Following their breakout success – the Huawei P20 Pro that was launched in March 2018, the smartphone titan has created yet another masterpiece – the P30 Pro.
The online tech realm has been inundated with comparisons, memes, reviews and in-depth hands-on content that are all about one breakthrough feature – its zoom capability that cranks the dial all the way up to 50. This is made possible thanks to its 8 megapixel telephoto LEICA lens that Huawei calls a SuperZoom Lens. Its suite of next-level imaging hardware includes a 40 megapixel wide angle main lens, a 20 megapixel ultra wide angle lens, an 8 megapixel telephto lens and to top it off, a Time-of-Flight sensor that adds to that all-important Bokeh effect and depth of field. Nestled within the notch of the P30 Pro, you’ll find a 32 megapixel selfie camera – the highest resolution single lens found on the front of any smartphone today. So yes, this is one helluva smartphone.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, said, “The latest HUAWEI P30 Series represents a breakthrough after decades of digital camera technology development that will rewrite the rules and reshape the perception that consumers have of mobile photography. Innovations such as the HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor and SuperZoom Lens allow us to push the envelope of not just photography, but videography as well – a frontier long overdue for disruption. The HUAWEI P30 Series will set the pace for the next several generations of smartphones.”
In Singapore, the P30 Pro’s launch was met with overnight queues and international appeal. Its debut saw crowds braving the elements as early as 9pm the night before, standing in line outside VivoCity.
Ms. Yvelyn Tey, age 29, was first in line since 9pm before the day of launch with her fiancé and she will be using a Huawei smartphone for the first time. “I started to know about Huawei since its launch of its previous Mate 20 Series and I have heard great reviews of the phone ever since. My fiancé has also been raving to me about the cameras on Huawei. I often use my phone to take photos so having a good camera is really key for me. When I heard about the night mode of the P30 Series, I was very impressed.”
Our team is currently putting the P30 Pro through the ringer, so watch this space for our insights and hands-on review on what’s shaping up to be possibly the best smartphone of 2019.
Along with the launch of their P30 Series, Huawei has also announced the commencement of its third Next Image Awards. Visual creatives from around the world are now invited to submit their entries from today until 31 July 2019 to compete to become Next-Image finalists and have their work judged by a panel of world-class photographers, curators, and visual artists.
The Awards will provide Huawei smartphone users with a gallery where they can showcase their best work to a global audience. Now in their third year, to date the Awards have seen over 550,000 entries from over 130 countries – helping to establish them as one of the world’s most popular smartphone photography contests.
More importantly, there will be one Grand Prize winner who will win US$20,000, the latest HUAWEI P30 Pro smartphone, an opportunity to attend the NEXT IMAGE Awards ceremony at Paris Photo 2019 and a winner’s medal or certificate. Additionally there will be six best-in-category winners (each winning US$6,000, a HUAWEI P30 Pro smartphone, a medal or certificate, and an opportunity to attend the Awards ceremony) and 50 runner-up prizes (each winning a HUAWEI P30 Pro smartphone).
In Singapore, participants who submit their photos before 31st May 2019 will stand a chance to be invited to a private mobile photography workshop with renowned celebrity photographer, Russel Wong, who has spent months using the HUAWEI P30 Pro. The exclusive session will be conducted in June 2019. So don’t miss out!