We got a preview of Huawei's new flagship smartphone, the P30 Pro. Here's what we thought.
- Huawei's new flagship smartphones, the P30 and P30 Pro, go on sale on Tuesday.
- The biggest updates are to the camera on the P30 Pro, which has an impressive four-camera setup on the rear of the device.
- We had a couple of hours with the P30 and the P30 Pro and were impressed with what we saw.
Huawei, the second-biggest phone maker in the world behind Samsung, has added two new flagship phones to its P series of devices - the P30 and the P30 Pro.
Huawei unveiled both devices at an event in Paris on Tuesday, but we managed to get some hands-on time with both devices at a preview event last week. We'll focus on the P30 Pro for this hands-on, since it packs the most exciting new features.Both models are an upgrade on last year's P20 and P20 Pro, with the latter receiving rave reviews thank its AI-powered camera.
It isn't clear that there's enough in the new devices to tempt a P20 owner to upgrade after so short a time, but there are some eye-catching new features on the P30 Pro - not least the intriguing screen vibration technology, which replaces the conventional earpiece, plus the fact the phone has an astonishing four-camera array.
Both phones look absolutely beautiful too, with curved glass screens and iridescent designs.
Here's what we thought after a quick play with the P30 Pro. It's worth noting that we only spent a couple of hours with the phone, and we'll eventually be posting a more in-depth hands-on review.
The Huawei P30 Pro starts at £899 ($1,187) for 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, while the P30 starts at £699 ($923) for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.