The Huawei P30 Pro Will Launch in Paris on 26th March

By Tom Pritchard on at

If anyone was counting on Huawei unveiling the P30 range of smartphones at MWC this weekend, I have some bad news. You won't be seeing the P30 or P30 Pro during Huawei's press conference on Sunday. Instead, like the P20 range, the company has opted to do its own event that'll take place in Paris on 26th March.

It's not clear what rules the P30 will rewrite. So far the rumours are that the phone will be a fairly typical upgrade to the P20 Pro, and may or may not have a rear camera array with four lenses. The teaser video itself hints at some sort of advanced zooming capability, so it's possible that at least one of the phone might have an optical zoom we haven't really seen in other mainstream devices. Whether it would, hypothetically, be as powerful as Oppo's 10x optical zoom is another matter.

For those who were looking forward to MWC, there's still the matter of the folding phone Huawei promised would be on show. We have zero information on what the phone will be like, other than the fact it will be 5G capable. It's shocking there haven't really been any leaks, so kudos to Huawei for keeping things under wraps.

Huawei's MWC press conference takes place on Sunday 24th February at 1.30 GMT, and we'll be there to see what's on offer. We'll also have news on the P30 range as and when it pops up.