Top technologies and features we're hoping to see in the Huawei P30 Pro


The upcoming Huawei P30 series is coming as soon as 26 March 2019, and while we'll be on hand to check it out, we can't help but wonder at what they can do, particularly the Huawei P30 Pro. No doubt building upon what was developed with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, we expect the P30 Pro to come equipped with the 7nm and dual NPU-powered Kirin 980 chipset while Richard Yu has already demonstrated one feature which we'll be guessing about below.  

So without further ado, and in no particular order, here's the Top technologies and features we're hoping to see in the Huawei P30 Pro.


Quad rear camera with stabilized 12x lossless zoom

Richard Yu already confirmed a quad rear camera setup for this but what is more interesting here are the teasers provided by Huawei themselves which suggest some massively powerful lossless zoom feature. We fully expect it to go beyond the current periscope lens technology of 10X optical zoom and tack on a bit more for 12x lossless or hybrid zoom (maybe even 15x or 20x on maximum), probably utilizing one of the quad rear cameras.


The main issue that we foresee with such a massively powerful zoom is stabilization, as shaky hands will only get amplified with a more powerful zoom. While you can always use a tripod, Huawei probably won't settle for just that and allow you to take 12x lossless hybrid zoom shots even without a tripod for stabilized 12x lossless zoom. No idea yet if this will also be a feature on the Huawei P30, but nearly all leaks suggest that it could just be for the quad camera P30 Pro.


AI Assisted Composition - helps normal people take better photos

This was actually mentioned for the Kirin 980 but since it didn't come out in the Mate 20 Pro, we expect it to come out for the more camera centric Huawei P series. Framing or composition is a major part of photography, and even if you have a cameraphone with AI that can clean up the colours and lighting, it matters little if you take a group shot but chop off the heads of the people in the back.


Having an AI assisted composition tool, would certainly help these normal everyday photographers take better photos, perhaps notifying if a shot is out of focus, a person is out of the frame or if you have a photobomber in the background. We're not sure how such a tool would go about doing so, but we hope it will be as user friendly as possible. It'd be even better if there's a Pro AI Assisted Composition that would put the experience and photography knowledge of a professional photographer into such a mode, but this might be a bit much still.


Time-of-Flight and low-power AR

ToF or Time-of-Flight adds another layer to Augmented Reality (AR) in that animations or images in AR would also be affected by time. So you could make better AR games, control things with just your hands or other body parts (no wireless remote controls required!) or leave your AR marks in a picture based on the time or date. If combined with the Kirin 980's planned low-power AR and 3D scanning camera, we expect ToF to be an exceptional new feature for the P30 Pro, especially as rumours are indicating that it could appear for the P30 series.


While it is certainly intriguing for games, I can't help but wonder at the productivity aspect of AR as it would mean that you could have a virtual keyboard, minority report style controls and a virtual display as big as you want it to be as long as you have your P30 Pro smartphone. It'd probably help if there was an appropriate set of Huawei VR or AR goggles or headset to hold it as well but what we'd really like to see is more developers (both for games and productivity) coming out with ToF apps for the Huawei P30 Pro.


Better AI battery management and super charging

The Huawei P series has generally been more sleek and slightly smaller compared to the much bigger Mate phablet series. Because of that, their battery sizes are also generally smaller as well, but even before this, the Huawei P20 series did well to deliver 1 day and a bit more worth of battery life on a single charge. That's why, for the Huawei P30 Pro and other P30 series, we hope there will be better AI battery or otherwise which will extend battery life even further, despite having a smaller battery.


We also expect the 40W supercharging to also make an appearance, along with the 15W wireless charging from the Mate 20 Pro. It'd be nice if all the P30 series could support wireless charging as well, but we understand there's a reason why there's a “Pro” version.


More memory

While we're not expecting 1TB of internal storage or 12GB of RAM, it would be great if the Huawei P30 series and particularly the P30 Pro offers more memory. The previous P20 series offered standard sizes from 64GB and 128GB of storage for the higher-end versions, so it would be great if this gets pushed up to 128GB or 256GB of storage for standard and 512GB of storage for premium devices. We think 6GB of RAM is already more than enough, but having 8GB of RAM or even 10GB of RAM wouldn't hurt while affordable expandable memory would also be much appreciated.


Improved wireless projection

The wireless projection and EMUI desktop on the Mate 20 Pro definitely had some good improvements (heck, we're using it now to type this article) but it still needed more improvements to be the best desktop replacement platform. While it would be great to have more apps that support it, like Netflix or maybe even PUBG Mobile and other games with complex controls (by automatically mapping the keyboard and mouse), we'd be just as satisfied if the wireless projection wasn't laggy and supported Full HD and above resolutions. A big step towards making it a better desktop experience would likely to make it more PC-like in that it can be used to program, or it could support virtual Linux as well. It'd be great if we could drag and drop between windows too.


Faster reverse wireless charging and Huawei wirelessly charged devices

Despite being the first to market reverse wireless charging with the Mate 20 Pro, one of the main reasons it didn't get popular was because it was quite slow to charge other phones using said feature. Therefore, for the Huawei P30 Pro, we're hoping that it will provide faster reverse wireless charging, so you can help charge other devices in minutes rather than hours.


The other main reason it didn't get popular was the lack of other devices that could be wirelessly charged. As such, we're hoping that the wirelessly chargeable Huawei Freebuds become more readily available (and affordable!) while other devices like the Huawei Watch or other wearable may also be charged wirelessly and quickly using the Huawei P30 Pro.


So, these are just some of the main highlights, technologies and features we're hoping to see on the Huawei P30 Pro and maybe even the rest of the P30 series. What are you looking forward to in the Huawei P30 Pro or P30 series? According to Huawei the best is yet to come, and with just a while more for the unveiling, we won't have to wait long, so stay tuned to

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