The Huawei P30 Pro is an upcoming flagship by the Chinese tech giant set to make an appearance this month at Paris, France. Since the phone’s appearance at MWC 2019, quite a few things about the phone have been leaked such as the exterior and the internal configurations. Packing the same Kirin 980 chipset the phone’s Geekbench results have surfaced on their browser.
Taking a look at the scores themselves, the device which appears to be the P30 Pro scores 3289 points in the single core department while scoring 9817 points in the multicore department. One thing to notice here is the fact that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro which came out last year was powered by the same Kirin 980 processor and performs quite similar to the leaked device. With the Mate 20 Pro securing 3331 points in the single core department and 9773 points in the multi-core department. The difference between the two remains to be very insignificant and quite confusing actually.
The phone comes with 8GB of RAM with the latest Android 9.0 operating. The base frequency is set to 1.80 GHz and the rest of the features are expected to be flagship grade.
In an age where everyone is progressing with the Snapdragon 855 SoC over 2018 which mainly consisted of smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 845, Huawei’s timeline seems questionable. The Kirin 980 itself competed with the Snapdragon 845 in the later parts of 2018 and is now challenged by the 855 yet again. Considering the Galaxy S10+’s Geekbench score of 4472 points in the single core department and a whopping 10,387 points in the multicore department, the P30 Pro has some tough competition.
Not to say that the P30 Pro would be an underpowered smartphone but having a processor which is weaker than the international market could prove to be a deal breaker for many. The phone does hold potential to be Huawei’s go to smart device for 5G for the year all about it. For the P30/ P30 Pro to fly in a more competitive smartphone scene they would unquestionably want to bring in a new set of features which breaks the barriers of innovation by modern standards. Just like they added reverse wireless charging with the Mate 20 Pro.