The Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30-family receives selfie night mode, August security patch

  • It brings a selfie night mode and August security patch to Huawei P30 Pro and P30
  • The update (version 9.1.0.193) is currently being rolled out in China and is expected to reach other countries in the coming weeks

Huawei's latest flagship devices, the P30 Pro and P30 (known as P30 Lite in India) have received a new update that bumps up camera and security features.

The update (version 9.1.0.193) is currently being rolled out in China and is expected to reach other countries in the coming weeks.

It introduces a selfie night mode that lets you take even better selfies in dimly-lit areas. To check this out, simply open the camera app and swipe over to the selfie mode. You'll see a 'Night' option once you switch to this.

The update also brings the August Android security patch to the P30 and P30 Pro, delivering on the promise made by Huawei about bringing the latest Android patches to its devices.

The Huawei P30 is powered by a Kirin 980 processor paired with 8 GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs Huawei's EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie operating system and sports a curved glass design and gradient colours. Its highlight is a unique quad camera setup that comprises an 8MP telephoto camera with a Periscope lens that offers up to 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and up to a whopping 50x digital zoom.

The Chinese electronics and telecom major recently launched its new operating system called Harmony OS at the Huawei Developers Conference in China. The open-source software will skip smartphones and instead find its way into everything from cars and watches to personal computers by 2020.

Huawei is also considering running the OS on its upcoming flagship Mate 30, according to Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei's consumer business.

China’s largest technology company has found itself at the center of sensitive trade negotiations between Beijing and Washington since the last two months. The US accused its geopolitical rival of stealing technology and posing a risk to US national security.

With the launch of Harmony OS, Huawei has catapulted itself in the elite league of only a few companies that have vertical ecosystems, with solutions ranging from hardware to software.

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