Huawei P30 Pro might have four rear cameras and launch in March
This could be a case of Huawei literally one-upping Samsung and Apple. As reported by Android Authority, phone case maker Spigen published photos of the Huawei P30 Pro sporting a clear plastic case. The case has a cutout for a camera bump with four rear cameras stacked vertically. Another photo on the site shows the front of the phone sporting a notched display. The notch looks like a half-circle with curved edges. Four rear cameras is terribly exciting but what could they all be used for? For that, we'll have to wait for the Huawei P30 Pro to be released, which might not be that long.
Huawei is less than a week away from its next big flagship smartphone launch, so of course the torrent of leaks surrounding the upcoming P30 and P30 Pro has been full and comprehensive.
The latest disclosures from mysmartprice add corroboration to some specs we’ve already seen leaked: the excellent 7nm Kirin 980 processor, a quad-camera system on the rear, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The P30 Pro is set to differentiate itself with a 10x hybrid zoom periscope-style camera while the non-Pro P30 will have a 5x hybrid zoom system, according to the latest leak of marketing materials.
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Huawei is revealing the P30 and P30 Pro next month in Paris
— Evan Blass (@evleaks)
Additional images provided by evleaks flesh out the full color selection that Huawei is working on, and the real standout for me is a gorgeous red variant of the P30 Pro (you can tell the two phones apart by the squarish lens on the Pro; that device also has the flash to the side of the camera array, whereas the P30 has it below).
Beside the red, there’s a demure black and a pair of Huawei’s signature multicolor gradients to choose from. The appearance of the Sonos speaker in these photos would also hint at some preorder bonuses that Huawei might be planning.
Samsung set a high standard by giving away free Galaxy Buds with Galaxy S10 preorders this year, and Huawei may be hoping to match it.
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Oh, and the fingerprint reader might be in the display.
The launch event for Huawei’s P30 Pro and P30 is set for this coming Tuesday, March 26th, in Paris, France.
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In Russia, a river turns red blood
Alerted by social networks, the Russian Ministry of Ecology announced the opening of an investigation after a possible industrial accident in a nickel mining area, on the side of Norilsk.
Why did a river in the Siberian Far North turn bright red? The Russian Ministry of Ecology ordered Wednesday the opening of an investigation into a possible industrial accident. He said in a statement that he received messages from residents of this remote region of Russia. They complained about the "pollution of the Doldykane River near the town of Norilsk by an unidentified chemical that changed the color of the water to bright red".
"According to the first information, the probable reason for the pollution of the river could be the failure of a drainage pipe at the Norilsk nickel plant, a city of 170,000 inhabitants located north of the Arctic Circle, said the ministry. Photographs released by local environmental groups on the internet show what they present as the blood-red tinted waters of the river flowing through the forests of Russia's Great North.
Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium, said it had seen images circulating on the Internet but denied any leak in its factory. The mining giant has nevertheless announced monitoring the situation and have decided to stop production in one of these factories. He also released photographs supposed to prove that "the color of the river today does not differ from its usual state".
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