The Huawei P30 Pro May Have An Even Bigger Optical Zoom, Plus Other Upgrades

By Tom Pritchard on at

Last year Huawei wowed a lot of people with its triple-camera P20 Pro, and the 3x optical zoom, so there are a lot of people who are eagerly anticipating this year's offering. Well the latest rumour to hit the net is that the optical zoom will be getting a hefty upgrade, which should do wonders for the P30 Pro's photography capabilities.

This news comes from sources within Huawei who are working on the P30 range, though it's not clear how big the optical zoom will be. Presumably it will be bigger the 3x in the P20 Pro, but whether it'll be as high the absurd 10x zoom Oppo's bringing to MWC next month. All we know is that Huawei will be adopting a periscope-like structure for the first time, and that is what will grant the new camera system (with its indeterminate number of lenses) its new and improved zoomy powers, but it's said the array will use Sony's IMX600 sensor in some capacity.

Sources also confirmed that the P30 range will adopt OLED displays, and it's been suggested this is because both phones will include an in-display fingerprint scanner like that from the Mate 20 Pro. Either way they claim the P30 will have a 6.1-inch display, while the P30 Pro will have an increased 6.5-inch screen. As for internal specs both devices are said to be running on last year's Kirin 980 chipset, with a respective 8GB and 12GB of RAM in the P30 and P30 Pro. Sadly the charging speed is apparently limited to 22.5W, rather than the 40W 'Supercharge' from the Mate 20 Pro.

Huawei will no doubt announce these devices at its MWC press conference on 24th February. Until then expect to hear plenty more rumours. [Tencent via T3]