Huawei P30 Pro and P30 Lite Launched in India At a Starting Price of Rs.19990: Specifications, Features

Huawei P30 Pro

After the grand unveiling in Paris on March 26, Huawei’s brand new P30 Series devices were officially unveiled in India at a launch event held in Delhi earlier today. Huawei officially announced the launch of two devices in India today, the all-important Huawei P30 Pro and the Huawei P30 Lite. Note that the company did not internationally announce the P30 Lite during the launch event in Paris but came up with this mid-range device a few days later in Canada. Huawei also seems to have no intentions of launching the P30 in India at least for the time being. It remains to be seen whether the P30 Pro would eventually make it to India at a later date.

Anyway, let us now take a closer look at the specifications of both these new devices.

Huawei P30 Pro, P30 Lite: Price in India, Launch Offers

The Huawei P30 Pro price in India is INR 71,990 for the 256GB version. Users also stand a chance to get the Huawei Watch GT by paying an additional INR 2,000. The P30 Pro will be also available with a no-cost EMI plan and a 5 percent cash back offer. As for the P30 Lite, this phone will be offered in two versions, a base 4GB+64GB version for INR 19,990 and a pricier 6GB +128GB version for INR 22,990. Both the devices will be available on Amazon and Croma. As expected, the handsets also come with a Jio offer wherein users get INR 2200 worth of cashback and double data benefits on five recharges. The devices also come with Make My Trip and ZoomCar vouchers. The P30 Pro also comes with a six-month screen insurance offer that is valid from April 15th to September 21st, 2019. P30 Pro users also get priority treatment in the event of a service requirement with them being assigned a dedicated relationship manager and a free pickup and drop facility.

Amazon Prime users can buy the P30 Pro starting April 15 while other users will be able to start buying the handset starting April 16.  Offline sales on Croma will commence on April 19. Moving on to the P30 Lite, this device will go on sale for Prime users starting April 25 and for normal users starting April 26. Offline sales for the P30 Lite via Croma will only start in May 2019. 

Huawei P30 Pro Specifications, features

The Huawei P30 Pro is a flagship-grade device that gets a large 6.47-inch OLED display with support for DCI-P3 color space. The panel also gets a tiny notch at the front where the 32-megapixel front-facing camera is located. The panel boasts of a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The panel also supports HDR10 content. The P30 Pro is powered by the powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset that we first saw on the Mate 20 Pro released late last year. For graphics, the handset uses the Mali G-76 MP10 GPU. Internationally, the P30 Pro is offered in three versions, a base 128GB version, a mid-level 256GB variant, and a top of the line 512GB version. All these variants come with 8GB of RAM. The handset also gets a memory card slot – albeit this one happens to be a nano-memory card slot.

The camera setup on the P30 Pro includes four cameras. We start with the primary 40-megapixel camera with f/1.6 aperture and support for OIS and PDAF.  The second camera is a 20-megapixel, f/2.2 ultra-wide camera with support for PDAF. The third camera is an 8-megapixel f/3.4 telephoto lens in a periscopic arrangement. This camera also gets OIS for stable images and videos. The fourth camera on the P30 Pro is a ToF camera that is solely used to gather depth information. Huawei has increased the zooming capability of the P30 Pro compared to the Mate 20 Pro and you get the option to zoom up to 50X which was not possible on any smartphone until now. As for the video recording capability, the P30 Pro supports a wide range of resolutions ranging from ultra HD 4K videos to 1080p videos. The handset does not support 4K videos at 60 fps. The battery capacity on the P30 Pro stands at 4200 mAh which is right up there among the best in business. Where the phone surges ahead pf other flagships is with the 40-watt supercharge technology that can charge the phone from 0 to 70 percent in just 30 minutes.

Both the Huawei P30 Pro and the P30 Lite run EMUI 9.1 which is based on Android 9 Pie

Huawei P30 Lite Specifications, features

The second handset announced today was the Huawei P30 Lite. This handset is a direct descendant to last year’s P20 Lite and is a strictly mid-range device, unlike the P30 which is positioned just below the P30 Pro. The spec sheet on the P30 Lite includes a large 6.15-inch IPS LCS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2312 pixels. The handset also gets a small waterdrop notch at the top center of the panel. The phone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC that was announced last year as a replacement to the Kirin 659. This is a 12nm chip that also happens to house the Mali-G51 MP4 GPU for graphics. The phone gets 128GB of storage and has 6GB of RAM as well.

The camera setup on the P30 Lite includes a primary 24-megapixel, f/1.8 camera, a secondary 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a third 2-megapixel depth sensor.  The handset also gets a 3.5mm audio jack – something the P30 Pro lacks. Apart from these, the P30 Lite also gets a USB Type-C charger and a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The battery capacity on the P30 Lite stands at 3340 mAh and it supports 18W fast charging as well.

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