Huawei debuts P30 series smartphones, shoots for the moon

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Huawei's self-developed artificial intelligence (AI) systems are also likely to be a central part of the new devices. The company has also added a couple more options to its Watch GT family of smartwatches - the Active and Elegant editions. Packing dual-SIM and dual VoLTE connectivity, both P30 and P30 Pro sport nearly bezel-less front with dewdrop notches.

Stepping up the smartphone camera wars another notch, the latest flagship smartphone from the Chinese firm at the centre of a political storm looks to raise the bar not only for camera quality but also flexibility.

Huawei, which also makes telecoms network equipment, has been under much global scrutiny following USA allegations that the Chinese giant's products could be used by Beijing for spying. Moreover, they'll support Huawei's fast-charging technology and 5-minute is enough for 4 hours of playback.

There's definitely a lot more to come about the P30 Pro's cameras and we will bring you our first impressions as soon as possible.

The final, time of flight (TOF) lens sits next to the flash and is used in computation photography to determine depth of field in real time.

On the back, the differences are hardly visible to the layman, but if you place the P30 next to the P30 Pro, there are small differences due to the different camera setup. This allows the P30 Pro to achieve a 10X Hybrid lossless zoom and a massive 50X max zoom. There is also dual OIS (optical image stabilisation).

The phone is available in four color gradients: Amber Sunrise (red to orange), Aurora (blue to black), Breathing Crystal (amethyst to blue), and Pearl White (basically opalescent).

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In the 6.1 inch Huawei P30 there is of course less room for a battery with the capacity of a Huawei Mate 20 Pro or P30 Pro.

On the videography front, the Huawei P30 phones come with a Dual-View Video mode that is created to record wide-angle and closeup view simultaneously.

Huawei has boasted about the new technologies it has squeezed into the phone's camera array.

In our brief face-on time with the glasses, we found them to be lightweight - probably just slightly heavier than your usual eyewear - and a little big for this woman's fairly average-size face and head. At least Huawei managed to include wireless charging with 15 watts on the P30. Its main sensor is still a 40MP RYYB sensor but now it is paired to an f/1.8 aperture lens instead. Here there is a standard 40MP sensor and lens, a super-wide angle lens and a 5x optical zoom lens.

Huawei may use their event to confirm a release date for their Mate X foldable device, which is set to cost around £2,000.

Thirdly, the P30 Pro has changed the sensor structure.