Chinese smartphone maker Huawei stunned everyone with the unveiling of the Mate X at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, its first foldable smartphone with 5G support. Now that the Mate X is official, all eyes are on the company’s upcoming P30 series, which is set to debut at a global launch event in Paris on March 26.
Earlier today, Bruce Lee, Product Manager at Huawei, shared four photos on Weibo showing a new 5G base station built by the company near the Mobile World Congress venue in Barcelona. It is being speculated that the photos were captured using a Huawei P30 Pro. Unfortunately, the images have no EXIF info, which makes it impossible to verify if the photos were actually taken using a P30 Pro.
Based on the samples, it appears while one set of images were taken using an ultra-wide angle camera, the other set was shot using a telephoto lens. The ultra-wide angle shots have a 20MP image resolution, which matches the resolution of the ultra-wide angle module on the Mate 20 Pro. On the other hand, the telephoto shots have a 10MP resolution, as opposed to the 8MP resolution of the telephoto camera on the Mate 20 Pro. While we cannot be completely sure, it looks like the telephoto shots were captured using the smartphone’s rumored 10x “lossless zoom.”
While most rumors had been claiming that the Huawei P30 Pro will feature a quad-camera setup, a recent report by DigitalTrends has claimed the flagship smartphone will instead offer a triple-camera setup. The resolution of all three camera sensors is yet to be confirmed, although it is rumored that the primary sensor will be a 40MP Sony IMX600.
On the front, Huawei’s next flagship smartphone is expected to have a 25MP Sony IMX576 sensor with numerous AI-powered beautification features. The standard P30 is also said to feature triple rear cameras. However, the P30 will offer “only” 5x lossless zoom and not 10x as the Pro variant.