Huawei P30 will be launched on 26 March: Everything we know so far1 min read . Updated: 19 Feb 2019, 02:44 PM IST
- Huawei will skip flagship launches at the MWC 2019 with this move
- The Huawei P30 will be a camera focused smartphone, with some reports suggesting it might have four Leica lenses offering up to 5x optical zoom
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, one of the biggest tech expos in the world, is right around the corner. Smartphone makers find this as one of the biggest opportunities to showcase their flagships and set the tone for the rest of the year. Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia and LG have all lined up their launches to get the best out of the event.
Huawei, however, will be skipping a major smartphone launch this time. The much anticipated Huawei flagship, the P30, will launch after the MWC 2019—on 26 March. And just like its predecessor, the P20 and P20 Pro, it will be launched at the French capital of Paris.
The Chinese communications giant posted a tweet on Wednesday with a video flashing shots of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre-Dame de Paris that reads "Rules were made to be rewritten. Paris, 26.03.2019."
According to some reports, the P30 family will remain unchanged in terms of variants. We can expect P30, P30 Pro and P30 Lite devices to come out at the time of its launch.
And just like the previous smartphones in Huawei's P-series, the P30 devices would be focused heavily on camera performance.
The back of the P30 would be clad with Leica lenses and some reports suggest there would be four of them this time, giving the smartphone 5x optical, lossless zoom capabilities.
The smartphone will be powered by Huawei's in-house Kirin 980 chipset, based on 7nm manufacturing process. We can expect at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The front of the smartphone will most likely have a waterdrop notch, giving it a higher screen-to-body ratio than the P20.
P30's March launch date means there would be no Huawei flagships at Barcelona, which is fine for Huawei. They can feel comfortable with the leaps they have made with the Mate 20 Pro for now.