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Huawei launches P30 smartphone in Paris, bets on photographic prowess

27 March 2019

Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, presented its new flagship phone in Paris on Tuesday. With four rear cameras, including a so-called "time of flight" camera that helps its artificial intelligence create better exposures, Huawei's P30 Pro will aim to take on Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S10 and Apple's iPhone X.

The phone has a new light sensor that detects yellow rather than green, a development it said significantly boosts light absorption to create better results, even in near darkness. The P30 Pro also uses electromagnetism to vibrate the screen to create a speaker when the device is held up to the face, minimizing sound leakage when taking a telephone call, Huawei said. The P30 Pro starting price is 999 euros for 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage, and the P30 is 799 euros for 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage.