The HONOR 30 series is officially launched - the real flagship killers?

Joanna Estrada
April 15, 2020

The launch event is online and if you need to watch this event live, use the link at the end of this post. The line up includes Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro and Honor 30 Pro+. All three smartphones came with flagship-grade specifications and powerful cameras. The similarities are not exactly odd, as HONOR is owned by Huawei. Among other things, there is support for 5G (SA / NSA mode), dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC for connectivity, along with a USB 3.1 Type-C port and an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication. Talking about specs, the Honor 30 Pro and Pro Plus are powered by a Kirin 990 chipset that we've seen on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro as well. Suffice it to say, the two phones are jam-packed with camera features.

The power / lock, volume up, and volume down buttons are placed on the right-hand side of all three devices. Their rear-facing camera modules do protrude a bit, in case you were wondering. The imaging of the Honor 30 series is worth looking forward to.

The Honor 30 comes with a flat 6.53-inch OLED display with 1080p FHD+ resolution. Moreover, under the hood is the newly unveiled Kirin 985 5G chipset.

The Honor 30 has four sensors in total. The 4,000mAh battery has 40W fast wired charging and wireless charging.

Now, the HONOR 30 is also inferior to its siblings in the camera department.

The Honor 30 Pro Plus has a triple-lens rear camera with an impressive-sounding assortment of specs. That 50-megapixel main sensor is also used by the Huawei P40 series. The Honor 30 packs a 32-megapixel camera while the Pro models feature a combination of 32-megapixel + 8-megapixel front camera setup. It is backed by an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto shooter with 5x optical zoom and up to 50x hybrid zoom. On the front, the phone comes with a single 32MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, housed in the punch-hole cutout, for selfies. We still do not have any information regarding its global availability. The phone has four color variants, Midnight Black, Green, Titanium Silver and purple. Honor 30 Pro+ comes with 50MP camera with Sony IMX700 sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2.5cm macro, 8MP periscope camera with f/3.4 aperture, 5x optical zoom and with optical image stabilization. Unlike the super curved waterfall displays of the other two variants, the HONOR 30 comes with a smaller 6.53-inch standard display. The phone features a 6.57-inch fullHD+ (2340 x 1080) display. These two phones are powered by Kirin 990 5G processor with ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU and are are combined with 8GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage only in Pro+ models. The storage on both models can be further expanded with a nanoSD card.

Finally, there are stereo speakers, and Android 10 runs out of the box with Magic UI 3.1.0 on top.

The battery is 4,000mAh with fast charge, with a fingerprint reader under it. Both the Pro devices are packed with a 4000mAh battery and 40W super fast charging technology. The setup also includes a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera, which doubles as a macro camera too. There is a 32 Megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. Laser autofocus and PDAF are also included in the package. Both devices come with the same dual punch-hole 32MP + 8MP front cameras as well. The Honor 30 and 30 Pro are up for pre-order now and will ship on April 21, but the date for the Honor 30 Pro Plus is not confirmed yet.

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