PARIS (Reuters) – Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, presents its new flagship phone in Paris, on Tuesday with the hope of further gains in Europe, a region where the other products can be faced with an in-depth review for the safety.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, unveils the new Huawei P30 P30 and Pro smartphones during a launch event in Paris, France, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Huawei ‘s P30-Pro, which has four rear cameras – including a so-called “time of flight” of the camera that helps the artificial intelligence create better positions – will aim to take on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Apple’s iPhone X.
The phone has a new light sensor that detects yellow instead of green, that Huawei would significantly increase absorption of light to create better results, even in the near darkness.
The P30-Pro, Huawei ‘ s P30-premium version, also makes use of electromagnetism to vibrate the screen to create a loudspeaker when the device is held to the face, minimizing any problems with noise when taking a phone call, the company added.
An executive at Huawei’s product launch in Paris, said the P30 would go on sale with a starting price of 799 euro ($902), while the P30-Pro would have a starting price of 999 euros.
The unveiling of Huawei smartphone in Paris to coincide with the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to the French capital, where President Emmanuel Macron a meeting together with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss climate and trade.
Huawei, which also makes telecommunications network equipment, is in a lot of international scrutiny of the following U.S. accusations that the Chinese giant’s products could be used by Beijing for spying.
The company has strongly rejected the allegations and earlier this month sued the U.S. government on the issue.
For his Paris visit, Xi stopped in Monaco, the tiny sovereign enclave on the Mediterranean sea, on the occasion of the court’s decision last year to agree a deal with Huawei for the development of its 5G network, ask concerns among European officials that other countries can follow.
The European Commission is ready to urge EU countries to get more data to address cybersecurity risks in connection with the next generation of mobile technology, or 5G, but ignores US calls for a ban Huawei, people familiar with the matter said last week.
Additional reporting by Paul Sandle in LONDON; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Louise Heavens