Huawei just launched the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. Their first ever major smartphone to hit markets in 2019. The P30 and P30 Pro despite having top of the line specifications still lags behind when it comes to raw performance. Now don’t get me wrong, the Kirin 980 chipset is phenomenal but it isnt on par with the Snapdragon 855.
One of the most important features which the P30 and P30 Pro targetted was the camera department and the phone performs desirably in that department. Bringing in 50X zoom to a smartphone for the first time and then introducing the RYYB colour processing to allow 40% more light to enter the sensor is no joke. The brand has been producing quality results with its devices and the innovation level by the brand is undoubtedly on an all-time high.
Taking another look at the specifications of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro it was revealed that the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro still records videos at 4K/30fps. Considering the video encoding technologies of the Kirin 980, even previous generation phones like Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 did, in fact, support 4K/30FPS after launch.
The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro while powered by the same Kirin 980 SoC had the same issue and it just showcases that Huawei seems uninterested in bringing 4K/60FPS to their flagship phones. Similar is the case with Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL which Google launched with a 4K/30FPS lock and up until now theres no way to achieve that sweet 60 FPS glory on both the phones.
Taking a glance at all the recent phones rocking the Snapdragon 855 SoC, it really shows how Huawei’s hardware manufacturing department lags behind and is unable to keep up with the fast-paced smartphone world. For Huawei to retain that number 2 spot in global rankings they would definitely have to step up their game.
As for the matter at hand, we’ve contacted Huawei about the feature and await their response. There could be a slight possibility that they may enable 4K/60FPS via and OTA update but taking the Mate 20 Pro into consideration it seems highly unlikely.