In two weeks’ time, Huawei will be showing its hand and try to prove that it’s still a force to reckon with in the mobile market. The Huawei P30, based on the leaks and rumors, could be the smartphone to beat when it comes mobile photography. Of course, a smartphone isn’t just a camera and has other specs to go along with it and some government certifications for the smartphones confirm at least two of those.
As if heralding their arrival later this month, the Huawei P30 series have started dropping by government certification agencies. At Taiwan’s NCC, two phones, the ELE-L29 and VOG-L29, showed up to confirm bits we already know. Neither of them will have 5G support, going as far up as 4G only.
The ELE-L29 is believed to be the Huawei P30 and is noted by the NCC to have 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The VOG-L29, on the other hand, is the Huawei P30 Pro and comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage.
The TKDN certification from Indonesia is less revealing but it does confirm one model we barely hear about. In addition to the ELE-L29 and VOG-L29, there is also a MAR-LX2. This is believed to be the Huawei P30 Lite, though there are no details to work on from this particular sighting.
The Huawei P30, particularly the Huawei P30 Pro, will have a very big role to play in Huawei’s history. More than just the expected 10x zoom, the phones will prove whether Huawei has the ability to defend its new position as the world’s #2 phone maker. More importantly, it will test Huawei’s resilience in the face of political and legal controversy.