|Smartphone company Huawei will now release the P30 and its twin, the P20 Pro along with high-end camera features that can surpass the P20 / Photo by: Raysonho via Wikimedia Commons|
Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled its new P30 segment on Tuesday, boasting the model's beefed-up camera features that could "surpass" its P20 predecessor.
The high-end camera features are also equipped in the more advanced P30 Pro model and come with a quad-camera setup developed in partnership with German camera and optics manufacturer Leica.
CNBC reports that the quad camera sports a main 40-megapixel lens, a wide-angle lens, and a telephoto lens with a 50x digital zoom capability. It also has a so-called "time-of-flight" camera made to capture a blurred effect in certain parts of photos.
Huawei touted the phone's capacity to capture photos even in dimly-lit environments as it comes with a new light sensor that recognizes yellow pixels instead of green in order to absorb additional light. The new features are a revamp from last year's P20 Pro, which came with a triple-camera system.
The Chinese tech giant also introduced the dual-view video feature, which allows the user to operate two cameras simultaneously while taking a video. It also allows the user to make a video that zooms in on one element of the event with one half of the screen while another wide-angle view is shown on the other half.
CNBC states that the new device is the latest addition to Huawei's P series of phones, which are usually tagged lower than its flagship Mate range. The company said the P30 will have a base price of around 799 euros ($900) while the P30 Pro will cost 999 euros. Their prices are a lot lower compared to the most recently announced foldable Mate X—Huawei's premium tier phone—which is set to have a jaw-dropping starting price of 2,299 euros.
The new phones will "completely rewrite the rules of smartphone photography," said Peter Gauden, global senior product marketing manager at Huawei's consumer business, last week.
"We're expecting again to surpass what we did last year and nobody is catching up with what we did last year," he stated when asked how the new lineup will go against competitors Apple and Samsung.