How the Huawei P30 got me excited for phone photography again
15 April, 2019, 12:01
Huawei's share of the South African smartphone market has grown considerably over the past two years thanks in large part to the popularity of its P Series devices.
In 2018, Huawei's consumer business revenue was 348.9 billion yuan, a growth of 45.1 percent year on year.
Speaking at the launch event on Wednesday, Steven Li, vice-president of Huawei Kenya, said the Huawei P30 series represents a fundamental breakthrough in digital camera technology. "With the launch of Huawei P30 Series in India, we are rewriting the rules and reshaping everyone's perception of mobile photography". The Huawei P30 is selling for AED 2,599 and is also equipped with 128GB storage. The P30 & P30 PRO are available in a range of fascinating colors of Breathing Crystal, Aurora and Black, for the price of QAR3,399 for P30 PRO, and QAR2,499 for P30.
The big highlight of this phone, as in the case of the P20 Pro, is its camera setup. In a one-day photography challenge Mr. Khalifa Al Obaidly used his P30 PRO to capture Doha on a Friday photo walk. Somehow Huawei has crammed a 40MP primary (with the aforementioned SuperSpectrum Sensor), a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto cam fitted with a SuperZoom Lens and a Huawei Time-Of-Flight (ToF) Camera. All three variants of HUAWEI P30 Series sport a 32MP front camera which can produce expert selfies that will glow with stunning detail, even in overexposed backlight or during the night.
My main problem with taking phone pictures is that I don't have a particularly artistic mind, and so I was sure my photography would be awful, but with the Huawei P30 it was nearly impossible to take a bad picture. The RYYB HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor deviates from the traditional RGGB Bayer filter by replacing green pixels with yellow pixels, yielding a high maximum ISO rating of 409600 on the HUAWEI P30 Pro and 204800 on the HUAWEI P30. The phone also supports dual-view video mode, in which the phone uses both the SupreSpectrum sensor and the SuperZoom lens simultaneously to record dual perspectives.
At the core of this phone is a powerhouse of a processor-Kirin 980 chipset. The P30 Pro? That's got the sort of battery life you've always wanted, courtesy of a 4,200mAh battery.
The Huawei P30 Pro and the Huawei P30 are hitting store shelves today and to welcome these phones to the market, Samsung has reduced the pricing its Galaxy S10 series.