When talking about HUAWEI devices, the first thought that usually comes to mind is the photography prowess of their mobile phones. While other brands are duking it out for the coveted trophy of lowest price, largest screen and largest battery, HUAWEI’s P series is not about that. Instead, the P series is usually reserved for the best-in-class mobile phone photography. Ever since the launch of last year’s P20, fans all around the world are expecting for the brand to step up their game and wow their jaws off.
At today’s event, HUAWEI unveiled the P30 and P30 Pro, along with the new MateBook 13. Starting off with the HUAWEI P30, the P30 comes with a 6.1-inch FullHD+ OLED Dewdrop Display. The display does come with a dewdrop-like notch in the middle of the screen, hence the name. The phone is powered with a Kirin 980 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. HUAWEI representatives mentioned that this will be the only configuration of the P30 coming to Malaysia. You can also spot a 3,650mAh battery on the device to keep it powered throughout the day. The phone also supports dual-SIM or a single SIM with HUAWEI’s NM Card. Camera wise, the phone packs a 32-megapixel front camera with a triple-rear camera setup of a 40-megapixel(Wide-Angle Lens) + 16-megapixel (Ultra-Wide Angle Lens) and an 8-megapixel (Telephoto Lens).
Secondly, we have the P30 Pro. There a few differences between the P30 and the P30 Pro. One of most notable difference is with its screen size. The P30 Pro is equipped with a larger 6.47-inch Full HD+ Curve OLED Dewdrop Display. The phone does have the same processor as the P30 – the Kirin 980. For Malaysia, the P30 Pro comes in two specs of 8GB RAM + 256GB of internal storage or 8GB of RAM with 512GB of internal storage. For the battery, the P30 Pro does come with a larger battery of 4,200 mAh. Unlike the triple-rear camera setup of the P30, the Pro version comes with a quad camera setup. You have a 40-megapixel (Wide-Angle Lens), a 20-megapixel (Ultra-Wide Angle Lens), an 8-megapixel (Telephoto Lens) and a HUAWEI Time-of-Flight Camera. According to HUAWEI, the TOF camera is used to determine depth information. The P30 Pro also has the 32-megapixel front camera for all your selfie needs.
The P30 is IP53 rated and the P30 Pro is IP68 rated. Another notable difference between the two is the presence of a headphone jack. The P30 is packaged with one, while the P30 Pro has it omitted. Both devices are also equipped with the cutting-edge SuperZoom feature that allows you to zoom up to 50x. You will definitely need to have a steady hand to take pictures with that amount of zoom, but HUAWEI does have OIS and AIS to assist with that.
The aforementioned MateBook 13 was also shown off, coming with a 13-inch display and running on 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U or 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U processor. The laptop is also equipped with 8GB of RAM, a choice of 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. You can also choose between Intel UHD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 for your graphics options. If you are using a HUAWEI device, you can utilise the new HUAWEI OneHop feature that allows you to transfer documents, images and so on by just tapping your phone to the bottom of the laptop. You can transfer data from the phone to the laptop or vice versa.
The official pricing for the devices was also announced, along with the price for the HUAWEI WATCH GT 46mm Edition and the new HUAWEI WATCH GT 42mm Edition. The HUAWEI P30 is priced at RM2,699 (8GB RAM + 128GB Storage). While the P30 Pro comes with two configurations of RM3,799 (8GB RAM + 256GB Storage) and RM4,399 (8GB RAM + 512GB Storage). Early bird buyers can even nab themselves a free HUAWEI 1TB Back-Up device that is worth RM599. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 is priced at RM3,999 and RM4,399 for the i5 and i7 version respectively. Last but not least, the HUAWEI WATCH GT (46mm) is priced at just RM899 and the new HUAWEI WATCH GT (42mm) is priced lower at RM799.