Huawei's newest flagship Android phones are the P30 and P30 Pro. Here’s what you need to know.

When is the Huawei P30 release date?

Huawei officially unveiled the phones at an event in Paris on 26 March. They went on sale on 5 April.

Initially, we thought the phones wouldn't go on sale in the US, but now you can pre-order them at B&H.

If you're in the UK, check out the phones at Carphone Warehouse, EE, Vodafone and Sky Mobile.

How much do the P30 and P30 Pro cost?

The P30 starts at £699/€799 and the P30 Pro is £899/€999 for 128GB and £1,099/€1,249 for 512GB.

In the US, the P30 starts at $599. The P30 Pro is available for $899, which unlike the UK and European version has double the internal storage at 256GB.

Find the best P30 deals here and read our P30 and P30 Pro reviews.

What are the specs of the P30 and P30 Pro?

Virtually all the leaks were correct, so you may already know most of the key specifications. However, these are the confirmed highlights for both models. Check out the best Huawei phones here.

P30 Pro

P30

Android Pie 9.1 + EMUI 9.1

Android Pie 9.1 + EMUI 9.1

6.47in 2340x1080, 19.5:9 OLED display, 398ppi

6.1in 2340x1080, 19.5:9 OLED display, 422ppi

Kirin 980 octa-core processor

Kirin 980 octa-core processor

Mali-G76 GPU

Mali-G76 GPU

8GB RAM / 128 or 256GB storage

6GB RAM / 128GB storage

Cameras: 40Mp with OIS + 8Mp telephoto (5x) + 20Mp ultra-wide + TOF camera

Cameras: 40Mp with OIS + 8Mp telephoto (3x) + 16Mp ultra-wide

Front camera: 32Mp, f/2.0

Front camera: 32Mp, f/2.0

GPS + Glonass

GPS + Glonass

4G LTE

4G LTE

4200mAh battery

3650mAh battery

USB-C SuperCharge 40W

USB-C SuperCharge 22.5W

IP68 rating

IP53 rating

Colours: Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White, Black

Colours: Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Aurora, Pearl White, Black

There are a few key differences between the two phones, just as there were between the P20 Pro and P20 last year. The P30 isn’t water-resistant to the extent it can be submersed, but the P30 Pro can. However, you get a standard headphone jack on the P30 but not on the P30 Pro.

Huawei P30 release date, price & specs

In terms of screens, the P30 gets the same OLED tech as the Pro, mainly because they now both have in-screen fingerprint sensors. The only difference between them is size: 6.1in for the P30 and 6.47in for the Pro.

Huawei P30 release date, price & specs

Despite there being little noticeable difference in the size of the top bezels, Huawei didn’t put a traditional speaker at the top of the P30 Pro as it does on the P30. Instead it vibrates the screen itself, similar to the LG G8 and Vivo Apex.

The other big feature you get on the P30 Pro is wireless charging, including reverse wireless charging where the phone can charge another wireless phone’s battery, just like the Mate 20 Pro can.

Huawei P30 release date, price & specs

Cameras are the other main difference. On the Pro you get a 5x optical zoom which doubles to an effective 10x using Huawei’s hybrid system which uses information from the main 40Mp sensor as well as the 8Mp telephoto camera. There’s a fourth camera which is used for depth information along with an IR flood illuminator to capture more accurate distances to subjects and other objects and deliver a more convincing portrait photo with better bokeh.

Both phones have the same upgraded SuperSpectrum 40Mp sensor which uses red, yellow and blue sub-pixels – yellow replacing the traditional green – but the P30 has a 16- rather than 20Mp ultra-wide camera.

Huawei P30 release date, price & specs

There’s a 3x telephoto lens on the P30, so despite the lower-resolution ultra-wide camera, the setup is most similar to the Mate 20 Pro, since it offers a 5x Hybrid zoom as well.

Huawei P30 release date, price & specs

As you’d expect, both new phones run Android Pie along with the latest version of Huawei’s EMUI.

Read our reiews of the P30 Pro and P30 for more details on each phone.

We've also compared the two phones, and explained how the P30 Pro is better than the P20 Pro that it replaces.