Leading Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is expected to launch two new flagship smartphones in the first half of 2019 – P30 and P30 Pro. Just a few days back, case renders from Olixar had suggested the P30 Pro would feature a quad-camera setup at the rear. An alleged render of the P30 Pro has now surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, showing off the quad rear cameras and a teardrop notch on the front. Trusted leakster Evan Blass, on the other hand, has shared some interesting new details regarding the camera hardware on the P30.
Purported Huawei P30 Pro Render Reveals Quad Rear Cameras, Teardrop Notch Display
The new leaked render clearly shows the Huawei P30 Pro featuring a total of four cameras on the back. While users will be able to capture photos with three sensors, the fourth module will be a 3D sensor. As you can see in the render below, the four rear-facing sensors are stacked vertically. If recent leaks are to be believed, the P30 Pro will utilize a more advanced 3D sensor than the ToF (time of flight) sensors that we have seen on a few smartphones in the recent past. Similar to smartphones equipped with a ToF sensor, the fourth sensor on the P30 Pro will be used for 3D face scanning and modeling. Apart from the new 3D sensor, the other major highlight of the P30 Pro will be 10x hybrid zoom with 5x optical zoom. In comparison, the current P20 Pro boasts 3x optical zoom with 5x hybrid zoom.
Apart from the impressive quad-camera setup at the rear, the P30 Pro will have a teardrop notch on the front. Thanks to the switch to a teardrop notch, we can expect the P30 and P30 Pro to have a higher screen-to-body ratio than the current P20 and Mate 20 series flagship smartphones.
Huawei P30 Camera Specifications Leaked
While the standard P30 will not come with a quad-camera setup on the back, it will still be extremely impressive in the camera department. According to leakster Evan Blass, the P30 will be an imaging powerhouse with triple rear cameras. Just like the current P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro smartphones, the main sensor on the P30 will be a 40MP unit. The smartphone will also have 5x lossless zoom, which is again identical to the P20 Pro (review) and Mate 20 Pro. For selfies, the P30 will reportedly feature a 24MP resolution camera on the front. If Blass’ info is accurate, the P30 will be a huge upgrade over the P20 in terms of camera performance. The Huawei P20 features a 12MP + 20MP dual-camera setup at the rear with 2x lossless zoom and optical image stabilization.
The Huawei P30 promises to be another imaging powerhouse, according to someone who's seen one: triple rear camera, with a maximum resolution of 40MP and 5x lossless zoom, plus a 24MP selfie cam. And this isn't even the Pro variant.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 21, 2018
Both the P30 and P30 Pro are expected to be powered by a 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor under the hood. We expect the Pro variant to come with at least 8GB of RAM. Now that smartphones with 10GB or more RAM have started appearing, we wouldn’t be surprised if the top-end P30 Pro variant comes with 12GB of RAM. In terms of software, the P30 and P30 Pro will likely ship with Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box. While no specific launch timeframe has been confirmed yet, it is rumored that Huawei may launch its next flagship smartphones at a dedicated event in March next year.