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How The P30 Leica Camera Rewrites The Rules Of Photography!

The new HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro are more than just smartphones. They boast a new Leica camera that was designed specifically to “rewrite the rules of photographyIn this article, we will look at how the new P30 Leica camera delivers new heights of mobile photography!

 

How The P30 Leica Camera Rewrites The Rules Of Photography!

Here are the top five P30 Leica camera features that will rewrite the rules of mobile photography.

New RYYB Image Sensor

The new P30 Leica camera uses a new RYYB image sensor that collects 40% more light than traditional RGGB image sensors. This allows the HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro to take photos even in near darkness.

Believe it or not, the picture below was taken by the HUAWEI P30 Pro in near darkness – just 1 lux of light!

SuperZoom Capability

The HUAWEI P30 Leica camera uses a new periscope telephoto lens design to deliver more optical zoom with optical image stabilisation. 

  • HUAWEI P30 : 3X optical zoom5X hybrid zoom, 30X maximum zoom.
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro : 5X optical zoom, 10X hybrid zoom, 50X maximum zoom.

How useful is SuperZoom? Take a look at this 10X hybrid zoom sample of the Milan Cathedral.

Even though it was taken at night, you can clearly see not only the words, Mariae Nascenti; but also the intricate details of the stained glass and wall carvings.

SuperZoom also allows for easier wildlife photography. This shot, for example, was taken from a distance of 10 meters.

Both SuperZoom and the ultra-high resolution of the 40 MP main camera allows for great sports photography. You can capture the action from a distance, and “zoom in” even after taking the photo!

TOF Camera

The HUAWEI P30 Pro comes with a ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera which creates a 3D map of objects and their distances. 

This allows the P30 Pro to accurately separate the subject from the background, for accurate retouching and background blurring. This sample demonstrates how the background is blurred with a natural bokeh effect without affecting the mother and her son.

AI HDR+ Technology

One of the most challenging photos to take is of a subject with a bright background. Even worse if the sun is in the back!

To address this, both HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro use AI HDR+ to let the front or rear cameras take multiple photos in quick succession. They are then combined to eliminate overexposed and backlit images, bringing out the subject, without overblowing the bright background.

Ultra-Wide Angle + Macro

The .HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro come with an ultra-wide camera that allows for both a wider perspective, and a Super Macro mode.

 

You Don’t Need The P30 Leica Camera To Join The NEXT Image Awards!

The capabilities of the new HUAWEI P30 Leica camera will make it easy for anyone to take great photos. In fact, you can show off your new photographic abilities at the NEXT Image Awards, and win the US$ 20,000 cash prize, and other great prizes!

The NEXT Image Awards is open to all HUAWEI smartphone users, with 6 conceptual categories :

Faces Experimenting with identity and the power of portraiture
Going the Distance Discovering new places and new experiences by using new features of the smartphone camera, for instance tele-lens, super wide angle or macro-shooting
Hello, Life! Sharing the emotion or the inspiration in everyday experiences
Storyboard Telling a story in 9 frames – a grid of photos that develop a meaningful or intriguing narrative
#Emotion Tag Expressing instant emotions by means of photography
Life Now Filming stories in less than 30 seconds.

All submissions will also receive a RM 50 voucher which can be used in the HUAWEI Online Shop. So what are you waiting for? Submit your entries now!

 

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The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

Now that HUAWEI introduced the P30 Pro and the P30, you may be wondering – how different are they? To make it easy for you, we prepared this P30 Pro vs. P30 comparison guide!

 

HUAWEI P30 Pro vs P30 Comparison – Features

Display

The HUAWEI P30 Pro has a larger 6.47-inch curved OLED display. The P30, on the other hand, has a smaller 6.1-inch flat OLED display.

Because their display panels have the same display resolutions, this means the larger P30 Pro display has a slightly lower pixel density than the smaller P30 display.

Rear Cameras

The HUAWEI P30 Pro features a new Leica quad-camera system, made up of :

  • a 40 MP main camera with a super-bright f/1.6 aperture,
  • 20 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • an 8 MP SuperZoom telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, and
  • a Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera.

The P30 Pro’s SuperZoom telephoto camera supports 5X optical zoom, 10X hybrid zoom and 50X digital zoom.

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The HUAWEI P30, on the other hand, has a Leica triple camera system, made up of :

  • a 40 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture,
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture.

Its telephoto camera supports 3X optical zoom, 5X hybrid zoom and 10X digital zoom.

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ToF Camera vs Laser Auto-Focus

The P30 Pro has a Time of Flight (ToF) camera, which does not actually take any photos. It creates a 3D map of objects and their distances using pulses of invisible near infra-red light.

The P30 does not have the ToF camera, and uses a laser auto-focus system instead.

SuperSpectrum Sensor ISO Rating

Both models use the 1/1.7-inch 40 MP SuperSpectrum sensor, which uses a new RYYB filter to extend its ISO rating.

However, the P30 Pro supports up to ISO 409,600, while the P30 will only support up to ISO 204,800.

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Acoustic Display Technology

This is a similar technology to Sony Acoustic Surface Audio, where actuators vibrate the display to produce sound.

Only the P30 Pro comes with this feature, replacing the lower speaker with the acoustic display. The P30 comes with two regular speakers.

SuperCool Technology

Both models will feature HUAWEI SuperCool technology to keep the Kirin 980 cool, even during long gaming sessions.

However, only the P30 Pro will use both graphene film and a heat pipe to quickly conduct and shift heat away from the CPU and GPU. The P30, on the other hand, will only use graphene film.

Storage

In certain countries, the P30 comes with just 64 GB of storage. The P30 is available in two other storage capacities – 128 GB and 256 GB.

The minimum storage capacity for the P30 Pro, on the other hand, is 128 GB, with options for 256 GB and 512 GB of storage.

Both models support additional storage via HUAWEI’s NM card, instead of microSD cards.

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Dust + Water Resistance

The P30 Pro is IP68-rated, which means it is sealed against dust and can be immersed in over 1 meter of water for at least 30 minutes.

The regular P30 is just splash-resistant, with an IP53 rating. It should withstand water sprayed on it (e.g. rain) for up to 5 minutes.

Battery + Recharging

The HUAWEI P30 Pro comes with a larger 4,200 mAh battery and supports 40 W SuperCharge 2.0, as well as 15 W Wireless QuickCharge.

The regular P30, on the other hand, has a 3,650 mAh battery and only supports 22.5 W SuperCharge. It does not support wireless charging.

Size + Weight

The P30 Pro is naturally larger and heavier than the P30. It is slightly wider by 2 mm and very slightly thicker by 0.8 mm, but almost 9 mm taller and weighs 27 grams more.

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HUAWEI P30 Pro vs P30 Comparison – Specifications

SpecificationsHUAWEI P30 ProHUAWEI P30
Display6.47-inch Curved OLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- DCI-P3 colour gamut
6.1-inch Curved OLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- DCI-P3 colour gamut
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with EMUI 9.1Android 9.0 with EMUI 9.1
System PlatformHUAWEI Kirin 980HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
NPU2 x NPU2 x NPU
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G76ARM Mali-G76
Memory + Storage6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
8 GB + 512 GB
6 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 64 GB
8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
Dust + Water ResistanceIP68IP53
Front Camera32 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens32 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraQuad Camera System
- 40 MP main camera with f/1.6 lens and OIS
- 20 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens and OIS
- Time-of-Flight camera
Triple Camera System
- 40 MP main camera with f/1.8 lens and OIS
- 16 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens and OIS
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
GPSGPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
GPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
Battery4,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 40 W fast charging
- supports 15 W wireless quick charge
3,650 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 22.5 W fast charging
Fingerprint SensorYes, In-DisplayYes, In-Display
Other SensorsAmbient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Infra-red Sensor
Colour Temperature
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Laser Sensor
Colour Temperature
NFCYesYes
Dimensions73.4 mm wide
158.0 mm tall
8.41 mm thick
71.36 mm wide
149.1 mm tall
7.57 mm thick
Weight192 grams165 grams
Colour OptionsBreathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White and BlackBreathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White and Black

 

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The HONOR View20 Preview : 48 MP + TOF Cameras FTW?

The new HONOR View20 smartphone boasts a 48 MP main camera, paired with a 3D TOF camera. Is the 48 MP camera a game changer? What on earth is a 3D TOF camera?

In our preview, we will take a close look at the HONOR View20, and share with you details on its 48 MP main camera, and the 3D TOF camera!

 

The New HONOR View20 Smartphone

The HONOR View20 is built around the new Hisilicon Kirin 980 mobile SoC, with two variants – 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage, or 8 GB RAM with 256 GB storage.

The large storage capacity is important, because the View20 lacks a microSD card slot.

The HONOR team extended their experience with advanced nanolithography coating technologies to develop a new V-shaped colour gradient with a gleaming effect for the View20’s back panel.

They also managed to pack a large 4,000 mAh battery into its svelte form factor, with 22.5 watt fast charging capabilities.

 

HONOR View20 Price + Availability

The HONOR View20 will be available in four colour options, three of which are shown in this video :

It will be available in two variants, with the following launch prices :

  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : €569 / £499 / CNY 2,999 / RM 1,999
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage : €649 / £579 / CNY 3,499 / RM 2,499

 

HONOR View20 Key Features

6.4-inch Punch Hole Display

Like the recently-launched HUAWEI nova 4, the HONOR View20 has a 6.4-inch display with a punch hole 25 MP front camera, which allows it deliver a 91.8% screen-to-body ratio.

Flagship Processor + Graphics + AI

The HONOR View20 is powered by the Hisilicon Kirin 980, which is the first 7 nm mobile SoC in the world. It is also the first to come with two NPUs, a Cat.21 modem and support for faster LPDDR4X-2133 memory.

The Kirin 980 also uses a new 2+2+4 cluster architecture, with two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores running at 2.6 GHz, two additional ARM Cortex-A76 cores running at 1.92 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8 GHz for background or less-intensive workloads.

It also comes with a 24-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU and two NPUs, which should double both its graphics and AI performance.

On top of that, it supports LTE Category 21 download speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps, as well as dual frequency GPS (L5 + L1) for 10X more accurate positioning.

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48 MP + 3D TOF Cameras

While the HUAWEI nova 4 opted to go with a triple camera setup, the HONOR team chose a dual camera module for the View20. It pairs a 48 MP main camera with a 3D TOF camera.

The 48 MP main camera has a large ½-inch Sony IMX586 sensor, with 48 million pixels – each 0.8 micron in size. It is paired with a fast, bright f/1.8 lens, which would give it excellent low-light performance.

The second camera is a ToF (Time of Flight) camera, which does not actually take any photos.

Paired with an LED emitter that sends out pulses of invisible near infra-red light, its sensor captures the reflected light to create a 3D map of objects and their distances.

This 3D TOF camera also allows the View20 to more accurately separate the subject of your photograph from the background, for better retouching of the subject and background blurring.

It can also turn the View20 into a motion-controlled gaming console with compatible games.

Next Page > The HONOR View20 Specifications, Where To Buy?

 

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HONOR View20 Specifications

SpecificationsHONOR View20HONOR View10
Display6.4-inch All-View display
- 1080 x 2310 pixels
5.99" FullView Display
- 1080 x 2160 pixels
- 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.0.1Android 8.0
PlatformHisilicon Kirin 980HiSilicon Kirin 970
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.4 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.8 GHz)
NPUHiSilicon M1 x 2HiSilicon M1
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G76 MP24ARM Mali-G72 MP12
Memory6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x memory4 GB / 6 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage128 GB / 256 GB internal flash storage
No microSD card slot
64 / 128 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera25 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens13 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CamerasDual Camera System
- 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 lens
- Time Of Flight (TOF) camera
- single LED flash
Dual-Lens Camera System
- 20 MP main camera with PDAF and f/1.8 lens
- 16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens
Connectivity4G : LTE
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth 4.2
USB 2.0 Type C
SIM Support2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
NFC CapabilityYesNo
OTG CapabilityYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Integrated Into Home Button
Other SensorsE-Compass, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G SensorE-Compass, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G Sensor
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
- supports 22.5 W SuperCharge fast charging
3,750 mAh LiPo battery (non-removable)
Dimensions75.4 mm wide
156.9 mm tall
8.1 mm thick
74.98 mm wide
157.0 mm tall
6.97 mm thick
Weight180 grams172 grams
Colour OptionsPhantom Blue / Sapphire Blue / Red / BlackNavy Blue / Midnight Black / Beach Gold / Aurora Blue / Charm Red

 

Where To Buy The HONOR View20

The HONOR View20 will be available in four colour options, three of which are shown in this video :

It will be available in two variants, with the following launch prices :

  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : €569 / £499 / CNY 2,999 / RM 1,999
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage : €649 / £579 / CNY 3,499 / RM 2,499

 

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