At a launch event at the Burj Park in Dubai on April 1, which was attended by some Social Media Influencers from Ghana, the Chinese technology company Huawei unveiled its latest P30 Series of smartphones. This series includes the P30 Pro, the P30 and the P30 Lite.
The most distinguishing feature of these new phones is the SuperZoom lens. The lens allows for 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and a staggering 50x digital zoom.
According to a participant: “During the brief hands-on with the device at the event, we were able to zoom in on balconies of high-rises surrounding the park and distinguish features, which we could not spot with our naked eye.”
The P30 Pro has a Leica Quad camera on the back including a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide angle lens, an 8MP telephoto camera and a Time of Flight Camera (available only on the Pro) which uses infrared light to gather information about the depth of field.
Another attractive feature of the camera is the dual-view video mode, which allows two cameras on the same device to simultaneously shoot videos and display them on a split screen on the device.
The lower-half of the screen displays the wide-angle capture, while the upper half of the screen displays a close-up shot of a subject being filmed by the wide-angle lens.
The P30 Series is expected to be available in Ghana from May 2019.