We are days away from MWC 2019 where Huawei will be launching one of the most important phones of the year, a 5G enabled foldable phone.
However that doesn't stop us from looking ahead at what else they have planned for us. The P20 & P20 Pro launched at the end of March last year in Paris so it was likely the next version of the phone would launch at the same time.
The P20 Pro was easily one of the best phones of the year, perhaps only eclipsed by the Mate 20 Pro. It introduced one of the highest resolution cameras to the market with its triple rear camera set up as well as offering true more than one-day battery life.
The P30 released date has accidentally been confirmed following a press release by Huawei Poland which confirms that it will be hiring one hundred employees at its Poland division also reveals that the P30 flagship series will be announced by the end of March.
The press release states that in a bid to achieve a faster growth rate in segments like smartphones, laptops and accessories, the company aims to double its employees in various departments like sales, customer service and marketing at its Polish wing. It also confirmed that the Huawei will be holding a press event at the end of March in Paris to announce its next P series of flagship smartphones.
The P30 series is expected to follow the same tradition as previous Huawei devices, with a three model lineup of P30 Lite, P30 and P30 Pro.
It is possible the P30 Lite maybe released at the end of this month, and this is also what happened with the Mate 20 Lite. It is likely the Lite version will feature the Kirin 710 SoC rather than the flagship Kirin 980.
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The P30 is expected to come equipped with a triple camera setup whereas the P30 Pro is expected to feature an additional ToF sensor alongside its triple camera sensors. A recent report had claimed that the P30 may feature the Sony IMX600 as its main sensor whereas the P30 Pro may even better Sony IMX607 as its primary sensor. The P30 Pro is also expected to feature a periscope module for delivering higher optical zoom experience.
It is rumoured to use a waterdrop-style notched screen, though recently the View 20 launched with a punch hole display. The Mate 20 Pro had a very large notch due to all the additional sensors so it will be interesting to see how the P30 differs.
The P30 may have up to 8 GB of RAM whereas the P30 Pro could feature up to 12 GB of RAM.
The design of the phone has potentially been confirmed thanks to the case maker Spigen where five case designs have been revealed with renders of the phone. These designs confirm the water drop notch and triple rear camera.