nd and possibly will be available on April 6th if we’re basing it off Maxis’ post on Facebook. So stay tuned to Stuff Asia for updates on the availability and pricing of the P30 series.