Huawei has a new flagship phone, and Goodix‘s fingerprints are all over it.
The new Huawei P30, and the larger P30 Pro, is the latest high-profile smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. And China-based Goodix is once again the supplier of Huawei’s biometric technology, further cementing its leading position in a mobile market that seems increasingly interested in this kind of technology.
As for the sensor’s functionality, the verdict is pending. A hands-on account of first impressions for TechRadar said the sensor “seemed pretty fast”, but cautioned, “we’ll have to test how natural it feels to use over an extended period of time”; similarly, CNET said it’s “uncertain” if the P30 Pro’s optical fingerprint sensor is faster than the ultrasonic in-display sensor used in the Samsung Galaxy S10, adding, “All will become clear after days of using it dozens of times a day.”
In any case, Huawei’s main focus with the P30 seems to be its imaging capabilities, with the phone featuring a four-sensor rear imaging setup that includes a 40MP “SuperSpectrum” lens, a 20MP ultra-wide angle lens, an 8MP zoom lens, and a Time-of-Flight sensor for 3D imaging. There is also a 32MP selfie camera.
The P30 and P30 Pro are on sale now in select markets, but not the US, given ongoing tensions over Huawei’s alleged breaches of sanctions.
(Originally posted on Mobile ID World)