When we just started what is the third month of the year, we already know some of the highlights for this year’s high-end smartphones. Have been at the moment a HONOR, two LG, three Xiaomi and four Samsung, and it seems that those who are going to maintain tradition in terms of their front-line phones, according to what we think we know about the Huawei P30 Lite, P30 and P30 Pro before that they are presented.
An event for which we have been quoted on March 26 , arriving almost a month after the MWC 2019 . As usual, networks have been filled with leaks and rumors, and even Huawei CEO himself dropped some clue as a “mistake” (very, very quoted).
Greater diagonals, smaller frames
Last year we had diagonals of 5.84, 5.8 and 6.1 inches for the Huawei P20 Lite , Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro . It is not exactly small screens, but seeing that the high range seems to be settling at 6.2-6.4 inches it seems that theirs is growing, and for the Huawei P30 Lite there is talk of a 6-inch screen, 6.1 inches for the P30 and 6.5 inches for the P30 Pro , IPS for the first and OLED for the latter.
But according to the images purportedly filtered there will be some changes in terms of the frames and the front, but nothing of the hole as in the Huawei Nova 4 . Apparently the notch is reduced, taking the form we saw already in the Mate in the form of “U”, and the lower frame is reduced thanks to the elimination of the capacitive fingerprint reader to take it to the screen in the upper two, as the of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro , remaining in the back in the case of the P30 Lite.
5G and up to 12 GB of RAM
The previous years the makers of new processor in the high-end Huawei have been the Mate, since the SoC has been presented at the IFA in Berlin that is held every year in September. But for this year a change in the agenda of the Chinese manufacturer has sounded strong, so that it is the Huawei P30 Pro that integrates and releases the supposed Kirin 990 , according to sources close to Huawei and related to the TSMC assembly line.
The reason? How not, the 5G. The Kirin 990 would maintain the 7 nanometers of the current Kirin 980 as well as the dual NPU, but it would integrate the 5G Balong 5000 modem , so the P30 Pro (perhaps the standard P30 as well) would be compatible with the 5G.
The supposed Huawei P30 Lite. Image: Gizmochina .
As for RAM, it is expected that the P30 will arrive with 8 GB and that P30 Pro will reach 12 GB , that peak that Samsung, OnePlus and Xiaomi have already played. All this would go hand in hand with Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1, and accompanied by support for fast charging of 40 watts for the Huawei P30 Pro, although nothing in particular has been leaked about the capacity of the battery.
Goodbye, double camera
Last year the Huawei P20 Pro pushed the inclusion of more than two cameras in the back, something we saw also in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and we got to see in the mid-range with the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) . And just Samsung has come to place four rear cameras on the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2019) and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G , the same that according to rumors also include the Huawei P30 Pro.
Thus, leaks suggest that the largest of the P30 will have four rear chambers maintaining the vertical layout that we saw in its predecessor. Although according to the images that came from Weibo what we saw is that the flash was in the main module, being below what looks like a Time of Flight 3D sensor , like the S10 5G and the HONOR View20 .
This fits with what Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei himself , published in his Weibo account : an image of a full Moon with a watermark that does not match that of any existing Huawei mobile. A mark in which very, very casually some parts were crossed out so that the expression “Leica Quad Camera” could be guessed, where in previous occasions we have seen “Leica Triple Camera”, with what in its way confirmed us the fourth camera of the minus one of the flagships.
Thus, according to what has been seen the Huawei P30 Pro would have sensors of 40, 20 and 8 megapixels with a wide angle, an optical zoom of 10 increases (we do not know if real or like that of OPPO ) and a TOF 3D for depth reading. The opening of his lenses would be between f / 1.6 and f / 3.4.
In the case of the Huawei P30 would be three rear cameras , with a sensor with normal angle, a wide angle and a telephoto lens whose focal apertures would be between f / 1.8 and f / 2.4. For the images that WinFuture leaked, the laser focus could be guessed, as well as an LED flash (and of course the Leica signature).
And the small of the three apparently also comes the turn of the triple camera , moving from the double lens with 16 and 2 megapixel sensors to a triple camera configuration with 20 megapixel sensors in the case of the main, 16 megapixels for the secondary and 2 megapixels for depth measurement.