If you’re looking for a smartphone that could replace your entry-level DSLR and have the money to splurge and don’t reside in the US, then the Huawei P30 Pro might be the one for you.At least that seems to be the conclusion DxOMark has reached in its review.Huawei has indeed outdone itself and bested even its own best but the question remains whether the costs will justify that extra zoom and multi-level bokeh.The Huawei P30 Pro puts the focus, no pun intended, on the new periscope lens system and time-of-flight sensor and that is exactly where the phone excels in DxOMark’s benchmarks.The new lens system, one that may be credited first to OPPO, allows the P30 Pro to reach 10x zoom while still containing more detail than others that have to rely on digital zoom and algorithms past the 3x mark.That said, the telephoto camera apparently takes a bit of time to lock on subjects with autofocus.
Huawei‘s P20 Pro and Matte 20 Pro had the best camera hardware of any smartphone in 2017, bar none.Sure, the Pixel 3 had my favorite camera – Google’s image processing is still the best – but Huawei managed to combine solid, versatile software with a giant camera sensor and triple lens setup that remains unmatched a year later.Instead, Huawei decided to raise the bar far higher with the P30 and P30 Pro, creating the most deliciously overkill camera on a smartphone yet.There are two key changes in particular.And that’s not even factoring the ultrawide, which makes the P30 Pro’s focal length range something like a mini DSLR with almost every lens you could need.Specifically, it changed all the green spots – which make up the majority of a Bayer filter – to yellow.
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Ever since Apple launched its truly wireless AirPods, there’s been no shortage of competition, with many models eclipsing Apple’s features — even with the launch of the newly updated AirPods.But so far, no major brand has had the audacity to create a product that mimics the AirPods’ signature elongated design — until today, that is.Huawei’s just-announced FreeBuds (118 euros, or $132 U.S.) are the spitting image of Apple’s wireless earbuds, and they sport a very similar feature set.There are two notable differences however: The addition of IPX4 water resistance — something Apple has so far chosen not to offer on the AirPods — and the availability of black as a color choice.Despite the heavy-handed duplication of Apple’s design, we don’t think Tim Cook and company need to worry.The FreeBuds may look the part, but the specs are entirely unremarkable, and even a little lackluster:
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The European Union says it has a plan for securing its 5G networks – and no, it doesn't necessarily involve forbidding the use of Huawei kit, US-style.On Tuesday, the European Commission delivered a set of rules that will allow individual member nations to carry out their own risk assessment of third-party suppliers' 5G kit.This will include deciding on whether to include or exclude specific manufacturers.If a country, say for example, deems Huawei is safe enough to deploy, it can go for it.And if a nation is unhappy, it can snub the Middle Kingdom goliath.In the background to this, the United States has for months been banging on about how the Chinese tech giant may be baking backdoors into its kit on Beijing's orders, allowing China's spies to snoop on the West.
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In January, the CEO of Huawei's consumer business, Richard Yu, said the company plans to snatch Samsung's coveted title as world's largest smartphone brand by the end of 2020, or "this year at the soonest."Keep in mind that while the entire Galaxy S10 family has been tested and reviewed (including the S10 Plus and Galaxy S10E), we've only had limited time with the P30 Pro, so we'll be limited to educated guesswork until we can truly compare the two side by side.In addition to the P30 Pro, Huawei also introduced the Huawei P30, which is a little smaller and has fewer frills.If you're one who would, then Samsung has the advantage here, in theory at least.Qualcomm says that method is slower and less secure, but I haven't had a lot of luck accurately unlocking the S10 or S10 Plus on the first try.That said, other optical in-screen fingerprint scanners have also been touch and go, so it's uncertain if the P30 Pro's technique is faster.
The new Huawei P30 isn't just any phone.It's shaping up to be an Android powerhouse designed to challenge the Galaxy S10 and Google's Pixel 3 on nearly every front that matters: screen size, battery life and -- most important of all -- the cameras.(The even more advanced Huawei P30 Pro has four rear cameras.)It's hard to overstate the importance of camera quality as key consideration for buyers, and it isn't just automatic mode that people care about.Portrait mode, low light shots and other tricks for making shots more artistically impressive are also wrapped into people's search for the "best" phone camera that money can buy.Phones like the Huawei P30 and Pixel 3 have a dedicated night mode that for some, could make them more attractive options than the Galaxy S10.
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Whether you’re looking to complement your style or track your fitness to a minute level, there’s a smartwatch out there that fits your specific needs.At an event on March 26, Huawei launched two new versions of the Huawei Watch GT alongside its new flagship smartphones, the Huawei P30 Pro and P30.The Huawei Watch GT Active is Huawei’s fitness-focused version of the Huawei Watch GT, while the Huawei Watch GT Elegant is a smaller version of Huawei’s hit smartwatch that focuses on style and elegance.Here’s everything you need to know about the Huawei Watch GT Active and Watch GT Elegant.The first thing you will notice about the Huawei Watch GT Active is that it’s identical to the original Huawei Watch GT.It has the same 46mm frame size and silicon bands, and has the same 1.4-inch, 454 x 454 resolution AMOLED touchscreen.
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Huawei has finally taken the wraps off its first flagship phone of 2019, and it’s a beauty.The Huawei P30 Pro is a stunning device with four camera lenses, a beautiful design, and some brand new software tricks.But it’s got competition, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is one of the best phones in the world right now.158 mm x 73.4 mm x 8.41 mm (6.22 x 2.89 x 0.33 inches)157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm (6.20 x 2.91 x 0.30 inches)2,340 x 1,080 pixels (398 pixels per inch)
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Huawei is hoping that the P30 Pro's four rear cameras have the imaging skills to take on the Galaxy S10 Plus' three-camera array.The P30 Pro starts with a 40-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel zoom lens with 5x optical zoom.Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10 Plus has a 12-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens for 2x zoom.Of course megapixel count doesn't indicate higher quality photos, so this camera test starts with both phones on even footing.I took both of the new phones through the City of Lights to see which is the superior shooter.This wide shot of Notre Dame is a bit punchier on the S10 Plus, and the phone's wider-angle lens captured more of the scene compared to the P30 Pro.
The world wasn't ready for a 5G Huawei flagship phone said the company's CEO Richard Yu in an interview at the company's launch event for the P30 Pro in Paris on Tuesday.Following an hour and a half long keynote, it was apparent that the P30 is not a 5G handset, in spite of a slew of 5G mobiles being released last month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.There was even a 5G version of the P30's biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S10.5G is one of the biggest mobile trends for 2019, with carriers around the world starting to roll out their their next-generation mobile networks all the time.5G promises more possibilities for smart homes, autonomous vehicles and standalone VR, but when it comes to phones, it means faster, steadier internet connections.Even though 5G networks and phones are just about here, it's very early days for the technology and for now will remain the preserve of early adopters.
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This year, everyone is talking about the foldable phone.To start, developers need to find the technology that will make screens more durable.That's just the way it's going, and a foldable smartphone will allow you to get that bigger display but in a smaller form factor.This is pretty cool, in my opinion, I think I'm quite into it actually.You know, it's something that we're not used to per se, but we have been hearing about over the years, and now it's finally come to light.One is meant to be sort of a flip-phone style, and the other is meant to be sort of a reverse-book style.
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Huawei just announced the fruits of its partnership with trendy South Korean glasses brand, Gentle Monster.The Huawei Eyewear smartglasses are designed to be stylish first and foremost, so they look like regular sunglasses or glasses.But they are packing some technology inside to enable you to make and take calls and to use a smart voice assistant.Huawei described them as a fusion of fashion and technology.The sneak peek in Paris was very scant on details and there weren’t many tech specs revealed, but we know the new smartglasses are equipped with dual microphones and speakers so that you can take hands-free phone calls.We assume they hook up to your Huawei P30 Pro, or other smartphone, via Bluetooth.
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Checking your pockets for your phone, wallet and keys is getting simpler thanks to the fact that you'll see be able to leave your keys behind.That's because more and more new cars can be unlocked and started with your phone.And the latest phone to offer that functionality for Audi vehicles is the newly announced Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.Huawei announced Tuesday that the new P30 phones will be compatible with Audi Connect Key, a function that allows drivers of certain Audi vehicles, including the new E-Tron electric crossover, to leave their traditional keys at home.Instead, owners can choose to use their Android phone to unlock and drive the car.When configured, you need only hold your phone near the car's door handle to unlock it, and then place the phone into the wireless charging dock to be able to start the car.
Photo: Vlad Savov / The VergeHuawei just announced its latest flagship, the P30 Pro, and more than ever, the company is emphasizing the camera as the major standout feature.Fortunately, it’s also brought a spec sheet to match, including a new four-camera array that packs basically every major smartphone camera trend into a single package.Here’s everything Huawei says it has.By using yellow sub-pixels instead of green, Huawei promises that the new sensor will let in up to 40 percent more light than an RGB one.There are a few tricks going on here, but it starts with a 5x optical zoom (thanks to the extra space that the periscope mechanism allows).
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In January, the CEO of Huawei's consumer business, Richard Yu, said the company plans to snatch Samsung's coveted title as world's largest smartphone brand by the end of 2020, or "this year at the soonest".Keep in mind that while the entire Galaxy S10 family has been tested and reviewed (including the S10 Plus and Galaxy S10E), we've only had limited time with the P30 Pro, so we'll be limited to educated guesswork until we can truly compare the two side by side.In addition to the P30 Pro, Huawei also introduced the Huawei P30, which is a little smaller and has fewer frills.If you're one that would, then Samsung has the advantage here, in theory at least.Qualcomm says that method is slower and less secure, but I haven't had a lot of luck accurately unlocking the S10 or S10 Plus on the first try.That said, other optical in-screen fingerprint scanners have also been touch and go, so it's uncertain if the P30 Pro's technique is faster.
The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 are two new phones that the Chinese brand, and Samsung's Android chief rival, announced Tuesday at a launch event in Paris.Both phones have colorful, shiny backings, but it's all the tech inside that Huawei hopes will push its new phones ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E.Its 6.47-inch display looks lovely and vibrant, and there's just a small centered notch for the front-facing cameras.The four cameras on the back are the real stars of the show.The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 go on sale around the world today.The P30 Pro starts in the UK at £899 (about $1,190 converted) for the 128GB model and £1,099 for 512GB.
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The European Commission recommended today that European Union countries work together to handle cybersecurity risks in next-generation 5G networks, but the commission stopped short of suggesting a ban on Huawei products.The United States, which has been critical of Huawei, has pressed European allies to drop the company from their networks.But today’s report only suggested that EU countries create 5G risk assessments, which will then be used to create an EU-wide assessment.The decision on whether to exclude companies like Huawei on national security grounds will be left to each EU country.The US government has branded the Chinese telecom giant as a potential security threat — one that could be manipulated by the Chinese government for espionage.The US has already banned the company’s equipment from use in the federal government, a policy that recently led to a lawsuit from Huawei.
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P30 uncannily similar to 2018's P20 bar imaging overhaulHuawei continues to provide stiff competition to Apple and Samsung with P30, its prime 2019 flagship range launched today.But despite the hype, Huawei offers only incremental improvements over 2018's fine models – just as the latest iPhone, Galaxy and Pixel phones bring only marginal improvements over their predecessors.To be frank, with the consumer upgrade cycle extending into three years or more, only the keenest or wealthiest need to or want to dispense with their 2018 flagships annually.The P30 and P30 Pro look and feel uncannily similar to the P20 and its ilk, which are now heavily discounted.It's better that last year's, but not a quantum leap like Nokia's 2012 PureView.
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With the launch taking place at the Paris Convention Centre, Huawei has unveiled its newest assault on the smartphone devices segment with a flurry of new features.Priced between £899 and £1099, the devices are still at the north-end of the market but considering the price tags we’ve seen for foldable screens at Mobile World Congress this year, the devices are somewhat of a bargain.“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,” said Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei consumer business.“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 P30 Pro is equipped with a new Leica Quad Camera System, including a 40MP main camera with a SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, the ToF Camera and a 32MP front camera.
Huawei wrapped up its P30 reveal event today with something of a surprise announcement, revealing that it’s partnered with Gentle Monster to create a pair of “smart glasses.” Details are still relatively slim, but Huawei did briefly talk about the hardware that’s built into its latest wearable.One thing is clear from Huawei’s brief presentation: These probably weren’t what you were expecting when you heard the phrase “smart glasses.”Judging from the details Huawei shared today, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of display to speak of in these glasses, which still don’t have an official name.There aren’t any cameras either, so a lot of the components we’d expect to see in a pair of smart glasses are missing here.What we’re getting instead seems more akin to a pair of wireless earphones with lenses attached to the front.Huawei has built an antenna, dual mic, stereo speakers, battery, and chipset into the temple of the glasses.
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