The new Huawei P30 (James de Villiers, Business In
The new Huawei P30 (James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)
  • The new Huawei P30 launched in Paris on Tuesday.
  • It comes with an impressive new 50 digital zoom. 
  • We compared it to the Samsung S10 Plus and iPhone Xs Max. 

Huawei - the world’s second-largest cellphone manufacturer after Samsung - launched its new flagship P30 handsets in Paris, France, on Tuesday. 

The 6.1 inch (15cm) P30 and 6.47 inch (16.4cm) P30 Pro feature impressive new Huawei SuperZoom technology which promises 5 times optical zoom, 10 times hybrid zoom and 50 times digital zoom. 

The Samsung S10 Plus and iPhone Xs Max, in comparison, offers 2 times optical zoom, 10 times digital zoom and no hybrid zoom. 

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer, said the P30 represents a “breakthrough” in digital camera technology and will set the pace for the next generation of smartphones. 

“[It] will rewrite the rules and reshape the perception that consumers have of mobile photography,” Yu said at the P30’s launch at the Paris convention centre. 

The new Huawei P30
The new Huawei P30

The P30’s ‘Super Portrait Mode’ promises to capture tiniest of details - even the individual hair strands on a person’s face. 

For video, the P30 has a first-to-market AI Movie Editor which promises to automatically identify action highlights which will give users suggestions to background music and special effects, such as time-lapse and slow motion. 

South African pricing and release date are set to be released early next week. 

Business Insider South Africa compared the Huawei P30’s specs with its two main competitors,  the Samsung S10 Plus and iPhone Xs Plus.  

James de Villiers was a guest of Huawei in Paris.

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