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MWC19 | Real-world photos of the Huawei P30 Pro emerge; 5G variant could be in the works

The Huawei P30 Pro will have a rear-facing triple camera setup. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
The Huawei P30 Pro will have a rear-facing triple camera setup. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
Real-world photos of the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro have been printed online by Digital Trends. The intriguing collection of images unfortunately does not include a shot of the front of the flagship smartphone as the device in question was an incomplete prototype. The P30 Pro in the photographs has a rear triple camera setup and there is no sign of a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Digital Trends has managed to take some great exclusive shots of a dummy prototype of the forthcoming Huawei P30 Pro flagship smartphone. The first obvious surprise is the presence of a triple camera system on the rear, when many rumors about the P30 Pro pointed to an expected quad camera setup. However, Digital Trends has specifically stated that the device in the photos is the P30 Pro and has also suggested that it might be a 5G variant of the phone that ends up coming with a quad camera setup. This would make good business sense for Huawei, so that the Chinese manufacturer can offer a direct challenger product to Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G smartphone, which also has four cameras on its rear.

The Huawei P30 Pro in the pictures features the words “VOGUE” and “LINK” on the back. The former is Huawei’s internal name for the smartphone and the latter will be replaced by “Leica”. The triple cameras are not separated from each other (compare with the P20 Pro), and they come in a housing that only creates a slight bump. In terms of physical buttons, apparently there is only a volume button and a sleep/wake button present. There is an opening for a SIM card on the top edge and a USB Type-C port can be seen on the bottom edge. No 3.5 mm headphone jack for the P30 Pro then.

As can be seen in the photos that were taken at MWC19, the Huawei P30 Pro prototype has a chrome finish, but as the device was a non-operational model it’s more than likely this will be heavily modified for the final product. Huawei will be officially announcing the P30 and P30 Pro smartphones in Paris on March 26, so it will be interesting to see if a top-end 5G variant of the flagship that sports a quad camera system is also revealed.

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P30 Pro: In VOGUE. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
P30 Pro: In VOGUE. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
P30 Pro: Triple camera setup. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
P30 Pro: Triple camera setup. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
P30 Pro: Physical keys. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
P30 Pro: Physical keys. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
P30 Pro: USB Type-C port. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
P30 Pro: USB Type-C port. (Source: Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-02-26 (Update: 2019-02-26)