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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro specs: It's all about that camera

The Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro specs feature top-of-the-line everything, but the camera is the selling point.
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March 26, 2019

Today in Paris, Huawei launched two new flagship devices: the Huawei P30 and the Huawei P30 Pro. Like the previous line of Huawei P20 devices, the camera is the main selling point of the smartphones, promising better photographs from even novice photographers.

As with the P20 and P20 Pro, the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro specs are formidable. Continue on to check them out!

Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro specs

Let’s get right to it: below you’ll find the full list of Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro specs.

Huawei P30Huawei P30 Pro
Display
Huawei P30
6.1-inch flat OLED display
19.5:9 ratio
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
Huawei P30 Pro
6.47-inch dual-curved OLED display
19.5:9 ratio
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
Processor
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980
Huawei P30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM
Huawei P30
6GB
Huawei P30 Pro
8GB
Storage
Huawei P30
128GB
Nano Memory Card expansion
Huawei P30 Pro
128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Nano Memory Card expansion
File system
Huawei P30
Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS)
Huawei P30 Pro
Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS)
Battery
Huawei P30
3,650mAh
25W Supercharge
No wireless charging
Huawei P30 Pro
4,200mAh
40W Supercharge
15W Wireless Charge
Reverse wireless charging
Cameras
Huawei P30
Rear:
27mm 40MP sensor, ƒ/1.6 aperture
16mm 16MP Ultrawide sensor, ƒ/2.2 aperture
8MP 3x telephoto sensor, ƒ/2.4 aperture
RYB sensor

Front:
32MP sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture
Huawei P30 Pro
Rear:
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

Front:
32MP sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture
IP Rating
Huawei P30
IP53
Huawei P30 Pro
IP68
Headphone jack
Huawei P30
Yes
Huawei P30 Pro
No
Security
Huawei P30
In-display fingerprint sensor
Huawei P30 Pro
In-display fingerprint sensor
Software
Huawei P30
EMUI 9.1, based on Android 9 Pie
Huawei P30 Pro
EMUI 9.1, based on Android 9 Pie
Connectivity
Huawei P30
2x2 MIMO (Cat.16 up to 1Gbps)
Huawei P30 Pro
4x4 MIMO (Cat.21 up to 1.4Gbps)
Dimensions and weight
Huawei P30
149.1 x 71.4 x 7.6 mm
165g
Huawei P30 Pro
158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
192g
Colors
Huawei P30
Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Pearl White, Aurora, Black
Huawei P30 Pro
Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Pearl White, Aurora, Black

The P30 Pro packs a mighty wallop in the camera department with a quadruple-lens setup on the back. The vanilla Huawei P30, on the other hand, has a triple-lens setup that is very reminiscent of the P20 Pro from last year.

However, the rear cameras on both phones are notably different than the one on the P20 series because they have RYB sensors instead of the traditional RGB sensors. With the greens now yellows, Huawei promises better night photography and brighter, more striking shots overall.

Huawei P30 Pro back standing up (37 of 60)
Huawei P30 Pro

The P30 Pro also features a periscope lens which allows the camera to zoom in up to 5x using only optical means. This results in a decent amount of zoom with no loss of image quality. The camera also features a hybrid zoom which uses the optical lens combined with AI to create a stunning 10x zoom. There’s also a 50x digital zoom, which will get you very close to your far-away subject but at a loss of image quality.

As with the P20 Pro, the P30 Pro will likely be a photographer's dream device.

Outside of the cameras, both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro pack similar specs as the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. You get the Kirin 980 chipset with both handsets, as well as a display with a 2,340 x 1,080 resolution and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Huawei P30 Pro screen in hand (15 of 60)
Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P30 Pro packs more RAM than the vanilla P30 (8GB for the Pro, 6GB for the P30) and also has more storage options. Both allow for expandable storage using Huawei’s proprietary Nano Memory Card.

Other notable upgrades for the P30 Pro over the regular P30 are a higher battery capacity, wireless charging, a full IP68 rating, faster data speeds, and a larger display. Both devices do come with the latest EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie, though.

Huawei P30 in hand back (31 of 60)
Huawei P30

Finally, if a headphone jack is a deal-breaker for you, you’ll be stuck with the vanilla P30, as the Huawei P30 Pro does not have the much-loved port.

If you would like to buy one of the devices in the P30 lineup, check out our pricing hub article or click here to pre-order the P30 in the U.K. and click here to pre-order the P30 Pro in the same country.

What do you think about the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro specs? Will this be your next smartphone? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!