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Huawei launches new P-series phones

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The P30 Pro, Huawei's latest smartphone in the P-Series range.
The P30 Pro, Huawei's latest smartphone in the P-Series range.

Chinese manufacturer Huawei unveiled its new P-series smartphones, the P30 and P30 Pro, at a launch event at the Paris Convention Centre today.

The P30 and P30 Pro are the latest flagships from the company, following last year's P20 and P20 Pro.

In a statement, Huawei says the latest smartphones build on the Huawei P Series DNA in design and photography and is the company's "most advanced series of smartphone cameras".

The Chinese manufacturer goes on to say the devices feature what Huawei calls its SuperSpectrum sensor, an optical SuperZoom lens, a new time of flight camera (TOF), and enhanced optical and artificial intelligence image stabilisation technology.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei consumer business group, says: "The Huawei P30 Series is a fundamental breakthrough after decades of digital camera technology development; it will rewrite the rules and reshape everyone's perception of mobile photography.

"Innovations such as the Huawei SuperSpectrum sensor and SuperZoom lens allow us to push the envelope of both photography and videography; a frontier long overdue for disruption. The Huawei P30 Series will set the pace for the next generation of smartphones by empowering people to capture the true beauty of the world around them through a device that fits in the palm of their hands."

The Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with a new Leica quad camera system, including a 40MP main camera with the SuperSpectrum sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, the TOF camera and a 32MP front camera.

The P30 Pro also has a 4 200mAh battery and 40W Huawei super charge that is said to charge a device from zero to 70% in 30 minutes,

The recommended retail price for the P30 Pro will start at EUR999 (around R16 200), and EUR799 (around R13 000) for the P30.

The company also launched the Huawei Watch GT active and elegant Edition, which are outdoor smart watches. It also introduced the Huawei free lace wireless earphones, and Huawei eyewear that are smart glasses co-designed with eyewear designer, Gentle Monster.

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