According to MyDrivers (via GSMArena), Huawei has begun accepting pre-orders today for the P30 and P30 Pro, its latest high-end models. Bookings were made via a flash sale on the Huawei Mall website (aka VMall), and all available units were spoken in just ten seconds. Huawei has collected 200 million Chinese Yuan (29.8 million USD at current exchange rates). Based on the different versions of the two models available, it is estimated that 30,000 to 50,000 units have been pre-ordered.
The Huawei P30 is priced at 3,988 yuan (595 USD) for the model with 8GB of memory and 64GB of storage. Doubling the storage capacity to 128 GB brings the price to 4,288 yuan (640 USD). The 256GB storage model costs 4,788 yuan ($ 714). The price of the P30 Pro is between 5,488 and 6,788 yuan (818 USD to 1013 USD). The first 3,000 who have prepaid their phone will receive a free selfie stick.
At a flash sale, a manufacturer is selling a limited number of phones (or pre-order, as in this case). Consumers pre-register and when the date and time of the sale arrive, they start typing to lock the phone that they wish. So when you hear that Huawei has sold the P30 and P30 Pro, it does not mean that the entire production has been sold. It simply means that the number of units sold during the flash sale of today is fully sold.
The Huawei P30 features a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, you'll find the Kirin 980 SoC grown at Huawei. The configuration of the triple camera at the back includes a 40MP main camera, a 16MP camera with an ultra-wide lens and an 8MP camera with 3x optical zoom. There is a selfie facing the front of 32MP, and keeping the lights on is a 3650mAh battery.
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The Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a 19.5: 9 format. Also powered by the Kirin 980 chipset, there are various configurations, including 8GB of memory with 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. The four-camera rear configuration features a 40MP main camera, a 16MP camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP camera with 5x optical zoom. There is also a 5MP flight time sensor. This measures the speed needed for infrared light to bounce off a subject and return to the camera. It is used for 3D mapping, blurred bokeh effect and some AR effects. A selfie pool of 32MP is included, and the 4200mAh battery provided can be quickly recharged using a 40W charger. The latter will have a battery of 0% to 70% in 30 minutes.
Huawei's flash sale for P30 pre-orders has been exhausted today in 10 seconds
Last year, Huawei shipped for the first time more than 200 million handsets and took third place worldwide behind Samsung and Apple. This year, the company aims to replace Samsung at the top, but it may take until 2020 to achieve. Of course, Huawei has no partnership with any of the major US carriers. Indeed, the US government considers society a threat to national security. The Chinese Communist Government has a law that requires high-tech companies like Huawei to gather information about them whenever they are asked. As a result, lawmakers have always been concerned that Huawei phones and network equipment contain a back door that can be activated at any time. This would be used to collect information on US consumers and businesses and send the data to Beijing. Huawei had denied him many times.
Huawei is not only the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer, but also ranks among the world's leading suppliers of networking equipment.