After Huawei's P20 and Mate 20 lines were met with almost universal praise last year, Huawei is ready to return with P30 this year. Today we got our best glimpse of what the device might look like, thanks to a reproduction created by OnLeaks and 91 Mobiles.
Remember that this reproduction is of P30, not P30 Pro. The biggest change is the large shrunk notch. Gone is the iPhone X-style wide cutout, replaced by a small water-depth version as on OnePlus 6T.
The hook has also been shrunk, as Huawei has removed the external fingerprint reader. The P30 probably uses an in-display fingerprint reader, as shown on the Mate 20 Pro. Unlike the Mate 20 Pro, it doesn't seem to be a Face-ID style camera, though possible, this is being stored for P30 Pro.
Also remarkable are three cameras on the back. While this was the case with last year's P20 Pro, the regular P20 had only two. It makes it likely to include a wide-angle, normal and telephoto lens for added versatility. It is expected to run a massive 40MP sensor, which was previously stored for the Pro model – making you wonder what Huawei holds for the more expensive version this time around.
There is another surprise: a headphone jack! I would take it a little with skepticism. The P20 didn't have one, and I've never seen a phone company bring back a port that it had previously removed. Yet a man can dream; If that is true, it hopes the Huawei provides the headphone jack on its other models as well.
Published January 5, 2019 – 1:20 UTC