Huawei unveiled the P30 series of smartphones yesterday. Since the P20 was first launched, they have become the centerpoint for Huawei to flex their smartphone camera prowess. This year is no different and according to DxOMark, the P30 Pro in particular is now the top ranking cameraphone.
Well, it seems we are getting all of this camera goodness from the P30 series pretty soon in Kenya. According to Huawei, we should expect the P30 and the P30 Pro here in Kenya by mid April.
The P30 series of smartphones were made available to purchase at the launch event, which is pretty cool and the fact that we are about to get them even sooner is better enough.
Huawei has been focusing on the budget smartphone market in Kenya, which makes sense since this is the category where most Kenyans can afford. They started with the Y8 2018 last year then the more expensive Y9 2019, the sub 10,000 Y5 Lite, the Y7 2019 and now we also have the Y6 2019. These covered the sub 25K market quite well.
The introduction of the P30 series will satisfy the segment of the consumer base that would like the best of the best from Huawei, which command a premium pricetag.
As a recap, the P30 and the P30 have the best from Huawei in 2019.They both have glass and metal designs with striking gradient colours. The P30 Pro has smaller bezels than the P30 albeit both have notches. They both share the same processor as the Mate 20 (Kirin 980) and only the P30 has a headphone jack.
The P30 Pro has a better primary system consisting of 4 cameras (40MP main camera, 20MP ultra wide angle, 8MP periscope telephoto camera with 5X optical zoom and a depth sensor camera). The P30 has the same camera system as the Mate 20, which is not a slouch either.
Huawei set the prices for the P30 at €799 and €999, €1099 and €1249 for the 128GB/256GB/512GB variants of the P30 Pro.