Huawei P30-series launch in Paris

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Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P30 Lite set to launch today: How to watch livestream, expected price, specs and more

According to Huawei, the P30 will carry a starting price tag of Euro 799 (roughly Rs. 62,200), whereas the P30 Pro will retail starting Euro 999 (roughly Rs. 77,800) for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model. "The P30 Pro features a 6.47" Full HD+ OLED display, Kirin 980 processor, up to 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, IP68 rating, NFC, 4200mAh battery, and Android Pie. We got the opportunity to have a look at the Aurora and Breathing Crystal colourways, but there will also be "Amber Sunrise", and for those who prefer things a little more understated - standard black. Instead of a quad-camera array, the P30 loses the ToF camera, and settles for a triple camera setup instead. The next best items on the list are the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Huawei's Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro.

In terms of screens, the P30 gets the same OLED tech as the Pro, mainly because they now both have in-screen fingerprint sensors. If you use it without exercise tracking "in a more traditional watch scenario", the company says you should expect 30 days of battery life. Inside, the device also packs the Kirin 980 processor and 8GB of RAM, but storage now tops out at 256GB. And that's only reinforced further if early impressions of the Huawei P30 Pro are anything to go by.

The display size isn't the only element of the display that is different between the Huawei P30 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro.

Huawei also hopes you'll invest in its wireless headphones.

Of course, while the P30 series are being sold as camera phones, the majority of their use should be for watching videos and listening to music on the daily commute. Heck, the multi-camera revolution has also yielded better zoom and depth-of-field effects hitherto unknown to smartphone photography. The primary camera is a 40MP SuperSpectrum design with an f/1.6 lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). There are three main cameras on the device's rear, headlined by an all-new Super Spectrum 40-megapixel sensor with an f/1.6 aperture and 26mm focal length. The camera setup enables 5x optical, 10x hybrid, and 50x digital zoom. The P30 Pro features four cameras with Leica branding. There is also a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary camera with an f/2.2 (17mm) lens and an 8-megapixel sensor along with a telephoto lens (80mm) featuring an f/2.4 aperture.

Coming to the video capabilities, well, Huawei boasts that the P30 series can capture a stunning night-time video - giving new meaning to your candlelight dinners or bonfires, thanks to the new SuperSpectrum sensor. In the zoom category, the P30 Pro has an nearly ridiculous advantage over other smartphones. The phones also have AI HDR+ to optimise overexposed and backlit selfies.

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