Beautifully disturbing. It may be one of the first reactions anyone may have with a new leak showing what might be Huawei's response to the Samsung Galaxy S10. Still, the successful design of its previous 2018 predecessor, the Huawei P30 Pro still seems to radiate the P20 Pro elegance, with a smaller notch itself. But while it's not very unattractive, the smartphone's key feature can show the almost incredible challenges that smartphone makers are going to hug multiple cameras into their small handsets.
Huawei has always prided himself for their cameras. Although it didn't start, it was the first to really capitalize on the two cameras and how to improve the quality of the photos. It was the first to jump to triple cameras, and while Samsung was first with four, the Huawei P30 Pro will have a slightly different spin on it.
According to rumors, only three of the four cameras on the P30's back are actually usable. The fourth will be a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor commonly used for 3D mapping in VR and AR. Oddly, this seems to be a new common feature on many Chinese phones. However, none of them have managed to exploit it yet.
The leaked image also shows a strange change on the face of the phone. Gone is the P20 Pro's wide notch, replaced by a single U-shaped "waterdrop" cutout. The larger version of the P20 Pro was not without use and was home to sensors for more advanced 3D face detection. The question is whether the P30 Pro still wants it.
Although the design of the Huawei P30 Pro is pretty pretty, the wax's length of sensors on the back almost becomes ridiculous. With the penta lens Nokia 9 we will not see this trend die out soon and we may have to start asking ourselves when enough is already too much.