On Tuesday 26 March 2019 Huawei will announce its new flagship phone range including the P30 and P30 Pro. The phones will go on sale before the firm's folding phone, the  Mate X, which it announced at MWC in February. The video above, we're sure, was shot on the P30 Pro and is well worth watching: we're excited to find out if we can get shots of this quality both with the zoom, and in low light.

P30 Pro rumoured specifications

  • 6.5in display, 2340x1080 pixels, OLED
  • Kirin 980 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128- or 256GB storage (expandable via Nano memory card)
  • Mali G76-MP10 graphics
  • Four rear cameras, including 10x lossless zoom
  • 24Mp selfie camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Approx 4300mAh battery
  • Possible wireless charging

P30 rumoured specifications

  • 6.1in display, OLED with in-screen fingerprint sensor and 'waterdrop' notch
  • Kirin 980 processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Mali G76-MP10 graphics
  • Triple rear cameras
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Headphone jack

Latest leaks and rumours

Renders released by @OnLeaks and 91Mobiles (shown above) point to the return of the headphone jack on the P30, an in-display fingerprint sensor, triple rear cameras and a new waterdrop-style screen notch. And these have been backed up by official cases from Huawei which have the appropriate cutouts.

For the P30 Pro, Huawei's CEO posted the photo below on the Chinese social media app Weibo, with some clumsy (but surely intentional) redaction over the Huawei watermark at the bottom where it blurs out the model name - which we're assuming is P30 - but the text below it clearly reads 'Leica Quad Camera'.

Huawei P30 photograph by Richard Yu

Note the photo, too. It's of the moon, yes, but to get a shot like this you need a serious zoom.

EVleaks posted the images below on Twitter, which must be leaked official renders, and again confirm previous rumours. The left-hand image also appears to show the P30 Pro has the same curved edges from the Mate 20 Pro's screen. There's also a new red colour which could end up being the signature colour for the P30 Pro.

Huawei P30 series release date, price, specs rumours

Huawei P30 series release date, price, specs rumours

When is the Huawei P30 release date?

Announcement date: 26 March 2019

In recent years Huawei has announced it new ‘P’ model in February or March. In a tweet on 18 February, Huawei confirmed that it will hold an event in Paris on Tuesday 26 March.

You shouldn't have to wait too long afterwards to get your hands on a P30, but we won't know the exact on-sale date until Huawei CEO Richard Yu reveals it at the launch.

How much will the Huawei P30 cost?

Again, the recent trend is for price hikes so we wouldn’t be at all surprised if the P30 Pro costs even more than the £899 Mate 20 Pro.

However, the P20 Pro costs £799, so it’s possible that its successor won’t be too much more expensive. You can already register for updates over at Carphone Warehouse, and doing so will enter you into a prize draw to win £1,000, which is a bonus.

The P30 will probably cost a similar amount to the P20 that it replaces, so we're expecting a figure around £599.

What specs and features will the Huawei P30 have?

A couple of things are certain. For one, both the P30 and Pro versions will use the Kirin 980 processor. Huawei or, more specifically, HiSilicon, won’t launch an updated model in time for the P30's launch, so just as the P20 Pro got the Kirin 970 after the Mate 10 Pro, the P30 Pro will use the 980 from the Mate 20 Pro. 

And now GeekBench and Antutu results have been posted online which are purportedly from the P30 Pro:

Huawei P30 Pro benchmarks

From these results screens, and through device certification records in Indonesia and Taiwan we know that the P30 will have 6- or 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage, while the P30 Pro will have 8GB of RAM as standard but a choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage - it's shown as 256GB in the Antutu screenshot above.

Screen are tipped to be 6.1in for the P30 and 6.5in for the P30 Pro. Now, though, both will use OLED panels in order to allow Huawei to use in-screen fingerprint sensors.

Camera-wise, expect to find something like the Mate 20's triple-lens setup on the P30, and a quad-lens camera on the Pro that includes a new periscope lens that's said to deliver 10x lossless zoom.

The images and video below from Mobile Fun show the cameras and also rumoured waterdrop-style screen notch on the right-hand phone, the P30. The P30 Pro, left, has a narrrower notch. But given the poor Photoshopping on the ArmaDillo P30 case - note how the black border at the top isn't even - we won't know about these notches for sure until the launch.

P30 / P30 Pro cases and renders

We suspect there will be 22.5W fast-charging on these phones rather than the 40W introduced with the Mate 20. This is the P-series, after all.

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