Beautifully disturbing. This may be one of the first reactions that some may have with a new leak that shows what could be Huawei's response to the Samsung Galaxy S10. Continuing the successful design of its predecessor of 2018, the Huawei P30 Pro still seems to exude the elegance of the P20 Pro, with a lesser notch even. But while not unappealing, the main feature of the smartphone can demonstrate the almost unbelievable extensions that smartphone makers will put more cameras in their small handsets.
Huawei has always been proud of its cameras. Although it has not started, it was the first to take advantage of dual cameras and how they can improve the quality of the photos. It was the first to make the jump to triple cameras and while Samsung was the first with four, the Huawei P30 Pro is supposed to have a slightly different twist.
According to rumors, only three of the four cameras on the back of the P30 Pro will actually be directly usable. The fourth will be a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor that is commonly used for 3D mapping in VR and AR. Interestingly, this seems to be a common feature in many Chinese phones. None of them, however, was able to fully utilize it yet.
The leaked image also shows a strange change on the face of the phone. Gone are the big cutout of the P20 Pro, replaced by a single U-shaped waterdrop cutout. The larger version of the P20 Pro was not without its use, housing sensors for more advanced 3D facial recognition. The question is whether the P30 Pro will still have this.
The design of the Huawei P30 Pro is still beautiful, but the increasing number of sensors in the back is almost beginning to become ridiculous. With the penta lens on the Nokia 9 coming on, we do not see this trend disappearing anytime soon and we may have to start asking ourselves when it's too much.