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Introducing the LG G8X ThinQ™ Dual Screen

INTRODUCING THE LG G8X THINQ™ DUAL SCREEN
Do more at once with LG G8X ThinQ™ Dual Screen and multi-task like never before.

Do More Things, Your Way
Multi-task like never before with virtually endless ways to use the two screens. Text a
friend while watching a video*, update your fantasy football team while researching stats, all without toggling back and forth between apps.

Level-up Your Game
Up your game with a dual screen that lets you play while researching strategies and conspiring with others. And with the LG Game Pad*, get a complete view of your game on one screen and a full, customizable controller on the other.

The Choice Is Yours
The power of two screens, the freedom to choose one. Simply detach the second screen when you want to go minimal. Now, you can have a slim, light phone on-demand or the benefit of an extra display that frees you to do more at once.

Best-in-Class Experience
The LG G8X ThinQ™ gives you all you want from a phone. Unlock with a touch of the screen. Enjoy your favourite entertainment with a 6.4″ OLED display and stereo sound. Do it all for longer with a 4000mAh battery*— all before you add a second screen.

Perfect Shot Every Time
Truly capture it all with our widest camera lens out there, at 136˚. Beyond epic vistas and group shots, you can also up your selfie game with a 32MP front camera for pixel-level detail and 4x zoom power.

Key Features

  • Detachable 2 Screen Design
  • Dual 6.4” OLED FHD Displays
  • Work, Play & Multi-Task Like Never Before
  • 32 MP Front Camera
  • 136˚ Ultra-Wide and 78˚ Standard Rear Cameras
  • Balanced Stereo Sound
  • Longer Lasting* 4,000 mAh Battery

 

LG G8X THINQ available at Cellucity this November.

Whatsapp our support team for more information: https://wa.me/27827784400

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Huawei Nova 5T, launching at Cellucity soon…

 

With Huawei being caught up in the Trump trade war, we managed to miss out on getting access to the rather incredible Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

The US Trade blacklist of Huawei has prevented it from licensing Android technology from Google and gaining access to Google Services, that are used, to power Google’s apps. So as incredible as the Huawei Mate 30 hardware is, vendors around the globe haven’t been too keen to roll the dice on a device that lacked access to essential applications like Google Maps, You Tube etc…

With us heading towards Christmas season and Samsung and Apple launching their latest iconic devices, Huawei needed to bring something to the party!

 

Huawei Nova – Crush Blue

Enter the Huawei Nova 5T, planned and approved before the US blacklist this photography powerhouse is still Google approved and runs Android Pie (9). Whilst the Nova range has traditionally not available in the South African market, Huawei has opted to release it here and it will be available early in November 2019.

The NOVA lineup, in the Huawei stable, sits in between the youth-focused Y-series and the more premium orientated P-series. It offers an aspirational trendsetter, a phone that is as unique as it is powerful!

First off, the stunning colours Mid-Summer Purple and Crush Blue, give a fresh new funky look, my preference being the Purple, which subtly has the Nova logo etched into the facia creating a dynamic wow appeal. It really has to be seen “in the flesh” to be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Huawei Nova – Mid-Summer Purple

From a tech perspective, the Nova is not all just about style and very much about brilliant photography. A rear array of quad cameras leading with 48MP main camera, Macro lens, 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with supporting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help optimize scene selection, your photos will be the envy of your Instagram followers!

And if taking greater photos was not enough, the front-facing camera is a staggering 32MP and also sports AI to ensure your Selfies always have you looking your best.

Other stand out features are a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 8GB of RAM (great for gaming apps like PUBG) and 128GB onboard memory, the Nova 5T certainly ticks all the boxes!

The Huawei Nova 5T will be priced from R599 per month on a Vodacom contract and will retail for R11999. It is certainly going to be a strong contender against the more expensive “iconic” devices when comparing its specs.

The first 2000 lucky owners in SA will also receive a Huawei MediaPad T5 tablet valued at R3999. All in all, the Huawei Nova 5T is a great choice for this summer! For more information visit www.cellucity.co.za

 

 

 

 

Established in 1994, Cellucity is a specialist mobile phone retailer and Vodacom’s leading independent, award-winning, dealer. We pride ourselves on offering the best service, innovation, quality brands and innovative products.

For real 24 hour convenience, browse our extensive range of cell phones, accessories and gadgets online or apply for pre-approval on your next contract, upgrade or fibre internet.

Cellucity, the best way to connect to Vodacom.

 

*this article was edited on 23/10/2019 to reflect the confirmed recommended retail price.

 

 

 

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The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

 

The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

With new phones being released frequently it is quite rare to find something that catches your eye immediately. But with the Samsung Galaxy A80, this happened way before I even got my hands on one. Why, do you ask? Well, it is something different, isn’t it? Not to say that innovation has not been rampant of late BUT with the A80 it’s a tangible innovation – not just software or camera pixels.

Let’s get past the tech talk quick. This device places just below the premium top tier space but, you wouldn’t say so. Packing a punch with 8GB RAM (yes 8GB RAM) I have never had the pleasure of such a smooth user experience, quick and fast – just what you want on the go. The Samsung Galaxy A80 has 128GB onboard memory and although it is lacking a memory card slot 128GB is solid – the average user will not exceed this in my opinion.

You get a 3700mAh battery and the phone is supported by Fast Charge at 25W. I tested the device to the hilt and found the battery performed very well. I was concerned that the battery may be a bit small to support all the functionality but after fully charging up on a Friday night after a full day’s use it only dropped to 81%.

For those who do not use their phone very often, with low usage, I  managed to get a 7-day standby time and only saw the battery dropping by 20%. This phone is efficient with power.

 

 

If this hasn’t got you interested yet the design most will. Some will call it heavy – I call it solid. It is not uncomfortable to operate one-handed and really isn’t that much heavier than your average device. Yes, it is a bit thicker, but the beautiful glass design and metal frame make it worth it.

The real kicker here though is the display. I kept coming back to it and honestly it had my friends mesmerized. At 6.7 inch you are bordering on tablet territory, but this display is notch-less and almost completely bezel-less – a new Infinity Display. This is the most screen real estate I have seen on a device. They have managed this by building their Selfie Camera into the main camera and using a rotating mechanism to pop up and out when it is selfie time.

The Super AMOLED Full HD+ display provided a vibrant colour and great viewing experience. Now not as highly spec’d as your top range devices I really don’t think this will matter to most users – it certainly didn’t to me. Honestly, this display will speak to all content viewers be it the occasional Facebook user, Content Uploader or your “bored at work” Netflix watcher.

Another excellent feature currently only found on flagship devices is the in-display fingerprint sensor. Yes, this device has it.

Unfortunately, due to the innovation, there is a concern as to the exclusion of an IP rating (one can only assume it is due to the moving parts required for the rotating camera) and the possibility of not being able to find a cover. Samsung has also excluded a headphone jack but quite honestly for me, this is no longer the biggest deal.

The design mixes old school charm with new-age innovation and I personally salute Samsung on this incredible creation.

 

Now let’s get to the camera. Off the bat, the rear camera gives you a triple 48MP + 8MP + TOF camera. The 8MP works with your ultra-wide-angle and your TOF camera provide great 3D depth – excellent for Live Focus and Background Blur. And best of all you get all of these on the Selfie camera as well. No more balancing act to use your back camera – simply flip the switch wait for the camera to flip and there you go! It may just be me, but I found looking at the pictures almost like looking at the scene with the naked eye – but clearer.

All the usual suspects performed brilliantly (Panorama, Slo-Mo, Live Focus,) with no lag and performed commendably in low light conditions.

Again, and I can’t stress this enough – I was blown away by the camera. The clarity and colour of the images and the ease of use make it a home run for me. I tested Live Focus and Live Focus Video with great success. This camera creates magic – take my word for it!

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A80 has added a new software feature in its Intelligent Performance Enhancer. Essentially what this does is uses AI to learn your routine and adjusts your CPU, RAM and battery usage to enhance the performance of your phone. I didn’t have the phone long enough to test this but judging the fact my battery is still going strong and based on all the other features I can only assume it’s the real deal!

I think Samsung has really nailed it with this one. This device is so exciting, easy to use and remarkable that I will be very surprised if it doesn’t land on thousands of Christmas Wish Lists this year. It is certainly going on mine!

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The Samsung Galaxy Note10 – Taking Note further

Introducing the #nextgalaxy the new #note10 and #note10plus

Next-level S Pen
S Pen turns handwriting into text, lets you share your thoughts instantly and with Bluetooth becomes your remote control.

Next-level Camera
Our pro-grade camera takes photography to a new level with video bokeh, Super steady technology and video editing for shooting, editing and sharing.

Next-level Performance
Note10 also comes with laptop storage as well as a 7nm processor and HyperFast 5G chip that lets you stream and download at incredible speed. All powered by an all-day battery.

Next-level Productivity
With Samsung DeX you can put your mobile world on PC and Mac while Link to Windows syncs all your files to desktop. On top of that, Knox delivers next-level security, Bixby simplifies tasks with Quick Commands and a new Android makes your on-screen experience truly intuitive.

Next-level Display
What’s more, our Cinematic Infinity Display reduces harmful blue light without distorting colour. Introducing next-level power.

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The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

With new phones being released frequently it is quite rare to find something that catches your eye immediately. But with the Samsung Galaxy A80, this happened way before I even got my hands on one. Why, do you ask? Well, it is something different, isn’t it? Not to say that innovation has not been rampant of late BUT with the A80 it’s a tangible innovation – not just software or camera pixels.

Let’s get past the tech talk quick. This device places just below the premium top tier space but, you wouldn’t say so. Packing a punch with 8GB RAM (yes 8GB RAM) I have never had the pleasure of such a smooth user experience, quick and fast – just what you want on the go. The Samsung Galaxy A80 has 128GB onboard memory and although it is lacking a memory card slot 128GB is solid – the average user will not exceed this in my opinion.

You get a 3700mAh battery and the phone is supported by Fast Charge at 25W. I tested the device to the hilt and found the battery performed very well. I was concerned that the battery may be a bit small to support all the functionality but after fully charging up on a Friday night after a full day’s use it only dropped to 81%.

For those who do not use their phone very often, with low usage, I  managed to get a 7-day standby time and only saw the battery dropping by 20%. This phone is efficient with power.

 

 

If this hasn’t got you interested yet the design most will. Some will call it heavy – I call it solid. It is not uncomfortable to operate one-handed and really isn’t that much heavier than your average device. Yes, it is a bit thicker, but the beautiful glass design and metal frame make it worth it.

The real kicker here though is the display. I kept coming back to it and honestly it had my friends mesmerized. At 6.7 inch you are bordering on tablet territory, but this display is notch-less and almost completely bezel-less – a new Infinity Display. This is the most screen real estate I have seen on a device. They have managed this by building their Selfie Camera into the main camera and using a rotating mechanism to pop up and out when it is selfie time.

The Super AMOLED Full HD+ display provided a vibrant colour and great viewing experience. Now not as highly spec’d as your top range devices I really don’t think this will matter to most users – it certainly didn’t to me. Honestly, this display will speak to all content viewers be it the occasional Facebook user, Content Uploader or your “bored at work” Netflix watcher.

Another excellent feature currently only found on flagship devices is the in-display fingerprint sensor. Yes, this device has it.

Unfortunately, due to the innovation, there is a concern as to the exclusion of an IP rating (one can only assume it is due to the moving parts required for the rotating camera) and the possibility of not being able to find a cover. Samsung has also excluded a headphone jack but quite honestly for me, this is no longer the biggest deal.

The design mixes old school charm with new-age innovation and I personally salute Samsung on this incredible creation.

 

Now let’s get to the camera. Off the bat, the rear camera gives you a triple 48MP + 8MP + TOF camera. The 8MP works with your ultra-wide-angle and your TOF camera provide great 3D depth – excellent for Live Focus and Background Blur. And best of all you get all of these on the Selfie camera as well. No more balancing act to use your back camera – simply flip the switch wait for the camera to flip and there you go! It may just be me, but I found looking at the pictures almost like looking at the scene with the naked eye – but clearer.

All the usual suspects performed brilliantly (Panorama, Slo-Mo, Live Focus,) with no lag and performed commendably in low light conditions.

Again, and I can’t stress this enough – I was blown away by the camera. The clarity and colour of the images and the ease of use make it a home run for me. I tested Live Focus and Live Focus Video with great success. This camera creates magic – take my word for it!

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A80 has added a new software feature in its Intelligent Performance Enhancer. Essentially what this does is uses AI to learn your routine and adjusts your CPU, RAM and battery usage to enhance the performance of your phone. I didn’t have the phone long enough to test this but judging the fact my battery is still going strong and based on all the other features I can only assume it’s the real deal!

I think Samsung has really nailed it with this one. This device is so exciting, easy to use and remarkable that I will be very surprised if it doesn’t land on thousands of Christmas Wish Lists this year. It is certainly going on mine!

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BUBBLEGUM is back: The child-friendly educational tablet

 

Not being a parent, I have noticed that when I am around my nephews or visiting friends with kids, one of the items kids are fascinated with is their parents’ mobile phones! More and more I see parents using their iPads and Tablets to distract kids whilst they sit at a restaurant and get some quiet time for themselves. The drawback is that dropping an iPad can set you back around R6K if that screen gets broken, and as we all know in the hands of kids a tablet is bound to take a fall. It is also difficult to ensure the kids are not doing things they shouldn’t on your tablet and accessing photos and apps which are not meant for their eyes.

Enter the Bubblegum tablet, a great solution developed locally and supporting English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu! It is a Colourful, fun and affordable 7-inch Android Tablet, pre-loaded with educational software, games and storybooks.

 

A great feature is the parent-child mode which allows parents to fully customise functionality for their children. Aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 9, the Bubblegum tablet features; storybooks, maths games, reading games, memory games and a host of other educational games to make learning fun.

To make the package even sweeter it comes with a bundle option, called the Bubblegum Suitcase which gives you a complete pack of accessories to ensure that your child can get the maximum use from the tablet. This bundle includes an over the ear headset, car seat mount, car charger and a protective silicone cover and all this for only R1799! For our online customers, we can also exclusively offer you this great tablet on contract from R189 per month including the Bubblegum Junior Tablet Combo and R218 WiFi Router* – Exclusive to Cellucity Online!

 

For our older learners (Grade 6-12) we can now offer the Bubblegum B1 Teen Tab which includes a free wireless keyboard cover. A fantastic looking 8-inch tablet with a rose gold finish, the B1 Teen Tab comes preloaded with great educational apps including Maths and Science Marketing, Paper Video (A great app offering past exam papers and step by step video lessons on questions and concepts) as well as Snapplify (specialized digital learning) and Via Afrika. Important to note though is that you may still have to purchase certain products via the apps. Along with the Junior Bubblegum Tablet Combo, we can also offer the B1 Teen Tab exclusively online for R1699 on prepaid or on contract from R179 per month including an R218 Router* – Exclusive to Cellucity Online!

Check them both out here https://bit.ly/2IzoCx3

 

*T&C’s apply. These deal is valid for July 2019 and is subject to change.

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Crosscall TREKKER-X4 – Create Your Life Story

The Crosscall TREKKER-X4 – Create your life story

With a lens and functions worthy of the best action cams, the TREKKER-X4 was designed to accompany you on your most extreme expeditions but also to capture them. Thanks to its dedicated application, X-CAM, you can create your stories while filming, editing and sharing your achievements easily, and above all, instantly. Its intuitive use, its reinforcement, its shock resistance and its waterproofness also make it very comfortable to use, turning it into an everyday smartphone that is always ready for action, whether it’s at the other end of the world or in your basement.

ACTION CAM INSIDE

There has never been such a fine line between an action-cam and a smartphone. In fact, the TREKKER-X4 delivers everything you could expect from the best of action cams: a wide angle lens up to 170° and state-of-the-art performance capture – slow motion up to 120 frames/sec, HD video up to 40k at 30fps, stabilisation (anti-shaking) and hyper-stabilisation (horizon remains flat), etc. – and all of it sheltered inside the most reliable, hardest-wearing of smartphones.

WATERPROOF

With its IP68 certification, the TREKKER-X4 is impermeable to all solids as well as liquids. In salty water as well as in chlorinated swimming pools, it can be immersed for 1 hour up to 2 metres deep and you can even take it with you for water-based activities involving serious amounts of splashing. Jet-skiing, kayaking, snorkelling, you can enjoy everything without having to worry about your TREKKER-X4.

DURABLE AND TOUGH

With durability like this, there’s no doubt that it’s a CROSSCALL. Its reinforced Corning Gorilla Glass on the back and front won’t crack or break on impact. Its structure is mounted on bushing and absorbs shocks, and includes fibreglass, an internal magnesium metal plate, aluminium sidebars and reinforced corners… Its durability has been proven since the TREKKER-X4 has the highest pass rate for the MIL-STD military-standard tests for any smartphone from the brand. The MIL-STD military standard is US Army-created examination to replicate actual conditions of use for electronic appliances in the field, in extreme conditions

AUTONOMY

With its 4,400mAh battery, the TREKKER-X4 pushes back the boundaries to allow you to enjoy its features and its camera for as long as possible and even more besides, thanks to its outdoor continuous use energy saving mode. It quickly regains its battery with optimised QC 3.0 charging and a shielded USB-C cable that comes in its own box.

PANOMORPH TECHNOLOGY

With Panomorph Technology, the TREKKER-X4 provides stabilised wide-angle images, with minimum distortion, closer to the eye’s real vision. Even when you are close to your subject, your photos keep their depth and stay detailed. Additionally, you have a choice of angles, such as 88°, 110°, 140°, 170° and you can choose the degree that will best showcase your action.

PHOTO

The TREKKER-X4 was designed in partnership with recognised experts in image processing. Performance and image quality have been improved at every step of its development to achieve unprecedented precision. It has excellent photo quality (dual 12 MP LARGE PIXEL) thanks to its dual camera and its ultrafast autofocus; hybrid autofocus (PDAF, optimal in high brightness) and laser autofocus (optimal in low light).

FULL HD SCREEN

Its full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) gives it a precision display down to the smallest detail. A 5.5” screen for that is very comfortable to use both when dealing with everyday messages and when appreciating your best videos.

DESIGN

The TREKKER-X4 sports a sleek and sporty design and incorporates the very best features of a wide-angle action-cam in just 12.85 millimetres of thickness. The curved lines and the sanded aluminium sidebars of the smartphone make it easy to handle. Its anodised chamfers are designed for reinforced wear and shock resistance. The light is thus reflected across various surface types, creating a harmonious and attractive interplay between the different materials. The perfect compromise between hard-wearing materials and design, the TREKKER-X4 is ideal both for town use and in the mountains!

X-LINK

The magnetic connector on the back of your smartphone is designed so you can fix and connect it in one single movement to the exclusive X-LINK accessories. As such, you can load and/or transfer data using the OTG function (once attached to compatible accessories). The X-LINK also gives you access to a range of accessories specifically designed to enhance the TREKKER-X4 photo/video experience.

Crosscall devices now available at Cellucity – brows the range here: http://bit.ly/2wQuISW

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Nokia 4.2 – It’s got it all. And more, with the Google Assistant.

 

Questions, directions and suggestions, all at one press of the Google Assistant Button. All on a 5.71” HD+ display, in a stunning 2.5D curved glass design. Perfect for one-handed series binges. Especially with an AI-assisted long-lasting 3000mAh battery. Snaps turn into photographs with the dual 13 MP and 2 MP rear-facing camera with pro editing tools. And biometric face unlocking conveniently opens your phone in seconds. All on Android 9 Pie, with free monthly updates that don’t slow down your phone, but keep making it better.

THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT – Get help on the go or at home, with just one tap

Life at a seriously fast pace is here with the Google Assistant Button1. Ask questions, see your schedule or even dim the lights. Your Assistant even learns on the job the more you use it. So you can do more with your life, by doing less with your phone.

DESIGN – Reliable and refined

Beautiful craftsmanship, even for the everyday. At 8.4mm thin, and with a premium curved 2.5D glass front and rear, the phone is a joy to hold in one hand. And with a 5.71″ HD+ screen at 19:9 display ratio, it’s a joy to view too. And with a long-lasting battery that adapts to you, it not only looks good but thinks smart too.

IMAGING – Your memories never looked this good

Capture the whole story. With dual-camera imaging and a wide-angle selfie camera, everyone’s in the picture. Then embrace your creative side with cutting-edge capabilities such as Bokeh mode and advanced shot alterations.

ANDROID™ – It just keeps getting better

Nokia 4.2 delivers a pure Android experience with Android One, running on Android 9 Pie. No clutter, no third-party software, and free monthly security updates that – amazingly – don’t slow down your phone.

Add that to an AI that learns how you use the phone, plus predictive shortcutting for apps and wellbeing tools, and you’ve got an Android experience that’s hard to put down.

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Sony Xperia 10 Plus – Great viewing at an affordable price

The last few mobile launches have seen Sony struggling to make an impact in the top tier arena – so when I heard that they had launched a new Xperia series aimed at the mid-range market I thought – smart move Sony. With the Sony Xperia 10 Plus Sony have produced a solid, affordable option which offers some unique features in a stylish build.

Design wise the Sony Xperia 10 Plus is a long phone. The longer design allows for more screen real estate allowing more content to be shown- I really liked this – it made sense to me.

Side Finger Print Sensor

Although conservative the Xperia 10 Plus offers up a stylish metallic design. Sony has diverted slightly from the old boxy look to offer up a device with slightly rounder edges but with the unmistakably, Xperia feel we have come to know. The use of Gorilla Glass 5 makes the Sony Xperia 10 robust, but the exclusion of an IP rating and wireless charging along with the side mounted fingerprint sensor is disappointing.

The standout feature is the 21:9 aspect ratio offered on this device. As movies are normally shot in this ratio the idea is to give you that true cinematic experience. It does deliver- I did find myself getting immersed in the content I was watching – especially Netflix. It is important to note that not all platforms will cater to this but the quality of the 6.5-inch Full HD + display more than makes up for this. This is one of the best displays I have seen in this price range.

Sound wise the Xperia 10 Plus delivers. Pop on your headset and disappear into another world. I really think the sound is world class – the only issue is the placement of the sound bar at the bottom of the device makes it easy to cover it up when watching. Not a difficult hurdle to overcome and worth it if your device is one of your primary forms of entertainment. This sound is intense!

For those who are not used to the Sony interface – Side Sense was a super cool feature. Simply double tap the side of the screen and the Xperia 10 Plus will automatically bring up your most used apps and settings in lightning speed.

The Ultimate Wide – 21:9 aspect ratio

Another feature I loved was the camera. Out of all the phones I have tested I spent the longest time playing around with the Xperia 10 Plus camera than any other device at this price point.

In a nutshell, you get a dual rear 12MP+8MP shooter with 2 x optical zoom coupled with an 8MP selfie snapper. In general, the quality of the shots was great. Detailed and realistic a simple point and shoot delivered snaps worthy of an Instagram king or queen. With special features including beauty, mirror, portrait and skin softening, I also had great fun exploring the AR effects. Not only are the features super cool, but they also work, and they work well.

Popping the hood, you get a respectable octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor coupled with 4GB RAM. Onboard memory is 64GB expandable with a microSD card. The battery lasted the whole day even after streaming content and working on it the whole day. While it is not the fastest device out there now it is certainly powerful and efficient enough for everyday usage.

The Sony Xperia 10 Plus is an attractive option for those looking for a great all-rounder with emphasis on viewing content and posting on social media. The sound and viewing alone are one of the best offerings I have seen in a while at this price range and is a solid performer and attractive alternative to your top tier ranges.

Written By: Lesa J

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Rumour has It: The Huawei P30 Range – What we know so far

There is no doubt that the P20 series launched last year from Huawei was a global success. Following on the Huawei Mate20 Pro was voted product of the year 2019. With the new P series set to launch in just over a week leaks have been fast and furious as to what to expect and what wow factor will be implemented in the new range. With all this information on hand, we have rounded up what we think are the most realistic aspects we can expect from the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. First, let’s look at the design. We can expect the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro to sport the same glass and metal design featured in their predecessors the P20 and P20 Pro with the P30 sporting a 6.1-inch flat OLED display and the P30 Pro sporting a 6.47-inch curved OLED display. There has been no mention yet of a Lite version but based on previous releases I think it is reasonable to expect one to be introduced with the launch or at a later stage.

We can also expect to see the same glossy gradient featured on the P20 series along with the introduction of a beautiful orange colour “Ambre Sunrise” featured exclusively on the P30 Pro. Other colour options will be black, blue/green and white. The display is said to almost edge to edge and will buck the current punch hole trend for the teardrop notch. There are also rumours that an in-display optical fingerprint sensor will replace the conventional fingerprint sensor much like that featured on the Mate20 Pro. One more possible win for the new P30 series is the inclusion of the 3.5m jack – something sorely lacking in my opinion on the P20 series.

Word around town is that the new P30 series is set to rewrite the rules of photography. So, what can we expect from the two new models? Both models will feature a triple rear camera set up (in conjunction with new Leica technology hardware) with the P30 featuring a 40MP+16MP+8MP setup and the P30 Pro featuring a 40MP+20MP+8MP setup. The real exciting take away though is the inclusion of the periscope zoom – said to be the P30 series signature feature. On paper, this will allow 10 x optical zoom on your P30 Pro and 5 x optical zoom on your P30. This is a first for mobile devices and looking at the photos online – Huawei is intent on keeping their word. Furthermore, leaked images have suggested a “time of flight” sensor being included on the models. Essentially this means the cameras will be able to capture real-time depth information for greater 3D rendering. And for the social media kings and queens out there the P30 and P30 pro are both set to sport a 32MP front camera.

Popping the hood on these two devices, can we expect to see upgraded internals. If the rumours are true, then yes. The P30 is set to be released with 128GB onboard memory, and a whopping 6GB RAM while the P30 Pro is expected to be released with either 128/256GB onboard memory and an insane 8GB RAM. Coupled with the rumoured octa-core 1.8Ghz processor featuring Huawei’s own Kirin 980 chipset both devices are going to deliver solid performance. We can expect to see Emotion UI 9 and Android Pie on both devices.

Unknowns currently are the waterproof ratings and the inclusion of wireless charging, but we haven’t got long to wait and if all the rumours are true, even without an IP rating and wireless charging, the P30 series will be a solid investment and cracks a nod from me.

None of this is official of course, stay tuned or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information as it becomes available.

Written by: Lesa J.