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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro promise a photography revolution

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Huawei has unveiled the company's latest smartphones in the latest step on its quest for world domination.

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro were revealed at an event in Paris today, marking a major leap forward for the Chinese mobile giant.

Taking its usual step of launching multiple devices at the same event, the P30 and P30 Pro focus heavily on photography, introducing "the ultimate evolution" in mobile photography with their 40MP Leica triple-lens camera set-up.

The P30 Pro is the more powerful of the two, sporting a 6.47in FHD+ curved OLED display and 4200mAh battery which can be topped up to 70 percent full in just 30 minutes using Huawei’s SuperCharge technology, but weighs just 192g.

Inside is Huawei's own 7nm Kirin 980 processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB storage, alongside dual-SIM capability.

The Huawei P30 comes with a 6.1in FHD+ OLED display backed up by a 3650mAh battery, all weighing in at just 165g.

Inspired by "the beauty of nature", both devices sport an ultra-small notch, in difference to the Mate 20 Pro, with a minimalised bezel that means a more compact display than ever. It will run Huawei's own EMUI 9.1, backed up by Android 9 Pie, meaning your favourite Android apps will all be present and correct.

The device sports the in-screen fingerprint scanner seen in previous devices, but 30 percent faster than before, and are IP68 water and dust resistant.

The devices will launch in the UK this week, with pre-orders open tomorrow (Wednesday 27th), costing from £699 for the P30 and £899 for the P30 Pro.

Michael Moore
Michael Moore is News and Features Editor working across both ITProPortal and TechRadar Pro. He has worked as a technology journalist for more than five years, including spells at one of the UK's leading national newspapers. He is interested in hearing about all the latest news and developments across the Business IT world, and how companies are using new technology to help push forward their work and make their customer's lives easier.