Huawei is scheduled to unveil its next range of high-end Android smartphones in just over a week but given how ridiculously leaky its operations have been in recent months, there's little left for the company to actually "unveil" next Tuesday.
The March 26 event has been spoiled on countless occasions by now and yet another leak just emerged online, providing a clear look at both the P30 and P30 Pro, Huawei's next pair of flagships meant to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and LG G8 ThinQ this spring. The image that can be seen above is entirely in line with all credible reports about the two devices that appeared so far, being yet another piece of evidence pointing in the direction of two triple-camera setups, minimal display notches, and 19:9 screens.
The direct successor to the P20 Pro will also stick with a curved-edge display that Huawei first adopted last year, thus also being an extremely sleek-looking offering and the closest thing to Samsung's latest ultra-premium Android handsets on the market. That isn't to say the two are similar-looking, even though there was certainly a time Huawei wasn't afraid to get "inspired" by Samsung's portfolio, but these days, the company is quite successfully doing its own thing while still delivering devices that feel high-end, which is something many other manufacturers struggle with.
In terms of imaging capabilities, the P30 is expected to be just a step ahead of the P20 Pro in that it will sport a similar three-lens system with improved low-light performance and the ability to generate a more natural bokeh effect when tasked with shooting portraits. On the other hand, the P30 Pro should set an entirely new quality bar with a combination of unprecedented features, the most impressive one whereof being 10x optical zoom. How exactly did Huawei manage to cram such a versatile system into a handset that's almost certainly thinner than 10mm is unclear, though it's not even the only Chinese company to do so seeing how OPPO has been teasing similar tech since late last year, having finally showcased a prototype of it at the 2019 iteration of Mobile World Congress several weeks back.
Huawei will be announcing its new Android flagships at the same Paris venue that hosted the launch of the P20 range, with the firm once again being set to place a massive focus on Europe, its best growth bet after the U.S. whose government repeatedly signaled the manufacturer isn't welcome due to its ties to China's communist regime and the likelihood of its devices posing a national security threat.
Some European nations are presently looking into those allegations as well, albeit solely from the standpoint of wireless infrastructure as their 5G preparations are progressing. In other words, consumers on the Old Continent have nothing to worry about as Huawei will continue selling Android smartphones (and tablets) through partnerships with European various wireless carriers and other types of retailers. The P30 series should hit the store shelves by early April and start at around €750. American consumers willing to pay extra in order to import either one of the two handsets should find some solace in the fact Huawei's American branch will honor whatever warranty they can provide in case of any issues, which is how it's been operating for several years now.