Last month, Huawei dropped its new smartphone flagship, the P30 Pro and its more modest siblings, the P30 and P30 Lite. Now the Chinese company says it is bringing two of those handsets to India. Customers in India will be able to pick up the Huawei P30 Pro and Huawei P30 Lite starting next week.
Yes, that means the normal P30 (the middle of the range) will not be coming to India. This is actually not much of a surprise because Huawei did the same last year when the P20 Pro and P20 Lite dropped in India but the P20 did not.
Customers can start buying the Huawei P30 Pro on Amazon.in from April 15 for Prime members and April 16 for everybody else. As this is a flagship phone it comes with the premium cost of INR 71,990 for the 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant. Color availability is limited to the Breathing Crystal and Aurora colorways, although Huawei says the black variant may land in India in the future.
As for the Huawei P30 Lite, the smartphone will make its debut in the country on April 25 for Prime customers and April 26 for normal consumers. The smartphone is landing in two versions, the 6GB/128GB handset for INR 22,990 and the 4GB/128GB variant for INR 19,999, both in Midnight Black and Peacock Blue options.
Customers in India buying the Huawei P30 Pro will receive one of the best flagship smartphones currently available, and one of the best mobile cameras ever. Huawei’s camera really is the star of the show here.
At launch, Huawei said the imaging experience on the P30 Pro will “rewrite the rules of photography”. In terms of raw specs, the handset is certainly impressive, including a 40-megapixel lens on the rear configuration:
- 20MP ultra-wide 16mm, f/2.2
- 40MP SuperSpectrum 27mm, f/1.6, OIS
- 8MP 5x telephoto w/ periscope 125mm, f/3.4, OIS
- ToF depth camera
- + 32MPf/2.0 front camera
Probably the most exciting aspect of the multi-lens camera system is the 40MP SuperSpectrum sensor, which arrives this year with a new pixel arrangement. Huawei has tweaked the lens so it now rearranges color subpixels, which under normal circumstances would be red, blue, and two green (RBGG). The company’s SuperSpectrum replaces the greens for yellow to create a RYYB arrangement.
What this essentially means is the lens can handle much greater ranges of light sensitivity, absorbing 40% more light. This RYYB arrangement also boosts reds and warm colors within an image.
Alongside the 40MP lens, Huawei has put some more interesting camera tech. The company has included a true performing telephoto lens thanks to its periscope camera. Thanks to software and hardware trickery, Huawei P30 Pro can offer 5x zoom or up to 50x through hybrid zoom scenarios.