Huawei P30 and P30 Pro to feature OLED display, Sony IMX600, periscope optical zoom and 3.5mm jack


The rumor mill has been quieter than usual for the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, but today a new report came from people who have got engineering samples of the devices. According to the report, the smartphones will feature a redesigned front with a waterdrop notch and OLED displays.

The move of changing the non-Pro model LCD display to OLED is made necessary by the use of a new optical in-display fingerprint reader, which also means that the wide notch for the 3D face scanner present on P20 series will be gone for good. Instead, the company will adopt the more elegant teardrop notch for the front-facing camera. Of course, not everyone will be satisfied with a display interruption of any kind, but a small teardrop hole for the camera is always better than the massive notches debuted by the iPhone X.

The Huawei P30 is said to feature a 6.1-inch display and will be similar to the P20 in size, while the P30 Pro should pack a 6.5-inch OLED panel. When it comes to the camera department, Huawei will keep the same triple-camera setup of the Mate 20 Pro. that basically means that a Sony IMX600 sensor will be running the show here. The Huawei P30 Pro, however, will come with a new camera, which will likely include a periscope module for a high optical zoom. This particular camera will use a new 6-series Sony Sensor, perhaps the IMX607.

Moving on, both phones should be powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 chipset with 8GB of RAM on the base model and whopping 12GB on the Pro. The charging will reportedly be kept at 22.5W instead of adopting the same 40W from the Mate 20 Pro. Another important detail is that the non-Pro model is said to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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