Huawei P30 Pro: Rumours | Pricing | Specifications

What to expect

Huawei is expected to keep pushing what's possible with smartphone cameras in the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro. Here's what we know so far.


Huawei P30 Pro at a glance
When will the Huawei P30 Pro come out? Launching 26 March, expected availability in April 2019
What's new about the Huawei P30 Pro? Teardrop display, 10x hybrid zoom, Kirin 980 processor
How much will the Huawei P30 Pro cost? Expected around $1,500

Huawei's next premium smartphone is shaping up to be an exceptional camera phone.

Huawei has two primary flagship phone lines, with the more productivity-centric Mate series typically launching later in the year. The first half of the year belongs to its style-centric P-series phones. In 2018, that saw the release of the Huawei P20 Pro, an exceptional camera phone that was really only bested by the release of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro later in the year.

That sets a very high bar for the Huawei P30 Pro to leap over.What we've seen, primarily via specification leaks suggests that the Huawei P30 Pro should be a serious flagship contender.

Design

  • 6.47 inch OLED
  • Teardrop display
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Range of colours, but will we see them all in Australia?

Camera

  • Triple rear Leica lenses
  • 10x optical zoom
  • Time of Flight sensor

Performance

  • Kirin 980 processor
  • Nano memory expansion rather than microSD

Battery life

  • 4200 mAh battery expected
  • Wireless and wired charging
  • Reverse wireless charging

Early outlook

  • Price and style will be key to the P30 Pro's success

Pricing and availability

  • The Huawei P30 Pro is expected to launch in March 2019
  • Expect pricing around the $1,000-$1,500 mark

Huawei confirmed that it would hold its own launch event outside of MWC 2019, where it showed off the Huawei Mate X for the Huawei P30 Pro on 26 March 2019 in Paris France. That's when we'll get our first official look at the Huawei P30 Pro, and it seems likely we won't wait too much longer after that to actually be able to buy one.

As to pricing, Huawei is in an interesting position with the Huawei P30 Pro. It gently bumped pricing upwards relative to its generally affordable pricing for the Huawei Mate 20. If the Huawei P30 Pro is a more premium offering than that generally excellent handset, we could see similar pricing in the $1,500 range, with a cheaper P30 model in the more affordable premium range. If Huawei wants to keep the Mate 20 Pro as the flagship, however, it may opt to make the more style-centric Huawei P30 Pro a more affordable option in its own right.

Huawei landed the Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro with Optus and Vodafone, and it seems likely that we may see the Huawei P30 or Huawei P30 Pro also arrive on contract terms through carriers, although we've heard nothing yet around specifics for that.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei's flagship camera phone

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro combines the power of Huawei's own Kirin 980 chip, an exceptional battery and a class-leading triple camera array.

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Huawei P30 Pro specifications

Product name
Huawei P30 Pro
Display size
6.47 inches
Resolution
2340 x 1080
PPI
398 ppi
Processor
Kirin 980
RAM
8GB
Storage
128GB/256GB/512GB
Operating system
Android 9
Front camera
23MP
Rear camera
40MP f/1.6 primary/20MP f/2.2 wide/8MP f/3.4 zoom
Battery
4200mAh
Dimensions
TBC
Weight
TBC
Price
TBC, expected around $1,000-$1,500
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Updated March 23rd, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
6.39
inches

3120 x 1440px

40MP + 20MP + 8MP

128GB

4,200
mAh
6.53
inches

2244 x 1080px

12MP + 16MP + 8MP

128GB

4,000
mAh
6.1
inches

2240 x 1080px

40MP + 20MP + 8MP

128GB

4,000
mAh
Huawei Mate X
Huawei Mate X
8
inches

2480 x 2200px

40MP + 16MP + 8MP

512GB

4,500
mAh
5.9
inches

2560 x 1440px

12MP + 20MP

64GB

4,000
mAh
Huawei Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X
7.2
inches

2244 x 1080px

40MP + 20MP + 8MP

128GB

5,000
mAh
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
6.3
inches

2340 x 1080px

20MP + 2MP

64GB

3,750
mAh
5.9
inches

2160 x 1080px

16MP + 2MP

64GB

3,340
mAh
6
inches

2160 x 1080px

12MP + 12MP

128GB

4,000
mAh
5.1
inches

1920 x 1080px

12MP + 20MP

64GB

3,200
mAh
5.9
inches

1920 x 1080px

12MP + 20MP

64GB

4,000
mAh
6.3
inches

2340 x 1080px

16MP + 2MP

128GB

3,340
mAh
Huawei Y6 2018
Huawei Y6 2018
5.7
inches

1440x720px

13MP

16GB

3,000
mAh
5.8
inches

2280 x 1080px

16MP + 2MP

64GB

3,000
mAh

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