Huawei launches P30 Pro and P30 Lite in India with an impressive camera system

Huawei launches P30 Pro and P30 Lite in India with an impressive camera system

Rishabh Pachory

Huawei is one smartphone maker that has had a vibrant past. Over the past couple of years, the company has launched some seriously great flagship phones, most of which have been geared towards users with more camera usage. With last generations' P20, they seem to have set a benchmark for themselves and now, aim to improve on it. With this in mind, the company has launched the Huawei P30 Pro and P30 Lite in India. Here's all you need to know about the phones.

Design and Display

Huawei phones often boast some of the best and most premium designs in the industry. Their phones have gradient backs, which give it a unique and rather unmistakable look. This time, the company has gone a step further and reduced the bezels at the front of the phone, paired with a tiny waterdrop style notch. The display on the P30 Pro is a 6.4-inch FHD+ display, while the P30 Lite has a slightly smaller 6.1-inch display. Both the phones come with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, that makes for a crisp viewing experience. Apart from that, the phone also houses an in-display fingerprint sensor, which seems to be the norm these days.

Under the Hood

Since both the phones are high end flagships, the specifications are rather powerful. Both the phones in the P30 series come packed with the Kirin 980 processor, which has a few AI enhancement that help with day to day and multitasking needs. For the uninitiated, the Kirin 980 chips are equivalent to the Snapdragon 845 and the 855, making it a viable contender to the Kirin 980 chipset. The P30 Lite comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of internal storage, while the P30 Pro comes in only and 8GB RAM model. With the high end specs, the phone will have an edge over the competitors.


This is one area where the P30 Lite and the P30 Pro are expected to shine. The P30 Pro comes with a quad camera setup while the P30 sports a triple rear camera setup. On the P30 Pro there is a 40-megapixel primary camera with the HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera and a the HUAWEI ToF Camera. One of the most unique feature of the phone is the periscope structure that the phone uses. This feature allows the phone to have 5x telephoto optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and up to 50x digital zoom, while keeping the details intact.

The P30 Lite on the other hand has the three cameras, but not the ToF camera, which allows for better depth sensing and portrait mode shots. Both the phones sport the same 32-megapixel camera in the waterdrop notch, which makes for detailed selfies.

Software and Battery

Both the Huawei phones will run on the latest Android v9.0 with an EMUI 10 skin applied on top. This is the latest software by the company and has a slew of new features that you have to try out. As for the battery, the P30 Pro has a massive 4,200mAH battery, while the regular P30 Lite has a smaller 3,650mAH battery. Both the phones support support wireless charging, which is a great addition.

Price and availability

Since both the phones are high end flagships by the company, they aren't cheap. For the P30 Lite with 6GB RAM, you'll be shelling out ₹ 22,990 and ₹19,990 for the 4GB RAM variant. For the P30 Pro with 8GB RAM you'll be charged ₹71,990 Both the phones will go on sale on