Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, told a group of journalists at IFA 2018 in Berlin, in response to the company's recent sales performance, that he thinks the "Mate 20 will be even better [than the P20 Pro]… and next year the P30 will be even better", according to TechRadar. Keep in mind Huawei will likely launch the Mate 20 in a couple months, and the P30 isn't expected until early next year in February.
The key aspect of this interview is that Yu essentially confirmed a P30 phone (or series) is in the works. He also told the media that the upcoming Mate 20 will feature real-time object recognition, thanks to the Kirin 980 chipset, and that the feature might come to the P30, too.
For more IFA news, see Pocket-lint's in-depth round-up here. We also have this Best of IFA 2018 piece worth checking out: