Huawei Confirms P30 Pro Will Come with ‘Periscope’ Camera

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Huawei will unveil the P30 and P30 Pro later this month, and leading up to their launch, we’re learning more and more about the phones themselves. Today, Huawei’s VP of global marketing confirmed one of the P30 Pro’s new features: a “periscope” camera.

Up until this point, the new Huawei P30 Pro has been rumored to feature what’s called a periscope camera. Essentially, this would allow for sharper zoom images up to 10x. Clement Wong, the VP in question (via Android Central), didn’t confirm whether the camera would deliver up to 10x zoom, but he did hint at something completely new to the smartphone spectrum. Whether that means a mechanical zoom on a smartphone is anyone’s guess, but it seems plausible given the information we have now.

No matter what the P30 Pro’s camera offers, it’s bound to be impressive. The moon photo above was taken with a P30 Pro. And judging by the amount of detail in the shot, there’s a good chance 10x zoom was used to achieve it. Again, we can’t confirm any of these suspicions just yet, but stay tuned.

In the same article, Wong also confirmed the new P30 lineup would feature a night mode that would go beyond just software enhancements. It’s unclear exactly what this means, but we’ll learn in time.

We’re three weeks away from seeing the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro officially so be sure to stay tuned.

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