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HUAWEI P30 Pro launched in India, costs less than Galaxy S10 Plus

The HUAWEI P30 Pro is now officially available in India: find out all you need to know about it here.

Published onApril 9, 2019

HUAWEI P30 Pro back standing up (37 of 60)

The HUAWEI P30 Pro is making waves for the incredible camera hardware it packs and the versatility on offer. Now, barely two weeks after the global launch, the HUAWEI P30 Pro is already making its way to India.

The HUAWEI P30 Pro has a laser-sharp focus on imaging and includes three cameras as well as a Time-of-Flight sensor for better depth information. The three cameras can switch all the way from an ultra-wide 20-megapixel camera all the way to an 8-megapixel sensor that is paired with 5X optical zoom.  The optical zoom is a definite highlight of the device as it uses a periscope mechanism to enable you to zoom without any moving components. You can use the 10x hybrid lossless zoom option should you want to get in even closer to your subject with negligible quality loss.

The primary camera has also seen changes and additions in comparison to last year’s Mate 20 Pro. While the 40MP sensor continues to use pixel-binning to reduce noise, the biggest change has been the shift to an RYYB sensor. In sharp contrast to the standard RGB sensor found in most cameras, this super-spectrum sensor can capture a lot more light, data in challenging lighting conditions. Read more about it in our HUAWEI P30 Pro camera review.

HUAWEI P30 Pro screen in hand (15 of 60)

Of course, a phone is much more than a camera. Powering the HUAWEI P30 Pro is a Kirin 980 chipset, the same that we saw on last year’s Mate 20 Pro. This is paired with eight-gigabytes of RAM. Meanwhile, storage starts at 128GB and goes up to 512GB. India will get only the 256GB storage variant. While it is possible to expand storage further on the P30 Pro, the phone uses the proprietary nano-memory card format which is not available in India, yet.

Other specs include a large 6.47-inch Full HD+ curved OLED display and powering the phone is a 4,200mAh battery that can be charged at 40W. The phone is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance, too.

6.47-inch, dual-curved, FHD+ (2340x1080), OLED display
HiSilicon Kirin 980
128GB / 512GB
Nano Memory Card expansion
4,200mAh, USB-C,
40W Supercharge
15W Wireless charge
Reverse wireless charging

27mm 40MP sensor, ƒ/1.6 aperture
16mm 20MP Ultrawide sensor, ƒ/2.2 aperture
125mm 8MP 5x optical periscope prism, ƒ/3.4 aperture
HUAWEI TOF (time-of-flight) camera
RYB sensor

32MP sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture
IP Rating

Headphone jack
In-display fingerprint sensor
EMUI 9.1, based on Android 9 Pie
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA Audio
Dimensions and weight
158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Aurora, Black

The HUAWEI P30 Pro will be available in India starting April 15 for Amazon Prime customers and April 16 for everyone else. It will cost 71,990 rupees (~$1035). Unfortunately, it looks like India won’t be getting all variants of the phone — HUAWEI is launching only the 256GB variant of the P30 Pro and that too only in the Breathing Crystal and Aurora colors.

The phone undercuts the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in India by 2,000 rupees (~$30) while also sporting double the amount of storage. Additionally, you’ll be able to snag a HUAWEI Watch GT for just 2,000 rupees (~$30) if you pre-order the phone.

What do you think? Is the HUAWEI P30 Pro the phone to get in the premium Android flagship segment? Let us know in the comments section.

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